The Medical Gentlemen of Bow

Clannaborough

A couple of miles outside Bow in the Crediton direction is the small Parish of Clannaborough.


The 16th century church, dedicated to St Petrock, is at the North end of a narrow strip of land stretching 6 miles to the South, making up just 874 acres.


For about three hundred years from 1654 Clannaborough was the home to the Wreford family. .


 



Sophia and George Hughes, wife and son of the Curate of Clannaborough, and their servant John Knowles drown (1841)

 

William Wreford (1781-1852) "found drowned"


Robert Phayre (1853-1886) shot dead by insurgents in Burma


John Julian Wreford Hardman (1863-1900) dies in the Boer War; remembered in Clannaborough Church


The Frekes of Clannaborough: Clergymen 1733-1809