Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon

Devon is in South-West England.

851 Battle of Ockley

1001 First Battle of Alton

1455 Battle of Clyst Heath

1470 Warwick returns to England

1549 Prayer Book Rebellion

1646 Battle of Torrington

1688 Glorious Revolution

1942 First Battle of El Alamein

Carbon Date. 2180BC. Early Bronze Age Carbon Dates

Report: Charcoal from hearth in domestic site in lee of final mound, Phase 4 at Les Fouaillages, L'Ancresse Common, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Coll I Kinnes. Comment (lab): IS REVISION OF BM-1895.

ID: 3136, C14 ID: BM-1895R Date BP: 4180 +/- 110, Start Date BP: 4070, End BP: 4290

OS Letter: WV, OS East: 335, OS North: 830

Archaeologist Name: Ian Kinnes

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 24, 1982, 272 (original determination Radiocarbon, 32, 1990 (revision Antiquity, 56, 1982, 24-9 (site)

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Torquay

Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): is from deeper in the cave-earth than some other dates in this series

beneath a thin breccia. The maxilla was dated (OxA-1621) at 30900 900. Flint blades from this part of the profile are culturally undiagnostic.""

Carbon Date. 2000BC. Middle Bronze Age Carbon Dates

Report: Charcoal from posthole, domestic site in lee of mound, Phase 4 at Les Fouaillages, L'Ancresse Common, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Comment (lab): IS REVISION OF BM-1897.

ID: 3137, C14 ID: BM-1897R Date BP: 4000 +/- 100, Start Date BP: 3900, End BP: 4100

OS Letter: WV, OS East: 335, OS North: 830

Archaeologist Name: Ian Kinnes

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 24, 1982, 272 (original determination Radiocarbon, 32, 1990 (revision Antiquity, 56, 1982, 24-9 (site)

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Torquay

Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): is from deeper in the cave-earth than some other dates in this series

beneath a thin breccia. The maxilla was dated (OxA-1621) at 30900 900. Flint blades from this part of the profile are culturally undiagnostic.""

Carbon Date. 915BC. Early Iron Age Carbon Dates

Report: Charcoal from old ground surface under bank (unrelated to rath) at Mullaghbane, Omagh, Tyrone, N Ireland.

ID: 3280, C14 ID: UB-391 Date BP: 2915 +/- 115, Start Date BP: 2800, End BP: 3030

OS Letter: H, OS East: 385, OS North: 661

Archaeologist Name: P Q Dresser et al

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 13, 1971, 109-10; Antiquity, 45, 1971, 97-102; Ulster J Archaeol, 35, 1972, 37-44

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Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5693 to -5696 are for single fossils from topmost 8' (2.5m) of cave-earth. Together

they suggest its accumulation during a relatively brief part of the later Middle Devensian. OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5696 overlap the vertical spread of Aurignacian-type artefacts

many of which are naturally damaged. No humanly-modified bone could be found and an attempt (OxA-2845) to date a bone pin found 1867 failed

Carbon Date. 780. Early Medieval

Report: Charcoal assoc with souterrain ware at Antiville, Larne, Antrim, N Ireland.

ID: 3276, C14 ID: UB-589 Date BP: 1220 +/- 45, Start Date BP: 1175, End BP: 1265

OS Letter: D, OS East: 392, OS North: 33

Archaeologist Name: D Waterman

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 3, 1961, 36; Proc Prehist Soc, 24, 1958, 218; Ulster J Archaeol, ser 3, 34, 1971, 65-76

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Torquay

Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): is from deeper in the cave-earth than some other dates in this series

beneath a thin breccia. The maxilla was dated (OxA-1621) at 30900 900. Flint blades from this part of the profile are culturally undiagnostic.""

Carbon Date. 800. Early Medieval

Report: Charcoal from occupation debris at Ballingarry Downs, Ballylanders, Limerick, Ireland.

ID: 3277, C14 ID: D-69 Date BP: 1200 +/- 120, Start Date BP: 1080, End BP: 1320

OS Letter: R, OS East: 746, OS North: 262

Archaeologist Name: J Hunt

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 3, 1961, 36

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Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5693 to -5696 are for single fossils from topmost 8' (2.5m) of cave-earth. Together

they suggest its accumulation during a relatively brief part of the later Middle Devensian. OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5696 overlap the vertical spread of Aurignacian-type artefacts

many of which are naturally damaged. No humanly-modified bone could be found and an attempt (OxA-2845) to date a bone pin found 1867 failed

Carbon Date. 997. Early Medieval

Report: Wood, id as brushwood, from underneath boat at Graveney / Seasalter, Kent. Comment (subm): dates abandonment of boat.

ID: 3326, C14 ID: BM-715 Date BP: 1003 +/- 40, Start Date BP: 963, End BP: 1043

OS Letter: TR, OS East: 66, OS North: 639

Archaeologist Name: A C Evans et al

Reference Name: Antiquity, 45, 1971, 89-96, esp. 94; V Fenwick in B Greenhill (ed), 'Three major ancient boat finds'

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Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5693 to -5696 are for single fossils from topmost 8' (2.5m) of cave-earth. Together

they suggest its accumulation during a relatively brief part of the later Middle Devensian. Apart from OxA-5693-5 they overlap the vertical spread of Aurignacian-type artefacts

many of which are naturally damaged. No humanly-modified bone could be found and an attempt (OxA-2845) to date a bone pin found 1867 failed

Carbon Date. 1025. Late Medieval

Report: Wood from trackway at Clonsast - St Broghan's Road - Offaly, Ireland.

ID: 3278, C14 ID: Gro-651 Date BP: 975 +/- 80, Start Date BP: 895, End BP: 1055

OS Letter: N, OS East: 540, OS North: 170 approx

Archaeologist Name: G F Mitchell

Reference Name: Science, 127, 1958, 133; J Roy Soc Antiq Ireland, 88, 1958, 49-56

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Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5693 to -5696 are for single fossils from topmost 8' (2.5m) of cave-earth. Together

they suggest its accumulation during a relatively brief part of the later Middle Devensian. OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5696 overlap the vertical spread of Aurignacian-type artefacts

many of which are naturally damaged. No humanly-modified bone could be found and an attempt (OxA-2845) to date a bone pin found 1867 failed

Carbon Date. 1100. Late Medieval

Report: Charcoal from house site in cashel, with souterrain ware at White Fort, Drumaroad, Down, N Ireland.

ID: 3279, C14 ID: D-65 Date BP: 900 +/- 120, Start Date BP: 780, End BP: 1020

OS Letter: J, OS East: 365, OS North: 440

Archaeologist Name: D Waterman

Reference Name: Radiocarbon, 3, 1961, 36; Ulster J Archaeol, 19, 1956, 73-86

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Devon

England. Subm R M Jacobi. Comment (subm): OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5693 to -5696 are for single fossils from topmost 8' (2.5m) of cave-earth. Together

they suggest its accumulation during a relatively brief part of the later Middle Devensian. OxA-4435 to -4438 and -5696 overlap the vertical spread of Aurignacian-type artefacts

many of which are naturally damaged. No humanly-modified bone could be found and an attempt (OxA-2845) to date a bone pin found 1867 failed

In 1310 Elizabeth Plantagenet was born to Geoffrey Cornwall 1st Baron Burford (age 22) and Margaret Mortimer Baroness Burford (age 14) at Devon. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Around 1554 Walter Raleigh was born in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Abbots Bickington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Abbots Bickington, St James' Church [Map]

On 05 Jun 1701 Amyas Pollard 3rd Baronet (age 85) died. Baronet Pollard of King's Knympton in Devon extinct. He was buried at St James' Church, Abbots Bickington [Map] where his ledger stone is inscribed: "To the memory of Sr. Ames Pollard, Barron(e)t, who departed this life June the 5th 1701 and was here interr'd the 7th of the same in ye 85th year of his age". Below is an heraldic achievement of Pollard showing an escutcheon of the Pollard arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th, a chevron between three escallops; 2nd & 3rd: a chevron between three mullets; overall the Red Hand of Ulster. Above the escutcheon is the crest of Pollard: A leopard's head and neck erased. Beneath is the following verse:

If birth & parentage be an ornament,

His may be rank'd w(i)th those of best descent,

If constant stedfast loyallty be a praise,

His was unshaken in the worst of dayes,

Who durst the King & royall cause still own,

In times when doing it was so dangerous known,

If love to friends to neighb(ou)rs & to peace,

When constituted justice may increase,

And raise his charact(e)r all this lets us see,

How much we lost in being depriv'd of thee.

In 1710 Thomas Pollard (age 29) died. He was buried at St James' Church, Abbots Bickington [Map] where there is a monument to him. On a rectangular panel with arched top between two Corinthian columns and below a broken classical pediment is the following inscription: Here under lyes ye body of Tho: Pollard ye son of Sr. Ames Pollard Bart. who departed this life Decem(be)r ye 9th 1710 ye 29th year of his age. He had to wife Sarah ye daughter of Jonathan Prideaux of Thu(borough) Esqr. who by ye order of her dear deceas'd husband hath set up this monument in remembrance of him & doth desire to be laid here her selfe when it doth please God to take her hence. Above on either side is an angel holding an escutcheon

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Alwington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Portledge Manor Alwington

Around 1495 William Coffin was born to Richard Coffin (age 39) at Portledge Manor Alwington, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ashburton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ashburton, Lower Headborough Fram

On or before 16 Dec 1717 Robert Palk 1st Baronet was born to Walter Palk (age 31) and Frances Abraham at Lower Headborough Fram, Ashburton. He was baptised on 16 Dec 1717 at the Old Mission House, Ashburton.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ashburton, Old Mission House

On or before 16 Dec 1717 Robert Palk 1st Baronet was born to Walter Palk (age 31) and Frances Abraham at Lower Headborough Fram, Ashburton. He was baptised on 16 Dec 1717 at the Old Mission House, Ashburton.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ashprington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Atherington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Awliscombe

In 1154 Roger Giffard was born to Gervaise Giffard (age 32) at Awliscombe, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Axminster [Map]

Fosse Way 5a Axmouth to Ilchester. The Fosse Way starts in Seaton, Devon [Map] and/or Axmouth, Devon [Map] after which it travels north through Musbury, Devon [Map] to Axminster, Devon [Map] where crosses the Exeter, Devon [Map] to Dorchester, Dorset [Map] Roman Road. From Axminster, Devon [Map] the Fosse Way continues through Chard, Somerset [Map], Dinnington, Somerset [Map], Yeabridge, Somerset [Map] to Lindinis [Map] aka Ilchester.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Newenham Axminster

On 20 Jan 1258 Reginald Mohun (age 52) died at Dunster, Somerset. He was buried at Newenham Axminster, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Axmouth [Map]

After 26 Oct 899. King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex (deceased) left Axmouth, Devon [Map] to his son Æthelweard Wessex in his will.

Fosse Way 5a Axmouth to Ilchester. The Fosse Way starts in Seaton, Devon [Map] and/or Axmouth, Devon [Map] after which it travels north through Musbury, Devon [Map] to Axminster, Devon [Map] where crosses the Exeter, Devon [Map] to Dorchester, Dorset [Map] Roman Road. From Axminster, Devon [Map] the Fosse Way continues through Chard, Somerset [Map], Dinnington, Somerset [Map], Yeabridge, Somerset [Map] to Lindinis [Map] aka Ilchester.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Bere Ferrers

On 10 Nov 1521 Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 10th Baron Latimer (age 49) died at Bere Ferrers, Devon. He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers [Map]. His granddaughter Elizabeth Willoughby 11th Baroness Latimer 3rd Baroness Willoughby of Broke (age 9) succeeded 11th Baroness Latimer of Corby, 3rd Baroness Willoughby Broke. It isn't clear whether she claimed the titles since the law of succession by females when a peerage was created by writ was not established until 1696.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Bere Ferrers, St Andrew's Church [Map]

St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers [Map]There has been a church here, looking over the River Tavy, since the Saxon period. Shortly after the Norman Conquest a new church was built, but this, too, was replaced in the mid 13th century when Sir William de Ferrers founded an Arch Presbytery, with four priests and a deacon under an Arch Priest. The first rector was William's younger brother, Reginald de Ferrers, who was installed in 1258.

On 10 Nov 1521 Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 10th Baron Latimer (age 49) died at Bere Ferrers, Devon. He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers [Map]. His granddaughter Elizabeth Willoughby 11th Baroness Latimer 3rd Baroness Willoughby of Broke (age 9) succeeded 11th Baroness Latimer of Corby, 3rd Baroness Willoughby Broke. It isn't clear whether she claimed the titles since the law of succession by females when a peerage was created by writ was not established until 1696.

On 06 Feb 1665 Francis Drake 3rd Baronet (age 22) and Dorothy Bampfylde Lady Drake were married at St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers [Map]. She by marriage Lady Drake of Buckland in Devon.

On 28 May 1821 Charles Alfred Stothard (age 34) died as a consequence of falling off a ladder while tracing a portrait from one of the windows at St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers [Map] in which churchyard he was subsequently buried.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Berry Pomeroy

On 03 Jun 1638 Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon (age 62) died at Berry Pomeroy, Devon. On 03 Jun 1638 His son William Courtenay 5th Earl Devon (age 9) de jure 5th Earl Devon. Margaret Waller Countess Devon by marriage Countess Devon.

In 1695 Anne Portman Baroness Seymour (age 82) died in Berry Pomeroy, Devon.

In 1702 Jane Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 5th Baronet (age 41) and Laetitia Popham Baroness Seymour (age 42) at Berry Pomeroy, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Berry Pomeroy Castle [Map]

Around 1563 Edward Seymour 1st Baronet was born to Edward Seymour (age 34) and Margaret Walshe at Berry Pomeroy Castle [Map].

In 1633 Edward Seymour 4th Baronet was born to Edward Seymour 3rd Baronet (age 22) and Anne Portman Baroness Seymour (age 20) at Berry Pomeroy Castle [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Berrynarbor

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Berrynarbor, Capel Cottage

Chicago Trubune 1933. Left Waterloo in 1932 to Assume Title.

By John Steele. (Picture on back page.) [Chicago Tribune Press Serviee.]

LONDON, July 10.—The “elevator boy baronet,” Sir Reginald Beatty Wolseley — known as “Dick” to the folks back in Waterloo, la.—is dead. His death occurred at Capel cottage, Berrynarbor, North Devon, it was announced today. He was 61 years old. Sir Reginald, the son of Dr. Cadwallader Brooke Wolseley of Dublin and a cousin of Admiral Earl Beatty, lived a fantastic, “fairy story” life. In 1897, at the age of 25. he left England for the United States and after years of wandering wound up in Waterloo as an elevator operator in a hotel. He worked there 14 years.

Keeps Title Secret.

He acquired bis title in 1923 on the death of his cousin, Sir Capel Charles Wolseley, but liked his job in Iowa s0 well that be stayed there and kept his title a secret. - He preferred to be known as "Dick.” He attributed his failure to get a better paying position to fallen arches: “I might have been a go-getter.” he sald, “but my poor feet wouldn't stand any rushing about.”

In May. 1930, however, his secret came out. Miss Marion Elizabeth Baker, a Devon nurse, went to Waterloo as a messenger from Sir Reginald's mother, who had just died. Miss Baker revealed that she was fulfilling a death-bed wish made by his mother to bring Sir Reginald back to England. The day after her arrival she married Sir Reginald. He was 58. She was 40.

Wife Bothered Him.

The bride found, however, that getting Dick to England was not such an easy task. She herself left the day after their marriage with the understanding that Sir Reginald would follow as soon as he could straighten up his elevator affairs. The baronet though, was too much attached to his it. He refused to budge. Furthermore, that fall he obtained a divorce. He said his wife harassed him by sending so many cablegrams coaxing him to come home. Undaunted, Lady Wolseley that December once again traveled to Waterloo and used all her powers of persuasion. She won her point. The divorce was set aside in January. 1932, and that time both Sir Reginald and his wife sailed for England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Bideford

On 09 Jun 1421 John Arundell was born to John Arundell (age 29) and Margaret Burghesh (age 42) at Bideford, Devon.

In 1640 Balthazar "Balty" de St Michel was born to Alexandre Marchant de St Michel and Dorothea Kingsmill in Bideford, Devon.

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

On 12 Aug 1885 John Manners-Sutton 3rd Baron Manners (age 33) and Constance Hamlyn-Fane Baroness Manners (age 23) were married at Bideford, Devon. She by marriage Baroness Manners.

On 04 Mar 1920 Constance Hamlyn-Fane Baroness Manners (age 58) died at Bideford, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Hartland Quay Bideford

On 22 Sep 1387 Eleanor Montagu (age 29) died at Hartland Quay Bideford, Devon. She was buried at Kingswear, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Bishopsteignton

On 22 Jul 1280 Bishop Walter Branscombe (age 60) died at Bishopsteignton, Devon. He was buried in Exeter Cathedral [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Branscombe

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Braunton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 917. This year came a great naval armament over hither south from the Lidwiccians;40 and two earls with it, Ohter and Rhoald. They went then west about, till they entered the mouth of the Severn; and plundered in North-Wales everywhere by the sea, where it then suited them; and took Camlac the bishop in Archenfield, and led him with them to their ships; whom King Edward (age 43) afterwards released for forty pounds. After this went the army all up; and would proceed yet on plunder against Archenfield [Note. South and west Herefordshire]; but the men of Hertford [Note. Probably a mistake for Hereforshire] met them, and of Glocester, and of the nighest towns; and fought with them, and put them to flight; and they slew the Earl Rhoald, and the brother of Ohter the other earl, and many of the army. And they drove them into a park; and beset them there without, until they gave them hostages, that they would depart from the realm of King Edward (age 43). And the king had contrived that a guard should be set against them on the south side of Severnmouth; west from Wales, eastward to the mouth of the Avon; so that they durst nowhere seek that land on that side. Nevertheless, they eluded them at night, by stealing up twice; at one time to the east of Watchet, Somerset, and at another time at Porlock, Somerset. There was a great slaughter each time; so that few of them came away, except those only who swam out to the ships. Then sat they outward on an island, called the Flat-holms; till they were very short of meat, and many men died of hunger, because they could not reach any meat. Thence went they to Dimmet [Note. Possibly Braunton, Devon], and then out to Ireland. This was in harvest. After this, in the same year, before Martinmas, went King Edward (age 43) to Buckingham [Map] with his army, and sat there four weeks, during which he built the two forts on either side of the water, ere he departed thence. And Earl Thurkytel sought him for his lord; and all the captains, and almost all the first men that belonged to Bedford; and also many of those that belonged to Northampton. This year Ethelfleda, lady of the Mercians (age 47), with the help of God, before Laminas, conquered the town called Derby [Map], with all that thereto belonged; and there were also slain four of her thanes, that were most dear to her, within the gates.

Note 40. The pirates of Armorica, now Bretagne; so called, because they abode day and night in their ships; from lid, a ship, and wiccian, to watch or abide day and night.

On 26 Oct 1654 Edward Lovett (age 27) and Elizabeth Paget were married at Braunton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Braunton, Heanton Punchardon

On 22 Sep 1584 John Fortescue (age 19) and Susannah Chichester (age 24) were married at Heanton Punchardon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Braunton, St Brannock's Church

On 18 Sep 1479 Fulk Bourchier 10th Baron Fitzwarin (age 33) died. He was buried at St Brannock's Church, Braunton. His son John Bourchier 1st Earl Bath (age 9) succeeded 11th Baron Fitzwarin.

On 30 Apr 1539 John Bourchier 1st Earl Bath (age 68) died. He was buried at St Brannock's Church, Braunton. His son John Bourchier 2nd Earl Bath (age 40) succeeded 2nd Earl Bath, 4th Count Eu, 12th Baron Fitzwarin. Eleanor Manners Countess Bath (age 36) by marriage Countess Bath.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Broad Clyst

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Broad Clyst Church Broad Clyst

On 14 Feb 1620 John Acland (age 68) died without issue. He was buried in Broad Clyst Church Broad Clyst, Devon. His heir was his seventy year old brother Hugh Acland (age 77) who survived him by two years.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Buckland Monachorum

On or before 01 May 1642 Francis Drake 3rd Baronet was born to Thomas Drake (age 22) and Susan Crymes. He was baptised on 01 May 1642 at Buckland Monachorum, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Buckland Monachorum, St Andrew's Church [Map]

St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum [Map]. .

On or before 30 Jan 1679 Dorothy Bampfylde Lady Drake died. She was buried on 30 Jan 1679 at St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum [Map].

On or before 22 Dec 1685 Anne Boone Lady Drake died. She was buried on 22 Dec 1685 at St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Buckland St Mary

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Budleigh Salterton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Hayes Barton East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton

Around 1564 Walter Raleigh (age 10) spent his childhood at Hayes Barton East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Chagford

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Cheriton Fitzpayne

On 07 Jan 1840 George Body was born to Josiah Body and Mary Snell at Cheriton Fitzpayne, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Churston Ferrers

In 1628 William Morice 1st Baronet was born to William Morice (age 25) and Elizabeth Prideaux at Churston Ferrers, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Cockingham

Around 1540 Edward Carey was born to John Carey (age 49) and Joyce Denny (age 33) at Cockingham, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Colyton Raleigh Parish

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Colyton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, St Andrew's Church Colyton

On or before 27 Aug 1561 William Pole of Colcombe House was born to William Pole (age 46). He was baptised on 27 Aug 1561 at St Andrew's Church Colyton, Devon.

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

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Crediton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 977. This year was that great council at Kirtlington46, after Easter; and there died Bishop Sideman a sudden death, on the eleventh day before the calends of May. He was Bishop of Devonshire; and he wished that his resting-place should be at Crediton, Devon, his episcopal residence; but King Edward (age 15) and Archbishop Dunstan (age 68) ordered men to carry him to St. Mary's minster [Map] that is at Abingdon. And they did so; and he is moreover honourably buried on the north side in St. Paul's porch.

Note 46. Florence of Worcester mentions three synods this year; Kyrtlinege, Calne, and Ambresbyrig.

In 1027 Bishop Lyfing was appointed Bishop of Crediton. Around the same time he was appointed Bishop of Cornwall, succeeding his uncle Bishop Burhweald. He combined the two sees with his seat at Crediton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Church of the Holy Cross Crediton [Map]

On 26 Jun 1827 Henry Fox-Strangways (age 34) and Hester Eleanora Buller (age 23) were married at the Church of the Holy Cross Crediton, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Downes Crediton

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Downes House Downes Crediton

In 1744 John Buller was born to James Buller (age 27) and Jane Bathurst at Downes House Downes Crediton, Devon.

On 17 Mar 1746 Francis Buller 1st Baronet was born to James Buller (age 29) and Jane Bathurst at Downes House Downes Crediton, Devon.

Mary Buller was born to James Buller and Jane Bathurst at Downes House Downes Crediton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Crockernwell

On 27 Feb 1852 Valerie Langdon Lady Meux was born at Crockernwell, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Croyde

Around 1545 Edward Hext was born to George Hext and Mary Parker (age 23) at Croyde, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Cullicombe

On 28 Feb 1292 Hugh Courtenay 3rd Baron Okehampton (age 40) died at Cullicombe, Devon. His son Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (age 15) succeeded 4th Baron Okehampton.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Cullompton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Dartington

On 18 Mar 1395 John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter was born to John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (age 43) and Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter (age 32) at Dartington, Devon. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Dartmouth

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1049. Whilst Earl Godwin (age 48) and Earl Beorn lay at Pevensey [Map] with their ships, came Earl Sweyne (age 28), and with a pretence requested of Earl Beorn, who was his uncle's son, that he would be his companion to the king at Sandwich, Kent [Map], and better his condition with him; adding, that he would swear oaths to him, and be faithful to him. Whereupon Beorn concluded, that he would not for their relationship betray him. He therefore took three companions with him, and they rode to Bosham, where his63 ships lay, as though they should proceed to Sandwich, Kent [Map]; but they suddenly bound him, and led him to the ships, and went thence with him to Dartmouth, Devon, where they ordered him to be slain and buried deep. He was afterwards found, and Harold (age 27) his cousin fetched him thence, and led him to Winchester, to the old minster, where he buried him with King Knute, his uncle.

Note 63. i.e. The ships of Sweyne (age 28), who had retired thither, as before described.

In 1049 Earl Beorn Estrigen was killed at Dartmouth, Devon.

On 13 Sep 1470 Warwick the Kingmaker (age 41) and George (age 20) landed at Dartmouth, Devon and/or Plymouth, Devon [Map].

Pepy's Diary. 19 Jul 1667. So to walk in the garden with my wife, and then to supper and to bed. One tells me that, by letter from Holland, the people there are made to believe that our condition in England is such as they may have whatever they will ask; and that so they are mighty high, and despise us, or a peace with us; and there is too much reason for them to do so. The Dutch fleete are in great squadrons everywhere still about Harwich [Map], and were lately at Portsmouth, Hampshire [Map]; and the last letters say at Plymouth, Devon [Map], and now gone to Dartmouth, Devon to destroy our Streights' fleete lately got in thither; but God knows whether they can do it any hurt, or no, but it was pretty news come the other day so fast, of the Dutch fleets being in so many places, that Sir W. Batten (age 66) at table cried, "By God", says he, "I think the Devil shits Dutchmen".

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Dawlish

On 29 Jun 1798 Laura Keppel Baroness Southampton (age 33) died in Dawlish, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Dunchideock

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Dunchideock, St Michael's Church

In 1788 Anne van Sittart Lady Palk died. She was buried at St Michael's Church, Dunchideock.

On 29 Apr 1798 Robert Palk 1st Baronet (age 80) died at Haldon House, Devon. He was buried at St Michael's Church, Dunchideock. His son Lawrence Palk 2nd Baronet (age 32) succeeded 2nd Baronet Palk of Haldon House in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Eggesford

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Eggesford, All Saints Church

On 05 Nov 1648 Mary Digby Countess Donegal (age 36) died in childbirth. She was buried at All Saints Church, Eggesford.

On 17 Dec 1844 Urania Anabella Wallop (age 75) died. She was buried at All Saints Church, Eggesford.

On 09 Jan 1854 Newton Wallop aka Fellowes 4th Earl of Portsmouth (age 81) died. He was buried at All Saints Church, Eggesford. His son Isaac Newton Wallop 5th Earl of Portsmouth (age 28) succeeded 5th Earl Portsmouth, 5th Viscount Lymington, 5th Baron Wallop of Farley Wallop Hampshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Exmouth

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1001. This year there was great commotion in England in consequence of an invasion by the Danes, who spread terror and devastation wheresoever they went, plundering and burning and desolating the country with such rapidity, that they advanced in one march as far as the town of Alton [Note. Not clear whether this is Alton, Hampshire]; where the people of Hampshire came against them, and fought with them. There was slain Ethelwerd, high-steward of the king (age 35), and Leofric of Whitchurch, and Leofwin, high-steward of the king, and Wulfhere, a bishop's thane, and Godwin of Worthy, son of Bishop Elfsy; and of all the men who were engaged with them eighty-one. Of the Danes there was slain a much greater number, though they remained in possession of the field of battle. Thence they proceeded westward, until they came into Devonshire; where Paley came to meet them with the ships which he was able to collect; for he had shaken off his allegiance to King Ethelred (age 35), against all the vows of truth and fidelity which he had given him, as well as the presents which the king had bestowed on him in houses and gold and silver. And they burned Teignton, and also many other goodly towns that we cannot name; and then peace was there concluded with them. And they proceeded thence towards Exmouth, Devon, so that they marched at once till they came to Pin-hoo; where Cole, high-steward of the king, and Edsy, reve of the king, came against them with the army that they could collect. But they were there put to flight, and there were many slain, and the Danes had possession of the field of battle. And the next morning they burned the village of Pin-hoo, and of Clist, and also many goodly towns that we cannot name. Then they returned eastward again, till they came to the Isle of Wight [Map]. The next morning they burned the town of Waltham, and many other small towns; soon after which the people treated with them, and they made peace.

On 24 Feb 1809 Henry Hopkins Fane Chomley (age 61) died at Exmouth, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Filliegh

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Filliegh, Church of St Paul

On 17 Jul 1942 Peter Fortescue (age 21) was killed in action at the First Battle of El Alamein. He was unmarried. There is a memorial at the Church of St Paul, Filliegh: "In proud and ever-loving memory of Hugh Peter, Viscount Ebrington, only son of the Fifth Earl and Countess Fortescue, Lieutenant Royal Scots Greys, who was born on 9 December 1920 and killed near El Alamein on 17 July 1942. He leaves a white unbroken glory, a gathered radiance, a shining peace"

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Great Torrington

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

On 16 Feb 1646 the Royalist Army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton (age 49) was defeated at Great Torrington, Devon bringing to an end Royalist resistance in the West Counntry. The battle was brought to an end when eighty barrels of gunpowder stored in St Michael and All Angels Church exploded killing the prisoners held there and nearly killing Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax (age 34).

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Great Torrington Manor

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Merton Great Torrington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Potheridge Merton Great Torrington

On 07 Sep 1558 Frances Plantagenet (age 39) died at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington, Devon.

On 06 Dec 1608 George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle was born to Thomas Monck (age 38) and Elizabeth Smith at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington, Devon. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward IV of England.

Around 1610 Bishop Nicholas Monck was born to Thomas Monck (age 39) and Elizabeth Smith at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington, Devon. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward IV of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Great Torrington, St Michael and All Angels Church

On 16 Feb 1646 the Royalist Army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton (age 49) was defeated at Great Torrington, Devon bringing to an end Royalist resistance in the West Counntry. The battle was brought to an end when eighty barrels of gunpowder stored in St Michael and All Angels Church exploded killing the prisoners held there and nearly killing Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax (age 34).

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Haccombe

On 14 Aug 1411 Joan Courtenay was born to Hugh Courtenay (age 52) at Haccombe, Devon. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

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

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

Margaret Courtenay was born to Hugh Courtenay at Haccombe, Devon. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Haccombe, St Blaise's Church

St Blaise's Church, Haccombe was a peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury and was served by an archpriest who was not subject to the authority of the Bishop of Exeter.

On 31 Oct 1830 Henry Darrell Carew 7th Baronet (age 51) died. His son Walter Palk Carew 8th Baronet (age 23) succeeded 8th Baronet Carew of Haccombe in Devon. He was buried at St Blaise's Church, Haccombe where there is a monument with the inscription: "Hic jacet in crypta aborum sepultus Henricus Carew Baronettus qui obiit XXXI die Octobris anno d(omi)ni MDCCCXXX (a)etatis su(a)e LI. Hic etiam cum marito jacet Domina Elizabetha Carew Gualteri Palk de Marley armigeri filia haeresque quae obiit VII die Martis (sic) anno d(omi)ni MDCCCLXII aetatis suae LXXVI" translated as "Here lies buried in the crypt ..... Henry Carew, Baronet, who died on the 31st day of October in the year of our Lord 1830 (in the year) of his age 51. Here also with her husband lies Lady Elizabeth Carew, daughter and heiress of Walter Palk of Marley, Esquire, who died on the 7th day of March in the year of our Lord 1862 (in the year) of her age 76".

On 21 Oct 1934 Henry Palk Carew 9th Baronet (age 64) died. He was buried at St Blaise's Church, Haccombe. His son Thomas Palk Carew 10th Baronet (age 44) succeeded 10th Baronet Carew of Haccombe in Devon. Phyllis Evelyn Mayman Lady Carew by marriage Lady Carew of Haccombe in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Haldon House

On 29 Apr 1798 Robert Palk 1st Baronet (age 80) died at Haldon House, Devon. He was buried at St Michael's Church, Dunchideock. His son Lawrence Palk 2nd Baronet (age 32) succeeded 2nd Baronet Palk of Haldon House in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Halwell

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Halwell Camp [Map]

Halwell Camp, Devon is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Devon.

Halwell Camp, Devon [Map] is an Iron Age Hill Fort.

Historic England:

The monument includes a sub-circular slight univallate hillfort, divided into two parts by the Dartmouth to Halwell road which passes through it from east to west, and two earlier Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age bowl barrows. North of the road the hillfort's rampart survives in good condition. It rises steeply to a minimum of 1m from the interior, the highest point being 2m in the north west corner, and falls abruptly 2m to 3m into the traces of an external ditch. The width of this ditch varies from 9m on the north west side to 13m on the east. Three clear entrances are visible, to the north, east and west. None of these appear original, as all climb the rampart to some extent. An oblique cut across the rampart in the north east corner represents a fourth entrance, but this is very recent. Along the east side, a hedgebank runs along the top of the rampart. South of the road, the south east quadrant has been levelled by ploughing. The rampart here is visible only as a 0.2m rise in ground level, while the ditch is about 0.1m deep. This deepens to about 0.2m on the eastern side where it passes beneath the roadside hedgebank. The south east quadrant is better preserved with the rampart surviving within a hedgebank. This rises 1m from the fort's interior. On the outside edge, the rampart rises from the traces of an external ditch 1.8m deep on the south side and about 2.3m deep on the west. The ditch here is largely levelled by ploughing, but is visible to about 0.2m deep. Within the roadside hedgebanks and on the verges, further remains of the ramparts survive. On the south verge on the west side of the fort, the rampart has been reduced in height, but the ditch survives to about 1.5m deep and 25m wide. North of this, a bank isolated when the road was straightened in the 1940s, preserves a fragment of rampart about 2m long. This rises about 0.7m from the interior and falls about 1.5m to the former ditch. A field gate in the hedgebank north of the road is in the position of the outer ditch. In the field immediately north of the fort, cropmarks are visible representing the surviving remains of two bowl barrows. These are centred 22m and 56m from the rampart. They continue the line of a further four barrows, visible in fields immediately to the north, forming the subject of a separate scheduling (SM38747), and together representing a round barrow cemetery. The northern barrow has been levelled, its cropmark being 17m in diameter. The southern barrow is represented by a faint earthwork about 0.2m high and 18m in diameter, and is only 5m from the outer edge of the hillfort ditch. The modern road surface is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath it is included.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Halwell, Stanborough Hill Fort [Map]

Stanborough Hill Fort is also in Iron Age Hill Forts Devon.

Stanborough Hill Fort [Map] is an Iron Age Hill Fort.

Historic England:

This monument includes a slight univallate hillfort of sub-circular plan and an earlier bowl barrow on a level hilltop with wide local views to the south and west. The ramparts are covered with large mature beech trees, which make the site a landmark for many miles around. The fort is roughly oval, enclosing about two acres and has maximum dimensions across the visible earthworks of 145m from east to west by 130m from north to south. The rampart is 6m wide, rising between 1.5m and 2m from the interior and falling about 3m to the ditch. The ditch varies between 8m wide on the south side and 12m on the north and is an average of 1.5m deep. Traces of a counterscarp bank in the garden on the west side are 7m wide and 0.7m high. The ground falls away steeply to the west, where an entrance climbs abruptly up into the fort, with the rampart falling in height to about 1m on either side. On the east side, a later narrow entrance has been blocked with a stone faced bank. These are both later entrances however, the original entrance being on the south side, where a causeway crosses the ditch. The ramparts vary considerably in their profile and areas of rebuilding are evident in places, especially on the south and east sides. A stretch of bank in the south east quadrant has been rebuilt about 2m inside the original outer face. The fort's interior is virtually level. There is a possibility that this hillfort represents the site of the Anglo-Saxon burh of Healghwille. It is known to have been the meeting place of the hundred of Stanborough. A large bowl barrow with a central stone chamber was enclosed by the later hillfort and remains of it survive to the south east of the hillfort's centre. The barrow appears as a low mound 17m in diameter and up to 0.1m high. It has an encircling quarry ditch about 3m wide which is 0.1m deep on the south side, but is not visible to the north. The 20th century agricultural buildings, associated fences and track surfaces occupying the site are excluded from the scheduling, although the beneath all these features is included.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Hartland

Around 1382 Muriel Dynham Baroness Hastings was born to John Dynham (age 23) and Eleanor Montagu (age 24) at Hartland, Devon. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1412 Muriel Dynham Baroness Hastings (age 30) died at Hartland, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Hawkchurch

Around 1508 Richard Mohun was born to John Mohun (age 38) at Hawkchurch, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Hembury Causewayed Enclosure [Map]

Hembury Causewayed Enclosure is also in South England West Causewayed Enclosures.

Hembury Causewayed Enclosure [Map] is a Causewayed Enclosure located in south-east Devon. It was excavated by Dorothy Liddell between 1930 and 1935.

Heritage Gateway.

Liddell's excavations, 1930-35: Neolithic occupation is represented by an east to west causewayed ditch across the centre of the site; south of this was an "extensive habitation site" with numerous cooking pits (which produced a radiocarbon date of circa 3240 BC). A Neolithic ditch underlay the Iron Age defensive works by the ne entrance, and a dwelling hut (hut circle) was excavated by the west entrance. Finds included pottery (similar to Windmill Hill Pottery) both "local" and "imported", numerous flints and charred grain.

Hembury Ware pottery is generally characterised by round bottomed bowls with lug handles. It is named after its type site Hembury Causewayed Enclosure [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Holbeton

On 29 Mar 1859 Beatrix Bulteel Countess Durham was born to John Bulteel (age 31) at Holbeton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Honiton

Diary of Edward VI. Aug 1549. To Devonshier the lord Previ-seal (age 64)1 was sent, who with his band, being but smal, lay at Honington whils the rebels besieged Exciter [Map], who did rise divers preaty feates of warre. For after divers skirmishes, when the gatis were burnt, thei in the cite did continew the fir(e), til thei had mad a ramper within. Also afterward, when they were underminded and pouder was laid in the mind, thei within drouned the pouder and the mind with water they cast in; wich the lord Previ-seal hearing, thought to a gone to renforce them a bie way; of wich the rebels having spial, cut al the trees betwixt St. Mary-Outrie and Exciter. For wich cause the lord Previ-seal burnt that toun, and thought to returne home. The rebels kept a brig behind his bake, and so compelled him with his smal band to set upon them, wich he did and overcam them, killing 600 of them, and returning hom without any loss of men. Then the lord Gray (age 40) and Spinula2 with their bandis came to him, and afterward Gray (age 40) (sic) with 200 of Reding, with wich bands he being renforcid came to raise the sieg at Exciter, for bicaus thei had scarcety of vitel; and as he passed from Hunniagton, he cam to a little towne of his owne, whether cam but only tow waies, wich thei had ranforced with tow bulwarkes mad of earth, and had put to the defence of the same about 2000 men, and the rest the(y) had layed, some at a brige called Honnington brige, partly at a certein hedg in a hie way, and the most part at the sieg of Exciter. The rierward of the horsmen, of which Travers was captain, set upon the on(e) bulwark, the vauard and battail on the tother. Spiaula's band kept them occupied at their wale. At lenght Travers drove them into the towne, wich the lord Previ-seal burnt. Then thei rane to a bridg thereby; from whence being driven their were in a plain about 900 of them slain. The next day ther wer mete about other 2000 of them at the entrie of a hie way, who first desired to talk, and in the meane season fortified them selves, wich being perceived they ranne ther wayes, and that same night the cite of Exitter was delivered of the siege.1a

Note 1. John lord Russell (age 64), shortly after made earl of Bedford. Some of his despatches to the council on this occasion will be found in Strype's Memorials, vol. ii. Records, DD.; also in Wiffen's Memorials of the House of Eussell, i. 369.

Note 2. "Captaine Paule Baptist Spinola, an Italian, borne of a noble house in Genoa, with a band of Italian footmen" Holinshed, p. 1651.

Note 1a. A very full narrative of the Devonshire rebellion, written by John Vowell, alias Hooker, chamberlain of Exeter, accompanied by a "description of the citie," was first published in the edition of 1586 of Holinshed's Chronicle, and it occupies in the edition of 1808 pp. 926-963 of vol. iii. It was also printed distinctly in 4to. 1775. Great pains were taken to refute the religious doctrines advanced in their "supplication" or manifesto: and several drafts of "the King's answer" thereto are preserved in the State Paper office, which Mr. Tytler has partly printed, i. 178 — 182; but a much more elaborate reply was compiled by Cranmer, which will be found at length in his works (Parker Soc, edition), ii. 163—187.

Evelyn's Diary. 14 Nov 1688. The Prince (age 38) increases everyday in force. Several Lords go in to him. Lord Cornbury (age 26) carries some regiments, and marches to Honiton, Devon, the Prince's (age 38) headquarters. The city of London in disorder; the rabble pulled down the nunnery newly bought by the Papists of Lord Berkeley (age 60), at St. John's. The Queen (age 30) prepares to go to Portsmouth, Hampshire [Map] for safety, to attend the issue of this commotion, which has a dreadful aspect.

On 13 Feb 1861 Gilbert Hervey West (age 80) died at Honiton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Escot Honiton

On 10 Aug 1755 William Yonge 4th Baronet (age 62) died at Escot Honiton, Devon. His son George Yonge 5th Baronet (age 24) succeeded 5th Baronet Yonge of Colyton in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Houghton

In or before 1663 Coplestone Bamfylde 2nd Baronet (age 25) and Margaret Bulkeley Lady Coplestone were married at Houghton, Devon. She by marriage Lady Bampfylde of Poltimore in Devon.

On 21 Oct 1674 Coplestone Bamfylde 2nd Baronet (age 36) and Jane Pole Lady Coplestone (age 20) were married at Houghton, Devon. She by marriage Lady Bampfylde of Poltimore in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ivybridge

In 1381 John Mohun was born to Thomas Mohun (age 29) at Ivybridge, Devon.

In 1429 John Mohun (age 48) died at Ivybridge, Devon or Ottery St Mary, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Kings Nymton

Around 1214 William Zouche was born to Roger Zouche (age 39) 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 Baroness Mortimer was born to William Zouche (age 26) 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 was born to Geoffrey Cornwall 1st Baron Burford (age 25) and Margaret Mortimer Baroness Burford (age 17) at Kings Nymton, Devon. He a great x 2 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Kingsteignton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1001. This year there was great commotion in England in consequence of an invasion by the Danes, who spread terror and devastation wheresoever they went, plundering and burning and desolating the country with such rapidity, that they advanced in one march as far as the town of Alton [Note. Not clear whether this is Alton, Hampshire]; where the people of Hampshire came against them, and fought with them. There was slain Ethelwerd, high-steward of the king (age 35), and Leofric of Whitchurch, and Leofwin, high-steward of the king, and Wulfhere, a bishop's thane, and Godwin of Worthy, son of Bishop Elfsy; and of all the men who were engaged with them eighty-one. Of the Danes there was slain a much greater number, though they remained in possession of the field of battle. Thence they proceeded westward, until they came into Devonshire; where Paley came to meet them with the ships which he was able to collect; for he had shaken off his allegiance to King Ethelred (age 35), against all the vows of truth and fidelity which he had given him, as well as the presents which the king had bestowed on him in houses and gold and silver. And they burned Teignton, and also many other goodly towns that we cannot name; and then peace was there concluded with them. And they proceeded thence towards Exmouth, Devon, so that they marched at once till they came to Pin-hoo; where Cole, high-steward of the king, and Edsy, reve of the king, came against them with the army that they could collect. But they were there put to flight, and there were many slain, and the Danes had possession of the field of battle. And the next morning they burned the village of Pin-hoo, and of Clist, and also many goodly towns that we cannot name. Then they returned eastward again, till they came to the Isle of Wight [Map]. The next morning they burned the town of Waltham, and many other small towns; soon after which the people treated with them, and they made peace.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Kingswear

On 22 Sep 1387 Eleanor Montagu (age 29) died at Hartland Quay Bideford, Devon. She was buried at Kingswear, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Langley

Around 1434 Humphrey Poyntz was born to Nicholas Poyntz (age 55) and Elizabeth Mill at Langley, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Littleham

Charter S998 King Edward to Ordgar. 1042. King Edward to Ordgar, his faithful minister; grant of a half hide (mansa) at Littleham, Devon. Latin with English bounds

Px In nomine domini nostri Iesu Christi. Omnis quidem susceptio et datio passionum terrarum melius litterarum exemplis confirmanda sit ne in posterum aliquis testamenti confirmationem ignorans presumptionis peccatum uel direptionis incaute crimen incurrat. Qua de re ego EADWARD (age 39) rex regali fretus dignitate aliquam terram cuidam fideli meo ministro uocitato nomine ORDGAR - unum dimidium mansam in loco ubi dictum est Littleham; cum sylua ad se pertinente in australi parte in hereditatem perennem impendere curaui. Sit uero predictum rus ab omni seculari grauedine expers. nisi expeditione pontis arcisue munitione. Quicumque hoc decretum minuere seu transmutare satagerit; noscat se reum esse in die iudicii coram Christo et sanctis eius. Terra autem ista his terminibus circumdatur. Ðis syndon þære healfan hide landgemæro æt Lytlanhamme. Ærest on Exanmuðan. þonne up on stryem. be norðan lydewicnæsse on þone norþran mere. up andlang riðan of þone æwylm. þanone east rihte to hafocys setle. þanone east rihte to þan hricgwege. andlang þæs hricgweges. on þa ealdan dic. east andlang þære dic of þære wega gelæto be norðan ðam fulan landa. þanon norð on þone grenan weg on auan ford. of þam fordan up andlang stryemes on þone sele. of þam sele norð on þone grenan weg to þam slæde. east up andlang þæs slædes to ðære plegin stowe. þonne to þan herpaðe. andlang þæs herpaðas to fugelis beorh dune. andlang þære dune to fuhgeles beorhge. fram þam beorhge suð to ellewurðie. þanon to þan broce. adun þonne andlang þæs broces eft ut on sæ: - Acta est autem hec prefata donatio anno ab incarnatione domini nostri Iesu Christi. millesimo. xl. ii. indictione. x.

Ego Eadweard rex Britannie totius Anglorum (age 39) monarchus hoc agie Crucis taumate roboraui.

Eadsige Dorobernensis ecclesie archiepiscopus eiusdem regis principatum et beniuolentiam sub sigillo Sancte Crucis conclusi.

Ego Ælfgyfu (age 57) regina humillima adiuui.

Ego Ælfwine episcopus assensum prebui.

Ego Byrhtwold episcopus dictando titulaui.

Ego Dudoc episcopus consolidaui.

Ego Lyfing episcopus dignum duxi.

Ego Godwine dux.

Ego Sigwerd dux.

Ego Leofric dux.

Ego Sigwerd abbas.

Ego Ælfwine abbas.

Ego Odda (age 49) minister.

Ego Ordgar minister.

Ego Ælfgar minister.

Ego Godwine minister.

Ego Æþelric minister.

Ego Toky minister.

Ego Toui minister.

Ego Dodda minister.

Ego Ælfwerd minister.

Ego Osmær minister.

On 06 Mar 1801 William Baring-Gould (age 30) and Diana Amelia Sabine (age 26) were married at Littleham, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Low Leyton

On 26 Oct 1601 George Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley was baptised at Low Leyton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Lustock

Around 1344 Joan Lustock was born to William Lustock at Lustock, Devon.

On 31 Jan 1396 Joan Lustock (age 52) died at Lustock, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Lynmouth [Map]

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. Sep 1811 to Feb 1813. [Percy Bysshe Shelley] ... sailed thence to Dublin, where Shelley was eager, and in some degree prominent, in the good cause of Catholic emancipation, conjoined with repeal of the union; crossed to Wales, and lived at Nant-Gwillt, near Rhayader, then at Lynmouth [Map] in Devonshire, then at Tanyrallt in Carnarvonshire. All this was between September 1811 and February 1813. At Lynmouth an Irish servant of Shelley's was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for distributing and posting up printed papers, bearing no printer's name, of an inflammatory or seditious tendency - being a Declaration of Rights composed by the youthful reformer, and some verses of his named The Devil's Walk. At Tanyrallt Shelley was (according to his own and Harriet's account, confirmed by the evidence of Miss Westbrook, the elder sister, who continued an inmate in most of their homes) attacked on the night of 26th February by an assassin who fired three pistol-shots. It was either a human assassin or (as Shelley once said) " the devil." The motive of the attack was undefined; the fact of its occurrence was generally disbelieved, both at the time and by subsequent inquirers. Shelley was full of wild unpractical notions; he dosed himself occasionally with laudanum as a palliative to spasmodic pains; he was given to strange assertions and romancing narratives (several of which might properly be specified here but for want of space), and was not incapable of conscious fibbing. His mind no doubt oscillated at times along the line which divides sanity from insane delusion. It is now, however, at last proved that he did not invent such a monstrous story to serve a purpose. The Century Magazine for October 1905 contained an article entitled "A Strange Adventure of Shelley's," by Margaret L. Croft, which shows that a shepherd close to Tanyrallt, named Robin Pant Evan, being irritated by some well-meant acts of Shelley in terminating the lives of dying or diseased sheep, did really combine with two other shepherds to scare the poet, and Evan was the person who played the part of "assassin." He himself avowed as much to members of a family, Greaves, who were living at Tanyrallt between 1847 and 1865. This was the break-up of the residence of the Shelleys at Tanyrallt; they revisited Ireland, and then settled for a while in London.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Lynmouth, Nelson House

On 22 Sep 1882 Charles Stuart Abbott 3rd Baron Tenterden (age 47) died at Nelson House, Lynmouth. His son Charles Abbott 4th Baron Tenterden (age 16) succeeded 4th Baron Tenterden of Hendon in Middlesex.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Modbury

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

Around 1317 William Aumale was born in Modbury, Devon.

Before 1513 Joan Champernowne was born to Philip Champernowne at Modbury, Devon.

In 1525 Anthony Denny (age 23) and Joan Champernowne (age 12) were married at Modbury, Devon.

On 01 Jan 1722 George Baker 1st Baronet was born to George Baker (age 35) and Mary Weston at Modbury, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Modbury, St George's Church

Before 1772 George Baker (age 85) was appointed Vicar of St George's Church, Modbury.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Mohun Ottery

Around 09 Oct 1342 Leonard Carew was born to John Carew (age 29) and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon.

In 1346 John Carew was born to John Carew (age 33) and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon.

Around Oct 1361 Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew was born to Leonard Carew (age 18) and Elizabeth Fitzalan in Mohun Ottery, Devon.

Around 1425 Thomas Carew was born to Nicholas Carew (age 16) and Joan Courtenay (age 13) at Mohun Ottery, Devon.

In 1433 Nicholas Carew was born to Nicholas Carew (age 24) and Joan Courtenay (age 21) at Mohun Ottery, Devon.

Before 1514 Peter Carew was born to William Carew (age 30) and Joan Courtenay (age 33) in Mohun Ottery, Devon.

Nicholas Carew was born to John Carew and Margaret Mohun in Mohun Ottery, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Molesford

In 1409 Nicholas Carew was born to Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew (age 47) and Elizabeth Bonville (age 47) at Molesford, Devon to Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew (age 47) and Elizabeth Bonville (age 47).

On 03 May 1447 Nicholas Carew (age 38) died at Molesford, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Moretonhampstead

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Church of St Andrew Moretonhampstead

Around 25 Oct 1625 Periam Pole was born to Peryam Pole (age 33). He was baptised at the Church of St Andrew Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Nathaniel Pole was born to Peryam Pole. He was baptised at the Church of St Andrew Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Musbury [Map]

Fosse Way 5a Axmouth to Ilchester. The Fosse Way starts in Seaton, Devon [Map] and/or Axmouth, Devon [Map] after which it travels north through Musbury, Devon [Map] to Axminster, Devon [Map] where crosses the Exeter, Devon [Map] to Dorchester, Dorset [Map] Roman Road. From Axminster, Devon [Map] the Fosse Way continues through Chard, Somerset [Map], Dinnington, Somerset [Map], Yeabridge, Somerset [Map] to Lindinis [Map] aka Ilchester.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Musbury, Ashe House

In 1622 Elizabeth Drake was born to John Drake and Helen Boteler at Ashe House, Musbury.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Newport

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, North Huish

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Norreys North Huish

Around 1394 John Fortescue was born to John Fortescue (age 14) in Norreys North Huish, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, North Molton

In 1190 Alain Zouche (age 65) died at North Molton, Devon.

Around 1213 Alice Zouche was born to Roger Zouche (age 38) and Margaret Bisset at North Molton, Devon.

On 09 Oct 1267 Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby was born to Roger Zouche (age 25) and Ela Longespée (age 23) at North Molton, Devon. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, North Molton, All Saints' Church

On 03 Oct 1936 Coplestone John de Grey Warwick Bampfylde (age 22) died from a fall from a horse shortly after representing his country as a member of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games fencing team. The Bampfylde Memorial Garden in the churchyard of All Saints' Church, North Molton was created in his memory, being a walled and sunken lawned garden, in the centre of which stands his gravestone inscribed: In memory of Coplestone John de Grey Warwick Bampfylde, Royal Horse Guards, beloved only son of the 4th Baron Poltimore. Died 3 October 1936 in his 23rd year.

On 13 Jul 1965 George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde 4th Baron Poltimore (age 83) died. He was buried at Benwell, Southern Rhodesia, Africa. A memorial stone bench exists in the Bampfylde Memorial Garden created for his son in the churchyard of All Saints' Church, North Molton, next to Court House, his manor house, to which is affixed a tablet inscribed: "In loving memory of George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde the 4th Baron Poltimore 1882–1965 and his wife Cynthia Rachael 1885–1961 who were laid to rest at Benwell Southern Rhodesia". His brother Arthur Blackett Warwick Bampfylde 5th Baron Poltimore (age 82) succeeded 5th Baron Politmore, 10th Baronet Bampfylde of Poltimore in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Nutwell

In 1433 John Dynham 1st Baron Dynham was born to John Dynham (age 27) and Joan Arches (age 23) at Nutwell, Devon.

On 25 Jan 1458 John Dynham (age 52) died in Nutwell, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Otterton

In 1478 William Pole was born to John Pole (age 18) at Otterton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Petrockstowe

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Pilton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Poltimore

In 1594 Richard Bampfield of Poltimore and Bampfylde House (age 68) died. Amyas Bampfylde of Poltimore and North Molton (age 34) inherited the Manor of Poltimore, Devon.

On 14 Oct 1727 Coplestone Warwick Bamfylde 3rd Baronet (deceased) was buried at Poltimore, Devon.

On 28 Dec 1958 Arthur Gore 7th Earl of Arran (age 55) committed suicide at Poltimore, Devon nine days after succeeding his father as Earl of Arran. He was unmarried. He, reportedly, killed himself because he was homosexual. His brother Arthur Gore 8th Earl of Arran (age 48) succeeded 8th Earl Arran. Fiona Colquhoun Countess of Arran (age 40) by marriage Countess Arran.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Poltimore, Politmore House

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Poltimore Manor

In 1297 William Pontington Canon Exeter purchased Poltimore Manor, Devon for £200 from Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (age 47).

In 1307 William Pontington Canon Exeter died. He bequeathed Poltimore Manor, Devon to John Bamfielde of Poltimore and Weston Bampfylde (age 45).

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Powderham

In 1509 George Courtenay was born to William "Great" Courtenay (age 32) and Margaret Edgecumbe (age 28) at Powderham, Devon.

On 31 May 1762 William Courtenay 7th Earl Devon (deceased) was buried at Powderham, Devon.

On 12 Jun 1835 William "Kitty" Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (deceased) was buried at Powderham, Devon.

On 27 May 1898 Henry Reginald Courtenay (age 62) died in Powderham, Devon.

On 21 Dec 1948 Amy Courtenay (age 83) died in Powderham, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Powderham Castle [Map]

In 1391 Philip Courtenay (age 36) granted at Powderham Castle [Map].

In 1480 Joan Courtenay was born to William Courtenay (age 29) and Cecily Cheney in Powderham Castle [Map].

On 18 Nov 1888 William Courtenay 11th Earl Devon (age 81) died at Powderham Castle [Map]. His son Edward Baldwin Courtenay 12th Earl Devon (age 52) succeeded 12th Earl Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Powderham Church Powderham

On 23 Jun 1630 William Courtenay 3rd Earl Devon (age 77) died at London. He was buried at Powderham Church Powderham, Devon. His son Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon (age 54) de jure 4th Earl Devon. Elizabeth Seymour Countess Devon (age 23) by marriage Countess Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Roborough

On 21 May 1598 Mary Bassett (age 75) died. She was buried the same day at Roborough, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Rougemont

Around 1246 Robert Lisle was born to Robert Lisle (age 34) and Alice Fitzgerald at Rougemont, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Salcombe Regis

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Salcombe Regis, St Mary and St Peter's Church

On 10 Jul 1827 Reverend John Medley (age 22) and Christiana Bacon (age 20) were married at St Mary and St Peter's Church, Salcombe Regis. Her father John "The Younger" Bacon (age 50) was a witness. She the daughter of John "The Younger" Bacon (age 50) and Susanna Sophia Taylor (age 45).

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Seaton [Map]

Fosse Way 5a Axmouth to Ilchester. The Fosse Way starts in Seaton, Devon [Map] and/or Axmouth, Devon [Map] after which it travels north through Musbury, Devon [Map] to Axminster, Devon [Map] where crosses the Exeter, Devon [Map] to Dorchester, Dorset [Map] Roman Road. From Axminster, Devon [Map] the Fosse Way continues through Chard, Somerset [Map], Dinnington, Somerset [Map], Yeabridge, Somerset [Map] to Lindinis [Map] aka Ilchester.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Shaldon

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Shaldon, St Nicholas's Church [Map]

On 15 Jun 1822 John Bathurst Deane (age 24) and Caroline Lemprière were married at St Nicholas's Church, Shaldon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Shillingford St George

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, St George's Church Shillingford St George

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Shute

Around 1332 William Bonville was born in Shute, Devon.

Around Aug 1392 William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville was born to John Bonville (age 21) and Elizabeth Fitzroger (age 21) at Shute, Devon.

In 1534 William Pole (age 56) died at Shute, Devon.

Before 13 Apr 1695 Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet (age 76) died. He was buried in Shute, Devon. His son John Pole 3rd Baronet (age 45) succeeded 3rd Baronet Pole of Shute House in Devon. Anne Morice Lady Pole (age 42) by marriage Lady Pole of Shute House in Devon.

John Pole died at Shute, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Shute Manor

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 (age 41) defeated William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (age 63). 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.

Around 30 Jun 1460 Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset was born to William Bonville 6th Baron Harington (age 18) and Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville and Hastings (age 18) at Shute Manor. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Sidmouth

On 11 Aug 1821 Vincent Rowland Corbet 3rd Baronet was born to Andrew Vincent Corbet 2nd Baronet (age 21) and Rachel Hill (age 22) at Sidmouth, Devon.

On 06 Sep 1854 Henry Bourchier Toke Wrey 10th Baronet (age 25) and Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey (age 19) were married at Sidmouth, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Woolbrook Cottage Sidmouth

On 23 Jan 1820 Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn (age 52) died at Woolbrook Cottage Sidmouth, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Silferton

On 20 Oct 1317 Alice Wafre (age 62) died at Silferton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Silverton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Silverton Park

On 02 Apr 1845 George Wyndham 4th Earl Egremont (age 58) died without issue at Silverton Park, Devon. Earl Egremont, Baronet Wyndham of Orchard in Somerset extinct.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Slapton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Slapton, St James' Church

On 17 Aug 1390 Guy de Bryan (age 71) died. Monument at Tewkesbury Abbey [Map]. Alabaster with, unusually, a portrait rather than a generic face. Early Plate Bascinet Period. He was buried at St James' Church, Slapton.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Sourton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, South Molton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, St Mary Magdalene Church South Molton

On 03 Sep 1874 Michael Edward Hicks-Beach 1st Earl St Aldwyn (age 36) and Lucy Catherine Fortescue Countess St Aldwyn (age 23) were married at St Mary Magdalene Church South Molton, Devon. She the daughter of Hugh Fortescue 3rd Earl Fortescue (age 56) and Georgina Augusta Dawson-Damer Countess Fortescue. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, South Tawton

In 1343 John Burnell was born to Nicholas Haudlo Burnell 1st Baron Burnell (age 17) at South Tawton, Devon.

On 10 Apr 1375 John Burnell (age 32) died at South Tawton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, South Towlon

Around 1160 Constance Beaumont Sarthe was born to Richard Beaumont Sarthe I Viscount (age 25) and Lucie Aigle Viscountess at South Towlon, Devon. She a great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Southleigh

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Southleigh, Wiscombe Park

Charles Gordon was born illegitimately to George Gordon 3rd Earl Aberdeen at Wiscombe Park.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Spencercombe

In 1296 Eudes Zouche (age 66) died at Spencercombe, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Spiney

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Sampford Spiney

In 1192 Richard Tosny was born to Roger Tosny IV Lord Flamstead (age 32) and Constance Beaumont Sarthe (age 32) at Sampford Spiney, Devon. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tavistock

Around 1315 Laurence Mohun was born to John Mohun 1st Baron Dunster (age 46) and Ada Tiptoft Baroness Dunster (age 40) at Tavistock, Devon.

In 1460 Thomas Mohun was born to Thomas Mohun at Tavistock, Devon.

In 1542 John Glanville was born at Tavistock, Devon.

On 24 Aug 1807 William Lewis Trelawny aka Salusbury-Trelawny 8th Baronet (age 26) and Patience Christian Carpenter Lady Trelawny (age 19) were married at Tavistock, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tavistock, St Eustacius's Church [Map]

St Eustacius's Church, Tavistock [Map]. .

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tavistock Abbey [Map]

In 1017 Eadwig Ætheling Wessex was executed by King Canute of England (age 22). He was buried at Tavistock Abbey, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tavistock, The Vicarage

Life of Thomas Stothard RA with Personal Reminiscences by Mrs Bray. ADVERTISEMENT

IN the year 1836, two articles of mine, entitled "Reminiscences of Stothard," were published in the May and June numbers of Blackwood's Magazine. In 1845, Mr. Alfred Stothard, son of the late hisstorical painter, and himself a medallist of great ability, passed some little time with us at Tavistock. During his visit, he expressed his regret that he had not been made acquainted with my intention to write the articles on his father, as he could have furnished me with some additional information. These, therefore, I revised, corrected, and re-modelled; and embodied in them not only the particulars I received from so authentic a source, but added alfo many from my own recollections; till at length, the work grew so much upon me, that I determined to throw it into a more biographical form.

After I had thus enlarged and completed my talk, it was fuggefted to me by Mr. Murray, that it would be defirable, if possible, to obtain fome original letters of Stothard. In the hope of being enabled to do this, I applied to Mr. Alfred Stothard, who kindly lent all the papers he had of his late father. Thefe principally confifted of letters to and from his wife; with fome rude drafts of others to various perfons on matters of bufinefs connected with his profeffion; and two very briefly written diaries of journeys to Edinburgh and Derby mire, whilft engaged in his purfuits. All thefe documents I moft carefully examined.

I found the letters addrefTed to Mrs. Stothard evinced kind and good feelings as a hufband and a father; but, for the greater part, so much were they of a private nature, as to contain little information for the public. From thefe, therefore, I felected only a few extracts, to mow how ftrong were his domeftic affections.

Refpecting letters and papers of a more general or profeflional character, I grieve to fay, I could find but few that were in a ftate for publication, or would have pofTefTed any intereft with the reader. Moft of them were fragments, unfinifhed drafts, or rude memoranda, and ufually without dates; fome with so many obliterations, and in so imperfect a ftate, that they could not be clearly understood, and thus were ufelefs. I have, therefore, been compelled to give but very few.

In juftice to myfelf I have ftated this; as it will, in fome meafure, account for a want of exact regularity as to the order in which they are placed. Indeed, I have frequently felt the difficulty, in fome inftances the impoftibility, of following the principal events of Stothard's life in ftricl: chronological order. Thofe who were moft intimately acquainted with the early part of his career are no longer living; and, from natural modefty and referve, he feldom, if ever, talked about himfelf.

The plan of giving illuftrations from the works of a great painter, with fome account of his life, originated with Mr. Leflie, R.A., in his Memoirs of Conftable; Mr. Murray has, in fome meafure, adopted it as the precedent and example in the ftyle of illuftrating the prefent volume. To that eminent artift I am indebted for two or three characteriftic anecdotes of his brother Academician, and for the extract from a ledlure which he recently delivered at the Royal Academy refpecting the productions of Stothard's pencil.

To Mr. Carpenter, of the Britifh Mufeum, my thanks are due for his great kindnefs and attention in enabling me to profit by the engravings from the works of Stothard, under his care, in the print- room of that National Inftitution. To Mifs Denman, Mr. Rogers, and Mr. Windus, I am alfo indebted for having moft obligingly allowed fome of his defigns, in their pofleflion, to be copied for thefe pages.

ANNA ELIZA BRAY (age 60).

The Vicarage, Tavistock, November, 1851

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tawstock

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tawstock Court

On 15 Aug 1642 Henry Bourchier 5th Earl Bath (age 55) rejected a summons from the House of Lords which required his attendance at Parliament. On 23 Aug 1642 his arrest was ordered. On 28 Sep 1642 he was arrested at Tawstock Court, Devon and imprisoned at the Tower of London [Map].

Photos of Tawstock Court, Devon taken in late 2022.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Teignmouth [Map]

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Aug 1690. The French landed some soldiers at Teignmouth [Map], in Devon, and burned some poor houses. The French fleet still hovering about the western coast, and we having 300 sail of rich merchant-ships in the bay of Plymouth [Map], our fleet began to move toward them, under three admirals. The country in the west all on their guard. A very extraordinary fine season; but on the 12th was a very great storm of thunder and lightning, and on the 15th the season much changed to wet and cold. The militia and trained bands, horse and foot, which were up through England, were dismissed. The French King having news that King William (age 39) was slain, and his army defeated in Ireland, caused such a triumph at Paris, and all over France, as was never heard of; when, in the midst of it, the unhappy King James (age 56) being vanquished, by a speedy flight and escape, himself brought the news of his own defeat.

In 1744 Colonel Joseph Sabine was born at Teignmouth, Devon [Map].

Time Team Series 3 Episode 4: A Wreck of the Spanish Armada was filmed between 26 May 1995 and 28 May 1995. It was originally shown on 28 Jan 1996.

Location: Teignmouth, Devon [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Teignmouth, Christow

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Teignmouth, Christow, St James the Apostle Church

On 23 Jan 1833 Edward Pellew 1st Viscount Exmouth (age 75) died. He was buried at St James the Apostle Church, Christow. His son Pownoll Bastard Pellew 2nd Viscount Exmouth (age 46) succeeded 2nd Viscount Exmouth, 2nd Baron Exmouth of Canonteign, 2nd Baronet Pellew of Treverry in Cornwall. He died in December of the same year. Georgiana Janet Dick Viscountess Pellew (age 33) by marriage Viscountess Exmouth.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Teignmouth, St Michael the Archangel Church

Before 21 Jan 1814 Colonel Joseph Sabine (age 70) died. He was buried on 21 Jan 1814 at St Michael the Archangel Church, Teignmouth.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tiverton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, St Peter's Church Tiverton

On 15 Nov 1527 Catherine York Countess Devon (age 48) died at Tiverton Castle [Map]. She was buried at St Peter's Church Tiverton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Tiverton Castle [Map]

On 15 Nov 1527 Catherine York Countess Devon (age 48) died at Tiverton Castle [Map]. She was buried at St Peter's Church Tiverton, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torbay

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Nov 1688. I went to London; heard the news of the Prince (age 38) having landed at Torbay, coming with a fleet of near 700 sail, passing through the Channel with so favorable a wind, that our navy could not intercept, or molest them. This put the King (age 55) and Court into great consternation, they were now employed in forming an army to stop their further progress, for they were got into Exeter [Map], and the season and ways very improper for his Majesty's forces to march so great a distance.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Paignton Torbay

On 09 Dec 1654 Walter Blount 1st Baronet (age 60) died at Paignton Torbay, Devon. His son George Blount 2nd Baronet (age 44) succeeded 2nd Baronet Blount of Sodington.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torquay

On 01 Aug 1821 Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Lyons Duchess Norfolk was born to Edmund Lyons 1st Baron Lyons (age 30) at Torquay, Devon.

On 28 Nov 1828 Mary Russell (age 43) died at Torquay, Devon.

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torquay, Anstey's Cove [Map]

1854. George Price Boyce (age 27). "Anstey's Cove [Map]".

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Atkinson's Hotel Torquay

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, The Bungalow Torquay

On 30 Jan 1897 George Hay-Drummond 12th Earl Kinnoull (age 69) died at The Bungalow Torquay, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torre Mohun

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Ashwater Torridge

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, St Peter's Church Ashwater Torridge

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge, St Giles in the Wood

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge, St Giles in the Wood, St Giles' Church

On or before 27 Feb 1631 Florence Rolle was born to Denys Rolle (age 17) and Margaret Poulett. She was baptised at St Giles' Church, St Giles in the Wood on 27 Feb 1631.

On 03 May 1681 Bourchier Wrey 4th Baronet (age 28) and Florence Rolle Lady Wrey (age 29) were married at St Giles' Church, St Giles in the Wood. She by marriage Lady Wrey of Trebitch in Cornwall. He the son of Chichester Wrey 3rd Baronet and Anne Bourchier Countess Middlesex (age 50).

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge, Weare Giffard

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge, Woolfardisworthy

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Torridge, All Hallows' Church Woolfardisworthy [Map]

All Hallows' Church Woolfardisworthy [Map]. Norman origin, mid C15 tower, C14 nave and transept. C16 aisle, porch and vestry C19 incorporating some earlier roof. Restored in 1872.

Memorials: in chancel a white marble oval wall tablet with urn above to Mary Hammer died 1793 and white marble Neo-Classical Tablet to Bartholomew Prust of 1862 by Baker. In the north aisle a good large early C17 or late C16 monument to a member of the Cole family. Ancient colour survives throughout with Trophy reliefs supporting round-arched recess framing reclining figure in armour with inscription panel (faint) in strapwork cartouche. Flanking Corinthian columns support pulvinated frieze and attic storey with 3 armorials in strapwork frames between 2 obelisks. Limestone grey marble wall tablet to John Whitlake dated 1750 with Roman Doric frame to inscription and urn above. Secondary cartouche in apron below to Mary Whitlake (d.175 ). Plain rectangular white marble tablet inscribed to John Robbins "who was thrown from his horse and perished in a deep snow on 11th Feb 1784". Adjoining above is the apron of a missing C17 limestone monument with skull wings, fronds and cherubim retaining ancient colour and gold. Tablet to Rev Joseph Prust Neo-Classical white and grey marble first half of C19 by Baker.

On 22 Jun 1759 Zachary Hamlyn (age 82) died. He was buried at All Hallows' Church Woolfardisworthy [Map]. He has a monument at All Saints Church Clovelly, Devon with the inscription: "To the memory of Zachary Hamlyn Esq. late of Lincoln's Inn and of Court in this parish who departed this life June 22d MDCCLIX in the LXXXII year of his age. Whose body lies interred in the parish church of Woolfardisworthy [Map]. He was a sincere Christian, a tender and beneficent relation, a faithfull and kind friend an inoffensive and chearfull companion. Exemplarily modest, diligent, capable, communicative, he acquired a handsome fortune not only unenvied but with the esteem and love of all who had the pleasure of knowing him". His great-nephew James Hammett aka Hamlyn 1st Baronet (age 24) inherited his estates including the manor of Clovelly, Devon, and adopted his surname and arms.

On 26 Mar 1766 Richard Hammett (age 59) died. He was buried at All Hallows' Church Woolfardisworthy [Map] where he has a mural monument with an incription: "Sacred to the memory of Richard Hammett, Gentleman, who died the 26th March 1766 aged 59 years and also Elizabeth (age 56) his wife (only daughter and child of Philip Risdon, Gentleman) who died the 24th March 1787 aged 77 years. They have left a numerous issue by whom they were most deservedly beloved and will be ever lamented. This token of respect to their good parents is erected by their three daughters Mary, Thomazin & Gertrude"

Before 08 Dec 1897 Gertrude Cary died. A ledger stone on the floor of the chancel in All Hallows' Church Woolfardisworthy [Map] is inscribed "Here lyeth Gertrude, the wife of William Hamlyn of Marshwell, in this parish, who was buried 8 December 1697".

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Totnes

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Wrangton Totnes

On 22 Mar 1922 John Granville Cornwallis Eliot 6th Earl St Germans (age 31) died of an injury sustained during a point to point at Wrangton Totnes, Devon. His first cousin Granville Eliot 7th Earl of St Germans (age 54) succeeded 7th Earl St Germans, 8th Baron Eliot of St Germans in Cornwall.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Uffculme

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Uffculme, All Saints Chapel

On 01 Nov 1879 Thomas Dyke Acland 12th Baronet (age 37) and Gertrude Walrond Lady Acland (age 26) were married at All Saints Chapel, Uffculme.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Wembury [Map]

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 851. This year Alderman Ceorl, with the men of Devonshire, fought the heathen army at Wemburg [Map], and after making great slaughter obtained the victory. The same year King Athelstan and Alderman Elchere fought in their ships, and slew a large army at Sandwich [Map] in Kent, taking nine ships and dispersing the rest. The heathens now for the first time remained over winter in the Isle of Thanet [Map]. The same year came three hundred and fifty ships into the mouth of the Thames; the crew of which went upon land, and stormed Canterbury, Kent [Map] and London; putting to flight Bertulf, king of the Mercians, with his army; and then marched southward over the Thames into Surrey. Here Ethelwulf and his son Ethelbald, at the head of the West-Saxon army, fought with them at Ockley [Map], and made the greatest slaughter of the heathen army that we have ever heard reported to this present day. There also they obtained the victory.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Werrington

On or before 03 Apr 1684 Elizabeth Reynell Lady Morice died. She was buried on 03 Apr 1684 at Werrington, Devon.

On or before 07 Feb 1690 William Morice 1st Baronet (age 62) died. He was buried at Werrington, Devon on 07 Feb 1690. His son Nicholas Morice 2nd Baronet (age 9) succeeded 2nd Baronet Morice of Werrington in Devon.

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

On or before 18 Sep 1716 Catherine Herbert Lady Morice died. She was buried at Werrington, Devon on 18 Sep 1716.

On 27 Jan 1726 Nicholas Morice 2nd Baronet (age 45) died. He was buried at Werrington, Devon on 07 Feb 1726 . His son William Morice 3rd Baronet (age 19) succeeded 3rd Baronet Morice of Werrington in Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, West Worlington

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Affeton West Worlington

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

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

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Whimple

In 1626 John Leigh (age 51) died at Whimple, Devon.

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Witchurch

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Wolborough

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Yelverton

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Yelverton, Meavy

Europe, British Isles, South-West England, Devon, Yelverton, Meavy, St Peter's Church [Map]

St Peter's Church, Meavy [Map]. Meavy was purchased by Sir Francis Drake 3rd Baronet, of Buckland Abbey in the parish of Buckland Monachorum, who sometimes resided at the manor house west of St Peter's Church, in which survives the "Drake Aisle" or manorial chapel.