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POORSTOCK, a village, 4 miles N.E. from Bridport and 5 S.E. from Beaminster. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary, and the living is a vicarage in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The parish, with West Milton, Nettlecombe and South Poorton, had in 1841 a population of 1090.

Sanctuary Rev. Thomas, (vicar)
Biles Robert, thatcher
Bowditch George, dairyman
Burt Thos. farmer, Nettlecombe
Carter Richard, dairyman, Witherston
Chillcott Edward, farmer, do.
Chillcott John, jun. farmer
Chillcott William, miller
Churchill Thomas, shoemaker
Courtney Henry, blacksmith
Cousins Wm. carpenter, Nettlecombe
Downe Henry, carpenter
Downe Richard, farmer, Nettlecombe
Dunn Geo. baker
Frampton John, ropemaker, Loscombe
Gale John, parish clerk
Grant Edward, farmer
Green Samuel, stonemason
Hansford John, dairyman, Nettlecombe
Hansford Richard, butcher, do.
Hansford Robert, farmer
Hansford Robt. jun. assistant overseer
Hind Henry, yeoman, Nettlecombe
House Thomas, carpenter
Legg John, farmer, Loscombe
Marsh John, dairyman
Newlyn Peter, shoemaker
Palmer Richard, farmer, Nettlecombe
Palmer Sidney, 'Three Horse Shoes'
Peach William, farmer, Loscombe
Roper Norris, farmer, Nettlecombe
Sargent John, farmer
Sargent William, farmer, Lucas
Sargent William Masters, farmer
Score Richard & William, farmers, Nettlecombe
Shiner George, carpenter, &c.
Slade Francis, butcher
Slade James, butcher, Nettlecombe
Slade William, boot & shoemaker
Smith William, thatcher
Spranklin George, tailor
Walbridge Geo. farmer
Walbridge Henry, farmer
Walbridge Henry, jun. dairyman
Walbridge James, blacksmith
Walbridge Martha, grocery dealer
Walbridge Richard & John, farmers
Walbridge Samuel, butcher
Wrixson Samuel M. farmer, Kings

Transcribed from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851