a parish in the hundred of BLACK-TORRINGTON, county of DEVON, 6 miles
(S.E. by S.) from Holsworthy, containing 774 inhabitants. The living is
a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated
in the king's books at £26. 6. 8. The Rev. T. Melhuish was patron
in 1823. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains some interesting
monuments. Fairs for cattle are held here on the first Tuesday in May,
and the first Monday after the lst of August. Freestone of excellent quality
is obtained in the vicinity." [From: A Topographical Dictionary
of England, Samuel Lewis, 1831 - quoted by Brian Randall.]
Ashwater is south
1. The whole of Devon
2. Here is a map to get you to Ashwater
Family 1: Richard and Elizabeth Found
Richard marries Elizabeth Found
in Ashwater in 1789. I am uncertain of Richard's provenance
- the suggestion that
he may be the son of Richard and Elizabeth
Worden born in 1762 in Boyton is probably wrong as Richard 1762
dies in 1801 in Boyton, unmarried.
- the groom is described
as a widower of Wolborough. This may be Richard 1757, the son of John
and Grace Wells who married Mary Smetham in Bodmin in 1785 but whose
twin girls, Susanna and Jemima, are born in Marhamchurch but die very
quickly. Perhaps Mary also dies?...A heartbroken Richard (from a wandering
family) disappears to the other side of the moor. Very romantic and
- he is Richard Ugler in
some places - this raises the possibility that he is from the Exeter
Uglers, perhaps William and Agnes but all
this has to commend it is the spelling, it's the period that William
and Agnes were raising the family and the geography - Broadclyst and
Exeter are nearer to Wolborough! But there's no sign of any link to
those Exeter families in the 19th century...
There is an Elizabeth born
to Mary Found in Ashwater in 1766. The family move to Denbury,
south of Newton Abbot in the mid-1790s as Philip is born there in 1796. Richard is a farm worker.
daughter Mary 1790
- daughter Elizabeth 1791
- it is likely that she married Thomas Cload (1785-1852) in Totnes in
1817. He may be the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cload of Totnes, born in 1785. In 1841, they were living in The Street, Totnes - Thomas is described as a hair dresser. There were lots of children! In 1851, they were still in Totnes in the Ashburton Road. Thomas dies in 1852 but Eliza carried on: in 1861 she was still in the Ashburton Road with her son and in 1871, she was living there with her two unmarried daughters. Eliza died in 1871 in Totnes.
- son Philip
1796 - my great-great-great grandfather was born in Denbury.
Philippa Jane (Mrs) 1841
marries Emmanuel Metherell in the village. She is the widow
of John Jolliffe 1838 who marries
Philippa about 1861. Philippa was born Philippa Jane Symons in 1842 in North Tamerton.
In 1871 John Jolliffe 1838 is a farmer of 90 acres in Warbstow (source:
1871 census). See Family 5 in Warbstow.
He dies in 1872 on the day of his mother's funeral and is buried in
Jacobstow. Philippa Jane marries Emmanuel Metherell
in 1875 - he is 16 years older than her, born in the village in 1825
and it is his second marriage as well. He dies in 1904 at Higher Kents,
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