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EAST OGWELL

From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

OGWELL (EAST) is a parish and scattered village, 1½ mile S.W. of Newton Abbot, containing 1249 acres of land, and 356 inhabitants. With the neighbouring parish of West Ogwell, it forms a detached member of Wonford Hundred, in the deanery of Ippleden. The manor was held at the Domesday Survey by Wm. Pictavensis, from whose family it afterwards passed to those of Malston, Stighull, and Reynell; but Holbeame estate was for some time held by the Petre family. General T.W. Taylor, C.B., is now lord of the manor, owner of most of the parish, and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £19. 3s. 1d., and in 1831 at £200. The Rev. F.J. Taylor is the incumbent, for whom a handsome new Rectory House was built in 1849, on 26A. 2B. 21P of land, which was obtained in 1848, in exchange for the old glebe land. The Church (St. Bartholomew,) is a small ancient structure, with a tower and three bells, and stands in a picturesque valley. At Grendon, in this parish, is an old Almshouse, for the residence of two poor families. In 1733, Sir Richard Reynell left 4A. of land, now let for £10, and directed the rent to be applied in repairing this almshouse and his family burial place, and in schooling poor children. The Rev. Edward Reynell, who died in 1663, was rector here, and published the Life of Lucy Lady Reynell, who founded the Almshouse, "Eugenia's Tears for Britain's Glory," and other works.

Elliott John, smith and wheelwright
Field Wm. vict. Jolly Sailor
Heath Catherine, schoolmistress
Hellings John, baker
Hockings Nicholas, corn miller
Matthews Jacob, parish clerk
Nichols John, blacksmith
Taylor Rev Fitzwilliam John, rector of East and West Ogwell, Rectory
Webber Joseph, sexton
Webber Richard, mason

FARMERS.
Ellis Robert Langley, Hollins
Gillard George
Langler Wm.
Parrott John
Rouse John
Rendell Richard
Rendell Wm.
Vooght John & Jph
Vallance Dnl.

Brian Randell, 3 Jul 1998