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MOLLAND IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Molland is an irregularly built village at the foot and on the side of a bold acclivity, 7 miles E.N.E of South Molton and W of Dulverton, and its large parish contains 550 souls and 6168 acres of land, including about 2275 acres of open common and moorland, rising in lofty hills between and near the sources of the River Yeo and the Duns Brook, the latter of which divides it from Somersetshire.

 

There is a copper mine here. Sir Robert George Throckmorton Bart, owns nearly all the parish, and is lord of the manor of Molland. Boltreaux anciently held by the Bottreaux family and afterwards by the Hungerfords, whose heiress carried it in marriage to a younger branch of the Courtenays who were seated here till 1732 when their heiress brought it to the Throckmortons. The parish has much fine grassland suitable for breeding though the soil is generally thin and rests upon rock.

 

The Church (St Mary) is a handsome structure in the perpendicular style with a tower and four bells. It contains several neat monuments belonging to the Courtenay and other families. The rectorial  tithes were given by William Bottreaux to Hartland Abbey and after the Dissolution they passed to the Courtenays. In 1721, they were vested in trust by Thomas Clarke for the support of a lecturer (or curate) and that office is now filled by the Reverend Joshua Bowden BA of South Molton. The vicarage is consolidated with that of Knowstone . The tithes of this parish were commuted in 1841. West Molland farm is tithe-free. The above-named Thomas Clarke left two houses and 15 acres of land called Leddons for the relief of the poor and for schooling poor children and these acres are now let for about £20 a year. The poor have also the interest of £33 10s left by several donors.

 

The New Inn, MollandThe London Inn, Molland

Ar one time called The New Inn

© The London Inn

 

RESIDENTS

 

George Bale, victualler, the New Inn

William Dart, victualler, the New Inn

William Frost, Gentleman

Edward Gough, land agent, Money Hole

William Milton, miller, Wade Mill

James Pook, thatcher

John Pook, thatcher

William Palmer Venn, miller, Boltreaux.

FARMERS

Henry Baker, Abbot's Park

James Baker

James Brewer

James Bucknell, Bremley

George Cockram, Little Woods

Francis Cockram

John Cole

John Cole jun. West Bommer

George Hector Elworthy, Beere

John Elsworthy, Gourte

John Fisher, Brimblecombe

John Courtenay Halse, Pulworthy

Lewis Courtenay, Bowchurch

Philip Halse, West Lee

Thomas Halse

Thomas Halse

William Maunder

Richard Mogridge, Copp Hall

Robert Moore, Lower Hill

John PIncombe, butcher, Cuckoo

James Quartly. West Molland House

John Quartly, Great Champion.

BLACKSMITHS

John Dart

William Dart

CARPENTERS

John Baker

George Bale

John Beer

Hugh Greenslade

James Parkin

DRESSMAKERS

Francis Greenslade

Mary Mogridge

Harriet Vicary

MASONS

George Ayre

John Snow

SHOEMAKERS

Robert Chapple

William Clatworthy

John Gardener

SHOPKEEPERS

James Kingsland

Daniel Maunders

TAILORS

Edward Moore

Daniel Maunder

WHEELWRIGHTS

William Baker

John Mogford

Thomas Pincombe

FOOTPOST TO SOUTH MOLTON (Thomas Dalbridge)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

 
 
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