History of Devon

722 Battle of Hehil

851 Battle of Ockley

1001 First Battle of Alton

1455 Battle of Clyst Heath

1495 Perkin Warbreck Plot

1646 Battle of Torrington

1690 Glorious Revolution

Devon is in Wessex.

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. She a great x 2 granddaughter of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216.

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

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618.In 1598 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618.In 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618.In 1588 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618.

Alwington, Devon

Portledge Manor Alwington, Devon

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

Ashprington, Devon

Atherington, Devon

Awliscombe, Devon

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

Axminster, Devon

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

Newenham Axminster, Devon

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

Axmouth, Devon

After 26 Oct 899. Alfred "The Great" King Wessex 849-899 left Axmouth to his son Æthelweard Wessex -922 in his will.

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

Barnstaple, Devon

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 12 October 1690. 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 (27) 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, Devon

On 26 Oct 1408 John Blount 1377-1443 (31) and Alice Bere were married at Bratton Fleming Barnstaple. He a great x 4 grandson of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216.

Pilton Barnstaple, Devon

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin Pilton Barnstaple, Devon

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

Bere Ferrers, Devon

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.

St Andrew's Church Bere Ferrers, Devon

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, Devon

On 03 Jun 1638 Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon 1576-1638 (62) died at Berry Pomeroy. On 03 Jun 1638 His son William Courtenay 5th Earl Devon 1628-1702 (9) de jure 5th Earl Devon 5C 1553. Margaret Waller Countess Devon -1694 by marriage Countess Devon.

In 1695 Anne Portman Baroness 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 Baroness Seymour -1738 at Berry Pomeroy.

Berry Pomeroy Castle Berry Pomeroy, Devon

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 Baroness Seymour 1613-1695 (20) at Berry Pomeroy Castle Berry Pomeroy.

Bideford, Devon

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

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

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

On 12 Aug 1885 John Manners-Sutton 3rd Baron Manners 1852-1927 (33) and Constance Hamlyn-Fane Baroness Manners 1861-1920 (23) were married at Bideford. She by marriage Baroness Manners.

On 04 Mar 1920 Constance Hamlyn-Fane Baroness Manners 1861-1920 (58) died at Bideford.

Hartland Quay Bideford, Devon

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

Bishopsteignton, Devon

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

Bodmin

Branscombe, Devon

Braunton, Devon

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 900-949. 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 (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 (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, and at another time at Porlock. 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], and then out to Ireland. This was in harvest. After this, in the same year, before Martinmas, went King Edward (43) to Buckingham 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 (47), with the help of God, before Laminas, conquered the town called Derby, with all that thereto belonged; and there were also slain four of her thanes, that were most dear to her, within the gates.
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.

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Heanton Punchardon Braunton, Devon

Broad Clyst, Devon

Broad Clyst Church Broad Clyst, Devon

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

Buckland St Mary, Devon

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Hayes Barton East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon

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

Chagford, Devon

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

Clovelly, Devon

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 Dynham 1436-1507 (24) at Clovelly.

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

Cockingham, Devon

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

Colyton, Devon

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

St Andrew's Church Colyton, Devon

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

Around 1647 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of William Pole 1614-1649.

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 Lady Pole by marriage Lady Pole of Shute House in Devon.

In 1670 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Courtenay Pole 2nd Baronet Pole 1619-1695.Around 1650 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of Urith Shapcote Lady Pole. Belton House.

Colyton Raleigh Parish, Devon

Crediton, Devon

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 977. This year was that great council at Kirtlington, (46) 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, his episcopal residence; but King Edward (15) and Archbishop Dunstan (68) ordered men to carry him to St. Mary's minster that is at Abingdon. And they did so; and he is moreover honourably buried on the north side in St. Paul's porch.
46. Florence of Worcester mentions three synods this year; Kyrtlinege, Calne, and Ambresbyrig.

Downes Crediton, Devon

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

Downes House Downes Crediton, Devon

In 1744 John Buller 1744-1790 was born to James Buller 1717-1765 (27) and Jane Bathurst -1794 at Downes House Downes Crediton.

On 17 Mar 1746 Francis Buller 1st Baronet 1746-1800 was born to James Buller 1717-1765 (29) and Jane Bathurst -1794 at Downes House Downes Crediton.

On 02 Jun 1908 General Redvers Henry Buller VC 1839-1908 (68) died at Downes House Downes Crediton. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross Crediton. Memorial in Winchester Cathedral sculpted by Bertram Mckennal Sculptor 1863-1931 (44).

Mary Buller was born to James Buller 1717-1765 and Jane Bathurst -1794 at Downes House Downes Crediton.

Church of the Holy Cross Crediton, Devon

On 02 Jun 1908 General Redvers Henry Buller VC 1839-1908 (68) died at Downes House Downes Crediton. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross Crediton. Memorial in Winchester Cathedral sculpted by Bertram Mckennal Sculptor 1863-1931 (44).

Croyde, Devon

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

Cullicombe, Devon

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

Cullompton, Devon

Dartington, Devon

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. He a great grandson of King Edward III England.

Dartmouth, Devon

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1000-1049. 1049. Whilst Earl Godwin (48) and Earl Beorn lay at Pevensey with their ships, came Earl Sweyne (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, 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 his (63) ships lay, as though they should proceed to Sandwich; but they suddenly bound him, and led him to the ships, and went thence with him to Dartmouth, where they ordered him to be slain and buried deep. He was afterwards found, and Harold (27) his cousin fetched him thence, and led him to Winchester, to the old minster, where he buried him with King Knute (54), his uncle.
63. i.e. The ships of Sweyne (28), who had retired thither, as before described.

In 1049 Earl Beorn Estrigen -1049 was killed at Dartmouth.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 19 July 1667. 19 Jul 1667. Up and comes the flageolet master, and brings me two new great Ivory pipes which cost me 32s., and so to play, and he being done, and Balty's (27) wife taking her leave of me, she going back to Lee to-day, I to Westminster and there did receive £15,000 orders out of the Exchequer in part of a bigger sum upon the eleven months tax for Tangier, part of which I presently delivered to Sir H. Cholmly (34), who was there, and thence with Mr. Gawden to Auditor Woods and Beales to examine some precedents in his business of the Victualling on his behalf, and so home, and in my way by coach down Marke Lane, mightily pleased and smitten to see, as I thought, in passing, the pretty woman, the line-maker's wife that lived in Fenchurch Streete, and I had great mind to have gone back to have seen, but yet would correct my nature and would not.
So to dinner with my wife, and then to sing, and so to the office, where busy all the afternoon late, and to Sir W. Batten's (66) and to Sir R. Ford's (53), we all to consider about our great prize at Hull, being troubled at our being likely to be troubled with Prince Rupert (47), by reason of Hogg's consorting himself with two privateers of the D. Gawden's, and so we study how to ease or secure ourselves.
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, and were lately at Portsmouth; and the last letters say at Plymouth, and now gone to Dartmouth 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 (66) at table cried, "By God", says he, "I think the Devil shits Dutchmen".

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Dawlish, Devon

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, Devon

All Saints Church Eggesford, Devon

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

Exeter

Exmouth, Devon

First Battle of Alton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1000-1049. 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]; where the people of Hampshire came against them, and fought with them. There was slain Ethelwerd, high-steward of the king (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 (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, 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. 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.

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Great Torrington, Devon

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, Devon

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

Merton Great Torrington, Devon

Potheridge Merton Great Torrington, Devon

On 07 Sep 1558 Frances Plantagenet 1519-1558 (39) died at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington.

On 06 Dec 1608 George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670 was born to Thomas Monck 1570-1627 (38) and Elizabeth Smith at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington. He a great x 3 grandson of Edward IV King England 1442-1483.

Before 03 Jan 1670  Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670.Before 03 Jan 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670 in his Garter Robes.Around 1646 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of Thomas Fairfax 2nd Viscount Fairfax 1599-1641 and Elizabeth Smith.

Around 1610 Bishop Nicholas Monck 1610-1661 was born to Thomas Monck 1570-1627 (39) and Elizabeth Smith at Potheridge Merton Great Torrington. He a great x 3 grandson of Edward IV King England 1442-1483.

Torrington Great Torrington, Devon

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, Torrington Great Torrington, Devon

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, Devon

On 14 Aug 1411 Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 was born to Hugh Courtenay 1359-1425 (52) at Haccombe. She a great x 3 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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. She a great x 3 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

Hartland, Devon

Around 1382 Muriel Dynham Baroness Hastings 1382-1412 was born to John Dynham 1359-1428 (23) and Eleanor Montagu 1358-1387 (24) at Hartland. She a great x 3 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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

Hawkchurch, Devon

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

Holbeton, Devon

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

Honiton, Devon

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 14 November 1688. 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.

On 13 Feb 1861 Gilbert Hervey West 1780-1861 (80) died at Honiton.

Escot Honiton, Devon

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

In 1737 John Vanderbank Painter 1694-1739. Portrait of William Yonge 4th Baronet Yonge 1693-1755.

Houghton, Devon

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

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

Ivybridge, Devon

In 1381 John Mohun 1381-1429 was born to Thomas Mohun 1352-1440 (29) at Ivybridge.

In 1429 John Mohun 1381-1429 (48) died at Ivybridge or Ottery St Mary.

Kingsteignton, Devon

First Battle of Alton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1000-1049. 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]; where the people of Hampshire came against them, and fought with them. There was slain Ethelwerd, high-steward of the king (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 (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, 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. 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.

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Kingswear, Devon

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

Kings Nymton, Devon

Around 1214 William Zouche 1214-1271 was born to Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (39) 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 1214-1271 (26) 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. He a great x 2 grandson of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216.

Langley, Devon

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

Low Leyton, Devon

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

Lustock, Devon

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.

Modbury, Devon

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, Devon

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 1361-1431 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 (16) and Joan Courtenay 1411-1501 (13) at Mohun Ottery.

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

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

In 1409 Nicholas Carew 1409-1447 was born to Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew 1361-1431 (47) and Elizabeth Bonville 1362-1451 (47) at Molesford to Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew 1361-1431 (47) and Elizabeth Bonville 1362-1451 (47).

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

Musbury, Devon

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

Newport, Devon

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.

Francis Blount was born to Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy 1518-1544 and Anne Willoughby Baroness Mountjoy at Newport.

North Huish, Devon

Norreys North Huish, Devon

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

North Molton, Devon

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. He a great x 2 grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.

Nutwell, Devon

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

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

Okehampton

Otterton, Devon

In 1478 William Pole 1478-1534 was born to John Pole 1460- (18) at Otterton.

Petrockstowe, Devon

Poltimore, Devon

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

On 14 Oct 1727 Coplestone Warwick Bamfylde 3rd Baronet Coplestone 1690-1727 (37) was buried at Poltimore.

Poltimore Manor, Devon

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, Poltimore, Devon

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

Powderham, Devon

In 1509 George Courtenay 1509-1529 was born to William "Great" Courtenay 1477-1535 (32) and Margaret Edgecumbe 1481-1519 (28) at Powderham.

On 31 May 1762 William Courtenay 6th Earl Devon 1709-1762 (53) was buried at Powderham.

On 12 Jun 1835 William "Kitty" Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 1768-1835 (66) 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 Castle, Devon

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

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

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

Powderham Church Powderham, Devon

On 23 Jun 1630 William Courtenay 3rd Earl Devon 1553-1630 (77) died at London. He was buried at Powderham Church Powderham. His son Francis Courtenay 4th Earl Devon 1576-1638 (54) de jure 4th Earl Devon 5C 1553. Elizabeth Seymour Countess Devon 1607-1658 (23) by marriage Countess Devon.

Plymouth

Roborough, Devon

On 21 May 1598 Mary Bassett 1523-1598 (75) died. She was buried the same day at Roborough.

Rougemont, Devon

Around 1246 Robert Lisle 1246-1284 was born to Robert Lisle 1212-1262 (34) and Alice Fitzgerald at Rougemont.

Ottery St Mary, Devon

In 1325 John Mohun 1325-1375 was born to Reginald Mohun 1305-1347 (20) and Elizabeth Fitzwilliam 1313-1384 (12) 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 1381-1429 (31) at Ottery St Mary.

In 1429 John Mohun 1381-1429 (48) died at Ivybridge or 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, Devon

Seaton, Devon

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

Shillingford St George, Devon

St George's Church Shillingford St George, Devon

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

Shute, Devon

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 Lady Pole 1653-1713 by marriage Lady Pole of Shute House in Devon.

In or before 1679. John Hayls Painter 1600-1679. Portrait of John Pole 3rd Baronet Pole 1649-1708.Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Morice Lady Pole 1653-1713.Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Anne Morice Lady Pole 1653-1713.

John Pole 1460- died at Shute.

Shute Manor, Devon

Battle of Clyst Heath

On 15 Dec 1455 the Courtenay family, Earls of Devon since 1355, and Bonville family resolved their differences at the Battle of Clyst Heath. Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon 1414-1458 (41) defeated William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville 1392-1461 (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 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. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III England.

Sidmouth, Devon

Woolbrook Cottage Sidmouth, Devon

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. Portrait of Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820.

Silferton, Devon

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

Sourton, Devon

South Molton, Devon

St Mary Magdalene Church South Molton, Devon

On 03 Sep 1874 Michael Edward Hicks-Beach 1st Earl St Aldwyn 1837-1916 (36) and Lucy Catherine Fortescue Countess St Aldwyn 1851-1940 (23) were married at St Mary Magdalene Church South Molton. She a great x 5 granddaughter of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701.

South Tawton, Devon

In 1343 John Burnell 1343-1375 was born to Nicholas Burnell 1st Baron Burnell 1326-1383 (17) at South Tawton.

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

South Towlon, Devon

Around 1160 Constance Beaumont Sarthe 1160-1225 was born to Richard Beaumont Sarthe I Viscount 1135-1199 (25) and Lucie Aigle Viscountess at South Towlon. She a great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England 1068-1135.

Southleigh, Devon

Wiscombe Park, Southleigh, Devon

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

Spencercombe, Devon

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

Spiney, Devon

Sampford Spiney, Devon

In 1192 Richard Tosny 1192-1252 was born to Roger Tosny IV Lord Flamstead 1160-1208 (32) and Constance Beaumont Sarthe 1160-1225 (32) at Sampford Spiney. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England 1068-1135.

Taunton, Devon

722 Battle of Hehil

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749. 722. This year Queen Ethelburga (49) destroyed Taunton, which Ina (52) had formerly built; Ealdbert wandered a wretched exile in Surrey and Sussex; and Ina (52) fought with the South-Saxons.

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

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1460-1525 is believed to have painted the portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.Around 1520 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

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

Perkin Warbreck Plot

History of England by Polydore Vergil Book 26 Henry VII Chapter 39. Hearing the news, the king was no slower in leading an army to Exeter than the situation required. He sent ahead a goodly number of light horse to let everyone know of his approach. For meanwhile, under the leadership of Edward Courteney Earl of Devonshire and his son William, an excellent and very brave young man, every noble hastened to come to the aid of Exeter with a great company of soldiers. Among these were Thomas Trenchard, Edmund Carew, Thomas Fulford, William Courteney, John Halliwell, John Croker, Walter Courteney, Peter Edgercombe, and William St. Maurice. When these things came to Peter’s ears, he abandoned the siege and removed to Taunton, the nearest town. There he reviewed his army and drew it up for the coming battle, although it later came to light that he had no great trust in that army. A goodly part were armed only with swords, otherwise unarmed, and ignorant of how to fight.

History of England by Polydore Vergil Book 26 Henry VII Chapter 39. Learning of his enemies’ departure, Henry headed straight for Taunton. Duke Edward of Buckingham arrived there, a young man endowed with great spirit and virtue of character, and he was followed by a host of right noble knights with armor and all the other things requisite for warfare. In that number were Giles Briggs, Alexander Baynham, Maurice Berkeley, Robert Tames, John Guise, Robert Point, Henry Vernon, John Mortimer, Thomas Tremayle, Edward Sutton, Amyas Powlet, John Bicknell, John Sapcot, Hugh Luterell, John Wadham and his son Nicholas, John Speck, Richard Beauchamp of St. Amand, Francis Cheney, Rogerd Tokett, Thomas Long, Nicholas Lattimer, John d’Urbeville, William Storton, Roger Newberg, William Martin, Thomas Lind, Henry Rogers, Walter Hungerford, John Semery, Edward Carell, Maurice Borroughs, William Norris, John Langford, Richard Corbett, Thomas Blount, Richard Lacon, Thomas Cornwallis, and many other excellent soldiers. Meanwhile, when the king had come up, either to avoid delaying the fight or fearing the fortune of war, he sent ahead Robert Lord Broke, Richard Thomas, and Giles Daubney to begin the battle, while he followed after, so that, when he saw the battle begin, he could either come to the aid of his men or launch a simultaneous attack on the enemy rear. But the king’s plan was unnecessary. For Peter was so far from standing his ground, that after he learned the enemy were in arms, he furtively slipped away in the night and quickly fled to the asylum at Beaulieu Abbey. Whether he did this out of cowardice (with which he was well supplied), or because he suspected trickery, is not known, but it is well enough agreed that it was a good thing for the king that he was not compelled to come to blows with the Cornishmen, whose strength was so enhanced by despair that they had all determined on conquering or dying to the last man in that battle.

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Around 1577 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 painted a portrait of Amyas Paulett 1457-1538.

Tavistock, Devon

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, Devon

In 1017 Eadwig Ætheling Wessex -1017 was executed by Canute King England 995-1035 (22). He was buried at Tavistock Abbey Tavistock.

Tawstock, Devon

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

Teignmouth, Devon

John Evelyn's Diary 03 August 1690. 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, Devon

Tiverton Castle Tiverton, Devon

On 15 Nov 1527 Catherine York Countess Devon 1479-1527 (48) died at Tiverton Castle Tiverton. She was buried at St Peter's Church Tiverton.

St Peter's Church Tiverton, Devon

On 15 Nov 1527 Catherine York Countess Devon 1479-1527 (48) died at Tiverton Castle Tiverton. She was buried at St Peter's Church Tiverton.

Torbay, Devon

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 05 November 1688. 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 (58) 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 (58); 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.

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Paignton Torbay, Devon

On 09 Dec 1654 Walter Blount 1st Baronet Blount of Sodington 1594-1654 (60) died at Paignton Torbay. His son George Blount 2nd Baronet Blount of Sodington 1610-1667 (44) succeeded 2nd Baronet Blount of Sodington.

Torquay, Devon

On 01 Aug 1821 Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Lyons Duchess Norfolk was born to Edmund Lyons 1st Baron Lyons 1790-1858 (30) at Torquay.

1856 to 1857. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904. Portrait of Edmund Lyons 1st Baron Lyons 1790-1858.

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, Devon

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

1889. James Archer Painter 1823-1904. Portrait of John William Maule Ramsay 13th Earl Dalhousie 1847-1887 painted posthumously.

The Bungalow Torquay, Devon

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

Torre Mohun, Devon

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

Torridge, Devon

Ashwater Torridge, Devon

St Peter's Church Ashwater Torridge, Devon

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

Weare Giffard Torridge, Devon

Church of the Holy Trinity Weare Giffard Torridge, Devon

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

Totnes, Devon

Wrangton Totnes, Devon

On 22 Mar 1922 John Granville Cornwallis Eliot 6th Earl St Germans 1890- (31) accident sustained during a point to point at Wrangton Totnes.

Wembury, Devon

Battle of Ockley

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 850-899. 851. This year Alderman Ceorl, with the men of Devonshire, fought the heathen army at Wemburg, 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 in Kent, taking nine ships and dispersing the rest. The heathens now for the first time remained over winter in the Isle of Thanet. 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 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, 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.

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.

Werrington, Devon

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

Around 1676 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke 5th Earl Montgomery 1656-1733.

West Worlington, Devon

Affeton West Worlington, Devon

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, Devon

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

Witchurch, Devon

Wolborough, Devon