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The north coast near Poundstock

The name is of English origin, 'settlement with an animal pound'. It is recorded as Pondestock in Domesday Book, 1086. It is a rural parish on the north coast between Bude and Boscastle. Penfound Manor to the east, was given to Robert, Count de Mortain, by William the Conqueror. The last of the Penfounds died in the poorhouse in 1847. There is a tale of one Kate Penfound who attempted to elope with John Trebarfoot of Trebarfoot Manor. As she was leaving her father intervened with his sword, and in the ensuing fight all three were killed.

And the Pirates......

In the tiny hamlet of Poundstock, lying in a secluded dell just a mile from the rocky Atlantic shore stands the ancient church of St. Winwaloe. A church has stood upon this spot for 14 centuries, and the mediaeval Guildhouse which stands nearby is the only surviving one of its kind in Cornwall, but despite it's charm and peaceful air, Poundstock Church harbours dark secrets and, it's said, an unquiet ghost.

In the 14th century nearby Widemouth Bay was the realm of pirates who attacked trading vessels and committed vile deeds of plunder and abduction.Ill befitting the role of church curate, gang member  William Penfound apparently fell out with his unsavoury colleagues and as he assisted at Mass in the Church on December 27th 1357  a band of armed men burst into the Church. Penfound was brutally murdered and his blood   splashed upon vestments and altar furnishings.Since then, it's claimed, his restless ghost has walked abroad. Later another vicar of the church was condemned to life imprisonment for complicity in murder, another hanged in Tudor times for leading a revolt against The Book of Common Prayer, and yet a third gained a reputation as a local lothario. In 1535 William Woodwarde, Parson of Poundstock was seen assisting the escape of one of his many mistresses across a wall, holding up his breeches with one hand whilst her irate husband banged at the front door! 

Population in 1841 

672

Statistics:

4798 acres of land, 2 acres of tidal water and 214 acres of foreshore.

Maps

Poundstock  is south of Bude1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a  map to get you to Poundstock

Family 1: Thomas and Elizabeth Bligh

Thomas 1685 was the son of Jasper 1638 and Priscilla Phillips and grandson of Thomas 1599 and Athalia Bond, born in Marhamchurch. He leaves the village for Poundstock where he marries Elizabeth Bligh in September 1704. All the children are born in Poundstock:

  • daughter Grace 1704
  • son Richard 1706  - probably marries either Grace Spry at Whitstone (Family 1 - Whitstone) in 1729; alternatively marries Mary Richards at Bideford in 1730 (Family 1 - Bideford) but there is a Richard 1707 born at Alwington, only 4 miles from Bideford)
  • son John 1709 - too many relevant Johns to speculate on possible marriages
  • daughter Mary 1712
  • daughter Charitie 1715 - there is a record of a Charity dying in 1733 in Marhamchurch
  • daughter Elizabeth 1719

Family 2: Thomas and Mary Worden

Thomas? marries Mary Worden in 1734 and they live in the village. Mary is probably Mary 1704 born in Poundstock.

I suspect that Thomas 1685 and Elizabeth Bligh might well have had a son named Thomas but that's a guess...

  • son William 1735
  • daughter Elyzabeth 1737
  • daughter Jane 1739 - possibly marries Robert or Roger Dodge or Doidge in Launceston in 1779
  • daughter Anne 1744 - possibly marries John Cloke in 1782 in the village - parents of Nancy Cloke in Poundstock in 1789?

Family 3: John and Grace Wells

John and Grace Wells  are married in Jacobstow in 1752. They moved around and one of their children is born in Poundstock but see Jacobstow Family 2 for details

Family 4: John and Frances Rundle

John marries Frances Rundle in 1778 in the village.  Possibilities are John 1756 Stratton or John 1756 Marhamchurch.

If this is John, son of Simon and Mary Dayman, he is dead by the time of his sister, Elizabeth's, will in 1798. Frances dies in Poundstock in 1835.

  • son William 1778

It is (slightly) possible that John and Frances spend time in London - the only evidence is 2 IGI records

  • Mary Ann Ougler is born in Holborn, London in 1785 with John and Frances as her parents. She marries William Humfrey in Walton on Thames in 1817
  • John Acret Ougler is born in Marylebone, London 1787, again with John and Frances as parents.

Family 5: John and Margaret Cory

John and Margaret Cory were married in Week St Mary. Prudence and George are born in Poundstock but go to Week St Mary Family 3 for details

  • daughter Prudence 1782
  • son George 1788

Family 6: Susanna and Thomas Stacey

Susannah 1774 is the daughter of John and Grace Wells, from Jacobstow.

  • daughter Fanny 1796 born in Poundstock. She may well have married William Hacker in 1818 at St Davids in Exeter

It seems probable that Fanny is illegitimate but that Susanna marries the father, Thomas Stacey, in Poundstock in 1797. They have son Thomas born in 1799 and then another Thomas in 1801. A further son, James 1802 is unmarried and a farm labourer in Launcells in 1871.

Miscellaneous

  • Anonymous daughter born to Digory in 1615
  • Abigail 1634, the daughter of  Thomas and Katherine Furze from Marhamchurch,marries William Galsery in the village in 1663
  • 1784 - Thomas, the son of John and Grace Wells and brother of Susannah above and Sarah below, marries Mary Guy in Poundstock - an anonymous daughter is born to them in Launcells in 1784 but see Family 1 in Lewannick
  • 1791 - Sarah, the daughter of John and Grace Wells and sister of Thomas above and Susannah above, marries Andrew Horrill in Poundstock - they probably stayed in the village where Edmund is born in 1798
  • 1794 - Nicholas from Warbstow marries Catherine Medland  in the village.

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