History of Devon

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

Around 1554 Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 was born in Devon.

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

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

Alwington

Portledge Manor, Alwington

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

Ashburton

Ashprington

Painsford, Ashprington

Atherington

Umberleigh, Atherington

Awliscombe

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

Axminster

Newenham, Axminster

On 20 Jan 1258 Reynold Mohun 1206-1258 (52) died at Dunster. He was buried at Newenham, Axminster.

Barnstaple

In Oct 1553 Robert Carey 1515-1586 (38) was elected MP Barnstaple.

In 1559 John Chichester -1569 was elected MP Barnstaple.

In 1563 Arthur Bassett 1541-1586 (22) was elected MP Barnstaple.

In 1571 Peter Wentworth 1529-1596 (42) was elected MP Barnstaple.

John Evelyn's Diary 1690 October. 12 Oct 1690. The French General, with Tyrconnel (60) and their forces, gone back to France, beaten out by King William. Cork delivered on discretion. The Duke of Grafton was there mortally wounded and dies. Very great storms of wind. The 8th of this month Lord Spencer (49) wrote me word from Althorpe, that there happened an Earthquake the day before in the morning, which, though short, sensibly shook the house. The "Gazette" acquainted us that the like happened at the same time, half-past seven, at Barnstaple, Holyhead, and Dublin. We were not sensible of it here.

In 1740 John Francis Bassett 1714-1757 (26) was elected MP Barnstaple.

Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple

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

Pilton, Barnstaple

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Pilton, Barnstaple

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

Bere Ferrers

On 10 Nov 1521 Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer 1472-1521 (49) died at Bere Ferrers. He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers. His granddaughter Elizabeth Willoughby 11th Baroness Latimer, 3rd Baroness Willoughby Broke 1512-1562 (9) succeeded 11th Baron Latimer, 3rd Baron Willoughby Broke.

Berry Pomeroy

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

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

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

Berry Pomeroy Castle, Berry Pomeroy

Around 1563 Edward Seymour 1st Baronet Seymour 1563-1613 was born to Edward Seymour 1529-1593 (34) and Margaret Walshe at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Berry Pomeroy.

In 1633 Edward Seymour 4th Baronet Seymour 1633-1708 was born to Edward Seymour 3rd Baronet Seymour 1610-1688 (22) and Anne Portman Baronetess Seymour 1613-1695 (20) at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Berry Pomeroy.

Bideford

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

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

Hartland Quay, Bideford

On 22 Sep 1387 Eleanor Montagu 1358-1387 (29) died at Hartland Quay, Bideford. She was buried at Kingswear.

Bishopsteignton

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

Bodmin

Addled Parliament

In 1614 during the Addled Parliament Charles Thynne 1568-1652 (46) was elected MP Lymington. John "Black Sir John" Egerton 1551-1614 (63) was elected MP Lichfield. Mervyn Tuchet 2nd Earl Castlehaven 1593-1631 (21) was elected MP Dorset. Richard Edgecumbe 1570-1639 (44) was elected MP Bodmin.

In 1624 Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (24) was elected MP Bodmin.

In 1628 Robert Killigrew 1580-1633 (48) was elected MP Bodmin.

Convention Parliament (1C2)

In 1660 Hender Robartes 1635-1688 (24) was elected MP Bodmin during the Convention Parliament (1C2).

Cavalier Parliament (2C2)

In 1661 Hender Robartes 1635-1688 (25) was elected MP Bodmin during the Cavalier Parliament (2C2).

In 1661 John Carew 3rd Baronet Carew 1635-1692 (25) was elected MP Bodmin.

In 1689 John Cutler 1st Baronet Cutler London -1693 was elected MP Bodmin.

In 1702 John Robartes 4th Earl Radnor 1686-1757 (16) was elected MP Bodmin.

In 1710 John Robartes 4th Earl Radnor 1686-1757 (24) was elected MP Bodmin.

On 26 Feb 1718 Charles Beauclerk 2nd Duke St Albans 1696-1751 (21) was elected MP Bodmin.

On 09 Feb 1733 John Heathcote 2nd Baronet Heathcote 1689-1759 (44) was appointed MP Bodmin.

In 1858 Edward Frederick Leveson-Gower 1819-1907 (38) was elected MP Bodmin.

Thomas Stafford 1574-1655 was elected MP Bodmin.

Bodmin Priory, Bodmin

Lanhydrock, Bodmin

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

Lanhydrock House, Lanhydrock, Bodmin

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

Branscombe

Edge, Branscombe

Braunton

Heanton Punchardon, Braunton

Heanton Court, Heanton Punchardon, Braunton

Bridestowe

Broad Clyst

Broad Clyst Church, Broad Clyst

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

Killerton, Broad Clyst

Buckland Filleigh

Buckland St Mary

See St Mary the Virgin Church, Buckland St Mary

Budleigh Salterton

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton

Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton

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

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

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

Chagford

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

Chudleigh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clovelly

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

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

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

Cockingham

Around 1540 Edward Carey 1540-1618 was born to John Carey 1491-1552 (49) and Joyce Denny 1506-1560 (33) at Cockingham.

Colyton

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

St Andrew's Church, Colyton

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

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

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

Colyton Raleigh Parish

Colyton Raleigh, Colyton Raleigh Parish

Crediton

Downes, Crediton

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

See Downes House, Downes, Crediton

See Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton

Croyde

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

Cullicombe

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

Cullompton

Plymtree, Cullompton

Dartington

On 18 Mar 1395 John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter 1395-1447 was born to John Holland 1st Duke Exeter 1352-1400 (43) and Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter 1363-1426 (32) at Dartington.

Dawlish

On 29 Jun 1798 Laura Keppel Baroness Southampton 1765-1798 (33) died in Dawlish.

Before 29 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Laura Keppel Baroness Southampton 1765-1798.

Eggesford

All Saints Church, Eggesford

On 05 Nov 1648 Mary Digby Countess Donegal 1612-1648 (36) died in childbirth. She was buried at All Saints Church, Eggesford.

Exeter

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

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

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

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

1586 Exeter Black Assizes

In Mar 1586 a virulent outbreak of gaol fever occurred during the Assizes in Exeter. The cause according to modern medical opinion was typhus transmitted by the human body-louse. Among the dead victims were eight judges, eleven of the twelve jurors, several constables, and the surrounding population which was ravaged by the disease for several months.
Edward Flowerdew -1586 died of gaol fever.
On 28 Mar 1586 Thomas Carew of Haccombe 1516-1586 (70) died of gaol fever.
On 31 Mar 1586 John Chichester -1586 died of gaol fever.
On 01 Apr 1586 Robert Carey 1515-1586 (71) died of gaol fever.
On 02 Apr 1586 Arthur Bassett 1541-1586 (45) died of gaol fever.
On 10 Apr 1586 Bernard Drake 1528-1586 (58) died of gaol fever.

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

On 10 Nov 1641 Edward Lake Chaplain 1641-1704 was born in Exeter.

Siege of Exeter

In Apr 1646 Exeter was besieged by Parliamentary forces. Elizabeth Villiers Countess Morton 1609-1654 (36) with the infant Princess Henrietta Stewart Duchess Orléans 1644-1670 escaped incognito to France.

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

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

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 1688 November. 05 Nov 1688. I went to London; heard the news of the Prince (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 (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, and the season and ways very improper for his Majesty's forces to march so great a distance.
The Archbishop of Canterbury (71) and some few of the other Bishops and Lords in London, were sent for to Whitehall, and required to set forth their abhorrence of this invasion. They assured his Majesty (55) that they had never invited any of the Prince's (38) party, or were in the least privy to it, and would be ready to show all testimony of their loyalty; but, as to a public declaration, being so few, they desired that his Majesty (55) would call the rest of their brethren and Peers, that they might consult what was fit to be done on this occasion, not thinking it right to publish anything without them, and till they had themselves seen the Prince's (38) manifesto, in which it was pretended he was invited in by the Lords, spiritual and temporal. This did not please the King; so they departed.
A declaration was published, prohibiting all persons to see or read the Prince's (38) manifesto, in which was set forth at large the cause of his expedition, as there had been one before from the States.
These are the beginnings of sorrow, unless God in his mercy prevent it by some happy reconciliation of all dissensions among us. This, in all likelihood, nothing can effect except a free Parliament; but this we cannot hope to see, while there are any forces on either side. I pray God to protect and direct the King (55) for the best and truest interest of his people!—I saw his Majesty (55) touch for the evil, Piten the Jesuit, and Warner officiating..

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

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

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

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

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

Bampfylde House

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

Bedford House, Exeter

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

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

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

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

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

Exeter Castle, Exeter

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

Buckingham's Rebellion

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

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

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

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

See Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Guildhall, Exeter

Council Chamber, Exeter Guildhall, Exeter

Madworthy, Exeter

South Street, Exeter

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

Woodbury, Exeter

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

Fitzford

Great Torrington

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

Great Torrington Manor

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

Torrington, Great Torrington

Battle of Torrington

On 16 Feb 1646 the Royalist Army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton 1596-1652 (49) was defeated at the Torrington, Great Torrington 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 killed Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax 1612-1671 (34).

St Michael and All Angels Church

Battle of Torrington

On 16 Feb 1646 the Royalist Army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton 1596-1652 (49) was defeated at the Torrington, Great Torrington 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 killed Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax 1612-1671 (34).

Haccombe

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

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

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

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

Hartland

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

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

Hawkchurch

Around 1508 Richard Mohun 1508-1548 was born to John Mohun 1470-1516 (38) at Hawkchurch.

Holbeton

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

Holcombe Regis

Honiton

Glorious Revolution

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

Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (24). Portrait of William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (29) wearing his Garter Collar.

In 1687 Studio of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England, Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (28).

In 1698. Francois de Troy Painter 1645-1730 (52). Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England, Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (39).

Around 1685 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (29). Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England, Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (26).

Around 1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst Painter 1644-1710. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England, Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (21).

Houghton

Before 21 Oct 1674 Coplestone Bamfylde 2nd Baronet Coplestone 1638-1692 and Margaret Bulkeley Baronetess Coplestone were married at Houghton. Margaret Bulkeley Baronetess Coplestone by marriage Lady Coplestone.

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

Ivybridge

In 1381 John Mohun 1381-1400 was born to Thomas Mohun 1352-1440 (29) at Ivybridge.

In 1400 John Mohun 1381-1400 (19) died at Ivybridge.

Kingswear

On 22 Sep 1387 Eleanor Montagu 1358-1387 (29) died at Hartland Quay, Bideford. She was buried at Kingswear.

Kings Nymton

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

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

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

Langley

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

Low Leyton

On 26 Oct 1601 George Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1601-1658 was baptised at Low Leyton.

Lustock

Around 1344 Joan Lustock 1344-1396 was born to William Lustock at Lustock.

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

Membland

Modbury

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

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

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

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

Mohun Ottery

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

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

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

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

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

Around 1445 Nicholas Carew 1445-1470 was born to Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 at Mohun Ottery.

Before 1514 Peter Carew 1514-1575 was born to William Carew 1483-1538 and Joan Courtenay 1480-1546 in Mohun Ottery.

Before 1558 Gerlach Flicke Painter 1520-1558. Portrait of Peter Carew 1514-1575.

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

Molesford

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

On 03 May 1447 Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 died at Molesford.

Newport

Around 1533 James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy 1533-1582 was born to Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy 1518-1544 (14) and Anne Willoughby Baroness Mountjoy at Newport.

North Huish

Norreys, North Huish

Around 1394 John Fortescue 1394-1479 was born to John Fortescue 1380-1415 (14) in Norreys, North Huish.

North Molton

In 1190 Alain Zouche 1125-1190 (65) died at North Molton.

Around 1213 Alice Zouche 1213-1256 was born to Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (38) and Margaret Bisset at North Molton.

On 09 Oct 1267 Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby 1267-1314 was born to Roger Zouche 1242-1285 (25) and Ela Longespée 1244-1276 (23) at North Molton.

Nutwell

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

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

Okehampton

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

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

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

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

All Saints Church, Okehampton

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

Otterton

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

Petrockstowe

Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe

Pickwell

Poltimore

In 1594 Richard Bampfield of Poltimore and Bampfylde House 1526-1594 (68) died. Amyas Bampfylde of Poltimore and North Molton 1560-1626 (34) inherited the Manor of Poltimore.

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

Poltimore Manor

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

In 1307 William Pontington Canon Exeter -1307 died. He bequeathed Poltimore Manor to John Bamfielde of Poltimore and Weston Bampfylde 1262-1337 (45).

Politmore House

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

Powderham

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

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

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

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

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

Powderham Church, Powderham

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

Plymouth

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

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

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

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

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

In 1584 John Gayer Lord Mayor of London 1584-1649 was born in Plymouth.

Singeing the King of Spain's Beard

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

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

Sack of Cadiz

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

In 1598 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626 (36).

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

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

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 1688 December. 02 Dec 1688. Dr. Tenison (52) preached at St. Martin's on Psalm xxxvi. 5, 6, 7, concerning Providence. I received the blessed Sacrament. Afterward, visited my Lord Godolphin (43), then going with the Marquis of Halifax (55) and Earl of Nottingham (41) as Commissioners to the Prince of Orange (38); he told me they had little power. Plymouth declared for the Prince (38). Bath, York, Hull, Bristol, and all the eminent nobility and persons of quality through England, declare for the Protestant religion and laws, and go to meet the Prince (38), who every day sets forth new Declarations against the Papists. The great favorites at Court, Priests and Jesuits, fly or abscond. Everything, till now concealed, flies abroad in public print, and is cried about the streets. Expectation of the Prince (38) coming to Oxford. The Prince of Wales and great treasure sent privily to Portsmouth, the Earl of Dover (52) being Governor. Address from the Fleet not grateful to his Majesty (55). The Papists in offices lay down their commissions, and fly. Universal consternation among them; it looks like a revolution..

John Evelyn's Diary 1690 August. 03 Aug 1690. The French landed some soldiers at Teignmouth, 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, 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 (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 (56) being vanquished, by a speedy flight and escape, himself brought the news of his own defeat.

Aug 1702 West-Indies Action

Aug 1702. The Aug 1702 West-Indies Action was a naval engagement between the English West-Indies Fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral John Benbow 1653-1702 (49) and the French Fleet commanded by Admiral Jean du Casse 1646-1715 (55). The action lasted five days during with the English eventually being beaten off and Vice-Admiral John Benbow 1653-1702 (49) being mortally wounded. The action was notable for a number of English ships refusing to engage with the French. Following the action the English Fleet returned to Port Royal, Jamaica where a number of captains were court-martialed for cowardice and disobedience. Found guilty Captains Richard Kirkby and Copper Wade were returned to Plymouth where they were shot aboard HMS Bristol in the presence of other officers. Captain Constable was cleared of the charge of cowardice, but was convicted on other charges and cashiered. Captain Hudson died before he could be tried. Captains Fogg and Vincent were charged with having signed a paper with the other captains of the squadron, stating they would not fight, but they represented this as a device to keep Captain Kirkby from deserting; Benbow testifying in their favour, they were merely suspended.
Benbow's (49) leg was amputated; but a fever developed. On 04 Nov 1702 he (49) died.

Around 1682 Thomas Murray 1663-1735 (19). Portrait of Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford 1653-1727 (29) and Captain John Benbow (28), and Admiral Ralph Delavall (41) .

In 1710 Anne Stucley 1710-1731 was born in Plymouth.

On 22 Oct 1746 James Northcote Painter 1746-1831 was born to Samuel Northcote Watchmaker in Plymouth.

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

Mount Edgecombe

John Evelyn's Diary 1668 May. 16 May 1668. Sir Richard Edgecombe (28), of Mount Edgecombe, by Plymouth, my relation, came to visit me; a very virtuous and worthy gentleman.

Plymton, Plymouth

On 16 Jul 1723 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788 was born to Samuel Reynolds Schoolmaster in Plymton, Plymouth.

Boringdon Hall, Plymton, Plymouth

Rougemont

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

Ottery St Mary

In 1325 John Mohun 1325-1375 was born to Reginald Mohun 1305-1347 (20) and Elizabeth Fitzwilliam 1287-1341 (37) at Ottery St Mary.

In 1352 Thomas Mohun 1352-1440 was born to John Mohun 1325-1375 (27) at Ottery St Mary.

On 15 Sep 1375 John Mohun 1325-1375 (50) died at Ottery St Mary. He was buried at Church of St Willow, Lanteglos.

In 1412 John Mohun 1412-1448 was born to John Mohun 1381-1400 at Ottery St Mary.

In 1440 John Mohun 1440-1516 was born to John Mohun 1412-1448 (28) at Ottery St Mary.

On 24 Jan 1448 John Mohun 1412-1448 (36) died at Ottery St Mary.

In 1470 John Mohun 1470-1516 was born to John Mohun 1440-1516 (30) at Ottery St Mary.

On 24 Apr 1516 John Mohun 1470-1516 (46) died at Ottery St Mary.

Pilton

Raleigh, Pilton

Shillingford St George

St George's Church, Shillingford St George

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

Shute

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

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

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

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

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653-.

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653-.

John Pole 1460- died at Shute.

Shute Manor, Shute

Battle of Clyst Heath

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

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

Sidmouth

Woolbrook Cottage, Sidmouth

On 23 Jan 1820 Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820 (52) died at Woolbrook Cottage, Sidmouth.

In 1787 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788 (59). Portrait of Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820 (19).

Silferton

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

Sourton

North Russell, Sourton

South Tawton

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

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

South Towlon

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

Southleigh

Wiscombe Park

Charles Gordon was born illegitimately to George Gordon 3rd Earl Aberdeen 1722-1801 at Wiscombe Park.

Spencercombe

In 1296 Eudes Zouche 1230-1296 (66) died at Spencercombe.

Spiney

Sampford, Spiney

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

Stevenstone

Taunton

On 04 Oct 1497 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (40) received the surrender of the Cornish Army at Taunton.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

After 04 Oct 1497 Perkin Warbreck 1474-1499 was imprisoned at Taunton.

Tavistock

Around 1315 Laurence Mohun 1315- was born to John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster 1269-1330 (46) and Ada Tiptoft 1275-1323 (40) at Tavistock.

In 1460 Thomas Mohun 1460-1518 was born to Thomas Mohun at Tavistock.

In 1542 John Glanville 1542-1600 was born at Tavistock.

Tavistock Abbey, Tavistock

In 1017 Eadwig "Aetheling" Wessex -1017 was executed by Canute aka Cnut King England 995-1035 (22). He was buried at Tavistock Abbey, Tavistock.

Tawstock

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

Teignmouth

John Evelyn's Diary 1690 August. 03 Aug 1690. The French landed some soldiers at Teignmouth, 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, 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 (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 (56) being vanquished, by a speedy flight and escape, himself brought the news of his own defeat.

Tiverton

Tiverton Castle, Tiverton

On 15 Nov 1527 Catherine York 1479-1527 (48) died at Tiverton Castle, Tiverton.

Torbay

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 1688 November. 05 Nov 1688. I went to London; heard the news of the Prince (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 (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, and the season and ways very improper for his Majesty's forces to march so great a distance.
The Archbishop of Canterbury (71) and some few of the other Bishops and Lords in London, were sent for to Whitehall, and required to set forth their abhorrence of this invasion. They assured his Majesty (55) that they had never invited any of the Prince's (38) party, or were in the least privy to it, and would be ready to show all testimony of their loyalty; but, as to a public declaration, being so few, they desired that his Majesty (55) would call the rest of their brethren and Peers, that they might consult what was fit to be done on this occasion, not thinking it right to publish anything without them, and till they had themselves seen the Prince's (38) manifesto, in which it was pretended he was invited in by the Lords, spiritual and temporal. This did not please the King; so they departed.
A declaration was published, prohibiting all persons to see or read the Prince's (38) manifesto, in which was set forth at large the cause of his expedition, as there had been one before from the States.
These are the beginnings of sorrow, unless God in his mercy prevent it by some happy reconciliation of all dissensions among us. This, in all likelihood, nothing can effect except a free Parliament; but this we cannot hope to see, while there are any forces on either side. I pray God to protect and direct the King (55) for the best and truest interest of his people!—I saw his Majesty (55) touch for the evil, Piten the Jesuit, and Warner officiating..

Torquay

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

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

Atkinson's Hotel, Torquay

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

The Bungalow, Torquay

On 30 Jan 1897 George Hay-Drummond 12th Earl Kinnoull 1827-1897 (69) died at The Bungalow, Torquay.

Torre Mohun

Before 26 Nov 1260 Isabel Ferrers 1226-1260 died at Torre Mohun.

Cockington, Torre Mohun

Torridge

Ashwater, Torridge

St Peter's Church, Ashwater, Torridge

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

Weare Giffard, Torridge

Church of the Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, Torridge

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

Totnes

Wrangton, Totnes

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

Wembury

Battle of Oakley

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

Werrington

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

West Worlington

Affeton, West Worlington

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

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

Whimple

In 1626 John Leigh 1575-1626 (51) died at Whimple.

Witchurch

Walreddon, Witchurch

Wolborough

Forde, Wolborough