Bob Johns' Family History (Genealogy) Page Sutcombe, Devon in 1850

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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.

SUTCOMBE, 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. 7d., 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 67 acres of glebe, and a handsome residence, built in 1849-'50, and having tasteful grounds. . . . [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]


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