Morris Directory of Holcombe Rogus (1870)

Transcribed by

Richard Farmer

Holcombe Rogus is a village and parish in Wellington union (Somerset), containing, by the census of 1861, 701 inhabitants and 3024 acres: in the deanery of Tiverton, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of Bampton, North Devonshire; 6 miles west from Wellington, and 8½ north-east from Tiverton. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Wm.Wills, M.A. had the tithes commuted at £300 per annum, with residence and 1½ acre of glebe, and is in the patronage of William Carew Rayer, Esq. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, transept, north, south and centre aisles, and tower containing five bells. There is a school for children of both sexes and the parish is privileged to send one boy to the Grammar School at Uffculme. At Doomsday Survey this manor was held under Baldwin the Sheriff by Rogo or Rogus, hence its name. It had a market and fair granted in 1343, which have long been obsolete. William Carew Rayer. Esq., is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil.

Clergy and Gentry

Baxter Mr. William
Grigg Nathaniel Batt, Esq. Pear Close house
Hewitt Mrs.
Rayer Wm Carew. Esq Holcombe Court
Wills Rev.William M.A. Vicarage

Trades and Professions

Bowerman Robert, builder "Prince of Wales"
Brown Mark, farmer Westend
Bucknell John B. farmer, Court Farm
Channing Thomas, farmer, Ramsey
Clarke Chas, shoe maker & beer retailer
Cork John, farmer.Burrows
Davy Thos, butcher and farmer, Frogland
Dobie Francis, farmer
Elworthy William, malster and brewer, Steers
Farrant Mrs Elizabeth, farmer, Knowle
Fry William, smith
Greenslade Stephen, farmer, Bowles
Grigg Nathaniel Batt surgeon, &
medical officer to 5th district of Wellington union, Pear Close House
Hellings Charles, farmer, Whipcott
Hill John, farmer

May William, blacksmith, Whipcott
Pool Philip, tailor
Merson Thomas, farmer, Kitton Barton
Norrish Thomas, tailor
Rockett Robt.S saddler & harness maker
Russell Henry, farmer & lime merchant
Salter John, farmer, Higher Bessley
Scott James, turner and chairmaker
Scott Thomas, parish clerk
Seal Henry, carpenter & joiner
Sprague Jessie, baker, grocer and earthenware dealer
Sulley Robert, grocer, draper and provision factor
Tooze John, chairmaker & assistant overseer
Tooze William, coal and salt merchant and carrier
Townsend John, farmer, Wiseburrow farm
Trevellian John, wheelwright
Tristram James, farmer, Lower Bessley
Tristram Thomas, wheelwright
Vicary James, dairyman & wheelwright
Warren William chairmaker
Webber William, farmer, Ford
White Mark, farmer, Freathingcott farm
Winsborrow William, grocer, draper and bacon factor
Wright Jessie, New Inn & butcher
Wright Samuel, smith
Yellen James, builder & contractor

Brian Randell, 5 Aug 2005