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"HOLSWORTHY, a small market town, . . . is pleasantly situated near the small river Deer and the Bude Canal, 9 miles E. of Bude Haven; 10 miles W. by S. of Hatherleigh; and 42 miles W. by N. of Exeter. Its parish contains 1857 souls, and about 8800 acres of land, including a tract of hilly moorland; the hamlets of Staddon, Chilsworthy, Dunsteep,, and Chesty; and many scattered farms. . . . Earl Stanhope is lord of the manor, which anciently belonged to the baronial family of Brewer, and afterwards to the Chaworth, Paganell, Tracey, Holland, and other families. . . . A great part of the parish belongs to Sir N.R.F. Davie, W.H.B. Coham,, Esq., Mrs. Hart, and many smaller freeholders and leaseholders. . . . In the civil wars, Holsworthy was occupied for the King, till February, 1646, when Sir Thomas Fairfax sent a party to take possession, after the victory of Torrington. On the north-west side of the town is a curious plantation of beech, called the Labyrinth. It covers half an acre, and the puzzle consists in getting into the centre, where there is a tree, with a seat under it. The Church (St. Peter,) is a fine Gothic structure, with a tower and eight bells. There were formerly chapels at Chilsworthy and Thorne. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850) quoted by Brian Randall.]

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Here is a larger scale map of Devon and a map to get you to Holsworthy. And here's a late 18th/early 19th century map of the area.

In modern times, there are more Uglow families in Holsworthy than any other town except Launceston - the latest date here is 1751 but this needs a lot more research....

Family 1a: Jasper and Mary Sheere

Jasper 1623 was born in Marhamchurch, the son of William and Johan Lamerton and the grandson of John Uglow and Elizabeth Uglow.

He marries Mary Sheere in 1651 in Holsworthy, Devon. There is a Mary Sheer born in Holsworthy in 1630, daughter of Edward and Margaret. Jasper dies in Marhamchurch in 1692

  • son Lazarus 1652 born in Holsworthy. He marries Margaret Medland - Family 1bi
  • son George 1653 born in Holsworthy. 
  • daughter Martha 1654 - she marries Christopher Inch in Holsworthy in 1679. John Inch is their first (of nine) child born in 1679. [John 1921 notes: in 1732, Martha is left 10/- in Philip Uglow's will - unsure who Philip may be]
  • daughter Margery 1657 born in Holsworthy

Family 1bi: Lazarus and Margaret Medland

Lazarus 1652 is born in Holsworthy. He is the son of  Jasper and Mary Sheere and the grandson of William and Johan.

In 1676 he marries Margaret Medland of Holsworthy. By 1694, Margaret is a widow and she re-marries - to Edward Downing.

  • daughter Sarah 1677 born in Holsworthy. She marries Samuel Smith in the village in 1703
  • son Jasper 1682 born in Holsworthy. He marries Elizabeth in 1704.  Family 1ci
  • daughter Margaret 1684 born in Holsworthy.  She marries John Noble in Holsworthy in 1730

Family 1ci: Jasper and Elizabeth

Jasper 1682 is born in Holsworthy and is the son of Lazarus and Margaret Medland and the grandson of Jasper and Mary Sheere.

He marries Elizabeth in 1704 - no clues as to whom Elizabeth may be! Jasper may move to Exeter as a 'barber apprentice' to Richard March in 1705 [Mayors Count Book 1701-1710] and later as a freeman of the city? [1703-1727, Roll of the Freemen of Exeter] . But he possibly returns to Holsworthy - there is an A2A record from 20th May 1723 which refers to'..part of a messuage or tenement with appurtenances in the borough of Holsworthy, formerly in the tenure of Jasper Uglow, late of Holsworthy, deceased'.

I assume Jasper died in or around 1723 - but if it was much earlier, then Elizabeth may well remarry in 1612 - Richard Hillary in Holsworthy - possible candidate is Richard Hellery1677 from St Gluvias near Falmouth??

  • son Lazarus 1705 born in Holsworthy
  • daughter Margaret 1708 born in Exeter. The IGI records the father as 'Josp' and her surname as Ogler. But if this Jasper is the 'barber apprentice' this all fits in nicely. In 1751 Margaret marries James Mill in Holsworthy
Miscellaneous
  • 1712: Elizabeth marries Richard Hillary in Holsworthy - possible candidate is Richard Hellery1677 from St Gluvias near Falmouth??
  • 1900: Lilian Edith marries Richard Albert Stidwill in Holsworthy
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