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Devon

In 1310 Elizabeth Plantagenet 1310- was born to Geoffrey Cornwall 1st Baron Burford 1288-1335 (22) and Margaret Mortimer-Woodham Baroness Burford 1295-1345 (14) at Devon

Around 1554 Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 was born in Devon

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (37) .

In 1598 William Segar 1554-1663 . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (44) .

In 1585 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (31) .

In 1588 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (34) .

Alwington, Devon

Portledge Manor, Alwington, Devon

Around 1495 William Coffin MP 1495-1538 was born to Richard Coffin 1456-1523 (39) at Portledge Manor, Alwington, Devon .

Ashburton, Devon

Ashprington, Devon

Painsford, Ashprington, Devon

Atherington, Devon

Umberleigh, Atherington, Devon

Awliscombe, Devon

In 1154 Roger Giffard 1154-1243 was born to Gervaise Giffard 1122-1154 (32) at Awliscombe, Devon

Axminster, Devon

Barnstaple, Devon

Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon

On 26 Oct 1408 John Blount 1377-1443 (31) and Alice Bere were married at Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon .

Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 May . 16 May 1684 . I received £600 of Sr Charles Bickerstaff for the fee-farm of Pilton in Devon.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon

On 24 Apr 1627 Robert Chichester 1578-1627 (49) died . He was buried in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon .

Berry Pomeroy, Devon

On 03 Jun 1638 Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon 1576-1638 (62) died at Berry Pomeroy, Devon .

In 1695 Anne Portman Baronetess Seymour 1613-1695 (82) died in Berry Pomeroy, Devon .

In 1702 Jane Seymour 1702- was born to Edward Seymour 5th Baronet Seymour 1661-1740 (41) and Laetitia Popham Baronetess Seymour -1738 at Berry Pomeroy, Devon .

Bideford, Devon

On 09 Jun 1421 John Arundell 1421-1473 was born to John Arundell 1392-1423 (29) and Margaret Burghesh 1379-1424 (42) at Bideford, Devon

On 23 Oct 1640 Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 was born to Alexandre Marchant de St Michel and Dorothea Kingsmill in Bideford, Devon .

Bishopsteignton, Devon

On 22 Jul 1280 Walter Branscombe Bishop Exeter 1220-1280 (60) died at Bishopsteignton, Devon . He was buried in Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

Bodmin, Devon

Bodmin Priory, Bodmin, Devon

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Devon

Before 06 Jan 1650 Francis Robartes 1650-1718 was born to John Robartes 1st Earl Radnor 1606-1685 (44) and Letitia Isabella Smythe Countess Radnor 1630-1714 (20) at Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Devon .

Lanhydrock House, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Devon

In 1620 John Robartes 1st Earl Radnor 1606-1685 (14) bought at Lanhydrock House, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Devon .

Branscombe, Devon

Edge, Branscombe, Devon

Braunton, Devon

Heanton Punchardon, Braunton, Devon

Heanton Court, Heanton Punchardon, Braunton, Devon

Bridestowe, Devon

Broad Clyst, Devon

Broad Clyst Church, Broad Clyst, Devon

On 14 Feb 1620 John Acland 1552-1620 (68) died wihout issue. He was buried in Broad Clyst Church, Broad Clyst, Devon . His heir was his seventy year old brother Hugh Acland 1543-1622 (77) who survived him by two years.

Killerton, Broad Clyst, Devon

Buckland Filleigh, Devon

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Around 1564 Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (10) spent his childhood at Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (37) .

In 1598 William Segar 1554-1663 . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (44) .

In 1585 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (31) .

In 1588 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (34) .

Chudleigh, Devon

In 1390 Philip Vache 1348-1408 (42) and Elizabeth Clifford were married at Chudleigh, Devon

On 29 May 1552 Peter Courtenay -1552 died . He was buried at Chudleigh, Devon .

In 1632 Thomas Carew 1st Baronet Carew 1632-1673 was born to Thomas Carew 1601-1656 (31) in Chudleigh, Devon .

In 1654 Henry Carew 2nd Baronet Carew 1654-1695 was born to Thomas Carew 1st Baronet Carew 1632-1673 (22) in Chudleigh, Devon .

Dorothy Carew was born to Thomas Carew 1st Baronet Carew 1632-1673 in Chudleigh, Devon .

George Carew was born to Thomas Carew 1601-1656 in Chudleigh, Devon .

William Carew was born to Thomas Carew 1601-1656 in Chudleigh, Devon .

Anne Carew was born to Thomas Carew 1601-1656 in Chudleigh, Devon .

Henry Carew -1704 was born to Thomas Carew 1601-1656 in Chudleigh, Devon .

Clovelly, Devon

Around 1154 Gervaise Giffard 1122-1154 (32) died at Clovelly, Devon

Around 1460 Jane Carew 1460-1495 was born to Nicholas Carew 1445-1470 (15) and Margery Dinham 1436-1507 (24) at Clovelly, Devon

Around 1466 Edmund Carew 1466-1513 was born to Nicholas Carew 1445-1470 (21) and Margery Dinham 1436-1507 (30) at Clovelly, Devon

Colyton, Devon

On or before 27 Aug 1561 William Pole of Colcombe House 1561-1635 was born to William Pole 1515-1587 (46) . He was baptised on 27 Aug 1561 in Colyton, Devon

St Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon

In Jan 1649 William Pole 1614-1649 (35) died . He was buried in St Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon

Around 1647 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (42) . Portrait William Pole 1614-1649 (33) .

On 16 Apr 1658 John Pole 1st Baronet Pole Shute 1583-1658 (75) died . He was buried in St Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon . His son Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet Pole 1619-1695 (39) succeeded as 2nd Baronet Pole of Shute House in Devon . Urith Shapcote Baronetess Pole by marriage Baronetess Pole of Shute House in Devon

In 1670 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (36) . Portrait of Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet Pole 1619-1695 (51) .

Around 1650 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (45) . Portrait Urith Shapcote Baronetess Pole . Belton House.

Colyton Raleigh Parish, Devon

Colyton Raleigh, Colyton Raleigh Parish, Devon

Crediton, Devon

Downes, Crediton, Devon

On 07 Dec 1839 General Redvers Henry Buller VC 1839-1908 was born to James Wentworth Buller 1798-1865 (41) and Charlotte Juliana Jane Howard-Molyneux-Howard 1809-1855 (30) in Downes, Crediton, Devon

See Downes House, Downes, Crediton, Devon

See Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, Devon

Croyde, Devon

Around 1550 Edward Hext 1550-1624 was born to George Hext -1560 and Mary Parker at Croyde, Devon

Cullicombe, Devon

On 28 Feb 1292 Hugh Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1251-1292 (40) died at Cullicombe, Devon .

Cullompton, Devon

Plymtree, Cullompton, Devon

Exeter, Devon

Around 1125 Baldwin Avigo Archbishop Canterbury 1125-1190 was born to Hugh Avigo Archdeacon Totnes in Exeter, Devon

On 11 Jun 1345 Agnes St John Countess Devon 1275-1345 (70) died at Exeter, Devon

On 02 May 1377 Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (73) died at Exeter, Devon . He was buried at Courtenay Chantry Chapel, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon . His grandson Edward "Blind Earl" Courtenay 11th Earl Devon 1357-1419 (20) succeeded as 11th Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) . Maud Camoys Countess Devon by marriage as Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) . Monument to Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (73) and Margaret Bohun Countess Devon 1311-1391 (66) in the Courtenay Chantry Chapel, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon .Note the de Bohun Swans on which her feet rest.

On 02 May 1377 Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (73) died at Exeter, Devon . He was buried at Courtenay Chantry Chapel, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon . His grandson Edward "Blind Earl" Courtenay 11th Earl Devon 1357-1419 (20) succeeded as 11th Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) . Maud Camoys Countess Devon by marriage as Earl Devon (2C Courtenay) . Monument to Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (73) and Margaret Bohun Countess Devon 1311-1391 (66) in the Courtenay Chantry Chapel, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon .Note the de Bohun Swans on which her feet rest.

In 1547 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 was born in Exeter, Devon .

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

In 1576 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (29) , whilst in France , painted a portrait of Francis Bacon 1st Viscount St Alban 1561-1626 (14) who was attached to the English Embassy at the time.

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (37) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

Around 1600 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (53) painted the portrait of James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625.

Exeter Black Assizes 1586

In Mar 1586 a virulent outbreak of gaol fever occurred during the Assizes in Exeter, Devon . The cause according to modern medical opinion was typhus transmitted by the human body-louse. Among the dead victims were eight judges, eleven of the twelve jurors, several constables, and the surrounding population which was ravaged by the disease for several months.
Edward Flowerdew -1586 died of gaol fever .

In 1600 Margaret Parr 1520-1600 (80) died in Exeter, Devon where she was buried.

Around 1669 Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 was born in Exeter, Devon

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

In 1706 John King 2nd Baron King 1706-1740 was born to Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (37) in Exeter, Devon .

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

In 1709 Peter King 3rd Baron King 1709-1754 was born to Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (40) in Exeter, Devon

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

In 1711 William King 4th Baron King 1711-1767 was born to Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (42) in Exeter, Devon

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

In 1712 Thomas King 5th Baron King 1712-1779 was born to Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (43) in Exeter, Devon

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

On Mar 1791 St John St John 1784-1791 (7) died at Exeter, Devon .

Bampfylde House

In 1550 Richard Bampfield of Poltimore and Bampfylde House 1526-1594 (24) commissioned the construction of Politmore House , and the completion of Bampfylde House .

Bedford House, Exeter, Devon

On 16 Jun 1644 Henrietta Stewart Duchess Orléans 1644-1670 was born to Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (43) and Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (34) at Bedford House, Exeter, Devon .

Around 1672 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (53) . Postumous portrait of Henrietta Stewart Duchess Orléans 1644-1670 Commissioned by her brother Charles II King Scotland and presented by him in the Council ChamberWhere it still hangs today, in recognition of her birth in Bedford House, Exeter, the town house of the William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700 (55) Who had given her mother refuge during the dangerous years before her father's execution in 1649.

Around 1625 John Hoskins 1590-1664 (35) . Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15) .

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42) . Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32) and the dwarf Jeffrey Hudson.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42) . Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32) and her son Charles James Stewart 1629-1629 .

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42) . Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32) .

Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon

1220 . Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1 . Letter VIII. Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (32) to her son Henry III King England 1207-1272 (12) .
To her dearest son Henry, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, earl of Anjou, Isabella, by the same grace queen of England, lady of Ireland, duchess of Normandy and Aquitaine, countess of Anjou and Angoulême, sends health and her maternal benediction.
We hereby signify to you that when the Earls of March and Eu departed this life, the lord Hugh de Lusignan (37) remained alone and without heirs in Poitou, and his friends would not permit that our daughter should be united to him in marriage, because her age is so tender, but counselled him to take a wife from whom he might speedily hope for an heir; and it was proposed that he should take a wife in France, which if he had done, all your land in Poitou and Gascony would be lost. We, therefore, seeing the great peril that might accrue if that marriage should take place, when our counsellors could give us no advice, ourselves married the said Hugh earl of March (37) ; and God knows that we did this rather for your benefit than our own. Wherefore we entreat you, as our dear son, that this thing may be pleasing to you, seeing it conduces greatly to the profit of you and yours; and we earnestly pray you that you will restore to him his lawful right, that is Niort, the castles of Exeter and Rockingham , and 3500 marks, which your father, our former husband , bequeathed to us; and so, if it please you, deal with him, who is so powerful, that he may not remain against you, since he can serve you well — for he is wdl-disposed to serve you faithfully with all his power; and we are certain and undertake that he shall serve you well if you will restore to him his rights, and, therefore, we advise that you take opportune counsel on these matters; and, when it shall please you, you may send for our daughter, your sister, by a trusty messenger and your letters patent, and we will send her to you.

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) with Henry Tudor (26) . Richard Haute -1487 took part.He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion. His son Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (5) succeeded as 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon .
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany . Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part.!The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (33) and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502 (31) .
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded at Tower Hill .
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement.Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40) :
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) . Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40) . Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window.She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets . On 29 Mar 2019 , St John's College, Cambridge , which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

On Jul 1649 William Legge -1670 was imprisoned on a charge of high treason, for two years or more at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon .

See Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

Exeter Guildhall, Exeter, Devon

Council Chamber, Exeter Guildhall, Exeter, Devon

Madworthy, Exeter, Devon

South Street, Exeter, Devon

On 09 Jul 1644 Thomas Monck -1644 was killed through some mistake over the password at South Street, Exeter, Devon . He was buried at Great Torrington, Devon

Woodbury, Exeter, Devon

Around 1587 Nicholas Stone 1587-1647 was born in Woodbury, Exeter, Devon

Fitzford, Devon

Great Torrington, Devon

On 09 Jul 1644 Thomas Monck -1644 was killed through some mistake over the password at South Street, Exeter, Devon . He was buried at Great Torrington, Devon

Great Torrington Manor

Richard de Merton died . Joane de Merton -1420 inherited a moiety in Great Torrington Manor .

Torrington, Great Torrington, Devon

Haccombe, Devon

On 14 Aug 1411 Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 was born to Hugh Courtenay 1359-1425 (52) at Haccombe, Devon .

In 1501 Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 (89) died at Haccombe, Devon .

In Sep 1673 Thomas Carew 1st Baronet Carew 1632-1673 (41) died in Haccombe, Devon . His son Henry Carew 2nd Baronet Carew 1654-1695 (19) succeeded as as 2nd Baronet Carew of Haccombe in Devon .

Margaret Courtenay -1423 was born to Hugh Courtenay 1359-1425 at Haccombe, Devon

Hartland, Devon

Around 1382 Muriel Dinham Baroness Hastings 1382-1412 was born to John Dinham 1359-1428 (23) and Eleanor Montagu 1358-1387 (24) at Hartland, Devon .

Around 1412 Muriel Dinham Baroness Hastings 1382-1412 (30) died at Hartland, Devon .

Holbeton, Devon

In 1859 Beatrix Bulteel 1859-1937 was born to John Bulteel 1827-1897 (31) at Holbeton, Devon

Holcombe Regis, Devon

Honiton, Devon

Escot, Honiton, Devon

On 10 Aug 1755 William Yonge 4th Baronet Yonge 1693-1755 (62) died at Escot, Honiton, Devon .

In 1737 John Vanderbank 1694-1739 (42) . Portrait of William Yonge 4th Baronet Yonge 1693-1755 (44) .

Houghton, Devon

Before 21 Oct 1674 Coplestone Bamfylde 2nd Baronet Coplestone 1638-1692 (36) and Margaret Bulkeley Baronetess Coplestone were married at Houghton, Devon . Margaret Bulkeley Baronetess Coplestone by marriage Baronetess Coplestone .

On 21 Oct 1674 Coplestone Bamfylde 2nd Baronet Coplestone 1638-1692 (36) and Jane Pole Baronetess Coplestone 1654-1710 (20) were married at Houghton, Devon . Jane Pole Baronetess Coplestone 1654-1710 (20) by marriage Baronetess Coplestone .

Kings Nymton, Devon

Around 1210 William Zouche 1215-1271 was born to Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (35) and Margaret Bisset at Kings Nymton, Devon . Adjusted from 1215 to 1210 to be consistent with son Roger's birth in 1226.

Around 1240 Joyce Zouche 1240-1290 was born to William Zouche 1215-1271 (30) and Maud Trailly at Kings Nymton, Devon . Date adjusted from 1255 to 1240 to reflect birth of first child in 1255.

Around 1313 Geoffrey Plantagenet 1313-1334 was born to Geoffrey Cornwall 1st Baron Burford 1288-1335 (25) and Margaret Mortimer-Woodham Baroness Burford 1295-1345 (17) at Kings Nymton, Devon

Langley, Devon

Around 1434 Humphrey Poyntz 1434-1487 was born to Nicholas Poyntz 1379-1450 (55) and Elizabeth Mill -1439 at Langley, Devon

Lustock, Devon

Around 1344 Joan Lustock 1344-1396 was born to William Lustock at Lustock, Devon

On 31 Jan 1396 Joan Lustock 1344-1396 (52) died at Lustock, Devon

Membland, Devon

Modbury, Devon

In 1271 Joan Valletort 1175-1271 (96) died in Modbury, Devon . Some sources say 1299.

Around 1317 William Aumale 1317-1361 was born in Modbury, Devon .

Before 1513 Joan Champernowne 1512-1553 was born to Philip Champernowne at Modbury, Devon

In 1525 Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (23) and Joan Champernowne 1512-1553 (12) were married at Modbury, Devon

Mohun Ottery, Devon

Around 09 Oct 1342 Leonard Carew 1342-1369 was born to John Carew 1313-1363 (29) and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon

In 1346 John Carew 1346-1372 was born to John Carew 1313-1363 (33) and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon

Around Oct 1361 Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew 1361-1401 was born to Leonard Carew 1342-1369 (18) and Elizabeth Fitzalan in Mohun Ottery, Devon

Around 1425 Thomas Carew 1425-1461 was born to Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 (16) and Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 (13) at Mohun Ottery, Devon .

In 1433 Nicholas Carew 1433-1469 was born to Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 (24) and Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 (21) at Mohun Ottery, Devon

Around 1445 Nicholas Carew 1445-1470 was born to Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 (36) at Mohun Ottery, Devon

Before 1514 Peter Carew 1514-1575 was born to William Carew 1483-1538 (30) and Joan Courtenay 1480-1546 (33) in Mohun Ottery, Devon .

Before 1558 Gerlach Flicke 1520-1558 (37) . Portrait of Peter Carew 1514-1575 (44) .

Nicholas Carew was born to John Carew 1313-1363 and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon

Molesford, Devon

In 1409 Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 was born at Molesford, Devon to Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew 1361-1401 and John Bonville 1362-1451 (47)

On 03 May 1447 Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 (38) died at Molesford, Devon

North Huish, Devon

Nutwell, Devon

In 1433 John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 was born to John Dinham 1406-1458 (27) and Joan Arches 1410-1497 (23) at Nutwell, Devon .

On 25 Jan 1458 John Dinham 1406-1458 (52) died in Nutwell, Devon .

Okehampton, Devon

On 25 Mar 1251 Hugh Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1251-1292 was born to John Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1224-1274 (26) and Isabel Vere Baroness Okehampton 1222-1300 (29) at Okehampton, Devon .

Around 1283 Isabel Courtenay Baroness St John Basing 1283-1335 was born to Hugh Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1251-1292 (31) and Eleanor Despencer Baroness Okehampton 1258- at Okehampton, Devon

On 11 Aug 1300 Isabel Vere Baroness Okehampton 1222-1300 (78) died at Okehampton, Devon . He was buried at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon .

In 1435 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 was born to Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon 1414-1458 (21) and Margaret Beaufort Countess Devon 1409-1449 (26) at Okehampton, Devon .

All Saints Church, Okehampton, Devon

On 09 Feb 1643 Sidney Godolphin 1610-1643 (33) was shot and killed during a skirmish at Chagford, Devon . He was buried at All Saints Church, Okehampton, Devon

Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, Devon

Around 1164 Egelina Courtenay 1164-1214 was born to Renaud Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1125-1194 (39) and Hawise Courcy at Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, Devon .

Around 1170 Robert Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1170-1242 was born to Renaud Courtenay Baron Okehampton 1125-1194 (45) and Hawise Courcy at Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, Devon .

Otterton, Devon

In 1478 William Pole 1478-1534 was born to John Pole 1460- at Otterton, Devon

Petrockstowe, Devon

Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe, Devon

Pickwell, Devon

Poltimore, Devon

In 1594 Richard Bampfield of Poltimore and Bampfylde House 1526-1594 (68) died . Amyas Bampfylde of Poltimore and North Molton 1560-1626 (68) inherited the Manor of Poltimore, Devon .

On 14 Oct 1727 Coplestone Warwick Bamfylde 3rd Baronet Coplestone 1690-1727 was buried at Poltimore, Devon .

Poltimore Manor

In 1297 William Pontington Canon Exeter -1307 purchased Poltimore Manor for £200 from Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1250-1316 (47) .

In 1307 William Pontington Canon Exeter -1307 died . He bequeathed Poltimore Manor to John Bamfielde of Poltimore and Weston Bampfylde 1262-1337 .

Politmore House

In 1550 Richard Bampfield of Poltimore and Bampfylde House 1526-1594 (24) commissioned the construction of Politmore House , and the completion of Bampfylde House .

Powderham, Devon

In 1509 George Courtenay 1509-1529 was born to William "Great" Courtenay 1477-1535 (32) and Margaret Edgecumbe 1481-1519 at Powderham, Devon .

On 31 May 1762 William Courtenay 6th Earl Devon 1709-1762 was buried at Powderham, Devon .

On 12 Jun 1835 William "Kitty" Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 1768-1835 was buried at Powderham, Devon .

On 27 May 1898 Henry Reginald Courtenay 1836-1898 (62) died in Powderham, Devon

On 21 Dec 1948 Amy Courtenay 1865-1948 (83) died in Powderham, Devon

Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon

In 1391 Philip Courtenay 1355-1406 (36) granted at Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon

In 1480 Joan Courtenay 1480-1546 was born to William Courtenay 1451-1512 (29) and Cecily Cheney in Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon

On 18 Nov 1888 William Courtenay 11th Earl Devon 1807-1888 (81) died at Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon . His son Edward Baldwin Courtenay 12th Earl Devon 1836-1891 (52) succeeded as 12th Earl Devon (5C 1553) .

Powderham Church, Powderham, Devon

On 23 Jun 1630 William Courtenay 3rd Earl Devon 1553-1630 (77) died at London . He was buried at Powderham Church, Powderham, Devon .

Plymouth, Devon

On 24 Jun 1386 John Holland 1st Duke Exeter 1352-1400 (34) and Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter 1363-1426 (23) were married (he was her half second-cousin once-removed) at Plymouth, Devon .

On 25 May 1399 Margaret Aumale 1343-1399 (56) died in Plymouth, Devon .

On 02 Oct 1501 Catherine of Aragon (15) landed at Plymouth, Devon

Around 1492 . Juan de Flandes 1440-1519 (32) . Portrait of Catherine of Aragon (6) .

Around 1520 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (34) .

Singeing the King of Spain's Beard

On 12 Apr 1587 an English fleet commanded by Francis Drake 1540-1596 (47) left Plymouth, Devon .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

In 1581 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (41) .

In 1581 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (41) .

Sack of Cadiz

On 13 Jun 1596 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (30) departed from Plymouth, Devon with a fleet of 150 English and Dutch ships divided into four squads with 6,360 private soldiers, 1,000 English volunteers, and 6,772 sailors.
Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (60) was admiral in command. Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (30) commanded the land forces.Edward Conway 1st Viscount Conway 1564-1631 (32) commanded a foot Regiment.
Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626 (34) ,Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (42) , Francis Vere 1561-1609 (36) each commanded a squadron.
Anthony Ashley 1st Baronet St Giles Wimborne St Giles 1561-1628 (35) represented Queen Elizabeth (62) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (37) .

In 1598 William Segar 1554-1663 . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (44) .

In 1585 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (31) .

In 1588 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (34) .

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

In 1710 Anne Stucley 1710-1731 was born in Plymouth, Devon

In 1729 John Vanderbank 1694-1739 (34) . Portrait of Anne Stucley 1710-1731 (19) .

On 29 Aug 1798 Edward Granville Eliot 3rd Earl St Germans 1798-1877 was born to William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans 1767-1845 (31) and Georgiana Augusta Leveson-Gower 1769-1806 (29) at Plymouth, Devon

Plymton, Plymouth, Devon

On 16 Jul 1723 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 was born in Plymton, Plymouth, Devon .

In 1756 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (32) . Portrait of Frances Catherine Gounter Nicoll Countess Dartmouth .

Around 1758 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (34) . Portrait of Anne Campbell Countess Strafford 1715-1785 (43) .

Around 1761 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (37) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

Around 1763 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (39) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

In 1768 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (44) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (12) .

In 1775 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (51) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (19) .

In 1776 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (52) . Portrait of Seymour Dorothy Fleming 1758-1818 (17) .

In 1779 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (55) . Portrait of Anne Montgomery Marchioness Townshend 1752-1819 (27) .

In 1780 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (56) .Known as The Ladies Waldegrave.From left to right three sisters: Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (18) , Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (19) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (18) .Believed to have been commissioned by their mother in the hope of atracyting suitors since at the time of the painting all three were unmarried.All three did subsequently marry.

In 1781 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (57) . Portrait of Isabella Anne Ingram Marchioness Hertford 1759-1834 (21) .

In 1781 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charlotte Augusta Hill Countess Talbot -1804 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 .

Boringdon Hall, Plymton, Plymouth, Devon

Rougemont, Devon

Around 1246 Robert Lisle 1246-1284 was born to Robert Lisle 1212-1262 (33) and Alice Fitzgerald at Rougemont, Devon .

Pilton, Devon

Raleigh, Pilton, Devon

Shillingford St George, Devon

St George's Church, Shillingford St George, Devon

On 20 Mar 1499 William Huddersfield -1499 died . He was buried at St George's Church, Shillingford St George, Devon

Shute, Devon

Around 1332 William Bonville 1332-1408 was born in Shute, Devon .

Around Aug 1392 William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville 1392-1461 was born to John Bonville 1371-1396 (21) and Elizabeth Fitzroger 1370-1414 (21) at Shute, Devon

In 1534 William Pole 1478-1534 (56) died at Shute, Devon

Before 13 Apr 1695 Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet Pole 1619-1695 (76) died . He was buried in Shute, Devon . His son John Pole 3rd Baronet Pole 1649-1708 (46) succeeded as 3rd Baronet Pole of Shute House in Devon . Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653- by marriage Baronetess Pole of Shute House in Devon

In 1670 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (36) . Portrait of Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet Pole 1619-1695 (51) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653- .

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans 1633-1696 (62) . Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653- .

John Pole 1460- died at Shute, Devon

Shute Manor, Shute, Devon

Battle of Clyst Heath

On 15 Dec 1455 the Courtenay family, Earls of Devon since 1355, and Bonville family resolved their differences at the Battle of Clyst Heath . Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon 1414-1458 (41) defeated William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville 1392-1461 . Battle something of an over-statement; the number of dead reported by one chronicler as being twelve. Following the battle the victorious Courtenay's attacked Bonville's Shute Manor, Shute, Devon .

Around 30 Jun 1460 Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset 1460-1529 was born to William Bonville 6th Baron Harington 1442-1460 (18) and Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings 1442-1503 (18) at Shute Manor, Shute, Devon

Silferton, Devon

On 20 Oct 1317 Alice Wafre 1255-1317 (62) died at Silferton, Devon

Sourton, Devon

North Russell, Sourton, Devon

South Tawton, Devon

In 1343 John Burnell 1343-1375 was born to Nicholas Burnell 1st Baron Burnell 1326-1381 (17) at South Tawton, Devon

On 10 Apr 1375 John Burnell 1343-1375 (32) died at South Tawton, Devon

South Towlon, Devon

Around 1160 Constance Beaumont-Sarthe 1160-1225 was born to Richard Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount 1135-1199 (25) and Lucie Aigle Viscountess at South Towlon, Devon .

Spiney, Devon

Sampford, Spiney, Devon

In 1192 Richard Tosny 1192-1252 was born to Roger Tosny IV Lord Flamstead 1160-1208 (32) and Constance Beaumont-Sarthe 1160-1225 (32) at Sampford, Spiney, Devon

Stevenstone, Devon

Tawstock, Devon

On 26 Mar 1467 Catherine Affeton 1404-1467 (63) died in Tawstock, Devon .

Tiverton, Devon

Torquay, Devon

On 08 Jul 1841 Thomas Peregrine Courtenay 1782-1841 (59) drowned at Torquay, Devon .

On 17 Mar 1867 Henry Peter Pitt-Rivers 5th Baron Rivers 1849-1867 (17) died from lung disease in Torquay, Devon . His uncle George Pitt-Rivers 6th Baron Rivers 1814-1880 (52) succeeded as 6th Baron Rivers (4C 1802) .

Atkinson's Hotel, Torquay, Devon

On 04 Sep 1878 Arthur Ramsay 14th Earl Dalhousie 1878-1928 was born to John William Maule Ramsay 13th Earl Dalhousie 1847-1887 (31) and Ida Louise Bennet Countess Dalhousie 1857-1887 (21) at Atkinson's Hotel, Torquay, Devon .

Torre Mohun, Devon

Before 26 Nov 1260 Isabel Ferrers 1226-1260 (34) died at Torre Mohun, Devon .

Cockington, Torre Mohun, Devon

Torridge, Devon

Ashwater, Torridge, Devon

St Peter's Church, Ashwater, Torridge, Devon

On 09 Apr 1570 Thomas Monck 1570-1627 was baptised at St Peter's Church, Ashwater, Torridge, Devon .

Weare Giffard, Torridge, Devon

Church of the Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, Torridge, Devon

In 1600 Hugh Fortescue 1544-1600 (56) died . He was reburied at Church of the Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, Torridge, Devon .

Totnes, Devon

Wrangton, Totnes, Devon

On 22 Mar 1922 John Granville Cornwallis Eliot 6th Earl St Germans 1890- accident sustained during a point to point at Wrangton, Totnes, Devon .

Wembury, Devon

Battle of Oakley

Life of Alfred by Asser Part 1 849-887 Page 1 . In the year of our Lord's incarnation 851 , which was the third after the birth of king Alfred, Ceorl, earl of Devon , fought with the men of Devon against the pagans at a place called Wiegambeorg ; and the Christians gained the victory; and that same year the pagans first wintered in the island called Sheppey , which means the Sheep-isle, and is situated in the river Thames between Essex and Kent, but is nearer to Kent than to Essex; it has in it a fine monastery.
The same year also a great army of the pagans came with three hundred and fifty ships to the mouth of the river Thames, and sacked Dorobernia , which is the city of the Cantuarians, and also the city of London , which lies on the north bank of the river Thames , on the confines of Essex and Middlesex; but yet that city belongs in truth to Essex; and they put to flight Berthwulf, king of Mercia , with all the army, which he had led out to oppose them.
After these things, the aforesaid pagan host went into Surrey, which is a district situated on the south bank of the river Thames, and to the west of Kent. And Ethelwulf, king of the West-Saxons , and his son Ethelbald , with all their army, fought a long time against them at a place called Ac-lea , i.e. the Oak-plain, and there, after a lengthened battle , which was fought with much bravery on both sides, the greater part of the pagan multitude was destroyed and cut to pieces, so that we never heard of their being so defeated, either before or since, in any country, in one day; and the Christians gained an honourable victory, and were triumphant over their graves.
In the same year king Athelstan , son of king Ethelwulf , and earl Ealhere slew a large army of pagans in Kent, at a place called Sandwich , and took nine ships of their fleet; the others escaped by flight.

Werrington, Devon

Around 1706 Nicholas Herbert 1706-1775 was born to Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke, 5th Earl Montgomery 1656-1733 (50) and Margaret Sawyer Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery -1706 at Werrington, Devon .

West Worlington, Devon

Affeton, West Worlington, Devon

Around 1373 John Affeton 1373-1467 was born in Affeton, West Worlington, Devon .

On 26 Mar 1467 John Affeton 1373-1467 (94) died in Affeton, West Worlington, Devon .

Witchurch, Devon

Walreddon, Witchurch, Devon

Wolborough, Devon

Forde, Wolborough, Devon