Rectors of Talaton

Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries vol. VII, (1912-1913), Exeter: James G. Commin. 1913, pp. 285-286.


A.J.P. Skinner

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author of both Notes supplements information on the rectors of Talaton presented by the Editors in earlier sections of volume VII.  St James the Great is a small Norman church, on the site since the 12th.century. Most of the present building dates from the early part of the 15th.century. Its original font now stands in the church and dates from 1170. Talaton is a pretty village well off the beaten track and surrounded by beautiful rural countryside.  The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers..

Note 197. RECTORS OF TALATON (VII., par. 216, p. 179.) 

Marriage Licence, Exeter: - 

1624, July 20. John Pinson, clerk, Vicar of Cornwood, and Elizabeth Flavell, of Talliton, widow. (She was his first wife and widow of John Flavell, his predecessor at Talaton.) 

From Talaton Registers: - 


1844. Caroline Welland, of the Rectory House, Talaton, aged 37, June 11.<br> 
(1) 1859. Lawrence Palk Welland, Rector of Talaton, aged 67, Nov. 16. <br> 
1863. Ellen Welland, of Sidmouth, aged 67, 21 Sept. <br> 
(2) 1887. Lawrence Palk Welland, The Rectory, aged 45, 31 Dec.                         A.J.P.S. 

Note 199. RECTORS OF TALATON (VII., par. 133 ; p. 179.) - Walter Haydon Rector of Talaton, 1677- 1680, was son of Nicholas Haydon, and his wife Anne, daughter of Henry Trosse, of Exeter. He was baptized at Ottery St. Mary 8 March, 1648, and buried there 19 June, 1680.

Charles Adam Hoggan, Rector of Talaton, 1860-9, was the son of John Hoggan, of Meerut, East Indies, Esq., a General in the army, and a C.B., Oriel Coll., Oxford; matric. 15th June, 1843, aged 18; B.A., 1847; M.A., 1850.                                       A.J.P.S. 


(1) Son of Robert Palk Welland, Exeter Coll., matric. 23 Nov., 1810, aged 18, B.A. 1815, M.A. 1818; died 9 Nov., 1859.<br> 
(2) Son of Lawrence Palk Welland, University Coll., Oxford, matric. 25 Jan., 1862, aged 19, B.A. 1866; died 27 Dec, 1887.