A View of Devonshire in 1630. with a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry; Edited by George Oliver and Pitman Jones

A View of Devonshire in 1630. with a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry; Edited by George Oliver and Pitman Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...Cary, esq., gave a bountiful gift, the sum of 60, for to continue in stock, to be employed for the better education of poor children in trades and occupations; the remembrance whereof is more delightful than the inscription on his tomb. On a flat stone inlaid with brass, --"Hie jacet Robertas Tuker de Okehampton, qui obiit lOmo. die OctobrU, anno 1439, et Margarita, uxor ejus: quorum animabus propitietur Deus. Amen." In the south wall is a monument of Thomasin Godolphin, wife of Thomas Peter, gent., with her picture in brass, and three children, with this epitaph, "She was to God and husband true, A mirror for all wives to view; The poor, the lame, sick, and needy, She did relieve most liberally. She lived so good and godly a life As never wronged man, maid, nor wife; And made so good and godly an end As none the same in earth may mend." But I may not forget to tell you that I understand it is lately incorporated and graced with a mayor. Here dwelled sometime divers other families besides those formerly named, as Alford, Furse, Peter, and some others. Anthony, alias Peters. Our river in the way leaves the little parish of Honey-Church, in elder times Honecheave. It gave name to an ancient generous tribe, now planted in a more fruitful glebe. Heydon and Risdon possess lands here. Monk-Okehampton takes nomination both from the river and his lords. the Monks; for it served as a grange to the monastery of Tavistock many ages since. Robert de la Mare, or Maries, (for that was a powerful tribe in these parts, ) held lands, and after him Saul, or Sall, of Woodbarton; whose heirs, by marriage rite, brought it to the two families of Berry and Pine. And the tenants observe that it was found upon a court-roll, in the time of Edward...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486269
  • 9781236486264