Rixdale

A summary of the occupiers of Rixdale, Bishopsteignton, taken from the official parish records.

Higher Rixdale
Higher Rixdale

Saxon

The derivation of this name is from the Old English words Stiniele meaning stone house (or important house). and Ryx meaning by the reeds or it might be from Rex, a leader.

The estate was apparently named before the Saxon Leoffa settled at Luton and named it.

By 1060 it was part of the royal domain that King Edward gave to Bishop Leofric of Exeter.

14th Century

1303          A record shows that Nytherryxtenel was held by Roger for third of a Knight’s fee.

1332          In the Devon Lay Subsidiary, Martin de Rixthhyuel is rated as having goods value 12d.

1346          A record shows that Nicholas de Kyrkham succeeded Roger at Nytherryxtenel.

15th Century

1417          Roger of Ryxtinel became rector of Ashcombe.

16th Century

1551          A sale document records that John Waye sells Ryxstyle to John Balle of Mamhead.

1574          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Humfre Wilkin the son of John Wilkin of Rextell.

1577          The Burial Register records the burial of Nicholas Wilkins of Rextell.

1585          The Burial Register records the burial of John Pottell at Rextell.

1587          The Baptism Register records the baptism of William the son of William Langley at Rextell.

1598          The Marriage Register records the marriage between William Wilken to Richarde Geale the daughter of William Geale the elder of Rexstile.

17th Century

1601          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Richard the son of William Wilken of Rextell.

1601          The Baptism Register records the baptism of George the son of William Guile(Geale?) of Lower Rixtell.

1601          The Burial Register records the burial of Peternell Babb, widow of Rixtell.

1602          The Burial Register records the burial of William Geale the elder of Rextell.

1617          The Burial Register records the burial of Thomasine Wilkin wife of William Wilkin of Rixstyle.

1617          The Burial Register records the burial of Susanna the daughter of Thomas Geale of Rixstyle.

1622          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Richard the son of William Wilkin Junior of Rixstail.

1643          The Burial Register records the burial of William Wilken of Rixteale.

1674          The Hearth Tax Register shows Richard Way of Rixtail had two hearths.

1677          The Burial Register records the burial of Thomas Geale of Rixtoll.

1690          The Burial Register records the burial of Richard Wilking of Rixtail.

1696          The Marriage Register records the marriage between John Wilking of Rixtail and Elizabeth Whitborn of Humber.

18th Century

1701          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Jane the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Way of Rixdale, yeoman.

1705          The Burial Register records the burial of Richard Wilking of Rixtail, yeoman.

1713          The Marriage Register records the marriage between Thomas Low and Susannah the daughter of Thomas Randle of Rixtail.

1726          The Churchwardens’ records show that Roger Teler (Taylor) was churchwarden for Lower Rixtail estate.

1736          The record of Sir John Lear’s debts after his death shows that Thomas Balle esq. was a free tenant at Rextell at 1s 8d.  It also shows that Thomas Narramore is a free tenant at Higher Rextell at 2s 6d.  It shows too, that Richard Wilkyns is a free tenant at Higher Rextell at 4s 10d.

1751          The Churchwardens’ records show that Thomas Cuming was churchwarden for Lower Rixtsil.

1766          The Burial Register records the burial of Susannah Harris of Rixtail.

1767          The Burial Register records the burial of Mrs Joan Wilkin of Rixstail.

1776          The Baptism Register records the baptism of John the son of George and Sarah Dally of Rixtail.

1779          An Apprenticeship Document records that Thomas Hill is apprenticed to John Wilking, yeoman for Rackstill estate.

1780          The Land Tax Assessment shows that Lord Lisburne owns Lower Rixtail and Will Coombes is tenant.

1783          The Burial Register records the burial of Mr John Rich aged 26 of Rixtail

1784          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Joanna the daughter of James and Joanna Cornish of Rixtail.

1789          An Apprenticeship document shows that John Enon is apprenticed to Richard Evans of Lower Richstale.

1789          An Apprenticement Form shows Richard Way is apprenticed to Edward Rich, yeoman for Higher Richstale.

1789          An Apprenticeship Form shows that William Endacott is apprenticed to James Cornish for the Hon. General Vaughan’s.

1790          The Baptism Register records the baptism of Mary the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Cornish of Rixtail.

1791          The Burial Register records the burial of Mr Edward Rich of Rixtail aged 72.

1791          The Churchwardens’ Records show that Richard Evans was churchwarden for Lower Rixtail estate.

19th Century

1807          The Burial Register records the burial of Elizabeth Rich of Rixtail 75 years old.

1813          The churchwardens records show that George Knill was churchwarden for Lower Rixtail.

1828          The Local Tax Assessment shows that James Cornish is the owner and occupier of Higher and Lower Rixtail.  It shows that Richard Whidborne owns Rixtail and Will Wood is tenant.

1833          The Voters List shows James and Richard Cornish are occupiers/owners of Rixtail.

1833          An Indenture of the Comyns family regarding Rights of Common in Haldon the records shows that William Wood is part owner of Higher Rixdale with James Cornish the elder and Joanna his wife.

1840          The Bishopsteignton Tithe List records Richard Cornish as Owner and Occupier of Higher and Lower Rixtail.

1851          The Census shows that Richard Cornish 56 occupies Lower Rixtail of 168 acres.

1856          The Post Office Directory shows Richard Cornish farmer at Higher Rixtail.

1866          Kelly’s Directory shows that Richard Cornish is farmer at Higher Rixtail and that William Vooght is farmer at Lower Rixtail.

1883          Kelly’s Directory shows George Cornish as farmer at Higher Rixtail, George Cornish as farmer at Lower Rixtail and William Vooght as farmer at Higher Rixtail.

1889          Kelly’s Directory shows George Cornish as farmer at Higher Rixtail, John Vooght as farmer and miller at Hayes and Lower Rixtail and William Vooght as farmer at Higher Rixtail.

20th Century

1902          Kelly’s Directory shows George Cornish as farmer at Higher Rixtail, Mrs John Vooght as farmer at Hayes and Lower Rixtail and William Brock Vooght as farmer at Higher Rixtail.

1906   Sale by Hussey and Sons. Sale of livestock, implements and dairy utensils for Mr F Attwater at Lower Rixtail Farm

 

References and credits

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/fc05cca6-389b-4ae0-90ae-961142bc7073

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