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Welcombe 1850


from White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire (1850)

                   transcribed by Brian Randell

WELLCOMBE is a small scattered village and parish, 3 miles S. of 
Hartland, adjoining Cornwall and the sea, and near the sources of the 
rivers Torridge and Tamar. It has only 293 souls, and 751 A. 2R. 21P. of 
land, mostly belonging to L. W. Buck, Esq., the lord of the manor, 
formerly belonging to the Capra, Merton, Stowell, and Rolle families. The 
Church  (St. Nectan,) is a small ancient structure, and the living is a 
perpetual curacy, which was separated from Hartland in 1508, and is 
valued at only £86, in the patronage of Lord Clinton, and incumbency of 
the Rev. H. M. Cockshott. The parsonage is small, and the glebe only 
about 10 acres. The poor have two annual rent-charges, viz., 20s.. left 
by Henry Rowe, in 1788, and 6s. left by Alice Blighe.

Anderson Rev Wm. D. curate, Mead 
Parr John, & Prust Thos. beer houses

Bartlett Robt. 
Cory James    
Damond Wm. 
Gefford Thos. 
Hamley Philip 
Hedden John 
Hedden John R.
Hedden Wm.
Heysett Wm.
Hobbs John
Hobbs John, jun
Howard Richd.
Howe Philip
Sanders Wm.
Tremain Thos.
Trick Thos.
Warmington Ts.
Witheridge Thos.
Yeo Philip
Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999