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British Gazetteer - Saturday 21st 1723
Bankrupts fined our Last List
John Saunder of Blackwall within the Parish of Chittlehampton, in the County of Devon, Yeoman and Maltster.
London Gazette - Saturday June 5th 1725
Bankrupts and Insolvent Debtors
Thomas Breyley, late of Chittlehampton, in the County of Devon, husbandman
London Gazette - Tuesday 8th March 1726
To be sold to the best bidder, pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery, before Henry Edwards Esq., one of the masters of the said Court, all that capital messuage Barton Farm or Tenement, with the Appurtenances, called or known by the name of Allers , situate in the parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, belonging to Peter Atkins of Chittlehampton, in the said County, Gent., now in the possession of Francis Hooper, as Tenant thereof, of the yearly value of 140 l. Or thereabouts. Particulars of the said Estate may be had at the said Masters Office in Cary-street near Lincoln's-Inn.
Daily Gazetteer (London Edition) - Thursday June 9th 1737
To Be Sold
At Any Time Before the 21st Instant
The Fee Simple in Possession of the Barton of Brightley in the Parish of Chittlehampton in the County of Devon, with Three Water Griest Mills, and a Marsh called Bales Marsh, in the Parish of Highbickington in the same County thereto belonging, of the yearly Value of 180 l. The Barton of Shortridge (otherwise Sheftridge) in the Parish of Warkeley, otherwise Wortley, in the said County, of the yearly Value of 60 l. And the Barton of Ford, and the Mills thereunto belonging, called Sunning Mills, in Chittlehampton aforesaid, of the yearly Value of 45 l. And the Manor of Brightley, consisting of about 42 Tenement, some in Possession, and other out at Lease for Years, to determine by the Deaths of 1, 2 or 3 Person or Persons, situate in the said Parish of Chittlehampton: and also the Rectory and Tythes of Corn and Sheafs of Chittlehampton aforesaid, and the Advowson of the Vicarage Church there: All which said Premises are pleasantly situated, and commodious for the four Great Market Towns of South Molton, Chulmley, Barnstaple and Great Torrington in the said County, and not more than 8 miles distant from either of them. Particulars may be had of Robert Incledon, Esq., in Pilton, near Barnstaple; of Mr John Giffard, in Torrington aforesaid, and at Mr John Whitlockes Office at No. 4 in Boswell Court, near Lincoln's-Inn, in London.
Daily Advertiser - Saturday July 30th 1743
The Rev. Thomas Colley, M.A. is presented to the Vicarage of Chittlehampton in the County of Devon.
Daily Advertiser - Friday July 27th 1744
Deserted from Major General Thomas Wentworth's Regiment of Foot, the following men viz:
Benjamin Ham, husbandman, born at Chittlehampton in Devonshire, Twenty five Years of Age, and five Feet five Inches and a half high, imprisoned at Shipwash, and deserted June 10.
Bath Chronicle - Thursday June 10th 1784
Marriages - At Barnstaple, Counsellor Barber to Miss Huxtable, of Chittlehampton.
True Briton - Wednesday October 22nd 1794
On Wednesday last the Rev. Henry Bright, M.A. of New College, in this University, was presented by Dennys Rolle, Esq., to the Vicarage of Chittlehampton, in the County of Devon, void by the death of the late Incumbent.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday October 23rd 1800
To be Sold in Lots (by the Order of the Assignees of George Sharland, a bankrupt)
Included in the Sale:
Lot 7th - Also, for the Residue of a Term of 99 Years, determinable on the Death of one Life, all that Messuage and Tenement, with the Appurtenances, called Little Hensley, situate at Chittlehamholt, within the Parish of Chittlehampton, containing about 14 Acres.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 24, 1801
List of Certificates issuant on Deputations and Appointments of Game-Keepers within the said County, from the 1st day of July, 1801, to the 9th Day of September following.
|Gamekeepers' Name and Place of Abode||By whom deputed||Manors and Lands|
|Huxtable, Edmund, yeoman, Chittlehampton||J. B. Hughes, esq.||Chittlehamholt|
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 10th, 1802
To be Leased for 99 Years, determinable on three Lives, to be named by the Purchaser,
Lot 1 - All those Tenements, called The Biddacotts, consisting of a good Dwelling-House, and convenient Out-buildings, with 60 Acres, and upwards of Orchard, Meadow, Arable, and Pasture Lane, situate within the Parish of Chittlehampton, Devon, six Miles from Barnstaple and five Miles from Southmolton, and within two Miles of two Lime-Kilns; in the occupation of Mr Chapple.
Lot 2 - All that Cottage-house, called The Higher Biddacott, with the Orchard and Garden thereto adjoining, within Chittlehampton aforesaid; in the Occupation of George Chapple.
Lot 3 - All that Cottage-House and Garden, in the Occupation of John Bartlett, situate in the Town of Chittlehampton aforesaid.
Lot 4 - To be Let for 14 Years, All that Overland Tenement, called Sommers Ground, containing about 14 Acres of Meadow, Arable, and Pasture Land, within Chittlehampton aforesaid, and very near the Town; late in the occupation of George Chapple, deceased.
For which Purpose a Survey will be held at the King's Arms, in Chittlehampton, aforesaid, on Wednesday the Thirtieth Day of this inst. June, by Three o'Clock P. M.
N.B. Should Lot 1 not be Leased at the Time aforesaid, it will be then put up for a Term of 14 Years.
For viewing the three first Lots, apply to the Occupiers, and to David Clement for 4th Lot and for Particulars to Mr Paige, at Hudscott.
Hudscott,, 7th June, 1802
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 2nd, 1802
To be Leased for 99 Years, from Lady-day next, determinable on three lives, to be named by the Purchaser.
Lot 1 - All that Tenement, called Higher Whetstone, consisting of a good Dwelling-House, and convenient Outbuildings, with 85 Acres and upwards of Orchard, Meadow, Arable, and Pasture Land; situate within the Parish of Chittlehampton, Devon, 8 Mile from Barnstaple, and 4 from South Molton, two very good Market Towns, and within 2 Miles of 2 Lime Kilns, in the Occupation of Mr Skinner.
Lot 2 - All that Tenement, called Haywood, consisting of a good Dwelling-House and convenient Out-buildings, with 50 Acres and upwards of Orchards, Meadow, Arable, and Pasture Land, situate within the said Parish of Chittlehampton, and nearly adjoining Lot 1 in the Occupation of Mr Thomas Skinner.
Lot 3 - All that Dwelling House, Orchard, and Plot of Ground, called Black Mantle, situate within the Parish aforesaid, and very near the Town thereof.
For which Purpose a Survey will be held at the King's Arms, in Chittlehampton aforesaid on Monday the Thirteenth Day of September instant, by Three o'Clock P.M.
For viewing the same, apply to the respective Tenants; and for Particulars to Mr Paige, at Stevenstone.
N.B. Should Lots 1 and 2 be Leased at the Time aforesaid, they will be then put up for a Term of 14 Years.
September 1st, 1802.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 17th, 1803
Lately died, the Rev. Henry Bright, vicar of Chittlehampton, and Rector of Bicton, in the county of Devon, both in the patronage of Lord Rolle.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 15, 1803
List of Game Certificates issued in the said County, from the 1st Day of July, to the 6th Day of September 1803 inclusive.
Berry William, gentleman, Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 19, 1805
List of Game Certificates issued on Deputations or Appointments of Game-Keepers within the said County, from the 1st day of July, 1805 to the 10th Day of September following, inclusive
Gamekeepers' Name By whom Deputed Manors and Lands
Parker William, yeoman Right hon. Lord Rolle Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 25, 1806
List of Game Certificates issued on Deputations or Appointments of Game-Keepers within the said county, from the 1st Day of July 1806, to the 23rd day of September following, inclusive
|Gamekeepers' Name and Place of Abode||By whom deputed||Manors and Lands|
|Mills William, yeoman, Warkley
||Elizabeth Thomas, and Mary Hole, Widows
||Satterleigh, and Kingsnympton, and
Lands in Atherington, Chittlehampton
Southmolton, George Nympton, and
|Nott John, servant, Southmolton
||Elizabeth Gay, spinster
||Manors, Bartons, Farms, Messuages,
Lands and Tenements in George
Nympton, Southmolton and Chittlehampton
|Parker William, yeoman||Right Hon. Lord Rolle||Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 15th, 1808
List of Persons who have obtained General Certificates, at the rate of Three Guineas each, for the year 1808, in the county of Devon
Chichester, Chas, clerk, Chittlehampton
Game Duty - List of Persons who have obtained Gamekeepers' Certificates, at the rate of One Guinea each, for the year 1808, in the county of Devon
|Gamekeepers' Name||Name of Manor or Royalty||By whom appointed|
||Lands in Chittlehampton, George Nympton
And South Molton
|Miss Elizabeth Gay
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 5th, 1809
Game Duty - List of Persons who have obtained Gamekeepers' Certificates at the rate of One Guinea each, for the year 1809, in the county of Devon
|Gamekeepers' Name||Name of Manor or Royalty||By whom appointed|
||Lands in Chittlehampton, Nympton
And South Molton
|Elizabeth Gay, spinster
Game Duty - List of Persons who have obtained Gamekeepers' Certificates at the rate of Three Guineas each, for the year 1809, in the county of Devon
|Gamekeepers' Name||Name of Manor or Royalty||By whom appointed|
|Parker, William||Chittlehampton||Right Hon. Lord Rolle|
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 29th, 1810
Ran Away, on the 24th of October last, William Shaddick, a parish apprentice, from Mr Joce of Bratton, Chittlehampton. He wore away a dark blue jacket, with yellow gilt buttons; a stripe Manchester waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. Her is 5 feet 2 inches high, sandy hair, grey eyes, round favoured, fresh complexion, and has the mark of a large seale on his stomach. If any recruiting party will seize him, and take him to the nearest press gang, shall be entitled to the full reward; and on producing a certificate of the same, to Mr Joce, his indentures will be given up. Any person employing him will be prosecuted. As witness my hand.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 30, 1813
County of Devon
Game Duty - List of Persons who have obtained General Certificates at the rate of Three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Sixpence each, for the Year 1813. - Jas Searle, surveyor.
Berry, William, gentleman, Chittlehampton
Chichester, C. clerk, Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 22nd, 1814
To be Sold in Fee, in parts and parcels, (to be agreed on at the sale) the very fertile and compact Estate and Lands, called Bratton, situate in the parish of Chittlehampton aforesaid, occupied by Mr John Joce, and his tenants, comprising upwards of one hundred acres of excellent meadow, pasture, and arable land, eight miles from Barnstaple, five from Southmolton, and ten from Torrington, and Chulmleigh.
Also the New Inn, Malt-House, Gardens, Orchards and several Dwelling Houses, situated in the town of Chittlehampton.
The auction will be held at the Golden Lion Inn, in Barnstaple, on Thursday the 26th day of January next, at three o'clock in the afternoon.
For particulars and inspection, apply to Mr Joce, on the premises, Mr Chamberlin, auctioneer, Barnstaple, or James Partridge, attorney, Tiverton.
December 6th, 1814
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 2nd, 1815
To be Leased under Lord Rolle, for 99 years, from Lady-day next, determinable on three lives, to be named by the purchaser.
Lot 1 - All those Water Grist Mills, called Braunton Mills, situate within the parish of Braunton, now in possession of John Taylor, are supplied with a good stream of water, and capable of much improvement.
Lot 2 - To be Let for 14 years, from Lady-day next, all that Tenement, called Court, comprising a good dwelling house, convenient out-buildings, and 35 acres of orchard, meadow, arable, and pasture land; situate in the parish of Chittlehampton, an easy distance from Barnstaple and Southmolton markets and of several lime-kilns, in possession of Mr John Webber.
For Leasing Lot 1 - A publick survey will be held at the Black Horse Inn, Braunton, Wednesday, 15th, and for letting Lot 2 - At New Inn, Chittlehampton, 16th of March next at four o'clock in the afternoon.
For viewing the same, apply to the occupiers, and for particulars to P Paige, Stevenstone.
Dated 27th February 1815
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 25th 1815
To be Sold in Fee, at the White Hart Inn, in Southmolton, on Wednesday the 28th day of June next, at four o'clock in the afternoon, the under-mentioned Parcels of Bratton Estate, in the parish of Chittlehampton.
Lot 1st - The Coney Park, Ten Acre Close, and Two Western Fields
Lot 2nd - Lerwill Moors
Lot 3d - Higher Seamouth and Furze Close.
4th - Hill Head Meadow and Orchard and several Cottages with Gardens.
On the following day so much of the estate as shall remain unsold will be Let at Rent, by private contract until Lady-day next.
For particulars, apply to James Partridge, attorney, Tiverton - Letters to be post-paid.
May 22nd, 1815
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 20th, 1816
To be Sold in Fee, at the Fortescue Arms Inn, in Barnstaple, on Thursday the eleventh day of July next, at four o'clock in the afternoon, the undermentioned Parts of Bratton Estate:
A convenient Dwelling-House consisting of two parlours, kitchen, hall and six bed-rooms, with a dairy, cellars, and other suitable offices, barn, stables, two gardens, three orchards, and six acres of excellent meadow adjoining.
Coney Park and Ten Acre Close, containing about 21 acres.
Two Western Fields, and Cothay Moors, about 16 acres.
Late Minor's Moors, Higher Saymouth, and Furze Close, about thirteen acres and half.
Hill Head Meadow, and Bowling Meadow, about five acres.
A well-accustomed Public-House, called the New Inn, with malthouse, garden, orchard, Four small Dwellings and Gardens adjoining, subject to a lease on one life, aged about 61.
Three Dwelling-Houses and Gardens adjoining the same, subject to a lease for one life, aged about 78. Also an Orchard, called Hill Head Orchard, about one acre, in hand.
The above premises are situate in, and adjoining the village of Chittlehampton, and will be sole either together or in separate lots.
For viewing the premises, apply to Mr John Joce, Bratton, Chittlehampton; and for further particulars, to Mr James Partridge, attorney, Tiverton; or to Mr Charles Roberts, solicitor, Barnstaple.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 27th, 1816
To be Sold, the Fee-Simple of all that capital Farm, called Higher Collacott and Lower Collacott, situate in the parish of Chittlehampton, in the county of Devon.
The premises consist of an excellent Mansion-House, comprising a breakfast-parlour, dining-parlour, small sitting-room, four best bed-rooms, two commodious kitchens, scullery, brewhouse, cellars, dairy, 7-stall stable, &c. 160 acres of land, 60 of which are rich grazing meadow land, and 3 of coppice. The barns, cow-houses, and other farm-buildings have been lately erected, and are very good and extensive.
N.B. A very valuable lime rock runs through the estate, and may be worked to great advantage.
Collacott is situated about five miles from Southmolton and seven from Barnstaple, both good market towns.
The sale will be held at the King's Arms, in Barnstaple, on Monday the 29th day of July next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.
For viewing the property, apply at Collacott House, or to Mr James Shapland, of Swymbridge; and for further particulars, to the said Mr Shapland, Mr Thomas Fisher of Pilton, Mr Pidsley, solicitor, Exeter, or Mr Nicholas Gould, of Southmolton.
Dated June 22, 1816
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 22nd, 1819
Lands in Chittlehampton, Devon
To be Sold by Auction, at the George Inn, in South Molton, in the county of Devon, on Thursday the 12th day of August next, at the hour of five in the afternoon, the fee-simple of the under-mentioned Lands, either together, in the following, or such other lots as shall be agreed on at the time of sale:
Lot 1 - All that Dwelling-House, now used as Three Dwellings; together with Two Meadows, called Moorey Meadow and Little Meadow; and 4 very productive Orchards; and a very improvable Farm, all adjoining, called South Oldridge, containing together by estimation 130 acres, including about 8 acres of very thriving coppice.
Lot 2 - A desirable Tenement, called Caveland; consisting of a cottage house, 4 orchards, and 2 fields, called Skinner's Close and Caveland Close, with 3 very thriving coppices, called Caveland and Oldridge Coppices, containing together by estimation 35 acres.
Lot 3 - A very rich Marsh, now divided into 2 Fields, called Bray Marsh, containing about 20 acres.
The Lands are very improvable, and the whole within a ring fence, in the parish of Chittlehampton, and distant about 3 miles from the town of South Molton.
For viewing the same, apply to Mr Thorne, of Maith, the proprietor; and further information may be obtained of him, or Mr Tanner, solicitor, South Molton
Dated 12th July, 1819.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 4th, 1820
That extensive Timber, Woodland, and excellent Sheep Farm, Hawkeridge Barton; situate in the parish of Chittlehampton, distant from Barnstaple six, and from Southmolton seven miles, both good market towns. The premises consists of a good dwelling-house, in excellent repair; two spacious barns, with all convenient necessary out-houses; and about 120 acres of orchard, notable for producing pleasant cider, meadow, marsh and arable land; with about 65 acres of timber and coppice land, the growth of which is rarely to be equalled in the neighbourhood. The Estate abounds with game, and it is supposed a Culm or Coal Mine may be found thereon. - For disposal of which, a Sale will be held at the Golden Lion Inn, in Barnstaple on Wednesday the 7th day of June next, at five o'clock in the afternoon.
For a view, apply to Mr Boatfield, on the Premises; and for particulars, to Messrs. Chamberlin and Son, Auctioneers, in Barnstaple; if by letter, postage-paid.
N.B. The Term in the Premises expires on 25th March 1821 - Dated May 3rd, 1820
The Morning Chronicle (London) - Friday, April 27th, 1821
A Valuable Freehold Investment - A desirable Freehold Farm called Collacott's, situate in the Parish of Chittlehampton, consisting of a newly-erected farm-house, and superior farm yard and buildings, and 160 acres of capital land, with very valuable lime rocks now in work to great advantage; on lease to a very respectable tenant for 14 years from Lady-day , 1820, at a clear annual rent of 350l. a year. The Farm is distant 5 miles from South Molton, and 6 from Barnstaple.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, August 11th , 1825
An Eligible Investment - North of Devon
To be Sold by Auction, at the George Inn, Southmolton, on Thursday the 8th day of September next, at the hour of five in the afternoon, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of all those Capital Farms, called
Higher and Lower Collacott, and Row Parks,
Situate adjoining each other, in the parish of Chittlehampton; comprising a Dwelling-House, containing 2 parlours, 4 best bed-rooms, 2 large kitchens, scullery, wash-house, good dairy, and cellaring; a farm-yard completely enclosed, with 2 barns, granary, seven-stall stable, stalls for 40 Oxen, and other necessary out-buildings, and about 160 acres.
1 rodd 5 poles, of Rich Grazing Pasture, and Arable Land, with an inexhaustible Lime Rock on the Estate, now in full work, and let to Mr George Saunders, a very responsible tenant, for a Term of 14 Years, from Lady-day 1820, at the low rent of £350 per annum.
The Estate is situated in a fine sporting country, and abounds with Game; distant about 5 miles from Southmolton, and 6 from Barnstaple, and very near the Turnpike Road. The tenant will shew the Farms, and printed particulars may be obtained at the Half Moon Inn, Exeter; Fortescue Arms, Barnstaple; and the place of Sale; or at the office of Mr Tanner, Southmolton, from whom any further information may be obtained.
Dated 9th August 1825
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 18th, 1830
Died - at Brightly Barton, in Chittlehampton, aged 66, Mr John Nickolls, a respectable farmer and grazier of that place.
The Bristol Mercury - Saturday, March 2nd, 1833
Marriages - At Southmolton, James, son of the late Mr N Joce of Chittlehampton, yeoman, to Anne, eldest daughter of the late Mr W. Dunn, Southmolton.
The Bristol Mercury - Saturday, March 1st, 1834
Marriages - Mr John Symonds of Chittlehampton, to Miss Ann Stribling.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 26th, 1835
Marriages - March 12th, at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. Mr Bevan, Mr James Timson to Miss Elizabeth Watts, eldest daughter of Mr W Watts, steward to the Right Hon. Lord Rolle, both of that place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 30th, 1835
The Ring of Bells public-house, Chittlehampton, occupied by Mr Shapland, was destroyed by fire, occasioned from the flue of a furnace, on the night of the 21st inst., the whole village, but for timely assistance, being put in jeopardy by the accident.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 28th, 1836
Chittlehampton - Devon
To be Sold by Auction at the George Inn, in Southmolton, in the County of Devon, on Wednesday the 31st day of August next, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of all that very desirable Estate called or known by the name of South Newton
Consisting of a good Farm House, with a Labourer's Cottage, and all other necessary and convenient Outbuildings, and about 75 Acres (more or less) of excellent Orchard, rich Meadow, Pasture and Arable Land, situate in the Parish of Chittlehampton aforesaid and late in the occupation of Mr John Troake.
The Labourer in the Cottage will show the Premises, and applications for other particulars may be made to Mr James Cox of Wiveliscombe, the Proprietor; to Mr Collard, Solicitor, Wellington; or to Messrs. T and W Comins, Witheride near Crediton
Dated 27th July, 1836
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 6th, 1836
Married - September 27th, Mr Thomas Parker of Chittlehampton, yeoman, to Mrs Amy Mildon, of the same place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 3rd, 1836
To be Sold, by Tender, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of all that very desirable Estate, called or known by the name of South Newton in Chittlehampton aforesaid, in the following Lots:
Lot 1 - The Farm-House, Barn, with part of the Outbuildings, Easter Orchard, half of the Garden, Home Meadow above the house, Meadow adjoining, Easter Meadow, under the Garden, Garden Park, Easter Sand Park, Middle Sand and Park, Hobson's Close, containing together by estimation 81 acres (more or less)
Lot 2 - The Brewhouse, which may be easily converted into a Dwelling-House, with the remainder of the Outbuildings attached thereto; half of the Garden, Wester Orchard, Wester Meadow, Gratton, Crooked Sand Park, Moory Meadow, and Broad Park, containing together by estimation 31 acres and half (more or less)
Lot 3 - Clay Park, Six Acres, with Coppice adjoining, and Cutscott Meadow, containing together by estimation 15 acres (more or less)
For viewing the Premises apply to Mr John Stevens of Warkley; and further particulars may be had on application to Mr James Cox of Wiveliscombe, the Owner; or to Mr Collard, Solicitor, Wellington; or to Messrs. T and W Comins, Witheridge, near Crediton. Attendance will be given at the Farm House on Thursday the 17th of November next, from 9 to 11 o'clock in the Forenoon, to receive Tenders, and to produce the terms and conditions of Sale.
Dated 28th October 1836.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 30th, 1837
Marriages - On Monday, at Southmolton, Mr John Vernon to Miss Huxtable. The happy pair repaired to church on Sunday for this purpose, when it was discovered that the young lady was not of age, and that the consent of the parents had not been obtained. The Minister was inexorable; the law had not been complied with; the parents lived at Chittlehampton, and the disappointed couple had no resource but to return. On the following morning, however, this necessary sanction was given, and the expectant parties in connubial blessedness made one.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser - Saturday, May 12th, 1838
Incendiarism - A farmhouse called Howard, situate in the parish of Chittlehampton, and the property of John Andrews, was partly destroyed by fire on Saturday week, in a way, we understand, which leaves no doubt that the act was wilfully committed. The family retired to rest at ten o'clock and were alarmed, at about half-past twelve, by a servant girl, who saw the light from her window. Great praise is due to some inhabitants of Chittlehampton, who were promptly at the place, half-a-mile distant from the town, with an engine, and assisted in arresting the progress of the flames. No clue has been obtained whereby it is likely the offender or offenders will be detected. - Some portion of the premises had but lately come into possession of the occupier, and is not insured - Western Luminary
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 7th, 1839
Married - January 26th at Chittlehampton, Mr Carder Watts, eldest son of Mr Watts Reeve, of Chittlehampton, to Catherine, youngest daughter of Mrs Ann Vicary, grocer and draper, of the same place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 11th, 1839
Devon County Sessions
Mary Thorne, 25, stealing at Chittlehampton - Four months hard labour
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 19th, 1840
A Fire broke out at Way Farm, Chittlehampton, on Thursday last, and destroyed the Dwelling House; the outhouses were saved by the timely arrival of the Village Engine. The premises were partly insured.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 23rd, 1841
The Rev. Robert Henry Chichester, B.A. has been instituted to the Vicarage of Chittlehampton, Devon, on the presentation of Lord Rolle.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 6th, 1842
On the 25th ult. An Inquest was taken before R. Bromridge, Esq., one of the coroners for Devon, at Southmolton, on the body of Mr George Webber, of Chittlehampton, yeoman. The deceased was 57 years of age, and had come to Southmolton on the preceding day for the purpose of attending the market, during which he was seized with apoplexy, and being removed to the Red Lion public house, in a few hours expired. Verdict, 'Died by the Visitation of God'.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 20th, 1842
Game Lists - County of Devon - Persons who have obtained Game Certificates for the year 1841
General Certificates at £4. 0s. 10d each
Skinner, Thomas, Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 10, 1846
Chittlehampton, near Barnstaple and Southmolton
To be Sold, by Auction, at the Gold Lion Inn, in Barnstaple, on Thursday, the 24th day of September next, at the hour of Four in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions as will be then produced, the undermentioned desirable Leasehold Estates and Premises situate in the Parish of Chittlehampton, about Midway between the excellent Market Towns of Barnstaple and Southmolton, and also several Policies of Insurance, effected on the lives on which the different Estates are held, either together, in the following, or such other Lots as shall be determined at the Auction.
Lot 1 - A Desirable Estate, called East Dorridge, consisting of a Farm House and Offices, and about 47 Acres of Orchard, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, now occupied by Mr William Buckingham, as tenant, together with the Tithes thereof, held for the residue of a Term of 99 years, granted by the late Lord Rolle and now determinable on the decease of two healthy lives, aged respectively 48 and 50 years.
Lot 2 - A very convenient Estate, called Higher Whetstone, comprising a superior description of Farm House, and all convenient Agricultural Outbuildings and Offices and about 108 Acres of prime Orchard, Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land, now occupied by Mr Thomas Skinner and others and held under the late Lord Rolle for the remainder of a term of 99 years, now determinable on the decease of two lives, aged respectively 45 and 47.
Lot 3 - A Messuage and Tenement, and the several Closes of Land, Meadow, and Pasture, situate at Whetstone, within the parish of Chittlehampton aforesaid, commonly called Little Whetstone, containing about 36 Acres, now occupied by Mr Thomas Skinner and others. This Lot is held under the representatives of the same lessor for the remainder of a Term of 99 years determinable on one life, aged about 42 years.
Lot 4 - Two Policies of Insurance effected in the West of England Insurance office, the one on the 26th of June 1826, on the younger of the two Lives on which Lot 1 is held, in the sum of £300, with the several Bonuses thereon and the other effected in January, 1813, on the elder of the Lives in the sum of £450.
Lot 5 - Two Policies of Insurance dated respectively the 24th August 1831, effected in the same Office on two of the Lives on which Lot 2 is held: the Life aged 47 in £300 and the Life aged 45 is the like sum, with the Bonuses thereon.
Lot 6 - A Policy of Insurance dated the 24th of August 1831, effected on the Life on which Lot 3 is held, in the same Office, in £400.
The Lands may be viewed by applying to Mr Thomas Skinner at Higher Whetstone Farm, and further particulars known of him; or of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, August 25th, 1846
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 24th, 1846
Births - September 16th at Halswall Farm, Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr William Mildon, of a daughter.
Death - September 12th at Chittlehampton, after a long and painful illness, Susan, wife of Mr William Chapple, of that place, retired yeoman. The deceased was an excellent, and in her day most useful woman, and as in her life she was beloved by all, so is her loss most deeply regretted.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 5th, 1846
Chittlehampton Ploughing Match
This came off on the 20th ult, at Brightley Barton in the possession of Mr George Sanders, when 27 ploughs were set to work. The Judges were Messrs. Andrew Manning, and Densham of Southmolton; and R Fry of Arlington. The dinner took place at the School Room, being served up by Mr W Manaton of the Bell Inn. The Rev. W Thorold, Rector of Warkleigh, was in the chair; and Messrs. John Joce of Kencott and Mortimer of Warkleigh, supporting him; Mr George Sanders was the Vice-President; Mr Wm Graddon is the active secretary, and by him the Prize List was read as follows:
[included is prizes awarded to people of Chittlehampton]
|Premiums to Men||- Third prize of 10s to Thomas Brown, son of a farmer of Chittlehampton|
|Prizes for Boys||- The Second Prize of 15s to James Osmond, servant to Mr Howard of Chittlehampton|
|- Third Prize of 10s to James Mayne, servant to Mr James Saunders of Longaton.|
|- Fourth prize of 5s to Henry Wollacott, servant to Mr Facy of Chittlehampton.|
Premiums for Agricultural Labourers &c - To the Agricultural labourer who has brought up the greatest number of children with the least parochial aid: - First Prize of £1 to John Congreham of Chittlehampton who had brought up eleven children with very little parochial relief. Second prize of 15s to William Wollacott, of Chittlehampton, seven children without parochial aid. Third prize of 10s to William Waldron of Chittlehampton, six children and no parochial aid.
To the Agricultural labourer who has worked the longest with one master or on one farm:-The first prize of 15s to John Whitfield, worked 22 years with Mr Vater of Chittlehampton. The second prize of 10s to John Rendle, worked 20 years with Mr James Saunders of Chittlehampton.
A prize of 10s (presented by John Joce, Esq.) was awarded to George Westacott, servant to Mr Vater for having his team and harness in the best condition.
The only other prize was one of 5s to Thomas Crossman, who had completed a faithful apprenticeship with Mr Chapple of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 4th, 1847
Sheep Stealing. - This species of plunder appears spreading in every direction. A few weeks since two fat sheep were stolen from the farm of Miss Rolle, Hudscott, in Chittlehampton; and Mr George Sander, Brightley Barton in the same parish, had two sheep stolen from his farm about the same period, and, we believe, nothing has transpired in either case to lead to the conviction of the guilty parties.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 18th, 1847
Died - November 9 in his 76th year, Mr John Manning, miller, upwards of 50 years occupier of Head Mills in Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 23rd, 1847
Barnstaple and North Devon Agricultural Society.
Amongst many prizes there were awarded to people of Chittlehampton:-
Pigs - There were only two Pigs exhibited - First prize, letter A., Mr Gaydon, Chittlehampton.
Second ditto, B, Mr Ford.
The umpire was Mr Buckingham, of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 29th, 1848
The prize was won in gallant style by Mr Wm. Grattan's 'Signet', of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 30th, 1848
Southmolton - A New Dress Improver. - On Saturday last (25th) Sarah Nicholls, of Chittlehampton, was brought before the Rev. W H Karslake, by Mr W Ballard, police officer of Chittlehampton, charged with stealing a gander, the property of Mr Richard Crocker, yeoman, of the same parish. On searching the house into which the girl had been traced, nothing but the head, entrails, and feathers were found, but whilst on her being conveyed to Southmolton, Ballard fancied she looked rather bulky, and immediately on her arrival, directed the wife of Mr Fisher, police officer of that town, to search her, when the gander was found fastened very securely around her person as a bustle. Although fashion is frequently carried to extremes, we apprehend this novel mode as a dress improver is not likely to be adopted, although the delinquent is said to be just returned from town.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 7th, 1848
Devon General Sessions
Prisoners Three Months with hard labour - Sarah Nicholls, 14, stealing at Chittlehampton, on the 24th or 25th of November a gander, the property of Richard Crocker.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 1st, 1849
Devon General Sessions
Imprisoned Nine months with hard labour - Thomas Farrier, 25, breaking and entering the shop of Thomas Nott, on the 9th January, at Chittlehampton and stealing money and other articles.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 5th, 1849
Marriages - March 29th, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T H Maitland, Mr William Thorne, of Caveland, Chittlehampton, to Mrs Ann Adams, of the Kings Arms Inn, Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 10th, 1849
Marriages - April 28th at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. R. H. Chichester, Mr John Kelland of Lapford to Loveday Elizabeth only daughter of Mr James Saunders of Langaton Farm, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 26th, 1849
Births - April 14th at the Vicarage, Chittlehampton, the lady of the Rev. R. H. Chichester, of a daughter.
Deaths - At Chittlehampton, aged 51, Susanna, the wife of Mr George Saunder, Brightley Barton, in that parish, much and deservedly regretted.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 31st, 1849
To be Let for a Term of 7, 10, or 14 years from Lady-day next, all that Farm called South Newton, situate in the Parish of Chittlehampton aforesaid, comprising a convenient Farm House and Outbuildings, and about 75 acres of Arable, Meadow, Pasture and Orchard Land, now in the occupation of Mr William Tucker as Tenant thereof.
The Farm is distant about 4 miles from Southmolton, and 8 from Barnstaple.
For viewing apply to Mr Thomas Skinner of Cleave Farm, in Chittlehampton.
London Gazette - The Examiner - Saturday, June 30th, 1849
Bankrupts - G Hancock, Chittlehampton, Devonshire, carpenter (Baker and Co., Lime Street)
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 2nd, 1849
Southmolton - At the Petty Sessions, held on Monday the 23rd inst. Thomas Carter was charged by Messrs. William and Joseph Bibbings, examiners of weights and measures for the Southmolton division, with having in his shop, at Chittlehampton, a lead weight contrary to the statute, purporting to be 2lb, which was also deficient two and half ounces, and fined £1. 2s. 6d. including expenses.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 9th, 1849
George Hancock, of Chittlehampton, carpenter and shopkeeper, a bankrupt, was called on his last examination, but did not answer, and has not surrendered to the fiat, in consequence of which, form of outlawry against him was pronounced in the public street, in front of the Court, at 3 o'clock.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 13th, 1850
North Devon - The two lambs mentioned a few weeks since as being stolen from Mr George Saunders, of Brightley barton, in Chittlehampton, have been since found drowned in the river Taw.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 19th, 1850
Torrington Association for the Protection of Property
Application by John Bremridge, Esq., of Highbickington, for the society's reward of £5, to which £5 had been added by himself, for the discovery of the perpetrators in a case of sheepstealing, from his farm in May last; for which offence Wm. Buckingham, of Chittlehampton, was convicted and transported at the last summer assizes, this was directed to be paid, £5 each to John Fussell, of this town, police officer, and to Wm. Cole, his assistant, through whose active exertions the discovery was made and such measures adopted, which eventually led to the apprehension of the prisoner.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 10th, 1850
Births - October 4th, at Halswell Farm, Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr William Mildon, of a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 7th, 1850
Deaths - November 3rd, at Chittlehampton, suddenly, in his 60th year, Mr James Saunder, of Langaton Farm, in that parish, a respectable yeoman and cattle-dealer.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 9th, 1851
Devon Epiphany Sessions
One month imprisonment - James Smalldon, for stealing wheat at Chittlehampton, from Mr Wm. Vater.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 22nd, 1851
Marriages - May 17th, at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. B Houchen, M.A. Mr Edward Howard, tailor, to Sarah, daughter of Mr Wm. Rice, yeoman, both of the same place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 22nd, 1851
Accident - On Wednesday last as Mr J Luxton, yeoman of Eastacott farm, in this parish, was returning home from Northmolton fair, on horseback, his horse, when a short distance from Southmolton, shied and threw the rider with great force on his head. Fortunately assistance was near at hand, and Mr Luxton was conveyed back to the town, where medical assistance was procured, and on the following morning he was taken to his residence where he now lies in a very dangerous state. It is feared the result will prove fatal.
On Monday last two notorious young wood stealers, named Ann Kneel and Mary Slee, were fined by J Bawden, Esq., in the sum of 1s. each and expenses, on the information of Policeman Ballard, for stealing wood from Mr Alexander Skinner, of Cleeve farm, in this parish. In default of payment they were committed to prison for one week.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 12th, 1851
Valuable Freehold Investment
To be Sold by Public Auction, by Mr John Gould, of Barnstaple, Auctioneer, at the Rolle Arms Inn, in Chittlehampton, in the County of Devon, on Monday the 16th day of June next, a valuable Freehold Property, called Townsend Tenement and Strong's Tenement, in the following Lots, viz:-
Lot 1 - A farm House, with large Courtlage, and all necessary and convenient Outhouses; with Garden and Orchard adjoining, containing 0a. 1r. 2p or thereabouts: called Townsend.
Lot 2 - A Close of Land, called The Great Field, with the Linhay and Courtlage adjoining, containing 7a. 1r. 25p. or thereabouts.
Lot 3 - A Close of Land, called The Cawsey Close, containing 2a. 1r. 17p. or thereabouts.
Lot 4 - A Close of Land, called the Little Meadow, with the Orchard adjoining containing together 1a. 1r. 22p. or thereabouts.
Lot 5 - A close of Land, called Rice's Meadow, containing 2a. 2r. 1p. or thereabouts.
The above five Lots are parcels of Townsend Tenement and are now in the occupation of Mrs Elizabeth Joce.
Lot 6 - A Cottage, Shippan, Barn, Outhouses and Garden; and three Closes of Land, called The Pond Close, the Garden Close, and The Little Meadow, containing together 6a. 0r. 7p. or thereabouts.
Lot 7 - Three Closes of Land, called the Whitehall Field, the Path Field and the Square Close, containing together 6a. 1r. 30p. or thereabouts.
Lot 8 - A Close of Land, called Townsend Field, containing 2a. 2r. 20p. or thereabouts.
The last three Lots are parcels of Strong's Tenement, and are now also in the occupation of Mrs Elizabeth Joce.
Lot 9 - A Cottage and Garden, in the occupation of James Slee, labourer.
Lot 10 - A Cottage and Garden, in the occupation of George Whitefield, labourer.
Lot 11 - A Cottage and Garden in the occupation of George Saunders, labourer.
Lot 12 - A Cottage and Garden, in the occupation of William Waldron, labourer.
Lot 13 - A Cottage and Garden, and Orchard adjoining containing 0a. 1r. 14p. in the occupation of Philip Graddon, labourer.
The last five Lots are situated at Rice's Court in Chittlehampton aforesaid.
The Lands comprised in the first eight Lots consist of exceedingly rich and valuable Arable, Watered Meadow and Pasture Land; are most eligibly situated; and afford a rare opportunity for Investment.
For viewing the different Lots, apply to Mr John Joce, at Townsend in Chittlehampton; and any further particulars may be obtained on application at the Offices of Messrs Riccard and Son, Solicitors and Proctors, Southmolton.
Dated 5th March 1851
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 18th, 1851
Births - December 8th at Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr George Lock, of Furse Farm, of a daughter.
Deaths - December 15th, at Slade House, Chittlehampton, Mr J Rendle, yeoman, aged 88, highly respected.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 1st, 1852
Chittlehampton - We hear that the wheat sowing in this important arable locality is now nearly completed, and that a large breadth has been sown. The potato tilling, for the early crop, has also commenced; it being now generally admitted that the early plant resists the attacks of the disease much more successfully than those that are planted later in the season.
Robbery at Brayford - The two men, John Turner, and Thomas Isaac, who, we mentioned in our last, were remanded on suspicion of stealing a quantity of boots and shoes from the shop of Thomas Delbridge, of Brayford, in the parish of Charles, were again brought before the borough magistrates, at Barnstaple on Tuesday, when they were fully committed to take their trial at the ensuing quarter sessions.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 1st, 1852
Barnstaple - Fatal Accident occasioned by Furious Driving.
On Friday evening last, an agricultural servant named Henry Beer, who had been living with Mr Graddon, of Brightleigh Barton, in the parish of Chittlehampton, was returning from Barnstaple Market with his master's wagon drawn by two horses, on arriving near New Bridge, he was observed to be urging on the horses at a rapid rate, when he suddenly lost his equilibrium and was precipitated with great violence into the road. On being taken up he was perfectly insensible, and was conveyed to the nearest place to obtain medical assistance, which was procured with every possible dispatch, but too late to be of any service, for life must have become extinct almost instantaneously, as the vertebrae of the neck were dislocated, and a severe injury inflicted on the head. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body and a verdict in accordance with the facts related was returned. We are sorry to add that deceased was reported to have been in a state of intoxication when the accident happened.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 17th, 1852
The annual court leet and courts baron of the late Lord Rolle's manors of Chittlehampton, Brightley, and Warkley, was held last week at the village, instead of at Hudscot, where it had previously been held for a long series of years. The usual business incidental to the courts being transacted, the tenants sat down to a substantial dinner of good old English fare, in the school-house, at the expense of the trustees.
The parish church is a handsome structure, in which are numerous monuments of ancient date, to many opulent families, who formerly dwelt here, especially the Cobleighs and Giffords, who flourished at Brightley, during several centuries; on the ground floor there is a brass plate of the date 1452 to the memory of the Cobleighs. The ceiling of the church is of carved oak, that of the porch at the east entrance, is a very superior piece of workmanship. The tower is a lofty massive pile, and displays rich specimens of statuary, rarely to be met with in our country churches. It is much regretted that such a beautiful structure should be so shrouded and closely surrounded with buildings, which completely intercept the view of all the edifice, except the more elevated parts of the tower, from the traveller or passer by.
Hudscot, in this parish, a pleasant seat of the late Miss Rolle, is now occupied by the Rev. Frank Hewson. The reverent gentleman is a profound scholar and an eloquent preacher. On Trinity Sunday he preached at Southmolton to a crowded congregation. His discourse was a masterly elucidation of the catholic doctrine of the Trinity.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 22nd, 1852
Deaths - July 9th, at Chittlehampton, after a long illness, Mr Philip Gard, of Nethercleave Farm, in that parish.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 5th, 1852
Southmolton - On Monday week last the poor blind people of this town thankfully received their share of a legacy bequeathed to them, and the poor people labouring under a similar affliction in several other parishes in this neighbourhood, by the will of the late Mr Gay of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 7th, 1852
To be Sold by Public Auction at the George Inn, in Southmolton, on Saturday, the Sixteenth day of October next, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, the following;
Lands in Fee-Simple, viz:-
A Messuage Tenement and Farm called Hallswell, situated in the parish of Chittlehampton, in the occupation of Mr Mildon; consisting of a House, Barn, Stables, Yard, Courtlage, and the requisite Out-buildings, and about 35 Acres of excellent Arable, Meadow, Pasture, Orchard and wood Land.
For viewing, apply to the respective Tenant and further particulars may be obtained of Pearse, Son and Crosse, Solicitors and Proctors, Southmolton.
Dated 18th September 1852
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 2nd, 1852
News, Chittlehampton - A loving couple were to have been married one day last week; but a "little responsibility" presenting itself the evening previous, caused the ceremony to be deferred.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 10th, 1853
Mr W Graddon, of Brightley Barton, has increased the wages of his labourers 1s. per week.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 7th, 1853
Deaths - April 1st, at Bratton Barton, Chittlehampton, Mr John Graddon, at the advanced age of 93 years, an old and respectable yeoman, much and deservedly lamented.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 14th, 1853
Devon Easter Sessions
Alleged Cow Stealing
William Powlesland was charged with having stolen at Chittlehampton, on the 20th day of March, four cows, the property of John Pitt, of the value of £35.
Mr Coleridge prosecuted, and Mr Ring, who attended for Mr Cox, defended.
John Pitt deposed, that he lived at Chittlehampton with prisoner for about twelve months. About eleven months ago he purchased, at different times, four cows, and ordered them to be sent to prisoner's house at Chittlehampton. Had seen them there on various occasions. Allowed the prisoner the use of them.
Cross-examined: The cows, when they got dry, were removed, and witness paid for the keep. Was aware that prisoner owed large sums to his creditors. The cows were put into a bill of sale from prisoner to him, in order that they might not be taken in an execution.
John May stated that he attended the last Okehampton fair, and bought two cows in calf of prisoner for £18 10s.
John Brown was at the same fair and purchased of the prisoner two cows in calf for ten guineas.
Prosecutor recalled: said that the two former witnesses had shewn him four cows, which were his property.
Mr Ring contended that the bill of sale clearly showed that previous to it the cows belonged to prisoner.
Mr Coleridge considered that it was quite clear the cows would be held to be the property of prosecutor if it had not been for the bill of sale; but even if they were not before it was executed they were after.
The Chairman went to consult Mr Praed in the other Court, and on returning said that the case was not legally one of larceny, and therefore directed an acquittal.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 21st, 1853
Rare Opportunity of Investment
To be Sold by Public Auction, by Mr John Gould, Auctioneer, at the Fortescue Arms Hotel, Barnstaple, on Friday, 22nd July next, at the hour of Three in the afternoon, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of one of the most desirable Farms in the far-famed County of Devon, called
And several Leasehold Cottages and Gardens, in the Town of Chittlehampton, in the County of Devon, in the following Lots, viz:-
Lot 1 - The said Estate of Bratton, which consists of a good Farm House, with convenient Agricultural and Domestic Offices, and 80 Acres (more or less) of very superior Arable, Watered Meadow, Rich Pasture, and Orchard Land.
Lot 2 - A Cottage and Garden, now in the occupation of James Griffith.
Lot 3 - A Cottage and Garden, now in the occupation of John Sanders.
Lot 4 - A Cottage and Garden, now in the occupation of William Sanders.
Lot 5 - A Cottage and Garden, now in the occupation of William Ford.
N.B. The last Four Lots which are situated in or near to the Village of Chittlehampton, are held on Lease for the residue of a Term of 99 Years, determinable on the deaths of Three Healthy Lives, respectively aged 62, 37, and 33 Years.
Lot 6 - A Cottage and Garden, now in the occupation of John Rowden.
Lot 7 - A Cottage, with a Blacksmith's shop adjoining, now in the occupation of Mrs Hunt.
The last Two Lots are also situated in or near to the Village of Chittlehampton, and are also held on Lease for the residue of a Term of 99 Years, determinable on the deaths of Two Healthy Lives, respectively aged 66 and 40 Years.
The Estate of Bratton, comprised in Lot 1, which is situated close to the Town of Chittlehampton, comprises some of the best and richest Land in the neighbourhood; and is altogether a First Class Investment rarely to be met with, and well worthy the attention of Capitalists. Its situation is most desirable for all Agricultural purposes, being within Three Miles of the North Devon Railway, Five Miles from Southmolton and Seven Miles from Barnstaple, both excellent Market Towns.
The Estate has been in the occupation of the Proprietor, who is recently deceased, for a great number of years, and is in a high state of cultivation.
A considerable portion of the Purchase Money may remain on the Premises, if desired.
For viewing, apply on the Premises; and for further particulars, either of the Auctioneer, or of Messrs. Riccard and Son, Solicitors and Proctors, Southmolton, Devon.
Dated 25th, June 1853
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 25th, 1853
Devonshire, Valuable Freehold Estates.
The remaining property of the late Earl of Egremont in that County directed by his Will to be Sold -
In Chittlehampton Parish, North Devon, the entirety of two very desirable Farms called Dipford and Brimley
In a good Game Country, and some Cottages and Meadow ground adjoining the Village of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, 5th, 1854
North Devon - News
The Late Flood
We understand the damage done was very considerable on the river Taw, which has not been so high since the 16th and 17th October 1841. One industrious widow woman, Mrs Huxtable, who lives at Prousberry farm in Chittlehampton, lost 24 sheep, which were washed away.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 30th, 1854
Marriages - March 21st at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. John Paramore, Mr Abraham Clarke, of East Lynch, Minehead, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr George Saunders, of Brightley Barton, in the former parish.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 30th, 1854
North Devon - Chittlehampton
The Fair on Thursday, the 16th inst., was the smallest we ever had, only numbering some four or five score of bullocks and sheep, but there was a large attendance of dealers, and the cattle sold at very high prices. The fair at this time of the year is seen not to answer, however, it is considered, by those well competent to form an opinion on the matter, that a time may be fixed for the fair to answer extremely well; in such a parish as Chittlehampton, so advantageously situated, and shortly to be further benefited by the North Devon Railway skirting it for several miles. The parishioners have it in contemplation to fix on the first Monday after St Peter's Day (29th June), then we might safely calculate on a good fair, especially in the supply of Cows and Calves, and Sheep and Lambs. This time would also prove economical, being the annual wake or revel day.
Gay Wedding - On Tuesday our usually quiet village was much enlivened by the marriage of Miss Mary Saunder, eldest daughter of the late Mr G Saunder, of Brightley Barton, in this Parish, to Mr A Clark of East Lynch, Minehead. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J Parramore. There were also present the Rev. R. H. Chichester, vicar of the parish, Russel Riccard, Esq., Miss Clark, Miss Vater, Mr J Facey, &c., &c., The Bride and Bridegroom left for London, amidst the music of the church bells, which continued its merry peals throughout the day.
Relief of the Poor - The funds raised for the relief of the poor in this parish are now exhausted. The distribution of flour, coals, &c. at a reduced rate, has been a great help to the indigent families, and the recipients of the bounty are most grateful in their thanks to their kindhearted and wealthy benefactors. We are sorry to find that rather a one sided partiality has been exhibited in the supplying of the flour. It was agreed on at the vestry meeting, that the three millers in the parish, should supply it in equal portions, but Messrs. J. Manning, Head Mill, and T. Gregory, Brightley Mill, have not together, supplied as much as Mr Anstey of Bray Mill. The departure from this resolution of vestry, no doubt can be explained by the acting committee.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 6th, 1854
Fire - An alarm of fire was raised in our village on Friday morning, which is supposed to have been occasioned by sparks from the chimney of a bakehouse kept by Maria Kingdon, but the number of people quickly arriving on the spot afforded sufficient assistance to arrest its progress without doing any great amount of damage.
Philip Parkin was taken before the Magistrates, at Southmolton, on Monday, the 27th ult., for stealing an oak sapling from Brightley wood, in this parish, belonging to the late Lord Rolles trustees, and fined, including expenses, 11s. 6d., and not being provided with the needful, he was sent to the house of correction for a fortnight. At the same time a woman named Mary Cox was also fined 8s. including expenses, for breaking down limbs of trees and stealing wood from Shilstone plantation, belonging to the said Trustees, in the same parish, on the information of our policeman, W. Ballard.
Poaching - At the same time John Waldron was charged by Mr Stump, gamekeeper to J Grant, Esq., for wiring or laying snares for catching game in this parish, the case was clearly proved by Stump and Courtney, the two keepers who caught him, but being his first offence, and, through the intercession of Stump, he was let off by paying 8s.
James Barns, of the same parish, was also brought forward by the same party, for being found in pursuit of game with a dog and gun; being an old offender he was fined in the full penalty of £2, and £1. 2s. 6d. expenses, with the alternative of two months' imprisonment in the county bridewell.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 20th, 1854
A Double Burglary - On Monday Mary Mitchell was committed for trial by H. J. N. Bawden, Esq., for burglariously entering the house of Mr William Burgess, yeoman, of Chittlehampton and stealing therefrom a quantity of clothes, bacon, &c. She was also committed on another charge of entering the house of Mr John Burgess, in the same parish, from which she stole several silver spoons.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 27th, 1854
Fatal Accident - On Thursday, John Hart, a servant boy, employed by Mr John Mills, of Broadbury Farm, died from the effects of a kick in the abdomen, which he received from one of his master's horses on the previous Monday. An inquest was held before R. Bremridge, Esq., on Friday, and a verdict of 'Accidental Death' was returned.
Fire - On Thursday, a fire, supposed to have arisen from sparks from a chimney, was discovered in a house occupied by James Whitfield. The thatch and some part of the roofs both of the dwelling and outhouses, were destroyed.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 18th, 1854
Accidents - On Monday se'nnight a poor boy named Waldron, working with Mr Smallridge, of Brittacott Farm, in the Parish of Chittlehampton, caught the heel of his boot in some part of the threshing machine, which occasioned a compound fracture of the leg and a fracture of the thigh bone. Patient, under the judicious treatment of Dr Riccard is progressing favourably.
The Bristol Mercury - Saturday, June 10th, 1854
Marriages - At Gloucester, Mr T Willis, to Louisa, 2nd daughter of Mr Westcot, mason, Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 10th, 1854
Births - August 2nd, at Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr Carder W. Watts, of a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 28th, 185
Births - November 30th, at the Rectory, Chittlehampton, the wife of the Rev. R. H. Chichester, of a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 15th, 1855
Brimley Tenement in Chittlehampton, Devon
To be Sold, by Auction, by Hussey and Son, on Thursday, the 29th March instant, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Rolle Arms Inn, in the Village of Chittlehampton, the above most desirable Freehold Property.
Containing 6a. 2r. 22p. on which there is a good Dwelling House and convenient Out-buildings; and now in the occupation of Mr John Snow; on such conditions as will be then and there produced.
The above property is situated about 2 1/2 miles from the Umberleigh Bridge Station, on the North Devon Line of Railway, 5 from Southmolton and 7 from Barnstaple.
Further particulars may be known by applying either to Messrs. Walker, Grant and Co., of 13 Kings-road Gray's-inn, London; of Mr James Cordwent, Silverton Park, Cullompton; or of Messrs. Hussey and Son, Auctioneers.
Waybrook, Exeter, 8th March 1855
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 3rd, 1855
Deaths - April 25th at South Newton, Chittlehampton, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr William Stone, aged 47.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 19th, 1855
Deaths - July 12th, at Ash Farm, Chittlehampton, Mr Amos Breayley, aged 40.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 8th, 1855
Deaths - October 28th, at Chittlehampton, Mrs Joce, mother of Mr W. B. Joce, Shilstone, in that parish.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 24th, 1856
Torrington - Poaching in the Taw.
At the Town Hall on January 19, before the Rev. C. D. M. Drake, W. A. Deane, and A. R. Hole, Esqrs., Justices, two men named Crocker and Smalldon, appeared to answer a charge preferred against them by Mr J. D. Bastard, a conservator of the Taw and Torridge, for killing salmon in fence time on part of the water rented by the prosecutor on the river Taw. Mr W. Ballard said he was police officer of Chittlehampton, that on Friday the 4th instant he saw Henry Crocker throw a spear twice into the water at the railway bridge, just below Umberley bridge, (James Smalldon assisted him in drawing it from the water) and he likewise carried it away, which said spear he now produced. Crocker, in consideration of his poaching notoriety, was find £3 or one month's hard labour, and he was sent to prison. Smalldon was fined 8s. which was paid.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 7th, 1856
Deaths - February 2nd, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. M. Fisher, Esq., Barnstaple, Sarah, relict of John Nickolls, Esq., formerly of Chittlehampton, aged 87.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 14th, 1856
At South Molton - Police
George Shaddick, for drunkenness at Chittlehampton - 5s. and costs
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 19th, 1856
South Molton - Distressing and Fatal Accident
Mr Wm. Greenslade jun., of Collacott Barton in Chittlehampton, was recently taking a wagon with lambs to the railway station, but (as it is supposed) the horse 'jibbed', and the young man fearing he should be late, took out the horse and was riding it back in order to procure a fresh one, when it fell and threw its rider with such violence as to occasion a fracture of the skull and other severe injuries. He was found in the road by the Chittlehampton postman, near the vicarage, in a state of insensibility. The assistance of R. Furze, Esq., surgeon, was procured, but it was unavailing, and he shortly expired. Deceased was very much respected, and his loss is severely lamented by his parents and friends.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 3rd, 1856
Eligible Investments - Chittlehampton
To be Sold by Auction by Mr John Gould on Monday the 14th day of July next, at Barnstaple Inn, in Southmolton, precisely at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in the undermentioned Farms, Lands and Premises, situate in the several Parishes of Southmolton and Chittlehampton, aforesaid, in the following Lots, viz:-
The Chittlehampton Lots are as follows:
Lot 1 - All those parts of all that Capital Farm and Estate, called Brodin Hill, situate in Chittlehampton aforesaid consisting of a house, and all necessary and convenient cottages, outhouses, and offices and 92 acres (more or less) of orchard, meadow, arable, and pasture land, now in the occupation of Messrs. Martin and Frederick Place, as tenants thereof:
Lot 2 - Two Closes of Land, formerly Four Closes, called The Great Marsh and The Lower Bleaky Park, containing together about 12a. 3r. 7p., formerly part of Brodin Hill and Clappery Mill Estates, and now in the several occupations of the said Messrs. Place and Mr John Mills.
Lot 3 - Three Closes of Land, called The Higher Ham with the Orchard adjoining, and the Lower Down, containing together about 9a. 1r. 11p., also formerly part of Clappery Mill Estate, and now in the occupation of Mr Henry Mole and others.
Lot 4 - The Reversion in Fee of and in Two Cottages and several Closes of Land, containing together about 8a. 0r.0p., expectant on the death of a life, now aged about 51 years, and in the occupation of John Ponsford, the lessee.
Lot 5 - the Reversion in Fee of and in a Cottage and Garden, containing about 24 perches, expectant on the death of a life, now aged about 44 years, and in the occupation of John Joce.
Lot 6 - All that Messuage, Tenement and Griest Mills, called Clapworthy, otherwise Clappery Mills, with the Dwelling House, Garden, Orchards and Outhouses, and a Field, or Close of Land, belonging thereto, containing altogether about 2a. 2r. 0p., now in the occupation of Mr Henry Mole, as tenant thereof, together with the Three Cottages and Gardens adjoining, the same now in the occupation of Messrs. Vanstone and others.
The above Griest Mills have been lately put in first-rate working order, and contain three pair of French stones, with all necessary dressing and cleaning machinery and gear, and are supplied with a never-failing stream of water.
For viewing the different Lots apply to the tenants; and any further particulars may be obtained from Mr James Huxtable, Saunton Court, Braunton; Mr John Mills, Bradbury, Chittlehampton; or at the offices of Messrs. Riccard and Son, Solicitors and Proctors,
Dated 16th June 1856, Southmolton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 10th, 1856
Improved Iron Plough
William Smith of Chittlehampton, begs to inform the Agriculturists of the North of Devon that he has just completed a new and improved Iron Plough, which he confidently recommends as being superior to any Plough made for General Purposes. Price £3., delivered to any Station on the North Devon Railway.
N.B. One of these Ploughs may be seen at Messrs. Petter and Oatey's North Devon Iron Foundry, Rolle's Quay, Barnstaple.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 15th, 1857
To be Let, at once, furnished or unfurnished the principal part of Townsend Farm-house, adjoining Chittlehampton Village, with Gardens, Orchard, Dairy, and Grazing Land if required, near the Umberleigh Station, North Devon Railway. Apply to Mrs Joce, on the premises. Rent very moderate.
Dated 13th January 1857
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 5th, 1857
Deaths - February 1st, at Chittlehampton, aged 83, Charity Congram, last surviving annuitant under the will of the late Miss Rolle, of Hudscot.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 12th, 1857
Deaths - February 6th, at Chittlehampton, Thomas, second son of the late Mr J Graddon, of Bratton, in the same parish, aged 37.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 21st, 1858
Deaths - January 13th, at Chittlehampton, Jane, widow of Mr Thomas Murch, of Hooe Farm, in that parish.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 4th, 1858
Deaths - January 21st, at Chittlehampton, aged 67, Mr William Chapple, much respected.
The Bristol Mercury - Saturday, February 20th, 1858
Bank Returns - National Provincial Bank
Watts, Carder, Chittlehampton - builder
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 13th, 1858
North Devon - Braunton Divisional Petty Sessions, Wednesday
Mr John Ballman, of Chittlehampton, was summoned for assaulting Mr Thomas Snow of Crediton. The particulars did not transpire. Mr Lionel Bencraft having offered an apology to Mr Snow, which was accepted upon the condition that the incurred expenses should be defrayed by the defendant.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 24th, 1858
Marriages - Mr James Graddon, of Eastacott, Chittlehampton, to Eliza, second daughter of the late Mr Thomas Pettle, coach-builder, of the former place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 5th, 1858
Barnstaple - County Court
The business at the monthly sitting on Tuesday was chiefly of an ordinary nature, and the court rose at three p.m. The case of Buckingham v. Irwin excited some interest. Plaintiff resides in Chittlehampton, and defendant in Marwood. Mr Buckingham sued defendant for the sum of £13 17s 6d., the price of a cow and calf, which he had purchased of defendant in the Barnstaple market some three months ago, alleging for so doing that the cow had turned out a 'skenter'. Defendant declined entertaining any notice of the application, as nothing had been said till the expiration of three months. After the facts of the case had transpired, his Honour asked the defendant what he thought the cow worth to a butcher? Defendant: £8. His Honour (to plaintiff): What do you value her in? Plaintiff: Nothing. His Honour: then I shall value the cow in £8, and the calf in £2, which will leave a balance of £3 17s. 6d. on the amount claimed, to which I shall add the expenses of the court, which must be equally borne by plaintiff and defendant.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 30th, 1858
Fire - On Thursday morning last, about two o'clock, a destructive fire broke out at Bray Mills, in the parish of Chittlehampton, in the occupation of Mr William Anstey. The engine from Chittlehampton, although soon on the spot, was of little service, as the mill with its expensive machinery, and a large quantity of corn, were entirely destroyed. The property was not insured. The dwelling-house, being detached from the mill, was saved. The premises belong to Earl Fortescue. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been from the drying of wheat preparatory to grinding.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 7th, 1858
Harvest Home - On Tuesday week a full congregation assembled in the fine old parish church to return thanks to the Almighty for his mercies in the late harvest. The common prayers and praises of the Liturgy were devoutly joined in and heartily responded to, the musical portions being ably conducted by Mrs Gilbert Heathcote, aided by a new harmonium, lately provided by the liberality of the parishioners. After an excellent sermon from the Rev. J L Brereton, from Psalm cxvi. 12 - 'What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me,' a collection was made in aid of home missions, which amounted to £5 2s. 9d. A party, composed principally of the yeomen and their labourers, with their wives, to the number of 158, afterwards sat down to a dinner of good old English fare of roast beef and plum pudding, with a liberal allowance of beer. The evening was enlivened by the strains of a band and the music of the merry bells, and was spent with the utmost harmony and Christian feeling. At an early hour the company - among whom we noticed the Revds. W Kerslake, W. Thorold, J Bond, - Martin and Mrs H Law, Mrs Martin, Miss Riccard, &c - separated for their homes, looking forward to another happy return of the good old custom of 'Harvest Home'.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 21st, 1858
Bishops Tawton, Landkey and Swymbridge Agricultural Society
Class IV - Ploughmen, the furrow not less than five inches deep - Second £1 to be divided between Robert Stone and John Smallridge, both of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 11th, 1858
Game List - County of Devon
Persons who have obtained Game Certificates for the Year 1858
General Certificates at £4 0s. 10d. each
Sellis, J. W. - Chittlehampton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 9th, 1858
Deaths - December 2nd, aged 85, Mr Ephraim Howard, Nethercleave Farm, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 10th, 1859
Barnstaple County Court
Arthur v. Willshire - the plaintiff (represented by Mr G Peard) is a farmer, living at Chittlehampton; and the defendant (for whom Mr Incledon Bencraft appeared) is the proprietor of the Barnstaple Foundry. The action was brought for the recovery of £5 16s. - the price and repairs of a chaffcutter, which had been purchased from the defendant for five guineas. In January 1858, the plaintiff selected the implement from the stock - it was a secondhand one, and required some alterations. These were completed, and in a few subsequent days the plaintiff had it sent to his farm. Some little time afterwards one of the small wheels broke, and the plaintiff went to the Foundry and obtained another - free of cost. Subsequently, other parts of the chaffcutter got out of repair, but a smith soon righted what was wrong. The bargain was 'for cash', but the plaintiff seems not to have remembered that portion of the agreement; and in the October following the defendant's son met the plaintiff, who was asked for the money. This was not liked - neither was the chaffcutter then, and the plaintiff and Mr Willshire, jun., appear to have had an altercation. His Honour gave judgment for the defendant, and remarked that it was ridiculous to suppose that a tradesman would take back an article after it had been in the possession of the purchaser for nine months. Mr Willshire then offered to take back the chaffcutter and test it in the presence of his Honour. He would give £5 to the Infirmary if the implement did not do its work properly - provided that Mr Arthur did the same if it worked satisfactorily.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 3rd, 1859
Devon Intermediate Sessions
William Thorn, 15, labourer, was charged with stealing at Chittlehampton, a pewter basin, the property of Elizabeth Jenkins. The prosecutrix lost the basin, and it was afterwards sold by the prisoner to a shopkeeper at Southmolton, who resold it to an ironmonger named Beer. The prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. The Chairman stated that the object of his passing so heavy a sentence was to get the prisoner, if possible, into a Reformatory. (The prisoner had been convicted three times under the Juvenile Offenders Act). On receiving sentence, the prisoner burst into tears, and said that he had no father, and a very bad mother, and that was the reason why he had led such a bad life.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 29th, 1859
Braunton Divisional Petty Sessions, Dec. 21st
Samuel Towell, a servant to Mr Buckingham, of Chittlehampton, was find 20s. including expenses, for driving furiously through Swimbridge Newland on the 7th instant. The policeman stated that there were three women in the cart at the time, and the defendant's arm was encircled round the waist of one of them. Towell denied this; but he admitted that his 'horses took a distaste just as he got to the village'.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 28th, 1860
Marriages - March 17th at Southmolton, by the Rev. W. Parons, Mr George Corney, to Susan, widow of Mr Charles Morris, of Langaton, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 17th, 1860
A Desirable Farm to be Let, in Chittlehampton, North Devon
To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of Ten Years, from Lady-day next, all those three Estates, forming one Farm, called 'Great Whitstone', 'Lower Whitstone', and 'East Dorridge', situate in the parish of Chittlehampton distant about four miles from Southmolton, and eight from Barnstaple, and near the Railway Station; comprising a farmhouse, and all necessary Outbuildings, Cottages and 179a. 1r. 20p. of superior orchard, arable, meadow, and pasture Land, now occupied by Mr Thomas Arthur.
The Tenant will be required to discharge all rates, taxes, tithe rent-charge, and outgoings, except the landlord's property-tax; and in case church-rates should cease to be paid in Chittlehampton as heretofore, then the tenant will be required to pay to the landlord an additional yearly rent, equal to the average amount of church-rates paid in respect of the said estates for seven years preceding such cessation.
The tenant will also be expected to keep the premises in good repair and condition, except the walls, doors, and floors, on having rough timber delivered; and to manure and farm the lands in a proper manner.
The present tenant will show the Farms, and Tenders in writing are to be sent on or before the 5th day of November
Next to Mr Tanner, Crediton.
The Lessor will not be bound to accept the highest tender.
Crediton, October 16th, 1860
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 21st, 1860
Marriages - November 13th, at Brixton Cottage, Upton Hellions, Jane, wife of Mr H Brown, and last surviving daughter of John Nicholls, Esq., late of Brightley Barton, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 6th, 1861
South Molton County Petty Session
Unlawful Possession of Salmon - John Webber, Chittlehampton, was summoned by the Rev. J. H. Moreton, of Chittlehamholt , for having on the 23rd instant, in his possession an unseasonable salmon, caught during the period when fishing for salmon is prohibited by law. Mr Lionel Bencraft appeared for defendant. Complainant proved the possession of the salmon, but failed to give satisfactory evidence respecting those days declared illegal by the Quarter Session. The case was therefore dismissed.
Andrew Manning and John Chapple, both of Chittlehampton, labourers, were charged by J. V. Tanner, Esq., with a similar offence to the above. On the application of complainant, the case was adjourned to the Chumleigh Petty Sessions on the 13th instant.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 20th, 1861
Petty Sessions, Feb 13th.
Andrew Manning and John Chapple, elderly men, labourers, of Chittlehampton, were charged with unlawfully having three salmon in their possession. The river Mole teemed with salmon during the past month; and anticipating some activity amongst the poachers, on the night of the 23rd January, Mr J. V. Tanner and his brother sauntered through their father's property by the side of the river. Between the hours of eleven and twelve, when 'the moon was sailing tranquilly through the blue vault of heaven', they espied two men, who perceiving themselves watched at once decamped. The Messrs. Tanner pursued them, and succeeded in capturing the two defendants, who had three salmon in their possession, weighing 54lbs. Chapple was seen under very suspicious circumstances near the Mole on the preceding Sunday; but as Mr Tanner never prosecutes for the first offence of trespassing, Chapple was then only cautioned. The defendants admitted their guilt. In consequence of Mr J. V. Tanner's solicitation the Magistrates fined the defendants in the minimum sum of £5 each, with 15s. 9d. expenses or two months' imprisonment the money was paid. Mr Tanner left the bench during the hearing of the case.
Chittlehampton - On Friday last, Mr J. H. Toller, deputy coroner, held an inquest upon the body of Ann Crossman, aged 72, wife of William Crossman. On the morning of the 22nd of November last the deceased got out of bed, fell and broke her right leg. She was attended by Mr Richard Ley, surgeon, of Southmolton, who attributed the breaking of the bone to gangrene, and death to the effects of this broken leg.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 10th, 1861
Chittlehampton - Devon
To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of Seven or Fourteen Years, from Ladyday next, the farm called Snyddles, containing about 140 Acres of excellent pasture, meadow, orchard and arable land, with a very good farmhouse and outbuildings.
The Estate is situated about two miles from a railway station, and is well suited for a grazing or dairy farm.
The estate may be viewed and further particulars known by applying to Mr Tanner, Kingsnympton, near Chulmleigh, to whom the tenders may be addressed before the 15th of July next.
Dated June 3rd, 1861
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 24th, 1861
Chittlehampton, Devon - to Millers, Manure Manufacturers and Others
Rare Opportunity of Investment
Mr John Blackford will Sell, by Auction (unless previously disposed of, by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given) on Wednesday, the 31st day of July instant, at the Red Lion Inn, in Southmolton, precisely at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in the undermentioned Land and Premises situate in the parish of Chittlehampton aforesaid in the following or such other lots as may be agreed upon at the time of Sale.
Lot 1 - Chittlehampton - All that Messuage and Tenement called 'Clapworthy', otherwise 'Clappery Mills' comprising two excellent bone and grist mills, with the dwelling-house, garden, orchards, and outhouses, and a field or close of land belonging thereto, containing altogether about 2a. 2r. 0p. now in the occupation of Mr Henry Mole, as yearly tenant thereof.
This lot is well worthy the attention of capitalists, or of those who feel desirous of embarking in a first-class bone crushing mill, and a good capacious set of flour mills. The bone mill has been recently erected in a most substantial manner and fitted up with a very powerful bone crushing machine. The grist mills are also in thorough repair, containing three pair of stones (two pair of them of the best French, and recently erected) with a good flour-machine and working gear of the most complete kind. Persons requiring room for water power in carrying on an extensive business will find this an excellent opportunity, as the mills are commodious, and are easily available for any business requiring room, and a never ceasing supply of water power.
Lot 2 - Three Cottages and Gardens adjoining the last lot, and now in the occupation of Messrs. Lock and others.
Lot 3 - Three Closes of Land, called the Higher Ham, with the Orchard adjoining, and the Lower Down, containing together about 9a. 1r. 11p. formerly part of Clappery Mill Estate, and now in the occupation of Mr Henry Mole and others.
There is a stone quarry, of great value, attached to one of the above fields, producing first-rate stone, and is well worthy the attention of builders.
For viewing the different lots, apply to Mr Henry Mole, the tenant, and any further particulars may be obtained of Mr Bickell, Southmolton; or of the Auctioneer; or at the offices of Messrs. Riccard and Son, Solicitors, Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 23rd, 1861
Chittlehampton and Warkleigh Agricultural Association.
Prizes awarded included:-
|Ploughing -||Open to the County - first prize of £2 awarded to John Smallridge of Chittlehampton|
|District, Class 1 - first prize of £1 10s. to S Smallridge, Chittlehampton|
|District, Class 2 - first prize of £1 10s to James Ford, ploughman to Mr Manning of Winson,|
|Chittlehampton, second, £1 to George Manning, ploughman to Mr W Graddon of Brightley|
|Barton, Chittlehampton, and the third, 10s. to William Helstone, ploughman to Mr Joce of|
|District, Class 3 - (Boys under eighteen years of age), First £1 to William Ellicott, ploughboy to|
|Mr Crocker of Eastacott, Chittlehampton, second 10s to James Stone, son of Mr Stone of Southnewton|
|Chittlehampton, and the third 5s, divided between James Howard (son of Mr Howard of Nethercleave,|
|Chittlehampton) and John Burgess (son of Mr Burgess of Moore, Chittlehampton).|
|Servitude -||the labourer working the longest period with the same master or mistress:|
First prize £1 awarded to Hugh Smith, who has worked for thirty-eight years at Warkleigh Parsonage, and the second, 10s, to be divided between James Clark (thirty-one years with Mr Buckingham, of Coombe, Chittlehampton) and Thomas Buckingham (thirty-one years with Mr Mills of Chittlehampton).
The female who has worked the longest time upon the same farm: first prize 10s to Jane Budd, thirty-seven years with Mr James Graddon, of Eastacott, Chittlehampton; and the second 5s. to Mary Haniman, twenty-six years with Mr Mortimer of Warkleigh.
There were no competitors for the prizes for male servants living the longest period in the same employ; but a prize of 10s was awarded to Mary Bird for living nine years with Mr Manning, jun., of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 14th, 1862
Exeter Guildhall - Tuesday, before the Mayor and W Tombs, Esq.
Mr John Rowe, a farmer, living at Chittlehampton, was summoned for selling the carcases of four pigs in other places than the Higher and Lower Market, contrary to the Market Act, whereby he rendered himself liable to a penalty not exceeding £5, and not less than 40s. Mr Toby appeared on behalf of Mr Gardiner, the market lessee, to support the complaint, and asked the Bench to impose the full penalty as parties offended with full knowledge of the consequences; and they preferred to run the risk rather than pay the toll of 3s. or 4s. Defendant admitted having sold the pigs to Mr Cockram, butcher, but pleaded ignorance of the market rules. The magistrates fined him in the mitigated penalty of £2 and costs of 2s. 9d.
The Leeds Mercury - Thursday, February 5th, 1863
From the London Gazette - Tuesday, Feb. 3rd - Bankrupts
W Cottle, Chittlehampton, farmer , Feb. 16, at 10 Southmolton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 29th, 1863
Deaths - July 16th at Chittlehampton, Mr J Morris, aged 56.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 9th, 1863
Deaths - August 26th, at Chittlehampton, Mr William Nott, for thirty years and upwards the faithful and attached servant of the late Lord Fortescue, aged 53, greatly respected.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 21st, 1864
Marriages - December 15, at East Anstey, Mr J Troake, of Afton Barton, to Susanna, youngest daughter of the late Mr G Saunders, of Brightley Barton, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17th, 1865
To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of Fourteen Years, determinable at the end of the first seven years thereof, from Ladyday, 1866, a Tenement and Farm, called 'Lower Tredown', situated in the parish of Chittlehampton, in the occupation of Mr John Dyer; consisting of a farm house, with necessary outbuildings, and 46a. 1r. 10p. (according to the tithe apportionment) of meadow, pasture, arable and orchard land. The premises are conveniently situated about thee miles from Southmolton, and are easy of access.
The taker will have to pay all outgoings, and to keep the premises in repair, on being found rough timer; and to farm and cultivate the premises according to the system adopted in the neighbourhood.
For viewing the premises application may be made to Mr Dyer, at Fullabrook.
Tenders in writing to be sent to Mr W. G. Smyth, East-street, Southmolton, on or before the 30th day of May inst.
The owner will not be bound to accept the highest or any other tender.
Dated May 9th, 1865.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17th, 1865
Deaths - May 11th, at Chittlehampton, Mr William Manaton, of the Bell Inn, aged 65, deeply lamented.
The Pall Mall Gazette - Thursday, September 27th, 1866
Births - Drake, wife of Rev. C. M., Chittlehampton Vicarage, Devon, 22nd, inst., a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 17th, 1866
Barnstaple - The Barnstaple Quarter session was held on Saturday, when George Start, farmer, of Chittlehampton, again came before the court upon the charge of stealing a pig and hamper, which were left in Boutport-street, Barnstaple, by a farmer's wife of Tawstock. The accused was tried for it at the previous session, but as the jury could not agree and one of them was taken ill the Recorder discharged them and liberated Farmer Start on bail. But on the present occasion no one appeared to give evidence against Start and he was acquitted.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 21st, 1866
Marriage - November 15th, at St Peter's, Chittlehampton, by the Rev. C. M. Drake, Pearson Morrison, Esq., eldest son of P R. Morrison, Esq., of Mexico, to Jessie, youngest daughter of William Graddon, Esq., of Brightley, Chittlehampton, Devon.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 28th, 1866
Marriage - November 17th, at Heavitree, Mr Hugh Clark of Chittlehampton to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Sanders, of Aylesbeare.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 22nd, 1867
Births - May 14th, at Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr J. J. R. Howard, draper and grocer, a son.
Deaths - At Chittlehampton, aged 84, Mrs Elizabeth Evans, beloved and respected.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 19th, 1867
Marriage - June 6th, at Chittlehampton, Mr Frank Manning, of Stone, Southmolton, to Mary, second daughter of Mr W Greenslade of Collacott, Chittlehampton.
Liverpool Mercury - Thursday, June 27th, 1867
Ecclesiastical News - Preferment's and Appointments
Trefusis, Rev. R. E., B.A., to vicarage of Chittlehampton, near South Molton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 24th, 1868
To Be Let, by Tender, from Ladyday next, all that desirable Farm, known as 'Shortridge Barton' situate in the parishes of Warkleigh, Chittlehampton, and Highbickington, now in the occupation of Mr Samuel Wadland, and containing about 249a. 1r. 36p. of good arable, meadow, pasture land and orchard, with a comfortable dwelling-house, and all necessary and convenient farm buildings thereon.
The farm is well situated adjoining good roads, bounded on one side by the river Taw, and it is midway between the Umberleigh and Portsmouth Arms Station on the North Devon Railway, ten miles from Barnstaple, and five miles from Southmolton, both excellent market towns.
The conditions of letting, together with a map of the estate, can be seen at the house of Mr Carder Watts, in Chittlehampton village, at which place parties wishing to view the farm must apply; and any further information that may be required can be obtained of: Mr Henry Drew, Land Agent, Stevenstone, and 9 Queen-street, Exeter, to whom Tenders in writing are to be sent on or before the 10th day of July next.
Dated Stevenstone, 12th June, 1868
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 8th, 1868
The Barnstaple Quarter Session was held on Saturday, when George Wollacott, a groom, was found guilty of poisoning a horse belonging to Mr Smallridge, of Chittlehampton, and was sentenced to five years' penal servitude. The prisoner had been intrusted with another farmer's horse, with an understanding that whatever prizes the horse won at any races Wollacott would reap certain advantages; that horse and Mr Smallridge's were entered for running at the recent Barnstaple races; but on the day preceding the races it was proved that Wollacott went to a stable at Barnstaple, where Mr Smallridge's horse was, and administered poison to the animal whereby it was prevented from running. The horse died two days afterwards.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 28th, 1868
Southmolton - John Shapland, veterinary surgeon, of Chittlehampton, was charged on Saturday before the Reverends W. H. Karslake and J. Bawden, and R. B. Russell, Esq., with passing a counterfeit sovereign on July 23rd last; also with passing a forged cheque of the National Provincial Bank of Barnstaple for £3 5s. on October 2nd. Committed for trial.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 18, 1868
Intermediate Sessions - the Devon Intermediate Sessions for the trial of prisoners was held yesterday at the Castle of Exeter, the Right Hon. The Earl of Devon in the chair.
John Shapland, 50, veterinary surgeon, six months' hard labour for having on the 5th October 1868 at Chittlehampton, by means of a false pretence, obtained from Thomas Philpot a certain receipt for the sum of £3 5s. 0d, and the sum of 4s. 7d. with intent to defraud. He was charged with having on the 23rd July last, at Chittlehampton, uttered and put off to John Tinson Hunt a counterfeit sovereign, well knowing the same to be counterfeit. There not being sufficient evidence in this case the Court ordered a dismissal.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 16th, 1869
Deaths - June 6th, at Eastacott, Chittlehampton, Mr George Crocker, yeoman, aged 52.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 6th, 1869
Marriages - Mr Bartholomew Harris, of Chittlehampton, to Miss Ann Cooper of Burrington.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 16th, 1870
Marriages - March 8th, at Chittlehampton, Samuel, son of Mr F Smallridge, of Biddacote Farm, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr J Harris, Dipford Farm, both of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 4th, 1870
At Chittlehampton, aged 70, Thomazin, relict of Mr W Manaton, of the Bell Inn, beloved and respected.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 29th, 1870
Chittlehampton - The barn and other out-buildings, belonging to Kingsbeer Farm, Chittlehampton, were destroyed by fire on Saturday night. There was a quantity of wheat in the barn and some valuable machinery, which were likewise destroyed. The fire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Neither the occupier (Mr Manning) nor the owner (the Hon. Mark Rolle) is insured against the loss sustained.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 14th, 1870
Marriages - September 8th, at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, John Richard, only son of R Cridge, Esq., Southmolton, to Caroline, daughter of Mr H Manning, Winsor, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 9th, 1871
Births - August 5th, at Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr Malone, a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 20th, 1871
Chittlehampton - Several ricks of corn one rick of hay, belonging to Mr Harris, of Newton Farm, were destroyed by fire on Wednesday evening. Some four or five weeks since the outbuildings of another farm occupied by Mr Harris were destroyed by fire.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 14th, 1872
Deaths - February 6th, at Dipford Farm, Chittlehampton, Emma, daughter of Mr J Harris, aged 20.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 1st, 1872
Deaths - April 24th, at Callacott Barton, Chittlehampton, Mr W. Greenslade.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 11th, 1873
Marriages - June 5th, at Oare, Somerset, by the Rev. Anderson, Thomas Bennett, of Worth, Silverton, to Mary, daughter of the late William Vater, of South Bray, Chittlehampton, Devon.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 13th, 1874
Marriages - May 7th, at Great Marlow, the Rev. R. E. Trefusis, Vicar of Chittlehampton, to Emma Mary, daughter of the late O. Wethered, Esq., of Great Marlow.
The Pall Mall Gazette (London) - Thursday, June 18th, 1874
Births - Atkins, wife of the Rev. W. R. at Chittlehampton, North Devon, June 12th - a daughter.
The Pall Mall Gazette (London) - Monday, August 31st, 1874
Marriages - Chichester - Villiers-Stuart - At White Church, Castletown, Arthur, son of the late Rev. R Chichester, of Chittlehampton, to Geraldine, daughter of the late Colonel Villiers-Stuart, August 25th.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 16th, 1874
Chittlehampton - On Thursday the wife of a groom, named Down, committed suicide by drowning herself in a well belonging to the dwelling house. She had been observed to be in a low and desponding state for some time, and, to make matters worse, her husband had been scarcely able to do his work of late on account of illness. They went to bed as usual on Wednesday evening, accompanied by their youngest child, an infant about seven months old. Towards the morning the father was awakened by the cries of the latter, and on looking around saw that his wife had left the room. He thought she had gone downstairs to get something for the child, and called to her several times, but got no answer. He then dressed himself and went downstairs in search. He looked his premises all over, but could find no trace of her, only that she had gone out of the house and left the door unfastened. After searching for some time he went to the well which supplied the house, and there, to his horror, found his wife drowned in her nightdress. With some difficulty the body was got out, and found to be quite cold and lifeless. The husband is left with seven children, the oldest being a daughter about twenty-one years old.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 13th, 1875
Barnstaple - William Westacott, a tailor, of Chittlehampton, was indicted for having, on the 23rd November last, stolen two turkeys, the property of John Tucker, or Maidenford Farm; also for receiving the turkeys, knowing them to have been stolen. Mr L Bencraft prosecuted; Mr Ffinch defended. William Grimshaw said that on the afternoon of the 23rd November he saw nine turkeys in his grandfather-s orchard at Maidenford; on the following morning two of them were missing. He believed the stuffed bird produced was one of the stolen turkeys. John Purchase, poulterer, of Litchdon-street, stated that prisoner brought two turkeys to his house about nine o'clock on the evening of the 23rd November, and offered to sell them for a guinea. He declined to buy them. Prisoner said his name was Burton. John Burton, a tanner, living in the Rackfield was in Purchase's house when the prisoner called, and corroborated the previous witness's evidence. Mrs Young, wife of the landlord of the Bristol-inn, in Litchdon-street, said that she bought two turkeys from a man named Bright, about nine o'clock in the evening of the 23rd December. She agreed to give 14s. for them. She paid Bright 12s. and went out to get change for a sovereign. On her return Bright was gone, and she had not seen him since. The prisoner was not there when she bought the turkeys from Bright, but he came in a few minutes afterwards. Sergeant Eddy and P.C. Jones deposed to apprehending the prisoner and taking possession of the turkeys at the Bristol-inn. Prisoner then denied all knowledge of any turkeys. Mr L Bencraft and Mr Ffinch then addressed the jury; the latter contending that the prisoner had offered the turkeys for sale at the request of Bright, and that he (the prisoner) had not a guilty knowledge. The Rev. R. Trefusis, vicar of Chittlehampton, and Mr Buckingham, farmer of Chittlehampton, gave prisoner a good character. The Recorder having summed up, the jury retired for a considerable time to consider their verdict. The jury returned into Court in about an hour with a verdict of 'not guilty' which was received with applause from a crowded Court. The Recorder then ordered a young man named Stribling to be brought before him, and asked him if he had been in a court of justice before? To which he replied 'yes'. The Recorder said he had had reason to complain of such conduct for the last ten years, and he supposed it was from the ignorance of the people of his order in this part of the country. He had determined to put a stop to it and would commit him to be confined in the cell beneath until the Court rose. His Honour then gave the prisoner Westacott some sound advice, and told him he had reason to believe that an opportunity would be afforded him of going back to Chittlehampton and renewing his former exemplary life, which he hoped he would do. Prisoner left the dock in tears.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 3rd, 1875
Births - February 24th, at Chittlehampton Vicarage, Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. R. E. Trefusis, a son.
The Ipswich Journal - Saturday, February 24th, 1877
Copy of Return, National Provincial Bank of England
Burgess, Mrs Mildred, Chittlehampton, Devon
Crocker, William, Chittlehampton, Devon, farmer
Howard, John, Chittlehampton, Devon, grocer
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 9th, 1878
Marriages - January 1st, at Southmolton, Mr Thomas Howard, of Chittlehampton, to Miss Emily Bowden, of Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 13th, 1878
Copy of Returns of Stuckey's Banking Company
Follett, Richard, Chittlehampton, Devon, farmer
Joce, Elizabeth, Chittlehampton, near Southmolton, spinster
Joce, Jane, Chittlehampton, near Southmolton, spinster
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 17, 1878
Deaths - April 9th, at Leary, Chittlehampton, Mr Chas. Rice, aged 38.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 11th, 1879
Exeter - Hankey, Claude, M.A., late Curate of Farnham, Surrey (Dio. Winchester) to be Curate of Chittlehampton, South Molton.
Reynolds's Newspaper (London) - Sunday, September 14, 1879
A distressing case of hydrophobia has just come before Mr J. H. Toller, the coroner for North Devon, at an inquest held on the body on the body of Leah Ford, nine years of age. The deceased was the daughter of an agricultural labourer at Chittlehampton. On the 9th ult. She was, while in a road, suddenly jumped at by a dog and bitten about the mouth. Mr Hind, surgeon, of South Molton, sewed up the wounds, and up to Saturday week she seemed to grow better. On that day she was pale, urgent symptoms of hydrophobia set in, and all that medical skill could do was of no avail. She died in great agony, and 'Death from hydrophobia' was the finding of the jury.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 22nd, 1879
Pleaded guilty - Benjamin Gedge, alias Charles Allen, 23, labourer, pleaded guilty to two indictments, charging him with housebreaking and stealing a watch-chain with two silver coins attached and a necktie, the property of Henry Knight, at Kingsnympton, and with housebreaking and theft of jewellery, the property of Wm. Taylor, of Chittlehampton. There was another charge against the prisoner, but upon this the prosecution offered no evidence.
Prisoner pleaded guilty to a previous conviction for housebreaking, and was sentenced for the first offence to one week's imprisonment, and for the second to five years' penal servitude, and five years' subsequent police supervision.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 10th, 1880
Deaths - March 2nd, at Shilston Farm, Chittlehampton, Mr John Ashton, aged 71.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 21st, 1880
Southmolton - Highway Robbery
At the Town Hall on Thursday, before the Mayor (John Galliford, Esq.), and Dr Hatherley, William Lugg, a mason of Chittlehampton, was charged with stealing a silver watch, valued at £2 from Joseph Blackmore of Shamtown, near Castle-hill, on the previous Saturday night. The prosecutor, who was drunk, was in charge of a horse, and at the time of the robbery he was lying in the road with the animal standing near him. The prisoner took the horse, and rode him through the toll-bar on the road to Chittlehampton as far as Townhouse-lane, where he left him. A search-warrant was obtained on Tuesday; and, on Sergeant Hobbs going to Chittlehampton to execute it, the prisoner produced the watch from a hole in the thatch in the roof. The prisoner having elected to be tried by the Bench, pleaded not guilty to stealing the watch, but acknowledged his being in possession of it. He was fined £2, and £1 0s. 6d costs.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 9th, 1881
About 2 1/2 miles from South Molton Road and Umberleigh Railway Stations, and five miles from South Molton.
Messrs. Hussey and Son have been favoured with instructions from the Executors of the late S B. Short, Esq., to Sell, by Auction, on Wednesday, the 16th day of March 1881 all the valuable and well-bred Live Stock, Hay, Corn, Mangold, Potatoes, Implements, Grass, &c, comprising; Thirty-five Exmoor and other ewes and lambs, thirty-six cross-bred ewe and wether hogs, one two-year-old Notts ram, six well-bred fat Devon heifers, two cows, time up to calve; three ditto later in calf; one sow in full milk, two yearling heifers, two rearing calves, sow and pigs, one young sow in farrow; two large slip pigs, two smaller ditto, one boar pig of Lord Portsmouth's breed, two cart horses and harness, one handsome grey pony, four years old, thirteen hands high, good in saddle and harness; together will all the valuable implements of husbandry, three ricks of wheat, thirty tons of well-saved upland and clover hay, about 250 tons of mangold, 400 bags of potatoes (various sorts) and sixty-five acres of grass, in lots as described in handbills.
The Cattle have been principally procured of Mr Tapp and other well-known breeders, and the whole will be found well worth especial attention. To view the lots apply at the Farm House.
Twenty-five per cent deposit will be required at the close of the Auction on the grass.
Refreshments will be provided at 12.30. Sale to commence at Two o'Clock.
Dated 14, Queen-street, Exeter, 26th February 1881. Agents to the Royal Farmers' and General Insurance Company.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 4th, 1881
Marriages - April 26th, at Chittlehampton Church, Mr W Seaward, Creedy Park, to Miss Alma A Leary, of Castle Hill.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 10th, 1881
Marriages - August 3, at Southmolton, Mr Thomas Greenslade to Miss M Buckingham, both of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 1st, 1882
Marriages - Lethbridge - Gooding - February 21st, at Chittlehampton Church, Mr C Lethbridge, Chittlehampton to Miss E Gooding, Barnstaple.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 21st, 1883
Marriages - Clarke - Jackman - February 14th, at the Church, Chittlehamholt, Mr Charles Clarke, Southmolton, to Miss Mary Jackman, Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 9th, 1884
South Molton - Charles Vicary, son of a farmer of Chittlehampton, was charged with having shot at partridges on the 16th September, he not having the necessary license. Defendant was at the last Court fined £2 for trespassing in pursuit of game on the occasion to which the present charge had reference, and he was now muleted in £8 and 18s. costs, several previous convictions having been proved against him, and the Magistrates refusing to believe that he shot at and killed a stoat, as was alleged for the defence. Richard Woollacott, of Chittlehampton, was summoned by William Vicary for trespassing on land in pursuit of game at Chittlehampton and shooting a partridge, on the 14th October last. Mr A E Shapland appeared for complainant, and Mr R. I. Bencraft for defendant. Complainant swore that defendant committed the offence in his field, and for the defence three witnesses swore that Woollacott never entered the field in question nor had a gun in his possession on that day. The summons was dismissed and proceedings against Vicary for perjury was ordered to be instituted.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 21st, 1885
Deaths - Manning - January 13th, at Chittlehampton, Mr William Manning, aged 76.
Deaths - Watts - January 12th, at Chittlehampton, Mr Carder Watts, aged 73.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday June 17th, 1885
Fatal Gun Accident at Chittlehampton
An inquest was held at Wey Farm, Chittlehampton, on Saturday, by James M Bromham, Esq., District Coroner, relative to the death of Lucy Phillips, aged 13, who was accidentally shot at that place, on Friday, by a servant girl, in the employ of deceased's grandfather, Thomas Phillips, with whom she was staying at the time. About three o'clock in the afternoon when Mr Phillips and his daughter were absent at Barnstaple Market, deceased and the domestic servant Eliza Bawden, aged 17, were along in the kitchen. The servant had only been in the employ of Mr Phillips a week, but appeared to be on most friendly terms with the deceased. There was a gun standing in a corner of the kitchen, which the girl took up in play, and rested against her shoulder. The gun went off, and the charge lodged in the body of the deceased, who screamed and fell to the ground. The girl, ran for help, and found a servant man named Buckingham, and a boy called Brewer in the barn close by. Seeing the state in which deceased was, these ran off for assistance, and in the meantime the girl returned to the house, and the deceased, who was still conscious, said to her, "You have shot me, but I know you didn't mean to do it. I forgive you, as I know you love me and I love you". Dr Jackson, of Barnstaple, who was soon in attendance, said the child was dead when he arrived. He described the injuries he found on the body, and said they were such that nothing could have been done to save, or even prolong the life of the child. He also added that in addition to the severe wounds he had described, he found thirty-six shots around the wound. The jury returned a verdict that death resulted from haemorrhage of the lung caused by a severe gunshot wound, and added a rider to the effect that the jury whilst deeply sympathising with the grandfather and the parents of the child in the sad loss they had sustained, wish to record their opinion that the occurrence was a pure accident and that no blame attaches to the servant girl, who appears to have already suffered very deeply, mentally, on account of the unfortunate affair.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, February 2nd, 1889
Deaths - Hancock - January 30th at Chittlehampton, Susan, wife of Mr Matthew Hancock, aged 40.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 23rd, 1889
Deaths - Watts - March 18th, at Hill-head, Chittlehampton, Esther, daughter of Mr Thomas Watts, aged 18.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Monday, August 26th, 1889
A marriage will take place in September between Mr Edward Chichester, third son of the late Rev. R. H. Chichester, Chittlehampton, and Miss Gwenellen Walker, eldest daughter of Mr Charles Walker, barrister-at-law, of Fern Lea, Norwood.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, August 2nd, 1890
Deaths - Chapple - July 26th, at Chittlehampton, Charlotte, wife of Mr W. Chapple, aged 73
Deaths - Chapple - July 28th, at Chittlehampton, Mr William Chapple, aged 73
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, October 24th, 1891
Deaths - Tinson - October 16th, at Marylebone-road, London, W., Annie, wife of James Tinson, formerly of Chittlehampton, aged 52.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, December 12th, 1891
Deaths - Greenslade - December 8th, at Chittlehampton Village, the infant daughter of William Greenslade.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, June 4th, 1892
Mr A Egerton Skynner, gentleman, of Chittlehampton, and late of Exeter, has been gazetted Second Lieutenant in the South Wales and Severn Division of the Royal Submarine Mining Engineers.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, June 11th, 1892
Marriages - Dyer - Mildon, - June 7th, at Chittlehampton, Mr W. Dyer, Fellabrook Farm, to Miss Mildon, of Halswell, both of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, November 5th, 1892
Births - Cole - At Townsend, Chittlehampton, the wife of James Cole, a son.
Marriages - Westacott - Born, - October 31st, at Chulmleigh, Mr W Westacott, of Chittlehampton, to Mrs Born, of Chulmleigh.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 2nd, 1895
In the case of Bater v. Mortimore, heard on Wednesday, in the Queen's Bench Division, the plaintiff, Sarah Ellen Manning Bater, sued, through her next friend, to recover damages for breach of promise and seduction from John H. Mortimore, a gentleman farmer. Plaintiff lived at Chittlehampton, Devonshire, and went into the service of defendant's mother as companion. Defendant pleaded that he did not promise to marry the plaintiff. The jury found for plaintiff, damages £250, and judgment was given with costs accordingly.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, May 12th, 1900
Births - Gregory - May 2nd at Chittlehampton, the wife of G. Gregory, a daughter.
Marriages - Blackmore - Mitchell, - May 7th, at Chittlehampton Church, James Smalldon Blackmore to Selina Mitchell, both of Chittlehampton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, December 29th, 1900
Births - Howard - December 25th, at the Vicarage, Chittlehampton, the wife of Mr E Howard, a son.