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July 23rd 1872: Witheridge - We regret to record the death of T M Comins Esq. senr, a retired member of the legal profession, and the descendant of one of the old established families of this place in his 58th year, which occurred on Monday last. Dropsy, the disease from which he had been suffering for some months, eventually carried him off. The deceased gentleman is deeply regretted"

December 7th 1875: "Witheridge - Death of the Vicar; On Sunday, after a lingering and painful illness, the Revd. John Peter Benson, Vicar of this parish, died. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 73rd year, took charge of the parish in 1832, and, by his amiable and courteous conduct soon won the esteem of all. Men of every grade and sect felt that the head of the parish was not only a willing but a wise counsellor in times of trouble. His death is regretted by all. The living of Witheridge is, we believe, worth £800 per annum".

May 25th 1880: "Witheridge - The inhabitants have cause to regret the loss of Mr Thomas Strong, of Hele Barton, who expired suddenly on Tuesday. He was ever ready to relieve the wants of the poor, and took an interest in parochial affairs, and has been a valuable member of the Chulmleigh Highways Board for a great many years".

August 17th 1880: Witheridge - A fatal accident happened on the Turnpike Road near the Thelbridge Cross Inn, in the parish of Witheridge last week. A man named George Arthurs, about 50 years old, the driver of a furniture van from Exeter drawn by two horses, was driving his van when by some means he fell off the shafts on which he was riding, and, both wheels passing over his body, such injuries were inflicted that he died within half an hour. An inquest was held by F Burrows Esq, Deputy Coroner, and the Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death".

June 28th 1881: Witheridge - "The announcement of the death of Mr John Mansfield, four and twenty hours after his seizure with an apoplectic fit, has been received with general regret. Mr Mansfield, who was 63 years of age, had been schoolmaster in the parish for more than 40 years. He was also parish clerk, the senior member of the choir, and secretary to the Farmer's Association".

March 3rd 1888: Funeral of Dr Llewellyn - On Friday morning, the inhabitants of Witheridge were deeply grieved to hear of the death of one of the kindest-hearted gentlemen, Dr Llewellyn. He had spent the previous evening with Mr Hill Partridge. About three in the morning the latter was called up to go to the doctor, who said he knew his attack was serious and at once made preparations by writing a few important directions and shortly afterwards passed away. Thus, Witheridge loses one of the most benevolent gentlemen in the county. He was a splendid angler and an ardent general sportsman. All with whom he came in contact admired him. His age was only a little over 60. Many reasons have been assigned for the late doctor's popularity, but one is obvious, that is his kindness to the poor. In all weathers and at all times he was at their call and this when he often knew that this poverty would prove an impediment to the smallest payment.

November 5th 1892: Fatal Accident to Witheridge Woman - inquest on Ann Jones, a Witheridge woman, who died through falling down the stairs in the South Molton Workhouse. The jury returned 'accidental death' but criticised the dangerous stairs in the workhouse.

May 27th 1893: Witheridge - "Death of the Rev. P M Benson. During the past week the Rev P M Benson, Vicar of Witheridge for the last 17 years has been called to his rest. The circumstances affecting the closing years of the Rev gentleman are naturally very sad, owing to an affliction which necessitated his absence from the parish for intervals of varying length. In spite of his infirmity, however, Rev Benson has, by the exercise of strict self-denial almost completely carried out his design for the restoration and beautification of the parish church. His death, which took place in Nottingham, was the result of an apoplectic fit. The Rev J P Benson, brother of the deceased, who as Curate in Charge of the parish, has been doing admirable work for 18 months past, succeeds to the living".

October 5th 1895: The Late Mr George Ayre of Witheridge - he was 78 years of age and resided at Queen Dart. He died as a result of a fall from his horse - "a worthy representative of a family long resident on their estate at Queen Dart". The funeral was held at Rackenford.

November 3rd 1900: Witheridge - Mr John Parker, who was admitted to the Maud Hospital, Exmouth, about a fortnight since, suffering from an internal injury caused by putting up a rose tree in his garden on the previous Saturday, died on Wednesday, having suffered the most excruciating pain. The deceased was aged about 60 years of age, and had served 34 years in the Devon Constabulary, retiring about 4 years ago on a sergeant's pension while stationed in Witheridge".

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November 17th 1900: Witheridge - "With great regret we record the death of Mr George Cutcliffe, J.P., of Coombe House, Witheridge, who after a long illness passed away on Wednesday last at the age of 75. Mr Cutcliffe for many years occupied the important position of actuary to the Clerical, Medical and General Assurance Company, succeeding the late Mr G H Pinckard. On retiring about 20 years ago he settled at Witheridge, devoting himself to the duties and recreations of a rural landowner. His kindness and geniality made him universally popular among all classes. The Lord Lieutenant placed him on the roll of County Magistrates, and he was returned as the representative of the District on the County Council.

June 14th 1902: Death of a Witheridge Carrier - "A familiar figure on the road, in person of Mr Mark Thomas, of Witheridge, passed away on Wednesday morning last. For the last 25 years Mr Thomas has been engaged in conveying persons to and from Tiverton in his covered van. Of a bright and cheerful disposition, the deceased had won many friends in the township of Witheridge as well as at Tiverton, where he was well known. Mr Thomas started the business of carrier in a small way, and as the number of passengers to and from Witheridge increased he was obliged to provide a larger conveyance, a pair of horse attached to a roomy four-wheeled van being substituted for a horse and trap. Prior to his death the deceased had three carrier vans plying between Witheridge and Tiverton, which he visited three times a week. He also worked with the London and South Western Railway, taking passengers from Witheridge to Lapford Station every Friday. Some time ago Mr Thomas underwent an operation for cancer in the head, and great benefit appeared to result. The relief afforded however did not last long, but despite this Mr Thomas did not give up his duties and continued to be about up to Tuesday May 27th he drove his van to Tiverton. On the following Saturday he was taken ill while engaged in work on his farm. He expired three days later. For a number of years the deceased took a prominent part in the musical portion of the Witheridge Bible Christian Chapel, and was for some time Superintendent of the Sunday school there, in which work he took a keen interest. Nothing appeared too much trouble to him if he could perform a kind act, and on many occasions he has driven preachers and laymen to and from their appointments. The deceased, who was about 50 years of age, leaves a widow and eight children, with whom much sympathy is felt".

December 6th 1902: Witheridge - "At the ripe old age of 83 Mr Edmund Bulled of this parish, has just passed away. For many years the deceased was a regular exhibitor of wagons, carts etc at local and other agricultural shows. In his day he had also done a good deal of hunting".

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