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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Exford St Mary Magdalene

 

The Parish

The parish of Exford lies in the extreme west of Somerset forming part of the border with neighbouring Devon, albeit with an extensive area of extra-parochial Exmoor in between. Exford is located roughly 9 miles southwest of the coastal resort of Minehead and sits deep within Exmoor. Exford is a small village lying, as its name, suggests at the crossing of the infant Rive Exe which rises on Exmoor, here the lonely B3224 road, which crosses the moor from east to west, descends to make its crossing over an ancient three-arched bridge. Most properties within Exford are situated around the crossing or along the valley floor. This is an upland parish with much of the acreage under rough grazing or open moorland, farming was precarious and dominated by pasture of cattle in the valley & at lower levels around, at higher levels just sheep on the poorer ground; the agricultural income was supplemented by some extractive businesses exploiting mainly the local stone for building. Today Exford mainly earns its income from tourism, its picturesque setting deep with the river valley making it an attractive start point for hiking on the moors of Exmoor. The Exe drains the parish southeastwards and then south to reach the English Channel through the port and ancient city of Exeter. Exford is sited at around 250 metres above the sea with its church some 40 metres higher, land rises to reach Exmoor's highest point at Dunkery Beacon at 519 metres just over 3 miles to the northeast. Like most upland parishes Exford was extensive, covering almost 5,700 acres it would have supported a population of close to 500 parishioners. In Domesday times Exford was shared between Roger de Courselles & William de Mohun yet held just 5 households making it amongst the smallest places mentioned in that book, offering just barely a pair of ploughs but did possess some meadows, pastures and woodland.


The Church

St Mary Magdalene's church sits almost a half mile east of the main portion of the village on the northern side of the B3224 as it levels out from the climb out of the Exe valley. A church existed here from the 12th century but that building was replaced in the 16th century. Of that Tudor church only the western tower and southern aisle remain today, all else was rebuilt of 1867 which reconstructed both nave & chancel as well as adding the porch. Thus most of the building which now stands would be unrecognisable to those married during the period of this transcript. Church Hill climbs steadily up the 40 metre climb out of Exford and as it levels a cottage and church will be found on the northern side, there's sufficient space to park outside the gates. Once within the gates the churchyard is open, uncluttered and with no obstacles to photography.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 11th July 1754 - 24th November 1812 Somerset Heritage Centre - Reference - D\P\exf/2/1/3 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
2 23rd March 1813 - 27th April 1837 Somerset Heritage Centre - Reference - D\P\exf/2/1/7 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None


Extra-Parochial Exmoor
Stoke Pero St Nicholas
Stoke Pero St Nicholas
Extra-Parochial Exmoor
Cutcombe St John
Winsford St Mary & St Peter
Extra-Parochial Exmoor
Withypool St Andrew
Winsford St Mary & St Peter

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
25/02/1754 John DAY Edith WATTS
1 11/07/1754 John DALE Cutcombe Mary HOOPER Single
2 13/11/1754 Christopher LEWIS Bratton Seymour Joan BREWER
3 18/04/1755 John HOOPER Widower Margaret REED
4 03/08/1755 Robert WILLIAMS Elizabeth LISCOMB Winsford
5 17/02/1756 Thomas TUCKER Cutcombe Thomasine HOOPER
6 19/04/1756 John WIDLAKE Charles, Devon Elizabeth SHAPCOTT
7 27/03/1757 Amos WILLIAMS Grace JOHNS
8 20/06/1757 Joseph REED Honor HOOPER
9 09/01/1758 John SAWYER Lydeard St Lawrence Sarah MEAD
10 26/03/1758 William PEARSE Joan GREGORY
11 22/08/1758 Peter BRADFORD Mary NETHERCOTT Cutcombe
12 21/02/1759 Francis HOOPER Mary SHAPCOTT
13 27/06/1759 Richard HOLE Single Grace VATER Single
14 19/02/1760 Richard TIDBALL Jane DUNSCOMB
15 23/03/1760 Henry BLACKFORD Ursula TOTTERDALE
16 05/04/1760 George HOOPER Sarah PEARSE
17 07/04/1760 William SCOTT Betty VICKARY
18 12/04/1760 John STEER Mary WIDLAKE
19 13/05/1760 John LISCOMB Winsford Agnes GREGORY
20 12/10/1760 James WILKINS Dunster Elizabeth VATER
21 05/05/1762 Henry BASS Wootton Courtney Mary PEARSE
22 13/02/1763 Thomas MITTON Frances JOHNS
23 04/03/1764 Thomas DAVY North Molton, Devon Mary WOLLAND
24 23/04/1764 Richard GREGORY Grace VICKARY
25 17/07/1764 Thomas GREENSLADE Wootton Courtney Mary VEYSEY
26 16/10/1764 William BUTLER Widower Dulverton Joan MEAD
27 28/03/1765 John MEWDON Joan TARR
28 25/12/1766 James CHILCOTT Elizabeth ISAAC
29 19/01/1767 William ALMSWORTHY Elizabeth BALE
30 06/05/1767 Francis SMITH Mary THORNE
31 23/12/1768 Peter KINGDON Widower Withypool Anne REED Widow
32 28/03/1769 John BURNALL Joan GREGORY
33 19/08/1769 Richard BURNALL Sarah QUARTLY
34 04/12/1769 Richard COURT Joan BURNALL
35 22/09/1770 Robert TUCKER Eleanor PEARSE
36 24/02/1771 William TAPP South Molton, Devon Ann PEARSE
37 24/03/1771 Robert COURT Joan SCOTT
38 31/03/1771 John PEARSE Grace MOORE Withypool
39 02/04/1771 Joel CLATWORTHY Thomasine OLAND
40 27/05/1771 Richard COURT Elizabeth JOHNS
41 24/08/1771 William PEARSE Widower Sarah QUARTLY Widow
42 24/12/1771 James QUARTLY Mary HOOPER
43 23/01/1772 Amos BALE Mary HOOPER Molland, Devon
44 01/03/1772 William TIDBALL Grace BALE
45 12/10/1773 John COURT Elizabeth HODGE
46 06/12/1773 William GREGORY Ann BENNETT
47 23/12/1773 James CORNISH Withiel Florey Ann VEYSEY
48 04/04/1774 John BAKER Stoke Pero Grace HOOPER
49 28/09/1774 John HALSE Bishops Nympton, Devon Joan PEARSE
50 24/12/1774 Thomas TAYLOR Lyncombe And Widcombe Mary SYMONS
51 31/01/1775 William BENNETT Cutcombe Elizabeth REED
52 25/03/1775 William CLATWORTHY Cutcombe Joan TATTLE
53 01/02/1776 John ELLIS Stoke Pero Mary PEARSE
54 05/02/1776 William KERSLAKE Mary MORRISH
55 22/04/1776 John GLASSE Elizabeth HOLE
56 27/12/1776 James TAMLYN Twitchen, Devon Sarah VEYSEY
57 04/04/1777 John YENDAL Carhampton Joan BALE
58 05/04/1777 Edmond OLAND Joan HOOPER
59 08/06/1778 William HUISH Porlock Sarah HOOPER
60 11/03/1779 Silvester GREGORY Elizabeth PEARSE Timberscombe
61 22/04/1780 John CROCKFORD Joan PERKINS
62 11/11/1780 Richard SNOWE Sarah SOWEL
63 25/03/1781 Robert PEPPIN Agnes FRY
64 31/12/1781 John GREENSLADE Mary PESTER Widow
65 08/01/1782 Joseph STEER Winsford Sarah SNOWE
66 17/06/1782 William GREGORY Elizabeth HOOPER
67 04/02/1783 Thomas ADAMS Cutcombe Ann MILTON
68 06/04/1783 Thomas HILL Elizabeth FRY
69 23/03/1784 William KINGDON Elizabeth HOOPER
70 13/07/1784 Richard BRADFORD Ann HOOPER
71 08/02/1785 Thomas BAKER Cutcombe Joan FRY
72 28/03/1785 William KINGDON Ursula ARNELL
73 26/03/1786 Joseph BALMOND Exton Mary BANDEN
74 21/08/1786 Richard SCOTT Single Bishops Nympton, Devon Elizabeth DAVY Single
75 10/03/1787 William HOOPER Elizabeth HODGE
76 06/05/1787 Edmund OLAND Elizabeth BADCOCK
77 27/11/1787 Philip HOW Withypool Agnes BAKER
78 10/03/1788 William PEARSE Joan HILL
79 23/03/1788 William CROCKER Mary BRADFORD
80 16/08/1788 John HOOPER Sarah BADCOCK
81 26/12/1788 John BURNELL Withypool Jane BAWDEN
82 14/06/1789 Silvester WILLIAMS Mary HOOPER
83 16/08/1789 William GREGORY Luccombe Grace GREENSLADE
84 05/12/1789 Hugh GREENSLADE Joan HOOPER
85 20/01/1790 John HOOPER Mary MILTON
86 22/05/1790 John KINGDON Mary BALE
87 12/07/1790 Robert WILLIAMS Ann SCOTT
88 31/07/1791 William BAKER Cutcombe Ann FRY
89 01/04/1792 Hugh GOULD Chittlehampton, Devon Tammy DAVY
90 06/04/1792 John REED Sarah HOOPER
91 12/08/1792 Thomas HOW Withypool Mary ARNOLD
92 02/09/1792 Amos WILLIAMS Rebecca FRY
93 19/01/1793 Richard HOLE Withypool Joan HOLE
94 14/04/1793 William PEPPIN Withypool Joan WILLIAMS
95 05/05/1793 John PEPPIN Withypool Ann WILLIAMS
96 23/06/1793 Robert REED Margaret HOOPER
97 27/07/1793 John BAKER Cutcombe Ann GREENSLADE
98 04/08/1793 Abraham BRIANT Exton Jane VICARY
99 16/02/1794 Robert PUKETT Joan REED
100 01/04/1794 John MARLEY Anne GREENSLADE
101 13/04/1794 John HILL Anne STEPHENS
102 03/11/1794 William BALE Anne WETHERS
103 28/11/1794 Silvester GREGORY Mary HOWLEY Cutcombe
104 03/05/1795 John ARNOLD Mary TUDBALD
105 20/09/1795 Robert HOLE Withypool Faith SMITH
106 14/10/1795 Richard COURT Elizabeth GREGORY Widow
107 24/01/1796 William THORNE Dulverton Grace WILLIAMS
108 25/03/1797 John HAWKINS Winsford Mary BLAKE
109 16/04/1797 John LANGDON Morebath, Devon Grace FRY
110 01/03/1798 William DAVY Emlin SCOTT
111 25/03/1798 John KINGDON Hawkridge Joan HOOPER
112 25/06/1798 Joseph COMBER Withypool Elizabeth SMITH
113 27/09/1798 Henry REED Sarah HOOPER
114 13/03/1799 John GAGE Jane BRIANT
115 25/06/1800 William BENNETT Joan GREGORY
116 04/05/1801 John HOWE Joan PEARSE
117 26/05/1801 Roger TAPP Twitchen, Devon Elizabeth BAKER
118 26/10/1801 William LARAMY Betty TIDBALD
119 14/11/1801 James PEPPIN Sally ELLIS
120 16/01/1803 Henry REED Mary HOLE
121 10/09/1803 Courtney SAGE Withypool Betty BRADFORD
122 03/04/1804 William DALLYN Oare Honor GREENSLADE
123 16/04/1804 Henry MEWDON Elizabeth SCOTT
124 06/10/1804 Thomas WOLAND Winsford Jane TUDBALD
125 04/04/1805 John GREENSLADE Elizabeth COULT
126 29/08/1805 Richard GOULD Cutcombe Anne BURNAL
127 01/09/1805 Richard MARLEY Winsford Mary COURT
128 27/10/1806 John PARISH Mary GREGORY
129 16/08/1807 William ADAMS Single Mary SPARKE Single
130 03/03/1808 Robert ADAMS Widower Mary COURT Single
131 29/03/1808 Osmond LOCK Single Sarah GREENSLADE Single
132 19/05/1808 John BAKER Single Cutcombe Joan COURT Single
133 25/05/1808 Richard COURT Single Mary COURT Single
134 05/04/1809 James MAULE Mary BALMOND Single
135 26/06/1810 John MOLES Jane COURT
136 25/11/1810 James PUGSLEY Cutcombe Melior HOLE
137 26/12/1810 Thomas PEARSE Mary HOOPER
138 28/12/1810 Joseph COURT Elizabeth SCOTT
139 25/01/1811 Thomas BEALY Winsford Elizabeth VEYSEY
140 10/09/1811 William GRAY Single Mary PITTS Single
141 28/06/1812 John GREGORY Single Elizabeth WOLAND Single
142 24/11/1812 William CROCKER Single Ann SLOWLEY
1 23/03/1813 James LAKE Elizabeth SLOWLEY
2 10/12/1813 John RIDLER Luccombe Mary WIDLAKE
3 30/12/1813 James WIDLAKE Elizabeth BURNELL
4 31/12/1813 William SCOTT Joan LANG
5 29/03/1814 Thomas QUARTLEY Cutcombe Elizabeth BALE
6 23/10/1814 Edmond WALLAND Grace KINGDOM
7 11/02/1815 James ADAMS Cutcombe Elizabeth HOOPER
8 14/05/1816 Thomas CLATWORTHY Ann BALE
9 21/09/1816 John RIDD Porlock Mary GREGORY
10 06/11/1816 John CRANG North Molton, Devon Elizabeth DAVY
11 27/02/1817 William QUARTLEY Withypool Ann HOOPER
12 03/04/1817 John WEBBERN Elizabeth COURT
13 24/09/1817 William WILLIAMS Joan WIDLAKE
14 09/01/1818 William GREENSLADE Selworthy Ann VEYSEY
15 15/01/1818 John WOOD Ann BALE
16 28/03/1818 John CROCKER Ann PEPPIN
17 17/04/1818 Michael RIDLER Cutcombe Ann WILLIAMS
18 15/11/1818 William TAYLOR Winsford Agnes BALMOND Widow
19 24/04/1819 James CHEDZEY Elizabeth CROCKER
20 02/05/1819 Joseph BURNELL Mary SADGEBERRY
21 26/06/1820 John POPE Charlotte HANCOCK
22 20/01/1821 Charles HOOPER Ann GREENSLADE
23 26/03/1822 Richard COURT Elizabeth PEARSE
24 07/11/1822 John FROST Skilgate Jane PEARCE
25 22/04/1823 John BALE Single Withypool Ann BALMOND Single
26 22/04/1823 Robert CROCKER Single Sarah PEPPIN Single
27 27/09/1823 John COURT Single Sarah BALMOND Single
28 04/12/1823 Robert WILLIAMS Single Withypool Elizabeth PUGSLY Single
29 14/01/1824 John Sellick LYDDON Joanna PHELPS Single Porlock
30 06/08/1824 Henry REED Single Mary NEWTON Single
31 29/12/1824 James PASSMORE Single Elizabeth BURNAL Single
32 16/04/1825 John THORNE Single Sarah GREENSLADE Single
33 19/09/1825 William BALE Single Porlock Elizabeth SOUTHERWOOD Single
34 29/10/1825 Hugh PEARSE Mary ELLIS Widow
35 29/03/1826 William BURNAL Single Mary BALE Single
36 11/07/1827 Richard GREENSLADE Single Grace MOORE Single
37 25/12/1827 William BRADFORD Single Exton Catharine NEWTON Single
38 11/02/1828 William HILL Single West Anstey, Devon Ann BALE Widow
39 28/04/1829 William RAWLE Single Selworthy Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single
40 07/05/1829 John HILL Single Mary COURT Single
41 25/12/1829 William QUARTLEY Single Joan NEWTON Single
42 06/07/1830 Nicholas HARWOOD Single Winsford Mary SEAGE Single
43 01/01/1831 John QUARTLY Single Mary YENDLE Single
44 20/11/1831 William HARRIS Single Sarah COURT Widow
45 19/01/1832 William DAVY Single Ann MAY Single
46 06/04/1832 William WOOD Single Ann CROKER Single
47 30/09/1832 William DELBRIDGE Single Elizabeth HILL Single
48 05/10/1832 John JARVIS Single Jane HOWE Single
49 06/04/1833 Henry CROCKER Single Sarah HOOPER Single
50 14/05/1833 John MILTON Single Withypool Ann SEAGE Single
51 22/10/1834 Jacob THORNE Single North Molton, Devon Jane GREENSLADE Single
52 09/11/1834 John NEWTON Single Ann THORNE Single
53 17/10/1835 James ADAMS Single Mary ELLIS Single
54 18/04/1836 John HOOPER Single Jane ADAMS Single
55 14/06/1836 Thomas Martin BRAY Single Ashwater, Devon Charlotte Sophia VEYSEY Single
56 13/11/1836 John GEEN Single Oare Mary OLAND Single
57 10/12/1836 John RAWLE Single Mary POOLE Single
58 26/12/1836 George PASSMORE Single Mary CARTER Single
59 27/04/1837 William MOGFORD Single Mary Ann QUARTLEY Single

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