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Marriages 1754 - 1837
Bickleigh by Tiverton St Mary

 

The Parish

The parish of Bickleigh, given the suffix "by Tiverton" to distinguish it from the other parish of the same name close to Plymouth, lies in eastern central Devon, as its suffix suggests it is located 4 miles south of the market town of Tiverton. Bickleigh is a small village situated on the A396 road which connects Tiverton through to Exeter. Much of the village is built on the eastern side of the road on a steeply rising hillside above the Exe river, whilst there are also some properties grouped around the A396's crossing of that river. Bickleigh's economy would have been dominated by pastoral farming, rich meadows alongside the Exe would have provided for the dairy herds, the agricultural incomes would also have been supplemented by local quarrying for building stone. The Exe drains the parish southwards, through Exeter, to reach the English Channel through the Exe's Estuary. Bickleigh is sited between 40 and 90 metres above the sea in steeply incised landscapes, the Exe at roughly 40 metres above the sea having cut a deep valley into a landscape where local heights soon reach over 250 metres. Bickleigh parish was fairly typically sized for its area, it covered almost 2,500 acres and would have supported a population of around 350 parishioners. In Domesday times Bickleigh was held by Count Robert of Mortain, a mid-sized sort of place offering 8 ploughs, small pastures, meadows & woodland and also possessed a mill, presumably on the Exe.


The Church

St Mary's church sits at the upper end of the village in an elevated site and some 50 metres above the level of the nearby Exe. Whilst much of the church dates from a major rebuild in Victorian times, the western tower and southern arcade are original and indicative of what must have been a church commenced in 13th century. These two pieces show the Early English Gothic & Decorated styles of that century. The remainder of the church was wholly rebuilt in the late 1840s, at least the rebuild was using the Decorated style of the original and Pevsner describes the work as "competent and robust". The main street of the village rises steeply to the church, at its entrance Cleaveside turns right and provides space for one or two vehicles. Steps rise to the churchyard level, which has been leveled to create a platform for the building. The churchyard is free of obstructions limiting photography.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 23rd October 1755 - 31st December 1812 Devon Record Office - Reference - 2167A/PR/1/5 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 3 entries per page Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Poor handwriting through this register may lead to one or two misreads
2 27th March 1814 - 13th November 1836 Devon Record Office - Reference - 2167A/PR/1/6 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Poor handwriting through this register may lead to one or two misreads


Cadeleigh St Bartholomew
Tiverton St Peter
Halberton St Andrew
Cadbury St Michael
Throverton St Thomas a Becket
Silverton St Mary
Thorverton St Thomas a Becket
Rewe St Mary
Silverton St Mary

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 23/10/1755 William SANDERS     Eleanor SHANES   Broadclyst
2 10/11/1755 John BARNES     Mary COBLEY    
3 26/01/1756 William DREW   Cruwys Morchard Elizabeth SEAGER   Tiverton
4 19/04/1756 John GRANT   Silverton Anne SAUNDERS    
5 08/06/1756 John COPPRELL     Mary MILLER    
6 08/11/1756 George VESEY     Margaret COBLEY    
7 13/08/1757 William HELYER     Mary SAUNDERS    
7 13/08/1757 William WOOD     Mary SAUNDERS    
8 30/04/1758 Anthony MORRISH     Mary SAUNDERS    
9 26/06/1758 Richard POUNSFORD     Charity PITTS    
10 20/02/1759 Thomas TURNER   Silverton Sarah THOMAS    
11 16/04/1759 George DUNSCOMBE     Mary DENNOR    
12 27/04/1759 James POOLE   Taunton, Somerset Margaret SPRY   St Martin, Exeter
13 10/05/1759 William NEWBERRY     Martha WOODBERRY    
14 04/02/1760 John WARD     Sarah PITT    
15 10/02/1760 William NORMAN   Silverton Elizabeth JARMAN    
16 03/08/1760 Anthony GREGORY   Cruwys Morchard Mary WEEKES   Silverton
17 03/08/1761 William TAYLOR     Ursula PAINE    
18 23/09/1761 John BROWNSCOMBE     Susanna UPTON    
19 27/10/1761 Robert MANLY     Susanna NEX    
20 01/11/1762 Henry WARREN     Susanna SHAPCOT   Tiverton
21 13/04/1763 William OZMENT     Elizabeth TURNER   Thorverton
22 15/06/1763 Humphry CORRARD     Susanna ELLIS    
23 25/07/1763 William GOLD     Mary NITOLLS    
24 05/12/1763 William GRIFFIN   Tiverton Anne DIDHAM    
25 08/07/1764 Robert GOVIER   Silverton Sarah ARES   Shobrooke
26 25/10/1764 James HOLMES     Sarah HEWISH    
27 20/05/1765 John GOVIER     Elizabeth KINGSWELL    
28 24/07/1765 John MOGRIDGE   Cadeleigh Anne POUNDSFORD    
29 07/10/1765 William VENN     Mary BRYANT    
30 12/04/1766 Thomas WHEDDON     Mary HORDEN    
31 31/10/1766 John BEEDLE   Cadeleigh Mary CAPRELL    
32 03/12/1766 James HOLMES     Sarah DIDHAM    
33 03/03/1767 John ELFORD     Mary TARR    
34 14/04/1768 Thomas WRIGHT   Cullompton Honour GATER    
35 26/01/1769 William PETERS     Susanna MANLY    
36 27/03/1769 Hugh BRYANT   Netherexe Mary WOOD    
37 28/03/1769 Richard NEWTON   Thorverton Joan POUNDSFORD    
38 13/07/1769 James UPTON     Joan NITOLLS    
39 16/07/1770 Joseph LOWTON   Honiton Sarah NITOLLS    
40 01/04/1771 Thomas SAUNDERS   Silverton Rebecca THOMAS    
41 04/04/1771 Henry CORNISH   Cullompton Jane DAVEY    
42 25/11/1771 William REED     Eleanor UPTON    
43 12/04/1773 George GOSS     Elizabeth DREW    
44 06/11/1774 Robert HEARD   Silverton Martha NEWBERRY    
45 02/02/1775 Thomas TRIMBLET     Mary PEAN    
46 05/09/1775 Richard CROOKE     Sarah CHURCHOUSE   Tiverton
47 12/02/1776 John NORTH     Sarah UPTON    
48 01/08/1776 Abraham ELSWORTHY     Mary PITTS    
49 25/11/1776 Thomas JORDAN     Sarah WEST    
50 27/08/1777 John POUNSFORD   Tiverton Elizabeth COBLEY    
51 03/09/1778 Arthur TAYLOR   Sandford Joan PETERS    
52 03/02/1779 Peter CROSS   Butterleigh Susanna ELLIS    
53 21/06/1779 William HITT   Clyst St Lawrence Mary TRUMP    
54 20/08/1779 John PHILLIPS     Mary BROWNSCOMBE    
55 19/06/1780 Robert PAGE   Thorverton Betty HEARD    
56 27/11/1780 Samuel MEDDLETON   Silverton Margaret BURNET    
57 15/01/1781 John BROOKS     Grace UPTON    
58 01/08/1781 George GIBBONS     Elizabeth BURSELL    
59 23/10/1781 James MURRAY   Whitby, Yorkshire Eleanor CLAPP    
60 12/02/1782 Peter ELLIS     Hannah UPCOTT    
61 16/07/1782 William HAWKING     Elizabeth PLEACE    
62 01/10/1782 William REEP   St Maurice, Plympton Jane CLARKE    
63 25/08/1783 John HEARD     Betty THOMAS Widow Tiverton
64 18/11/1783 Thomas COBLEY   Spreyton Mary POUNSFORD    
65 13/05/1784 John TURNER   Cadbury Elizabeth BARNE    
66 24/01/1785 John WRIGHT   Netherexe Mary DARBY    
67 07/02/1785 Robert CAMP     Sarah BALE    
68 27/03/1785 William FEWINGS   Bow Mary WEBBER    
69 04/05/1785 William BONDE   Silverton Elizabeth VOWLER    
70 04/05/1785 Francis MOGFORD     Mary PARK    
71 04/09/1785 John VINNICOMBE     Joan BOWDON    
72 23/11/1785 Richard KINGWELL     Elizabeth PITT    
73 02/05/1787 Edward GRANGER   Broadhembury Grace SAUNDERS    
74 12/06/1787 James DYER     Mary RADFORD    
75 18/09/1787 George MORRISH     Betty HACKERY    
76 30/12/1787 Thomas WELSMAN   Butterleigh Ann SQUIRE    
77 27/04/1788 Joseph GRANT     Sarah BUSSEL    
78 04/02/1789 Robert REED     Jane CUMBE    
79 24/02/1789 William LEE     Elizabeth GOSS   Tiverton
80 07/04/1790 Thomas BUTT     Ann LEE    
81 12/04/1790 Edward NOSWORTHY     Martha ELFORD    
82 21/04/1790 William NITOLLS     Sarah LEE    
83 02/08/1790 William TAYLOR     Elizabeth MARWOOD    
84 31/10/1790 Thomas BRICE     Rebecca THOMAS    
85 06/03/1791 Bartholomew CHAMBERLAYNE     Mary NORMAN    
86 19/04/1792 William MOXEY   Tiverton Sarah CROOKE    
87 30/01/1793 John BARTO   Cadbury Mary COOK    
88 20/03/1793 John CHARLES     Ann NEX    
89 16/10/1793 James GOLD   Bathealton, Somerset Melony LEWES    
90 03/02/1796 Simon HARRIS     Charity PLEASE    
91 01/04/1796 William WHITE   Cheriton Fitzpaine Elizabeth COOK    
92 31/08/1797 Henry SALTER   Halberton Mary KINGWELL    
93 31/08/1797 John THORN     Mary MANLEY    
94 25/04/1798 Robert JORDAN     Mary GOSS    
95 21/05/1798 John DALLIN     Mary COURTNEY    
96 02/09/1798 John KINGWELL     Mary WISH Widow Silverton
97 10/11/1799 John THOMAS     Jane BACK    
98 16/04/1800 William HOLMS     Joan PALMER    
99 23/02/1801 James GREAR     Sarah REWE    
100 26/02/1802 Henry CROOK     Joan PITT Single  
101 25/03/1802 John HUCKER     Elizabeth BACK Single  
103 18/11/1802 John FORD   Branscombe Elizabeth BRADDICK    
26/09/1803 John STONE     Anna Maria GOLD Single  
25/01/1804 John REDWOOD     Ann BOWMAN    
09/04/1804 Richard PHILLIPS   Tiverton Agnes GILL    
25/03/1805 Peter ELLIS   Tiverton Mary CROSS    
26/05/1806 John SEAMAN     Jane BATER Single  
15/06/1806 William HARDLEY     Susanna GOSS    
11/12/1807 William HALSE     Charity HOOKWAY    
31/12/1807 John BIDGOOD   Tiverton Elizabeth UPTON    
07/06/1808 John COSWAY   Thorverton Betty WIPPELL    
31/07/1808 James BRITTON     Iset LEE    
06/04/1809 Joseph WONSON     Mary CHUBB    
15/01/1810 John CADNALL   Clyst Hydon Phebe Elizabeth GILL    
15/04/1810 Peter BOYCE     Susanna PALMER    
24/04/1810 William GRIFFIN     Mary DUNSCOMBE    
27/11/1811 Henry SARLS     Elizabeth JENKINS    
04/03/1812 Benjamin GOLD     Melinor GOSS    
01/04/1812 James BESLEY   Tiverton Elizabeth CHUBB    
16/05/1812 James BURNETT     Mary EASTERBROOK    
31/12/1812 John HEARD   St Martin In The Fields, Westminster, Middlesex Elizabeth MOXEY    
1 27/03/1814 William HURLEY     Mary BAKER    
2 22/05/1814 George SARLS   Butterleigh Mary WESTERN    
3 30/04/1815 William CROOK     Mary NITOLLS    
4 27/02/1817 William PARKHOUSE   Halberton Eleanor BAKER    
5 25/03/1817 Daniel RICE     Elizabeth JENKINS    
6 19/05/1817 Richard GOODING   Morebath Ann Welch HEPPER    
7 26/05/1818 Alexander Goss HOSEGOOD     Maria TAPSCOTT    
8 28/10/1818 Robert BAKER   Exminster Mary PITT    
9 01/11/1818 William CHATTY     Sarah CHUBB    
10 31/10/1819 George GEARD     Mary DART    
11 26/03/1820 Thomas WILLIAMS   Thorverton Elizabeth QUICK    
12 27/04/1820 Henry COPLESTONE   Shobrooke Mary Ann GARMAN    
13 07/09/1821 William DAVEY   Tiverton Wilmott BROOKS    
14 17/09/1821 Philip CHUBB     Mary HUCKER    
15 16/09/1822 William LOCKIER     Frances COLES    
16 07/10/1822 John DREW     Mary VENN   Tiverton
17 27/09/1823 John Badcock GARDINER     Esther JARMAN    
18 23/12/1824 William CRUSE     Elizabeth WEBBER    
19 19/02/1825 Thomas CHATTY   Butterleigh Charlotte CHUBB    
20 10/03/1825 John LANE     Elizabeth GOSS    
21 25/05/1825 John ROBERTS     Elizabeth CHANNING    
22 28/12/1825 George SALLICK     Jane BENNETT    
23 06/11/1826 Richard FOURAKER     Mary BERRY    
24 06/11/1826 James BERNETT     Sarah GREYHAM    
25 18/02/1827 John BAKER   Butterleigh Elizabeth TAPSCOTT   Newton St Cyres
26 30/04/1827 Robert PITT     Mary HARRISS    
27 23/03/1828 Henry STOCKMAN   Broadclyst Mary PYNE    
28 23/03/1828 William SNELL   Tiverton Mary Ann PALMER   Tiverton
29 10/08/1828 Robert SMALE   Sandford Ann ALLEN    
30 21/04/1829 William UPTON   Tiverton Sarah GOSS    
31 09/07/1829 James GARDINER   Branscombe Elizabeth MOXEY    
32 23/05/1830 William MILLER     Mary STONE    
33 02/11/1830 Richard JARMAN     Susan UPTON    
34 19/04/1831 James PEYE     Ann WEBBER    
35 05/05/1832 William BALLMAN     Mary HILLMAN    
36 26/10/1833 Nathaniel COOK   Tiverton Mary COOK    
37 10/11/1833 William JOSLIN     Elizabeth GOLD    
38 04/12/1833 William ALDRIDGE     Jane CHANNING    
39 14/01/1834 Abraham BATER     Ann WEBBER    
40 30/03/1834 William STONE   Uffculme Susanna ALLEN    
41 25/06/1834 John ALDRIDGE   Silverton Elizabeth LIGHTFOOT    
42 25/03/1835 Samuel BRITTON     Ann HODGE    
43 09/11/1835 Robert PULLEN   Tiverton Joan UPTON    
44 13/04/1836 Elias VOSPER     Jane ALDRIDGE    
45 24/04/1836 John BOND   Rewe Elizabeth KEATLEY    
46 12/06/1836 Henry MOGRIDGE     Jane HILMAN    
47 13/11/1836 John WEBBER     Martha HUTCHINGS    

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