A History of St. Andrew`s Church, Charmouth

Limbry
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When Roberts, the Lyme historian visited Charmouth in 1830 he remarked upon a raised Tomb, much defaced, of Mrs, Margaret Stuckey, the daughter of John Limbry. John Limbry was the last of that family to be mentioned in any record that I have. This tomb is on the west side of the path opposite the duel tomb and is possibly the oldest, The rector the Rev. S.E. Simms dug all round it and W.Mills and I did the same a few years ago but could not find either name or date.

The Limbry family was living in Charmouth in Edward VI reign and during Elizabeth's time owned property on the south side of the village below Charmouth House. One Stephen Limbry was the mariner who was to have taken CharlesII to France. Mrs Stuckley was the daughter of John Limbry who died in 1817 aged 88. These seem to be the last of a family of great importance in their day.The Table Top Tomb is late 17th Century.

The life of Sir Lewis Stukeley (sometimes spelt Stukely, or Stucley) will be stigmatized forever by one dishonourable deed: the betrayal of his distant cousin and Devon worthy Sir Walter Raleigh on his return from Guiana in 1618, a shameless act that lead directly to Raleigh's incarceration in the Tower and subsequent execution. Whence Sir Lewis has been branded 'the Judas of Devonshire'. The oldest son of John Stukeley of Affeton by Frances St Leger, Sir Lewis was one of many who were granted a knighthood by James I on his way to London in 1603. As with others so honoured, this award was purely on account of his breeding, rather than for his achievements. He first came to public notice in 1617 when, as the recently installed Vice-Admiral of Devonshire, he was appointed temporary guardian of the infant child Thomas Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and his Indian Princess wife Pocahontas, after her sudden death just as preparations were being made for the three of them to return from England to Virginia.
Will of William Limbry for 1674. It mentions his daughter and grandchildren - Roger, George and Mary Hutchins. His grandaughter Joan is sole Executor.
1 Joan Chapple alias Hutchins of Charmouth, spinster
2 Edward Edwards of Lyme Regis, merchant Abraham Podger of Whitchurch, yeoman
Recites tha the property was leased to Richard Piers by John Petre in 1575 for a term of 2000 years. The property has since passed to the hands of Andrew Lymbry who mortgaged it to William Lymbry in 1665 for a sum of £120.
Andrew Lymbury defaulted on payment and has therefore forfeited his estate in the property. William Lymbry died in 1674 leaving 1 as his executrix
1 to 2 in trust
Property: Mans Tenement comprising 4 dwelling houses, 2 of which were burnt by 1665, Mans Mead (2a) and Mans Common (1a) in Charmouth
 
D1265/2/5 [c1684-1690] Dorset Record Office
Legal Case
[1] John Edwards of Lyme Regis, gent
[2] William Limbry, an infant
Nathaniel Peirse and Mary Limbry spinster acting on his behalf
Defence of [1] to complaints made by [2] about land transactions in D1265/2/2 and D1265/2/3 and other transactions concerning land in Charmouth n.d. (1 doc) [incomplete]
[no title]   D1265/2/2 22 Dec 1674 Dorset Record Office
Contents :
Conveyance
1 Joan Chapple alias Hutchins of Charmouth, spinster
2 Edward Edwards of Lyme Regis, merchant Abraham Podger of Whitchurch, yeoman
Recites tha the property was leased to Richard Piers by John Petre in 1575 for a term of 2000 years. The property has since passed to the hands of Andrew Lymbry who mortgaged it to William Lymbry in 1665 for a sum of £120.
Andrew Lymbury defaulted on payment and has therefore forfeited his estate in the property. William Lymbry died in 1674 leaving 1 as his executrix
1 to 2 in trust
Property: Mans Tenement comprising 4 dwelling houses, 2 of which were burnt by 1665, Mans Mead (2a) and Mans Common (1a) in Charmouth
D1265/2/3 8 Dec 1676 Dorset Record Office
Contents :
Lease
1 James Parson of Charmouth, yeoman
2 Henry Henley of Leigh
Recites that Andrew Lymbry of Bradpole mortgaged the property to William Lymbry in 1662. Andrew Lymbry has since defaulted in payment and therefore forfeited his estate in the property. William Lymbry died in 1674, leaving the property to Joan Chapple alias Hutchins who has since married 1
1 to 2
Consideration: £10
Term: 900 years
Rent: 1d pa
Property: an orchard in Charmouth (¼ a)
D1265/2/4 19 Sept 1689 Dorset Record Office
Contents :
Mortgage
1 James Parsons of Charmouth, yeoman
Joan Parsons his wife
2 John Edwards of Lyme Regis, merchant
1 to 2
Consideration: £6
Property: as in D1265/2/3
D1265/2/5 [c1684-1690] Dorset Record Office
These documents are held at Dorset History Centre
Contents :
Legal Case
[1] John Edwards of Lyme Regis, gent
[2] William Limbry, an infant
Nathaniel Peirse and Mary Limbry spinster acting on his behalf
Defence of [1] to complaints made by [2] about land transactions in D1265/2/2 and D1265/2/3 and other transactions concerning land in Charmouth n.d. (1 doc) [incomplete]
Edward Edwards (d.c. 1685) and his son John (d.c. 1733) were merchants of the town of Lyme Regis who amassed large amounts of property. Both father and son secured two terms as Mayor of Lyme Regis. John Edwards's only daughter, Elizabeth married Thomas Napier of Tintinhull

14 years lease, messuage and tenement called Yandover in Charmouth containing 16a. A/ADZ/116 Somerset Record Office
1. John Napper of Frome Selwood, clothier.
2. John Keech of Charmouth, Dorset, velmonger.
[poor condition]

 

Public Record Office: Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings before 1714, Reynardson.
1686 Edwards v. Limbry .
1681 Limbry v. Edwards.
01 January 1558 - 31 December 1714Limbry v Limbry .
Public Record Office: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I. Limbry , William: Dorset.
17 November 1591 - 16 November 1592
landed estates.
 

Rose & Crown:

That messuage, Burgage, Dwellong house in Charmouh called the Rose and Crown conveyed in the said deed ..that the said son of the said richard talbot the sum of £15  after the death of the said Edwrad Lymbry, the said £5 being he residue of a marriage portion given to Joane, daughter of he said Edward who was married  to.. Said William Lymbry, heir parent of said Edrward Lymbry, son to the said Ricahrd Talbot .. Now in the tenure of the said Richard Talbot

1648 between Joseph Hazzard  of Charmouth, Mercahnt and Judith Miller of the same, widow of the other part for the sum of £50  paid by the said Judith Miller one messuage commonly called or known by the Rose and Crown with the curtelage, garden, orchard in charmouth,late in the occupation of William Lymbry , the inheritance of Edward Lymbry, deceased bounced with the Streete in Charmouth  on the south partand with part of the said messuage the land of Stephen Baker on the west part thereof and a messuage now in the occupation of John Follett on the east part thereof.he grants  
Signed Hemry Kinder, Richard Golding, John Kinder dd/AL 29/4

Edward Hammond ,clerk master of arts, church deacon ray of Dorset lawfully constituted to William Hutchinens otherwise Chapple and Samuel Burrow, principle creditors of James Parsons late of Charmouth . He died intestate in 1738  and goods and chattels got to above.DD/AL29/7

1674
I William Lymbry of Charmouth , I give unto my daughter Hutchins also Chapple 20/- , give to grandchild Roy Hutchins £20 .grandchild George Hutchins £20 , Mary Hutchins £20 .I give to Edith, wife of Samuel Norris £5. I make my grandchild Jone Hutchins also Chaple my sole executo

DD/AL29/9
This indenture made in 1757 between Jacob Burriw of Charmouth,Blacksmith and Elizabeth, his wife , John Goreing of Charmouth, Innholder and Leah, his wife f the first part. Robert Collins of Lorton within the parish of Hunister in Somerset, Clothier, and Robert Colbert of Charmouth,Gentleman of the second part Samuel Burrow of Charmouth , Blacksmith of the third part and Moses Lee of East Eype , within Symondsbury , Yeoman of the forth part... All that Messuage and Tenement consisting of a dwelling house, stable, Garden and Orchard containing in the whole an acre situate in Charmouth on the north side of the Street there late in the tenure of the said Robert Colbert and one Ralph Gorge as Tenants to the said John Goreing , but now in the possession of him the said Robert Colbert, who hath lately purchased  it fromJohn Goreing. And also that orchard , formerly a pice of Ground enclosed by one Edward Mabell, deceased containing  3 acres lying at Langmore in Charmouth , adjoining to he lands formerly of John Burridge , esq.and now in the possession of Samuel Burrow who lately purchased the same and the freehold from the said Jacob Burrow. And also thatndwellong house withnthengarden and orchard belonging in East Eype containing 1 acre called Browns Tenement  and now in the possession of Moses Lee who lately purchased it from Jacob Burrow. And also those several closes of land, meadows and pasture, that's is one close called Four Acres , three parcels of land containing one acre called Rye Acre, 2 acres of land lying in a field called Nastor filed and a close conating an acre south part of Goosemoors belonging to browns Teneemnet lying in East Eype lately purchased from Jacob Burrows by Robert Collins. Signed Jacob Burrows, Elizabth Burrows, John Porvis, Leah Goreing.


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Charmouth Pubs over the Centuries

Tenement or burgage with garden in North part of town between tenement of John Wadham on West and tenement of Honor Stodder alias Borcombe on East. The premises, late in tenure of William Cooke, were in 1561 quitclaimed by John. Tye of Plymtree, Devon, and Anna his wife, to William Stodder alias Borcombe of Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset and conveyed by Stodder to Thomas Bull of Norton, Somerset. [The premises may be those described in 29 below].

Messuage, burgage, tenement, or dwellinghouse on North side of the great street, called the Rose and Crown. The premises were conveyed by the Rev. Nathaniel Bull of Studland, Dorset, to Edward Lymbury, senior, of   Charmouth , in 1629, and by him conveyed to Richard Talbot of Broadmayne, Dorset (whose daughter Joan married Francis, son of Richard Talbot) in 1639. Joseph Hassard of Charmouth   conveyed them to Judith Miller of the same in 1649, and she conveyed them to Francis Hodder, junior, of Wootton Fitzpaine, in 1644, in consideration of the intended marriage of her daughter Judith Miller and the said Hodder. By 1753 the premises were held by Samuel Burrow of   Charmouth , who conveyed them, inter alia, to Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, Devon, as further security for a mortgage. Deeds of 1753 and 1756 refer also to a messuage and tenement, orchard, etc. (1a), on North side of street; orchard (3a) at Langmoore; messuage or dwellinghouse with garden and orchard in East Eipe (1a), parcel of a tenement called Brown's Tenement; several [named] closes (9a); orchard commonly reputed a burgage or acre of ground; and the George Inn. Bundle includes probate of will of William Lymbry of   Charmouth , yeoman , dated and proved 1674; administration of estate of James Parsons of   Charmouth , 1737; bond for payment of ?200 and interest by Barbara Smith of Blandford St Mary to Walter Oke of South Petherton, et al, 1769.

Discharge of legacy in consideration of the sum of ?12,323 6s 4d paid by Thomas Shute of   Charmouth , Dorset, surviving trustee of the will of Thomas Deane (d 1798) of Bristol, to Jane Helena Shute of Fernhill, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, being half the principal and interest of ?8000 left by the will of the said Thomas Deane to the said Jane Shute and her sister, Harriet.

Pedigree of the descendants of Stephen Shute [whose grand-daughter, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Shute, married Samuel Alford II.]

. Samuel Alford (the second), eldest son of the foregoing Samuel and Mary Alford, of Heale, was born at

Curry Rivel, and baptized there 25 March 1776. After some years at the then celebrated Ilminster Grammar

School he matriculated in 1794 at Queen's College, Oxford, proceeding B.A. in 1797,and M.A. in 1800.

Taking Holy Orders, he served as chaplain to Lady Chat- ham, and afterwards became vicar of Muchelney.

Inheriting the Heale Estate on the death of his father, he lived at Heale House, where, having married, in

1802, "Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Shute, esquire, of Charmouth, Dorsetshire," he brought up a family

of thirteen children. These were:

William Lymbry owns Rose and crown dies in 1674

The Lymbrys sell to the Burridges The Fountain and probably the other 3 pubs. Mention of mabells

Burridges definitely owned the Rose and Crown sold it to Burrows who sell it on in 1753, Jacob sells some to Samuel Burrow who sells on to Walter Oke in 1760

John Burridge sells The George sold it for £60 to James Dober of Dorchester in 1704 with a 1000 year lease. James Dober of Sinsford marries Jane Sander of Dorchester in 1703

1774 Benjamin Bradford trying to let Fountain

DD/AL 29/8  
1753 assignment of 2 dwelling houses and several closes of ground in Charmouth or remainder of 2000 years for securing £320 and interest. Samuel Borrow to Nicholas Warren Esq, in trust for Walter Oke.  
Between Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, and John Oke , of Compyne  gentleman , executors of the last will of Walter Oke, the elder of Pinney, their deceased father on the one part and Samuel Burrow of Charmouth , Blacksmith of the other part and Nicholas Warren of Mincombe in the parish of Sidburu in Devon of the third  part. The said Samuel Burrow  rightfully possessed of all that Teneemnet commonly known as Mans Tenemnt, consisting of a dwelling house, an orchard, 2 fields f meadow and one field of pasture in Charmouth late in the possession of Jmaes Parsons of the same place, yeoman, his tenants and now of Samuel Burrows for the residue of a term of 2000 years from 1575. Did mortgage in 1743 into the said Walter Oke, the elder all that said tenement by payment of £200 and interest . Now due £208 , in the consideration of £104 paid to them by the said Nicholas Warren ..All that one piece of ground formerly enclosed by Edward Mabell deceased containing by estimation 3 acres or therabouts and have for severall years been converted into an orchard lying at Langmoore and adjoining the lands formerly of John Burridge , esq.All that orchard commonly reputed a Burgae of one acre ground formerly in the tenure of one George Coming decease, since of William Comins and late of Clement Joyns. All that messuage, Tenement or Inn called or commonly known by the name of the George Inn with all the curtelage ,orchard, etc. All that messuage or dwelling house formerly called or known by the name of the Rose and Crown and the curtelage, backside, garden and orchard to te same belonging. And all thatdwellong house, garden and orchard hereunto belonging containing by estimation one acre or more thereabouts formerly in the possession of Mary Hodded, Widow afterwards of JohnMinsom, since of Ann Monson, his widow , then of Robert Monson and late of Willliam Walter Minwich. Premises are situate in Charmouth aforesaid and are now in the possession of Samual Burrows
Signed Walter Oke and Sam Burrows. Robert Cheek,Jmaes Trew. Daniel Furfs
Received of mr Ealter Oke the sum of £107 to be paid not me signed by Samuel Burrow.

1664 Judith Miller only 2 hearths

1641 Thomas Miller