Place:Littleham (near Bideford), Devon, England

NameLittleham (near Bideford)
Alt namesLitehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 83
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.983°N 4.217°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoShebbear Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Bideford Rural, Devon, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Torridge District, Devon, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another place named Littleham (near Exmouth) in the south of the county near Exmouth. Also, in the Devon index there is a place named Lettleham among the "unknowns". This may be a typo which should be referenced to one of the Littlehams.

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Littleham is a village and civil parish in the northern part of Devon, in southwest England, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Bideford. The parish had a population of 394 in the 2001 UK census.

From 1894 until 1974 Littleham was in the Bideford Rural District and since 1974 local administration is dealt with by the Torridge District.


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Hallsannery is a Georgian style mansion, which should not be confused with nearby Annery, Monkleigh. In 1891 it was occupied by Richard Boucher James (1822-1908), a pioneering settler in South Australia, and his family. He was born in Jamaica and in 1839 arrived in South Australia on board the Dumfries, with two of his brothers, William Rhodes James and John Vidal James. Immediately following the completion of surveys at Inman Valley, South Australia, the land, abounding with Kangaroos, was opened for selection and in early 1840 the first European settlers to establish a homestead at Inman Valley were the three young James brothers, William Rhodes James, John Vidal James, and Richard Boucher James. They carved a shortcut – James Track – to their land. In 1848 at Willunga he married Mary Le Brun (née Helmore) (born 1821 Isle of Wight). In 1856 together with partners he purchased the 60,000 acre Canowie Station, where he lived until 1863, when he returned to England. In Devon he purchased Hallsannery House from where he continued his interest and management of the Canowie Pastoral Company until his death in 1908. He gave his profession in the 1891 census as "Land & Stockholder in Australia".

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