Preface and List of the Devonshire Entries in:

The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory

Containing Complete Register of the Dignities and Benefices of the Church of England,
with the Names of Possessors, Patrons etc.
And an Alphabetical List of Dignitaries and Beneficed Clergy


Richard Gilbert

London: Printed for C.J.G. & F. Rivington, St Paul's Churchyard
and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall. (Third Edition, 1829) 310 pp.

An Original Copy is held at the New York Public Library

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THE Proprietors of the CLERICAL GUIDE, in offering the Third Edition to the Public, return their respectful thanks for the favourable reception of the former Editions, and beg to add that no labour or expense has been spared to render the Work worthy of a continuance of their patronage.

In the present Edition, amongst other improvements will be found enumerated such Churches and Chapels as have been built, or are in progress, by His Majesty's Commissioners for building additional Churches and Chapels, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament passed during the late and present reigns for that purpose; distinguishing such Parishes as have been divided by the Commissioners into Ecclesiastical Districts, by virtue of powers granted to them by Parliament.

The Proprietors have to offer their best acknowledgements to the numerous gentlemen who have furnished them with information of the changes and alterations that have taken place since the publication of the Second Edition; and they trust that in consequence of these communications the names of the Incumbents and Patrons of Benefices, will be found more correctly described in the present, than in the two former Editions.

London, March 23, 1829.


Rt Rev. William Cary DD
Very Rev Whittington Landon DD.
Canons Residentiary

Thomas Bartlam MA
Chancellor of the Church
Archdeacon Pott MA
The Lord Bishop

J. Parker Fisher DD
Thomas Heberden BD
George Martin MA
George Rogers MA
Archdeacon Bull DD
Ven John Moore MA (Exeter)
Ven R.H. Froude MA (Totnes)
Ven John Bull DD (Barnstaple)
Ven John Sheepshanks MA (Cornwall)
Gilbert Burrington MA
John Robert Hall MA
Charles Davie MA
William Oxnam MA
Phillip Fisher MA
Hon. Henry Leslie MA
Richard Ellicombe MA
Jno. Pom. Gilbert MA
Chas Chichester MA
J.H.P. Polson MA
Archdeac. Moore MA
J.B. Copleston MA
Rob. Holdsworth MA
J.D. Coleridge BCL
Edward Rodd DD
Priest Vicars
D. Chave MA
William Turner MA
Geo. M. Slater BD
A.T.R. Vicary BA
Chancellor of the Diocese
Worshipful George Martle MA
Bishop's Chaplains
Archdeacon Bull DD
D. Longlands MA
William Oxnam MA
Jas. Duke Coleridge BCL
Registrar - Thomas Turner Esq.
Secretary to the Bishop - J. Burder Esq.
Ditto to Exeter - D. Turner Esq.


Abbots BickingtonP.D. Foulkes
AbbotshamWilliam Walter
Abbots KerswellWilliam Kitson
Allington, EastWilliam Wells
Allington, WestE. Edgell
AlphingtonW. Ellicombe
AlverdiscotJohn Rowe
AlvingtonWilliam Spurway
Anstye EastWilliam Stabback
ArlingtonJ.H.J. Chichester
AshburtonW.S. Cary
AshburyHenry Woolcombe
AshcombeW.H. Palk
AshfordJohn Fletcher
AshpringtonJacob Ley
AshtonThomas Hole
AtheringtonGeorge Burgess
Aveton GiffordB.K. Vaughan
AwliscombeR.V. Willesford
AxemouthR.H. Hallett
AxminsterCharles Steer
BamptonBarth. Davy
BarnstapleJ.H. Luxmoore
BeafordJ.G. Russell
BeaworthyT. Molesworth
BeerVicar of Seaton
Beer FerrisHon. Henry Hobart
BelstoneWilloughby Brassey
Berry Narbor(vacant ?)
Berry PomeroyJohn Edwards
BickingtonVicar of Ashburton
BickleighThomas Carew
BickleyW.Y.C. Hunt
Bickton, HighDavid Honidon
BiddefordWilliam Walter
BigburyT. Livingstone
Bishops NymptonThomas Heberden
Bishops TawtonI. Landon
Bishops TeigntonJohn Comyns
BittadonJohn Dene
BlackautonS.L. Adams
BlackbroughRobert H. Tripp
Black TorringtonReid, W. Bampfield
Bovey, NorthHon. W. Annesley
BoweJ. Rowe
Bovey TraceyJoseph Domett
BradfordJohn Bampfield
Bradstone(Vacant ?)
BradworthyJohn Stone
Bradworthy, St Pancras(?)
BramfordspekeJ. Mudge
BranscombeWhit Landon DD
Bratton ClovellyJohn Fellowes
Bratton FlemingWm. Gimingham
BrauntonJ.W.R. Landon
BrendonThomas Boyse
BrentorE.A. Bray
BridestowCorynd. Luxmoore
BridfordR.P. Carrington
BridgeruleThomas H. Kingdon
BridockVicar of St Andrew's, Plymouth
BrixhamRobert Holdsworth
Brixham, LowerH.F. Lyte
BrixtonRichard Lane
BroadclystWilliam Barker
BroadhemburyRichard Green
BroadhemstonJohn Pitman
Broadwood-kellyJohn Hole
Broadwood-wigerJohn Braddon
BudleighC. Tripp DD (Corrigenda)
BurliscombeT.T. Jackson
BurringtonJas. Buckingham
ButterleighJ.T. Grant
CadburyChr. Birdwood
CadeleighWilliam Salter
CalverleighB. Davey
ChagfordW. Hames
ChallacombeW. Mold
CharltonGeorge Smith
ChawleyPelham Clay
CheldonJames May
Cheriton BishopFred. Barns DD
Cheriton FizpaineW.H. Arundell
ChittlehamptonRobert Chichester
ChivelstoneChas. Holdworth
ChristoweHon. E Pellew
ChudleighG. Burrington
ChumleighGeorge Hole
Church StauntonB. Bluett
Churston FerrersRobert Holdsworth
ClannaboroughP. Glubb
ClawtonThomas Melhuish, Jun.
ClayhangerWilliam M Harrison
ClehydonJohn Clarke
Clist St GeorgeW. Rous Ellicombe
Clist HonitonH.W. Bagnell
Clist HydonF. Huish
Clist St LawrenceCharles E. Walkey
Clist St MaryThomas Strong
ClovellyO.H. Williams
CoffinswellRector of Mary Church
ColebrookT. Robbins
ColeridgeThomas Cox
ColytonF. Barnes DD
Colyton RawleighRobert Greenwood
Coombe RawleighC.E. Band
CoombeintenheadB,W, Wrey
Comb-martinW. Jones
CombpyneE.C. Forward
CookburyRector of Milton Damerell
CornwoodWilliam Oxnam
CornworthyCharles Barter
CorytonR.V. Willesford
CotleighWilliam Michell
CountesburyVicar of Linton
CoveBrian Beauchamp
CreacombeWilliam M Stawell
CreditonJohn Rudall
Cruwys MorchardF. J'Ans
CullumptonJohn Temple
CulmstockWm. Karslake
DartingtonR.H. Froude
Dartmouth, St PetroxJ.M. Glubb
Dartmouth, St SavioursRobert Holdsworth
DawlishJ.D. Perkins DD
Dean PriorsJoseph Chilcot
DenburyR.H. Froude
DevonportRector of Stoke Damerel
DipfordJohn Taylor
DittishamLord H.F.C. Kerr
DodbrookCharles C. Owen
DoddiscombleighGeorge Hole
DoltonWm. Kerslake
DowlandHugh Northcote
Down, EastJ.P. Coffin
Down St MaryT. Freke
Down, WestRichard Bryan
Drews TeigntonEdward Trevenan
DunchideockR.P. Wellond
DunkswellJohn Clarke
DunsfordG. Gregory
DuntertonWilliam Royce
Eade (or Ide)Thomas Bartlam
Egg BucklandGeorge Hunt
EggesfordPelham F. Clay
ErmingtonW. Cholwich
Ermington MedietyW. Cholwich
ExbourneFinney Belfield
Exeter, All HallowsMatthew Vicars
Exeter, on the WallW. Carwithen
Exeter, St DavidsJohn Abbott
Exeter, St EdmundsT. Atkinson
Exeter, St GeorgeJ.K. Cleeve
Exeter, St JohnJ.M. Collyns DD
Exeter, St Kerrian & St Petrock   J.M. Glubb
Exeter, St LaurenceJohn David Perkins
Exeter, St LeonardR.W. Smith
Exeter, St Martin & St PancrasG.P. Cosserat
Exeter, St Mary ArchesEdward Chave
Exeter, St Mary MajorJ.H.P. Polson
Exeter, St Mary StepsT.A. Melhuish
Exeter, St OlavesW. Compton
Exeter, St PaulJohn Ley
Exeter, St SidwellR.H. Tripp
Exeter, St StephenWm Stabback
Exeter, TrinityJohn Bradford
ExminsterJohn White
ExmouthVicar of Littleham
FaringdonJona P. Fisher DD
FarwayT. Putt
FenitonH.E. Head
FilleighW.M. Stawell
FrithelstockR. Lloyd
GeorgehamThomas Hole
George nymptonW. Fortescue
Germans weekJohn Braddon
GidleyWilliam Southmead
GittishamThomas John Marker
GoodleyWm. Churchward
HaccombeT.C. Carew
HalwellVicar of Harberton
HalwillR. Stapleton
HarbertonGeorge Martin
HarfordRobert Savage
HarpfordMarwood Tucker
HartlandWilliam Chanter
HatherleighJohn Chas. Glascott
HeantonCharles Davie
HemiockJames Sparrow
HennockJ. Turner
High BickingtonW.M. Stawell
High HamptonHenry Woolcombe
HighweekVicar of Kingsteignton
HittesleighR. Tothill
HockworthyJohn Comyns
HolbetonThomas Mends
Holcomb BurnellRichard J. Beadon
HollacombeJohn Kingdom
HolneSamuel Lane
HolsworthyRoger Kingdon
HoneychurchCharles Sandby
HorwoodJ. Dene
HuishJ. Knight
Huish, NorthPhilip Perring
Huish, SouthVicar of West Allington
HunshawCharles Heirn
HuntshamEdward Troyte DD
HuntshamRector of Poltimore
JacobstowHugh Best
IddesleighJohn Russel
IdefordGeorge Heywood
Ilfracombe(Vacant ?)
InstowArthur F. Lloyd
InwardleighArthur Forbes Lloyd
IpplepenR. Marriott
KelleyEdward Morehead
KennHenry Ley
KennerleyN. Lightfoot
KentisbeareC. Tripp DD
KentisburyCharlres Sweet
KentonG.T. Chamberlain
KerswellVicar of Marychurch
KilmingtonRector of Axminster
KingsbridgeVicar of Churstow
Kings NymptonRobert Tanner
KingsteigntonT. Whipham
KingstonVicar of Ermington
KingswareR.H. Teale
KnowstoneJohn Froude
LamertonE. Rodd DD
LancrossPhilip Kelland
LandkeyVicar of Bishops Tawton
LangtreeJoseph P. Prust
LapfordJohn A. Radford
Leigh, SouthHenry W. Marker
Leigh, WestJ. Torr
Lew TrenchardW. Elford
LidfordJ. Rooke Fletcher
LiftonD. Sanders
LimpstoneJ. Bartholomew
LintonCharles Kekewich
LittlehamJohn L. Harding
LittlehamRichard Pratt
Little HernstonRichard Gore
LoddiswellThomas Freke
LoxbeareWilliam Karslake
LoxhoreJ.H.J. Chichester
LuffincottT.W. Martyn
LuppitJohn Cabell
LustleighJohn Mudge
MalboroughVicar of West Allington
MamheadF.D. Perkins DD
ManatonW. Carwithen
MarldenGeorge Smith
MartinhoeJohn Dowell
MartinstowVicar of Tamerton
MarwoodR. Riley
Mary StoweJ.T. Spry
Mary TavyReginald Pole
MeavyG. Jope
MeethEdward Lampriere
MemburyRector of Axminster
MertonDavid Horndon
MeshawWilliam Tanner
Milton AbbottsJohn Jago DD
Milton DamarellJohn Clack
Milton, SouthVicar of West Allington
ModburyW. Stackhouse
MonkleighJ.L. Harding
MonkokehamptonHugh Northcote
Morchard BishopeR.C.H. Tuckfield
MorebathRichard Bere
Moreton HampsteadWilliam Clack
MorleighS.L. Adams
MusburyGeorge Tucker
MuxbearVicar of Halberton
NetherexJ. Bond
Newton AbbotCurate of Woolboro
Newton PopplefordVicar of Aylesbeare
Newton St CyresAndrew Quicke
Newton St PetrockF.D. Lempriere
Newton TraceyThomas Law
North LeweWilliam Ketson
North MoultonJohn Hodgkin
Nymet, BroadB. Marshall
Nymet RowlandJ.A. Radford
OakfordJames Parkins
OffwellJohn G. Copleston
Ogwell, EastT.E. Whidborne
Ogwell, WestHenry Taylor
OkehamptonH.B. Wrey
Okehampton, St JamesH. Northcote
OldrudgeN. Lightfoot
OttertonJohn Moore
Ottery St MaryGeorge Smith
PaingtonJohn Templar
PancrasVicar of St Andrew's, Plymouth
PancraswikeVicar of Bradworthy
ParracombJohn Pike
ParskhamH.B. Green
PayhemburyP. Terry Jackson
PennycrossG.M. Arthur
Petherwin, NorthWilliam Elford
PiltonWilliam Spurway
PinhoeThomas Bartlam
PloughillPerry Dicken
Plymouth, CharlesJames Carne
Plymouth, St AndrewJ. Hatchard
Plymouth, St AndrewRobert Lampen
Plymstock, St MaryW.J.T. Coppard
PlymstockJ.L. Harris
Plympton MauriceJ. Arscott
PlymtreeE.O. Holwell
PoltimoreR.W. Bampfylde
PortlemouthSamuel Well
PowderhamDaniel Nantes
Putford, EastVicar of Buckland Brewer
Putford, WestDenys Yonge
PyeworthyT.H. Kingdon
RackenfordJ. Comins
RatteryJohn Jago
RevelstockVicar of Yealmpton
ReweHon. H. Strangways
RingmoreR. Butland
RoboroughThomas May
RockbearJ.B. Fisher DD
RomansleighJ. Messiter
RoseashE. Southcombe
RosedownR.S. Hallet
Salcombe RegisJ.H. Cardew
Sampford Courtenay(Vacant ?)
Sampford PeverellR. Skinner
SandfordH. Bent
SatterleighRichard Bawden
SeatonRobert Cutliffe
Shaugh PriorSamuel W. Pearse
ShebbearThomas Trevethan
SheepwashVicar of Shebbeare
SheldonC.E. Bond
ShepstorVicar of Bickley
SherfordJames Cory
SherwellJohn Sanford
ShillingfordRobert P. Trelland
ShipstonVicar of Bickleigh
ShobrookBishop of Exeter
ShuteVicar of Colyton
SidburyHenry Fellowes
SidmouthWilliam Jenkins
SilvertonWilliam Barker
SlaptonH. Bradridge
SourtonRector of Bridestow
South MoultonW. Toms
South PoolHenry Taylor
SowtonGeorge Barnes DD
SpreytonRichard Holland
Star-cross(Vacant ?)
Stockleigh EnglishJohn Starr
Stockleigh PomeroyJames Yonge
Stoke CanonPhilip Fisher DD
Stoke DamarelW.J. St. Aubyn
Stoke FlemingWilliam Manley
Stoke GabrielF. Belfield
Stoke RiversCharles Hiern
Stoke-in-TeignheadC.H. Collyns DD
StokenhamCharles Holdsworth
StonehouseRobert Cox
StoodeleyJoseph Bockett
StowfordJohn Woolcombe
St BudeauxS. Rowe
St GermansTobias Furneaux
St GilesRector of Black Torrington
St MarychurchG.M. Coleridge
St NicholasT. Westcott
St PancrasR.S. Hallet
St Peter DavyW. Macbean
St Petrock StoweJohn Knight
St ThomasJ.B. Copleston
SutcombeCharles Lethbridge
SwimbridgeNicholas Dyer
Sydenham DamarelJ.P. Carpenter
TallatonR.P. Welland
TamertonfoliotCharles G. Boyles
Tamertonfoliot NorthJ. Rawleigh J'Ans
TavistockEdward A Bray
TawstockB.W. Wrey
TedburnCharles Burne
TeigngraceJohn Templer
TeignmouthW.P. Richards DD
Teignmouth WestJ. Salter
TempletonW. Buckland
TetcotOliver Rouse
ThelbridgeWilliam Cockburn
ThornburyJohn Edgcombe
ThorncombeCharles Egerton
ThorvertonRobert Gould
ThorvertonBryan Beauchamp
ThrowleyW.J. Birdwood
ThrusheltonVicar of Marystowe
ThurlstoneJoseph Chilcott
Tiverton, Clare por.John Spurway
Tiverton, Pitt por(Vacant ?)
Tiverton, Tidcomb por.William Rayer
Tiverton, Priors qu.Samuel Smith
TopshamHenry Thorpe
TormohunJames Yonge
TorpointJohn Nolan
Torrington, GreatC. Morgan
Torrington, LittlePeter Glubb
TotnesJoseph Cuming
TownstallRobert Holdsworth
TrentishoeCharles Griffiths
TrushamC. Buckland
TwitchinVicar of North Moulton
UffculmeJames Windsor
UplimeH.T. Tucker
Up-otteryJ.B. Copleston
Upton-HelionJ.H.P. Polson
Upton-PyneH. Northcote
VirginstoweJos. P. Prust
WalkhamptonSir R. Hughes
WarkleyRichard Bawden
WashfieldJohn Pitman
WellcombeWilliam Chanter
WemburyG.M. Scott
Weston PeverellRector of Plymouth, St Andrew
WhimpleThomas Heberden
WhitchurchPeter Sleeman
WhitestoneCharles Brown
Widdicombe-in-the-MoorJames H. Mason
WidworthyJohn Tucker
WillandJohn Taylor
WincksleyC.H. Martin
WitheridgePerry Dicken
WithycombeVicar of East Budleigh
Woodbury(Vacant ?)
WoodlandJohn White
WoodleyR. Edmonds
Woolboro'W.C. Clack
WoolfardisworthyWilliam Soller
Woolfardisworthy EastWilliam Hole
Worlington EastBenjamin Clay
Worlington WestCharles Chichester
Wyer GiffordHon. W. Fortescue
Yarcombe(Vacant ?)
YarncombeW. Palmer DD
YealmptonJohn Longmore
Zeal MonachorumJ. Comyers
Zeal Monachorum SouthVicar of South Tawton