A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
IDDESLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of SHEBBEAR,county of DEVON, 3¾ miles (N. E. by N.) fromHatherleigh, containing 482 inhabitants. The living is arectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and dioceseof Exeter, rated in the king's books at £17. 1, 3., andin the patronage of H. Harris, Esq. The church, dedicatedto St. James, contains a monumental effigy ofa crusader, supposed to represent Sir J. Sully, whosefamily once possessed this manor. The Rev. WilliamTasker, a poet and dramatist, was born here in 1740 hedied in 1800.