Uglow Family HistoryUglows in Holsworthy
"HOLSWORTHY, a small market town, . . . is pleasantly situated near the small river Deer and the Bude Canal, 9 miles E. of Bude Haven; 10 miles W. by S. of Hatherleigh; and 42 miles W. by N. of Exeter. Its parish contains 1857 souls, and about 8800 acres of land, including a tract of hilly moorland; the hamlets of Staddon, Chilsworthy, Dunsteep,, and Chesty; and many scattered farms. . . . Earl Stanhope is lord of the manor, which anciently belonged to the baronial family of Brewer, and afterwards to the Chaworth, Paganell, Tracey, Holland, and other families. . . . A great part of the parish belongs to Sir N.R.F. Davie, W.H.B. Coham,, Esq., Mrs. Hart, and many smaller freeholders and leaseholders. . . . In the civil wars, Holsworthy was occupied for the King, till February, 1646, when Sir Thomas Fairfax sent a party to take possession, after the victory of Torrington. On the north-west side of the town is a curious plantation of beech, called the Labyrinth. It covers half an acre, and the puzzle consists in getting into the centre, where there is a tree, with a seat under it. The Church (St. Peter,) is a fine Gothic structure, with a tower and eight bells. There were formerly chapels at Chilsworthy and Thorne. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850) quoted by Brian Randall.]
In modern times, there are more Uglow families in Holsworthy than any other town except Launceston - the latest date here is 1751 but this needs a lot more research....
Family 1a: Jasper and Mary Sheere
He marries Mary Sheere in 1651 in Holsworthy, Devon. There is a Mary Sheer born in Holsworthy in 1630, daughter of Edward and Margaret. Jasper dies in Marhamchurch in 1692
Family 1bi: Lazarus and Margaret Medland
In 1676 he marries Margaret Medland of Holsworthy. By 1694, Margaret is a widow and she re-marries - to Edward Downing.
Family 1ci: Jasper and Elizabeth
He marries Elizabeth in 1704 - no clues as to whom Elizabeth may be! Jasper may move to Exeter as a 'barber apprentice' to Richard March in 1705 [Mayors Count Book 1701-1710] and later as a freeman of the city? [1703-1727, Roll of the Freemen of Exeter] . But he possibly returns to Holsworthy - there is an A2A record from 20th May 1723 which refers to'..part of a messuage or tenement with appurtenances in the borough of Holsworthy, formerly in the tenure of Jasper Uglow, late of Holsworthy, deceased'.
I assume Jasper died in or around 1723 - but if it was much earlier, then Elizabeth may well remarry in 1612 - Richard Hillary in Holsworthy - possible candidate is Richard Hellery1677 from St Gluvias near Falmouth??