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"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.






































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