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This site is based initially on the Account Book of George Jackson who lived in the village for over thirty years. He was a land steward for the Chichester family of Calverleigh and related families who owned extensive properties locally in Calverleigh, Washfield, Templeton and Witheridge as well as many more elsewhere. Additional information is from various censuses, local directories, the Tithe Apportionment Act, the IGI, Burke's Landed Gentry etc. Information about the Jacksons is from family sources based mainly in Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey. Your webmaster is George Jackson's great-great-granddaughter, Barbara.

Website Overview using the links, as above, at the top of each page :

Templeton  - Introduction to the village itself,  including the church and the school.

Chichesters - history of the family and their background. This ancient family is said to have owned one fifth of Devon between them. Other related families are included where relevant, e.g. the Earls of Portsmouth and the Cliffords of Ugbrooke.

Sources - the story of the Account Book and listing of various sources  such as directories, books and documents in various record offices.
Copies of the account book in PDF format are now available here. See Sources

Cottages and Farms - summaries, in tabular form for quick reference, of the listings in the Account Book including people, rents paid, years of residence etc and references to directories where used. Other similar pages can be accessed from here

Families - More details, in alphabetical order, of the inhabitants of Templeton and surrounding villages including some who are or who seem to be related.

Contact - How you can information, ideas, background material suitable for inclusion is welcome. 

Links - some of these will be found throughout the site, but are also listed here as well for quick reference. Links to the Devon pages of GENUKI with maps by courtesy of 'Multimap' are included where available. These are external links and you can return to these pages by using your back arrow.