Transcript of the description for Symondsbury from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851

SYMONDSBURY, a village 1½ miles N.W. from Bridport. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and the living is a rectory. The parish comprises 3925 acres, and had, in 1841, 1316 inhabitants.

Davy Mr. Matthew, Estype
Davy Mr. Zachariah, Estype
Pitfield Lieut. Joseph Ed. C. R.N.
Raymond Rev. Gregory, A.M. (rect.)
Abbot Simeon, carpenter
Barnes Samuel, farmer, Veres
Bartlett Simon, thatcher
Best Henry, butcher
Best John, 'Ilchester Arms' and baker, &c.
Biddlecombe George, assistant overseer
Buckler Henry, boot and shoe mkr.
Chubb Isaac, blacksmith
Cleal Joseph, dairyman
Conway John, cabinet maker and carpenter
Crabb Simon, boot and shoe maker
Elliott John, farmer
Elliott Joseph, dairyman
Follett John, farmer, Veres farm
Follett Robert, dairyman
Fooks Robert, farmer, Creepe farm
Fooks Robert, farmer, Mowerbury farm
Forsey Daniel, wheelwright
Frampton Henry, 'London Inn'
Frampton John, painter & glazier
Gale George, wheelwright, &c.
Gale Jonathan, wheelwright
Hallett Jacob Pitfield, farmer
Hallett Elizabeth (Mrs.) farmer
Hansford David, blacksmith
Hansford John, dairyman
Hoskins John, blacksmith
House John, farmer
Hussey James, farmer
Hussey John, farmer
Hussey William, farmer & butcher
Lee Job, lime burner
Lee Moses, stone mason
Major James, beer retailer
Matthews Thomas, dairyman
Payne John, boot and shoe maker
Pile John, farmer
Pitfield John, yeoman
Pope John, yeoman
Rawles Richard, beer retailer
Rendall Jonathan, lime burner
Sprake Joseph, 'Dove Inn' and ironfounder & machine maker
Symonds John, farmer
Taylor Robert, farmer
Tuck James, thatcher
Tucker George, dairyman
Wakeley Robert, parish clerk
Waldon Robert, dairyman
Warren Samuel, tailor
Warren Simon, farmer