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All grid references on this page relate to Ordnance Survey map "Explorer 113" (Okehampton). 


Few of our agricultural labourer ancestors lived in village centres. The "tied cottage" system meant that a family had a home in a farm cottage for as long as the father worked on that farm. If he lost his job, the family was homeless.  

The 1881 Census shows James and Lucy living in one of three cottages at East Ash Farm (SE of Morchard Bishop).   


The 1891 Census shows James and Lucy living in Bishopsleigh Cottage (NNE of Morchard Bishop) which they shared with three other sizeable families. 


The 1881 Census shows Henry and Mary living in a cottage at Watcombe farm (SE of Morchard Bishop). 


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