CLYST ST GEORGE IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850
"CLIST ST. GEORGE, or Clyst St. George, is a scattered village also known as Clyst Wick. A parish in East Budleigh Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter, 1½ miles E by N. of Topsham, and 4 miles S.E. of Exeter, it has 370 inhabitants, and 1001 acres of land. It is the most southern of the six Clyst parishes, in the valley of the small river Clist, or Clyst, which falls into the Exe at Topsham. J.B. Cresswell Esq., is lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Champernownes, who had a seat here.; as also had the Sukespie, or Sokespitch family. Alex. H. Hamilton, Esq., owns the estate which belongs to the latter, and the other principal owners are J. Daw and H. Porter, Esqrs.
The Church (St. George) is an ancient structure, with a tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £17. 16s. 8d.,and in 1831 at £350, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. R.W. Ellicombe, M.A., who has 8A. 1R. 18p. of glebe, and a large brick residence. . The Free School for 50 poor children is endowed with a house and 22 acres of land at Woodbury and Ottery St Mary left by Lady Hannah Seward , relict of Sir Edward Seaward, Knight. The schoolmaster has also £3 a year from Weare's Charity.
Clyst Agricultural Association (for eighteen parishes,) has a numerous list of subscribers, and distributes early a great number of prizes for the encouragement of improvements in agriculture, and skill and industry among labourers and their families.
George Baker , shopkeeper
James Bower, blacksmith
James Bradford, tailor
James Brown, corn miller, Marsh Mills
William Chaplin, shopkeeper
Rev. Thomas Clarke, curate
Rev John Frederick Doveton, LL.B, Carisfield
Rev. William Rous Elliscombe, MN.A. The Rectory
Elizabeth Gove, victualler, The George and Dragon
John Mawditt. wheelwright
James Palmer, carpenter
Samuel Parr, Esq. Knowle
John Potter, shoemaker
William Reade, auctioneer
Robert Skinner, parish Clerk
William Stokes, butcher
Thomas Voyser, shopkeeper
Mr Thomas Warren
Charles Alexander Westcott, artist.
John Ellier, Marsh Barton
John May, Hollin Bush
John Page ( and butcher) Clay Pit
Henry Pidsley, Court
Samuel Roach, Old Winslade
John Shilles, Kenniford
Thomas Warren, junior.