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Table of Family Names in Cheriton Bishop

by

Sophia Lambert

Over the ages, various lists of people living in Cheriton Bishop were compiled for various purposes. A number of these lists survive. They include a list of those eligible to pay the "lay subsidy" or tax levied in 1525 and in 1544; those signing the "Protestation returns" in 1641 (these are all the adult males declaring themselves to be loyal to the protestant religion); those eligible to pay the poll tax in 1660; those signing an oath of allegiance to the monarch in 1723; and those listed in the 1821 census returns. The table below sets out for each of these lists all the surnames that were mentioned. It is a version of a table that was prepared for a paper on Mobility and Persistence of families in Cheriton Bishop that was published in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Volume 139 (2007).

The spelling of names evolved over the centuries and until the 19th century individual names were often spelt in a variety of ways. The table below groups together names that appear to be the same despite their varied spelling, but perforce some guesswork is involved and not all the groupings may be accurate.

The table is annotated with information about income and literacy that could give some indication as to the social status of the people involved.

1525 Lay
Subsidy
Figures in brackets show the number of people on the list of that name.
* one person of that name with goods worth £2 or more.
1544 lay Subsidy
Figures in brackets show the number of people of that name on the list.
* one person of that name with goods worth £2 or more.
1641 Protestation returns
Figures in brackets show the number of people on the list of that name.
* one person of that name who signed his own name (others made a mark).
1660 Poll Tax
Figures in brackets show the number of people on the list of that name, including wives.
* one person of that name with a yearly income of £5 or more.
1723 Oath of Loyalty
Figures in brackets show the number of people of that name on the list, including wives.
*one person of that name who signed his own name (others made a mark).
1821 Census
Figures in brackets show the number of households with at least one person of that name in it.
* one head of household of that name who is a farmer/land-owner.
    Aish, Aishe, Aysh (7)* Aysh, Ayshe (11)* £12   Ash (6)
          Aggott (4)
          Anthers (1)
          Arden (1)
    Arnell1 (3)* Arnell (2)*    
          Arscott (7)
          Avory (2)
    Ballamie, Ballamy (2)      
          Baker (1)
Baron (1) Baron (1)        
      Barrabell (1)    
          Barry (1)
      Bartlett (1)*    
      Batting (1)    
      Battishell (2)    
          Beer (3)
        Bellworthy, Belworthy (1)  
Benet (1)* g2   Bennet (1)1     Bennett (1)
      Bereman (1)    
    Bidgood (1) 21 Bidgood (3)    
    Binny (1)      
      Blacke (4)    
          Blackaller (1)
Blakdon, Blakedon (2)* Blackdon1 (1)*        
    Blanchyard, Blanchard (3)     Blanchford (2)*
Body, Bodye, Boode (3)**          
    Bolt (2) Bolt (5)   Bolt (5)**
    Bond (1)      
          Bradford (1)
      Bradley (1)    
    Bragge(2) Bragg (3)* Bragg (3)  
          Brewer (5)
          Brock (1)
          Brodenick (1)
          Brook (1)
Bremel-combe (1) Bremel-combe (2) Bremble-combe (1) Bremble-combe (1)*   Brimblecomb (4)
Browne (1)          
      Browning (1)*1 Browning (1) Browning (1)
      Browns-combe (1) Browns-combe (2)
Branscombe (1)
 
Brownwynde (1)* Browne-wynde (2)*        
    Buckingham (1)      
          Bulliford (1)
          Bulliver (1)
Burgyn (1) Burges (1) Burgen (1) Burgoyne (3)*    
Burnell (1)* Burnell (1)*1 Burnell (1) Burnell (6)* Burnell (1)  
      Burrell (1)*    
Busell (1)*          
  Butt (1)        
    Byshop (1)      
      Cally (2)    
    Can, Canne (2)* Cann   Cann (4)
Caselegh (1)* Caselegh (2)*        
          Causway (1)
      Chaning (1)    
          Chin (1)
    Chidlie (1) Chudleigh (1)   Chudley (11)*
Chowlayshe, Cholayshe (2) Cholasshe1 (1)*        
    Claish (1) Clash (3)    
      Cocke (1)    
    Cockerham (1)     Cockram (1)
          Collins (1)
    Collihall, Collehall1 (4) * Collihole (5)** Collihall (2)  
  Colman (1)*        
      Colridge (2)    
          Connolly (1)
    Cotly (1)      
    Crocker (1)      
      Croote (1)    
          Collins (1)
          Couch (1)
    Daimond (1)      
          Darch (1)
    Davie, Davy1 (3)*** Davie (5)*** Davy (1) Davy (3) *
      Day (3)*    
    Delves1 (2)**
Delve (3)**    
Dyker (1)*2 Deker (2)1 Dicker (3)* Dicker (6)*   Dicker (2)
    Dickelegg, Dicklegg, Dickleg (6) Dicklegg (5)*    
    Dier, Dyer (2)      
    Discombe, Discomb1 (4) Discombe (4)**   Discomb (1)
          Drew (2)
      Dunsford (1)   Dunsford (1)
    Earle (1) Earell (1)    
Estbroke (1)** Estbroke (3)** Eastbrooke (1) Eastabrooke (3) Eastabrooke, Easterbrook
(1)*
 
      Easton* (1)    
    Edmund (1)      
      Edwards (2)    
Egbear, Egbeare (3)*2 Eggbear (1)*        
Ellacote (1) Elecote (1)        
Ellys, (2)* Elis, Elys (2) Ellys (1) Ellice (2)    
    Elson, Elston (2) Elston (1)   Elston, Alston (7)
      Emmet (2)    
      Evings (1)    
      Farnie (1)    
Faye (1)          
          Fewins (1)
          Finch (1)
      Fitzgeffery (1)    
Flode (2)* Flud, Fludd (4)**1 Floud (1)*   Floud (1)  
      Foard (3)   Ford (1)
          Foulkes (1) *
      Froste (2)* Frost (2)  
      Fulford (1)    
    Furse (3)** Furse, Fursse (3) Furse (1)  
    Gale (2) Gale (1)    
          Gauze (1)
      Gay (1)    
          Geese (1)
          Goring (1)
Gorven, Gorrin (7)***** Gorffen (2)*
g10 g1
Gorwyn, Gorven, Goruen (5)*** Gorwyn, Gorven (16)***   Gorwyn, Lambert [formerly Gorwyn](5)*****
          Goss (1)
      Gould (1)    
          Granger (1)
          Green (4)
          Greenslade (1)
Grebil (1)* Grybell, Grebell (3)**1 Grible (4)* Gribble (6)* Gribbell (1) Gribble (2)
          Groves (1)
    Grundon, Grunden (2)* Grindon, Grendon (3)*   Grendon (1)*
    Gubbins (2) Gubbings (2)    
          Guscott (3) **
          Hallant (1)
  Hamlen (1)*       Hamlin (1)
          Hart (1)
          Hatherley (1)
Hele (1)*     Heale (2) Heale, Hele (2) Heale (1)
      Heard (2)    
           
          Heath (2)
    Herdan (1)*     Haydon (3) ***
      Hewlett (1)   Hewitt (1)
      Hill (1)   Hill (4)
          Hirtzell (5)
          Hitchins (1)
      Hole (1)   Hole (3) *
    Howe (1)      
      Holman (2)    
    Hooper, Hoop (2)* Hooper (1)    
Horwyll (4)* Horwell, Horewell1 (4)***        
          Howard (4)
        Hunt (1)*  
          Husson (1)
          Hutchins (3) *
          Ireland (1)
      Jacob (1)    
          James (5)
      Jeffery (1)1    
      Jordon (2) Jordan (1)*  
Jurston (1)          
      Kellway (1)   Kellaway (2)
      Kensole (1)   Kenshole (1) *
  Keyte (1)*        
          Kimble, Kemble (2) **
Kyngswell (1)*          
    Knight1 (1) Knigh (1)    
Lake (1)* Lake1 (1)* Lake (1)      
        Lamcroft (1)  
          Lampey (1)
  Lane (1)* Lane (1)      
      Langman (2)    
          Laskey (1)
          Leach (1) *
    Lee (1) Lee (1)*   Lee (1)
Legge (2)* Legg (2)        
Lynedon (1)* Lyndon, Lynedon (2)**       Lendon (3)
      Lethbridge (2)    
Lettoute (1)*          
      Libbett (1)    
    ?Linch (1)      
    Linscott (1)      
          Locke (1)
    Longe (1) Long (1)    
    Longman (1)      
          Loram (4)
          Lott (1)
          Lucas (2)
Lucye (1)* Lucy (1)*        
    ?Lyne (1)      
    Maior (1) Mare (3)    
  Man (1)        
    Mannyng (1)      
          Mardon (1)
          Martin (1)
          Matthews (4)
    Maye (1) May (1)    
          Maynard (1)
    Milford (2)     Milford (3)
    Moore (1) Moore, More (3)   Moore (2)
Moreman (1)*          
    Morice, Morrice (2) Morrice, Morris (7)* Morrice (2)  
  Mortymer (1)* Mortimer, Mortymer (4) Mortimore (2)    
      Moxsey (1)    
    Muddeford (1)      
          Mudge (1)
  Murche (1) Murch (2) Murch (2)*   Murch (2) *
      Murgon (1)    
          Narraway (1)
    Newton (1) Newton (2)   Newton (1)
Nordon (1)*          
Northwood (1)* Northwode (1)*        
    Nosworthy (2)** Nosworthy (4)*    
      Nycholls (2)*    
          Oads (2)
    Orchard, Orchyard1 (3) Orchard (5)* Orchard (2)*  
          Osborne (2)
Oxenbere (1)* Oxenbear (1)        
  Parke (1)* Parker (1)*     Parker (1)
      Palmer (2)   Parmer (5)
    Parr, Parre (2) Pare (1) Parr (1) Parr (1) f
          Parrott (1)
          Passmore (2)
          Partridge (1) *
          Payne (1)
        Perry (1)*  
      Philipps (1)    
          Pillar (1)
          Pitts (1)
    Plymsoll (3) Plimpshole (1)    
          Pollard (1)
Ponsforde (1) Paunsford, Paunesford (2) Ponsford (1) Pansford (1)*   Ponsford (4)
Pope (1)* Pope (3)**        
          Popman
        Potter (1)  
      Powell (3)    
          Pozeland (probably Powlesland) (1)
Preston (1) Pryston (1)* Preston1 (3) Preston (4)   Preston (1)
      Prowse (1)    
    Puddecombe (2) Puddicombe (2)    
  Pym (1)* 1        
    Pythebridge (1)      
    Radford (1) Radford (2)    
      Ratcliffe (2)*    
      Rattenb----, Rottenbury (2)    
          Raymond (5)
      Reede (2)   Reed (1)
          Reeve (1)
          Robins (3)
    Roe (1) Rowe (3) Row (1)  
          Rogers (3)
Roke (1)*          
    Rowden (1)      
          Saffin (1)
  Serell (1)* Searle (1) Sarell (2)    
      Satturley (1)    
      Seaward (2)    
          Setter (4)
          Shepherd (1)
Shylstone (3)** Shilleston1 (3)***        
Sherlonde (1) Shorlond, Shorlonde (2)        
Shetyl (1)*          
      Slade (1)    
          Slokam (1)
        Smale (3) Smale (1)
Smalrigge (1) Smallrudge (1)        
  Smyth (1)       Smith (1) *
      Snell (2)   Snell (1) *
    Snowe (1)* Snowe (2)    
  Speke (1)*        
    Speare (1) Speere (2)    
Squyer (1) Squyre (2)*        
  Stabback (1)* Stabbacke (2) Stabbacke (2)*    
      Staddon (1)    
          Steer (1) *
          Stephens (1)
          Stone (1)
        Stoneham (2)  
      Stooke (1)*    
      Story (1)    
  Strang (1)* Strong, Stronge1 (2) Strong (8)** Strong, Strang (2)*  
  Swaineston (1)*        
          Syms, Sims (2)
          Tancock (2)
    Tapper 1(1) Tapper (2)    
      Taylor (1)    
  Teyngcombe (1)   Tyncombe (2) Tincombe (1)  
          Torrington (1)
          Tothill (1) (vicar)
          Townsend (1)
  Trend (1) Trend (2) Trend (1)    
          Triggs (1)
  Trowe (1)* 1 Troro1 (1)      
      Tucker (1)    
    Tymlet (1)      
    Underhill (2)*      
    Upton (1) 16   Upton (2)*  
    Vennard (1)      
          Vickery (1)
      Vincombe, Vinnicombe (2)   Vinecomb, Vineycomb (2)
  Vyne (1) g1        
      Vogwell (1)    
        Walkey (1)*  
      Warde (1)    
    Ware (1)* (curate)     Ware (1)
          Warren (1)
    Way (1)      
          Webber (1)
          Wedlake (2)
          Western (1)
        Westaway (1)  
    Willyams (1) Williams (1)    
          Woodley (1)
          Woolland (2) *
          Wrayford (2) *
          Wright (2)
          Yennacott (1)
        Yelland (1) Yolland (4)
65 people
43 names+1 name missing

Coverage: those over 16 with goods or annual wages of £1 or more.
77 people
50 names+1 illegible

Coverage: those over 16 with goods of £1 or more.
154 people
90 names

Coverage: males over 18.
Total people: 282 (14 lost or illegible)

Coverage: everybody over 16.
Coverage: signed by about 20% of the adult population of Devon. 752 people
143 names (excluding 3 visitors)

Coverage: entire population
1 These names also appear on a lay subsidy list of 1581 that included only the more prosperous inhabitants.
2 A 1428 list of freeholders in the Manor of Eggbeer in Feudal Aids mentions a Thomas Dekere and a Henry Eggbeer, indicating that those two families were in Cheriton Bishop by then.

Brian Randell, 9 Apr 2008