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Churchstanton Church Seating Plan 1830


A general Allotment of the Sittings in the parish Church of Churchstanton in the County of Devon made by Richard John Marker in pursuance of the Resolution of a Vestry Meeting held the 30th day of April 1828.

Seat number Sittings in each Persons to whom sittings allotted No of sittings For what tenements
9 4 Mr John Moore 1 Hellier's and Chards
    Thomas Darby 1 House at Anleys
    Elizabeth Green 1 House at Yeohill
    James Light 1 House at Biscombe
10 4 J.B. Notley Esq. 2 Beer Hill
    Mr Robert Marks 1 York Hotel
    Mr John Smith 1 Richard's
11 4 William Courtenay Esq 4 Catchett
12 4 Mr Robert Pim 3 Courts Moor
    late Thomas Southwood Esq 1 Pridis Moor
13 4 Revd John Tucker 3 Otten's and Carter's
    Mary Osborn 1 Dewdney's
14 4 late Thomas Southwood Esq 2 Burnworthy and Coombe
    Mr Robert Warren 2 Buttle's
15 4 Mr James Melhuish 2 Majors
    Mr John Drake 2 Bagbears
16 4 Mr William Dommett 4 Willand
17 4 Mr Thomas Blackmore and Mr Robert Farrant 4 Higher Southey
18 4 late Thomas Southwood Esq 4 Trickey Warren
19 4 Mr Thomas Coombe 4 Stapley
20 4 late William Oliver Esq 4 Week
21 4 Mr Thomas Smith 4 Trents and Jesses
22 4 Mr Thomas Marks 3 Middle Southey
    late William Oliver Esq 1 Week
23 4 Mr William Baker 4 Ednies and Loosemore's
24 4 Mr John Bragg 2 Westercombe
    Mr William Davis 1 House at Red Lane
    Mr William Chard 1 House at Accombe
25 4 Mr Thomas Coombe 4 Church and Grants
26 4 Mr Thomas Coombe 2 Stapley
    Mr Samuel Swift 2 Stapley Mill and Factory
40 4 Mr William Warren 2 Part of Courts
    Mr Richard Ocock 1 Court's Moor
    Mr John Burford 1 House at Marle Pit
41 3 late Thomas Southwood Esq 3 Brimley
42 4 Christopher Flood Esq 2 Middle Munty
    Revd Nicholas Spencer 2 Higher Willand
43 4 Mr William Dommett 2 Ven
    Mr Joseph Burrough 2 Luddy Hill and Brimley
44 4 Mr James Manfield 2 Shorland
    Mr David Barton? 2 Part of Courts
45 3 Mrs Mary Dommett 3 Lower Munty
46 4 Mr Robert Warren 3 Fair House
    ditto 1 Churchinford Mill
47 4 Thomas Edward Clarke Esq 4 Baker's
48 4 late Thomas Southwood Esq 4 Burnworthy and Coombe
49 4 late Thomas Southwood Esq 4 Trickey Warren and Bagbear
50 8 Mr James Howse 8 Pay, Beer Hill and Facey's
51 3 Mr Joseph Burrough 3 Biscombe
56 3 Mrs Eleanor Wyatt 2 Cleeve Tenement
    Mr William Bryant 1 Turner's or Doble's
57 3 Mrs Jane Mortimore 3 Higher Munty
58 3 Mr George Hawkins 3 Lower Willand
59 3 Mr Richard Ocock 3 Sears
60 3 William Cortenay Esq 3 Holemeads and Red Lane
61 3 Mr Joseph Davy 2 Lower Southey
    Revd Nicholas Spencer 1 Higher Willand
62 3 Mr Richard Waldron 2 Grabham
    Mr Thomas Gage 1 House at Stapley
63 3 Michael Critchet 1 Lower South Down
    Philip Manning 1 His Cottage
    John Warren 1 Buston's
68 3 John White Esq 3 Newbery's
69 5 John White Esq 5 Royston

The seats above allotted will be found to contain 153 Sittings. Under the Faculty late Thomas Southwood Esq held a pew not numbered for Burnworthy. Mr James Rich holds the seats numbered 52 and 53 for Ford House in Churchinford and Mr Richard Blackmore the seats numbered 54 and 55 for Clevehayes. There remain at the West end of the Church 91 free Sittings exclusive of a small space by the font, and exclusive of the Gallery.

R.J. Marker, Uffculme, 3rd November 1830.

Transcribed from Somerset Record & Archive Service fiche M859/1 D/P/chu 2/1/5
By Roy Parkhouse.