History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon. (1878-1879). London: Simpkins, Marshall & Co. p. 828
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TRUSHAM is a small, scattered village, and parish, seated in the Teign Valley, 2 miles N by W of Chudleigh, in Newton Abbot union and county court district, Teignbridge petty sessional division, Chudleigh polling district of South Devon, Totnes archdeaconry, Moreton rural deanery, and Exminster hundred. It had 219 inhabitants in 1871, living on 749 acres of land. Sir L Palk, Bart., owns nearly all the soil, and is lord of the manor, formerly held by the Southcotes. The CHURCH (St Michael the Archangel), is a small building consisting of nave, chancel, north aisle and low tower. The pillars between the aisle and nave are remarkable as being granite monoliths. The church was restored thirteen years ago by the present rector. The living, a rectory valued in KB at £9 4s 9½d, is in the patronage of Sir W E De la Pole, Bart, and incumbency of the Rev Arthur Thomas Gregory, BA, who resides at Culver Cottage, Chudleigh, and the Rev William M Rogers is curate in full charge, The glebe is 59A 2R 28P, and the tithes were commuted in 1840 for £120 a year. John Stooke in 1675, gave a yearly rent charge of £4 out of Stonings lands to be applied as follows: 52s in a weekly distribution of 1s worth of bread among the poor, 20s for annual distribution in corn, and 8s for the person who makes the said distributions. The same donor built an Almshouse (consisting of two dwellings and a garden), and endowed it with a farm of 60 acres at Christow, let for £50 per annum, from which 12 poor people receive 32s each yearly. The same donor also gave about 13 acres of land for the benefit of the rector, except the quarterly sums of 5s for distribution among the poor communicants. He also left for the rector an annuity of £5 (See Christow). The school land, comprising about 4½ acres, purchased in 1723 with £80 benefaction money, is let for £5 a year, which applied in schooling poor children.
POST through Bovey Tracey, which is the nearest Money Order Office. Here is a WALL LETTER BOX, which is cleared at 4 p.m. (week days only). Chudleigh is the nearest Railway Station,
Ashplant, Thomas, carpenter
Barbary, Michael, New Inn
Causley, Saml. hay, corn, flor and coal dlr
Cheeseman, William, carpenter
Cleave, Mrs, farmer, Cridford
Coombes, William jnr, blacksmith
Coombes, William, shoemaker
Gregory, Rev Arthur Thomas BA, rector, h Culver cot. Chudleigh
Langdon, Thomas, sexton
Leech, Charles, farmer, Brimble
Martin, William, carpenter
Rogers, Rev William Moyle, curate in sole charge, The Rectory
Smith, Thomas, shoemaker
Woolen, Mrs Sarah, farmer, Sotridge
Wright, Elon, farmer, Wetcombe Barton
Wright, John Albert, farmer, Symons farm
Wright, William, farmer, Tucketts.