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An example of a coat of arms,
reputed to belong to a Johns
Sutcombe, Devon in 1850
This 1850 description of Sutcombe (home to many people in this genealogy) names
the Lord of the Manor of Sutcombe as Richard Walter, who held this title as
owner of Churston Manor, in West Putford. Richard Walter (1781-1865) was my
GGGG-Grandfather, and he lived at Churston Manor from at least 1815.
a pleasant village, on the north side of the small river Waldon, five
miles N. by W. of Holsworthy, has in its parish 523 souls, and 3953 acres of
land. The manorial rights are very small, and the nominal lord of the manor is
Mr. Walter, of West Putford. Earl Stanhope owns a great part of the parish, and
the rest belongs to Wm. Allin, Esq., of Theoborough, or Thoborough, and a
number of smaller owners. The Church (St. Andrew,) is an ancient structure,
with a fine Norman porch, and a tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in
K.B. at £17. 10s. 7½d., and in 1831 at £201, is in the patronage of the Rev.
W.B. Coham, LL.B., and incumbency of the Rev. F.H. Briggs, M.A., who has 67½
acres of glebe, and a handsome residence, built in 1849-'50, and having
tasteful grounds. . . . [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]