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Contents and Index

to

OUT OF THE WORLD AND INTO COMBE MARTIN

Combe Martin Local History Group (1989)

Prepared by

Fenella Rook

[Also contains a list of 300+ names of persons who contributed to the cost of the publication of this book in 1989.]

 

 

CONTENTS
 
TOPIC AUTHOR PAGE
A Remarkable Place Robin Stanes 1
Mediaeval Combe Martin Robin Stanes 4
The Bay and Harbour Joyce and George Payne 13
The Combe Martin Silver Mines      Peter Claughton 24
The Mills Keith Taylor 55
The Fields Robin Stanes 59
The Hemp Robin Stanes 62
The Challacombe Family Daphne Challacombe 68
West Challacombe Farm Robin Stanes 73
Hangman Hill Norah Gregory 75
The Earl of Rone Tom Brown 81
George Ley John Sharp 85
Lime Burning Daphne Challacombe and Gerald Walters     96
Turnpikes Michael Beaumont 104
The Vestry Michael Beaumont 112
Tithes and Enclosures Michael Beaumont 129
The Village Street Celia Dexter 146
Miners Mike Warburton 159
Strawberries Jenny Cox and Daphne Challacombe 163
Water Keith Taylor 171

 

 

 

INDEX
 
NAME DATE PLACE EVENT PAGE
 
?, Richard 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Ackland, Saml 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Acland, Sir William     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Adams, John 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Allen, Edwin 1855 Free school schoolmaster 94
Allen, William 1881   Gardener 154
Anne, Duchess of Exeter     Sister of Edward IV 75
Ashton, Hugh     Clerk of the Demesne 7
Atkinson, Stephen 1619 Combe Martin mine Writes regarding profit of the mine 33, 34
Audley family     Property holder 6, 11
Bacon, Francis 1635   Former Lord Chancellor 35
Bale, Anthony 1618 Marlborough Asked for assistance 64
Bale, James 1837   Schooner launch for John Dovell 17
Barne, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Barne, Thomas 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Bartlett, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Basset, Arthur 1866 Watermouth Squire of Watermouth commissioned boat to be built 19
Bassett, J.D. 1842 Of Berrynarbor Landowner, Squire 132, 135
Bathurst, Earl     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Beels, Anne 1732   Sold hemp 64
Bell, Dr.     Invented Madras" system of education 91
Bennett, John 1550 Combe Martin mine Garden with water conduit 33
Benson, Thomas 1747 Of Bideford and Appledore Smuggler, M.P. for Barnstaple 16
Berry, Joanna 1794   Mother of illegitimate child 124
Berry, Margery 1784   Apprenticed to Francis Ridd 127
Blackmoor, William 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Blackmore, Nicholas 1758   Church warden invoice for mending church seats 116
Blackmore, Nicholas 1798   Parish account & loan 125
Blackmore, William and John 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Blake, John 1382 Combe Martin mine Mine overseer 30
Boone, George 1754   Church warden invoice for killing hedgehogs 117
Bourchier, William   Combe Martin mine Presentation by Bevis Bulmer 35
Bowden, George 1693   Overseer 121
Bowden, H.K. 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Bowden, John 1769   Parish assistance with Window Tax 126
Boweland, Thomas 1423 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30
Boyle, John 1842 Of Wester Park Farm Awarded plots of common land 137
Brake, Mr. c.1891 From Southampton Offered Building plots for sale on Holdstone 140, 141, 142, 144
Brantley, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Bremridge, Mr. 1798 Of Barnstaple Parish account 123
Bremridge, Richard 1840 Attorney of Barnstaple Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Brictric     Saxon landholder before 1086 4
Brook, George 1834 Eastercott quarry Accidental death 102
Brook, Richard 1783   Parish loan 126
Brook, William 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Brook, Wm 1758   Church warden invoice for mending church seats 116
Brook, Wm. 1751   Church warden invoice for killing hawk 117
Brooks, Thomas, 1881   Gardener 154
Brownscombe, Joan 1590 Of Dawlish Inventory of belongings 62
Bulmer, Bevis 1587 Combe Martin mine Mining entrepreneur 34, 35
Burgess, Christopher 1781   Poor Law account 123
Burgess, Henry 1835   Parish compensation for carrying body 126
Burgess, John 1910 Lower Mill Reeve of the Manor 58
Bush, George 1860s Of Wiveliscombe Leased mining rights 135
Bushell, Thomas 1635 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 35, 36
Bynon, Jane 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108, 109
Carew family       10
Carrington, Rev. 1750s   Assessment for poor rate, Rector of Parish 120, 124
Challacombe family 1332   Landowners 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 165
Challacombe, Anne 1756   Overseer of the poor 71
Challacombe, David 1569   Archer 69
Challacombe, David d.1597 Challacombe Estate Gentleman, leaves will 70
Challacombe, Edwin 1873 Holdstone Landowner 72
Challacombe, Edwin 1881   Gardener 154, 165
Challacombe, Elizabeth c.1750   Innkeeper 71
Challacombe, Evelyn Ley 1930s Seaside Photo 72
Challacombe, Frederick Philip 1883-1983   Photo 70
Challacombe, George 1779 Poor house Carpenter 72
Challacombe, George 1825 Vicary's Farthing Landowner 72
Challacombe, George 1792   Parish assistance to buy leather 126
Challacombe, Isaac 1881   Gardener 155, 165
Challacombe, John 1449 Challacombe Estate Tax commissioner 69
Challacombe, John 1569   Mustered able men for defence 69
Challacombe, John 1641 Challacombe Estate Gentleman, chief landowner 70
Challacombe, John 1674 Of Westleigh Gentleman, owned house with seven hearths 71
Challacombe, John 1674 Of Countisbury Owned house with one hearth 71
Challacombe, John 1674 Of Trentishoe Owned house with one hearth 71
Challacombe, John 1675 Kentisbury Marriage to Dorothy Harding 70
Challacombe, John the younger 1456 Challacombe Estate Gentleman 69
Challacombe, Mr. Geo. 1778   Overseer 115
Challacombe, Robert 1674 Of Swimbridge Owned house with three hearths 71
Challacombe, Robert 1715   Leased mines in Molland 37
Challacombe, Robert 1763   Church Pew payment 118
Challacombe, Thomas 1719   First schoolmaster 90
Challacombe, Thomas   Challacombe Estate Son of Thomas Challacombe, regains forfeited land 69
Challacombe, Thomas 1507 Challacombe Estate Forfeits land due to felony 69, 73
Challacombe, Thomas 1674   Owned house with five hearths 71
Challacombe, Thomas 1716   First teacher at school 71
Challacombe, Thomas 1734   Churchwarden 71
Challacombe, Thomas d.1630 Nutcombe Yeoman, son of David Challacombe, will 70, 71, 72
Challacombe, William   Buzzacott Lane Strawberry grower 165
Challoner, William d.1670 Of Braunton Vicar, Will 94
Chalvecombe, David 1428 Challacombe Estate Freeholder 69
Charles II     Battle of Worcester 117
Charleton, William 1406 Combe Martin mine Prior of Pilton, mine supervisor 30
Charley, J.M. 1934   Coulsworthy Spring water 172
Charley, James 1842 Of Coulsworthy Landowner 132
Charley, Richard 1840 Of Nutcombe and Blakewell Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Charley, Richard 1842 Of Nutcombe Landowner 132
Charley, Wm. 1840 Of East Challacombe Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Chedzoy, Mr.     Strawberry dealer 168
Chichester family       83
Chichester, J.H. 1842 Of Trentishoe Landowner 132
Chichester, Lady     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Chichester, Rev. James Hamilton 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Chichester, Sir Arthur 1607 Of Raleigh near Barnstaple Uncle of Sir John Chichester 83
Chichester, Sir John 1607   King's Deputy in Ireland 83
Cholecombe, David 1524 Challacombe Estate Tax payer 69
Cholecombe, John 1524 Challacombe Estate Tax payer 69
Chugg, John 1784 Of Lower Coulsworthy Parish compensation for apprentices 127
Clendon, C.H. 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Clogg family 1800s   Limeburners & Strawberry growers 98, 169
Clogg, Mr. 1787   Overseer, paid parish compensation for Wm. Willis' trial 126
Clogg, Mr.J. , J.P. 1913   Chairman of Jam company 169
Clogg, Nicholas 1863   Quarry owner 102
Clogg, Richard 1778   Paid for supplying shirts and shifts 126
Clogg, Timothy 1842 Of Locks, Eastcotts and Touts    Landowner, Turnpike Trustee 107, 132
Coffin, Sir William 1300s Deer park Deer park keeper 11
Coles, John 1783   Father of illegitimate child 124
Colle, Richard 1360 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 29, 30
Coloign, John 1370 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 30
Comer, Alexander 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Comer, Alexander 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Comer, Henry 1881   Gardener 155
Comer, Richard     Accidental death in lime kiln 102
Comer, Simon 1792   Parish assistance for fishing boat 126
Comer, Simon - his wife 1798   Needed midwife services 125
Cooksley, James 1850 Combmartin Turnpike Turnpike surveyor 111
Corelli, Marie 1896   Wrote "The Mighty Atom" 163
Cornish, Mr. 1842 Vestry meeting At vestry meeting 114
Courtenay family       10
Courtice, Thomas 1869 Combe Martin mine Expressed interest in the mines 37
Crang, Walter 1842 Of West Challacombe Landowner 132
Crascombe, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Creek family     Strawberry growers 169
Creek, Edward 1881   Gardener 155
Creek, George 1930s Seaside Drapery shop owner 72
Creek, Matilda 1878   Gardener 165
Crocker, Ann 1784   Apprenticed to Richard Knight 127
Crowther, William 1758   Witness on security document 124
Cryte, Robert 1531 Of Ilfracombe Witness at hearing 77
Cutcliffe family 1800s   Limeburners 98
Cutcliffe, Ann 1788   Playing violin 118
Cutcliffe, Ann 1778   Received clothing from the Parish 125
Cutcliffe, Capt. Richard 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108, 109
Cutcliffe, Edward 1784 Of Easter Parks Parish compensation for apprentices 127
Cutcliffe, Grace 1702   Marriage to George Ley 87, 89, 94
Cutcliffe, John 1787   Limeburner 97
Cutcliffe, John 1803   Poor Law account 123
Cutcliffe, John 1758   Witness on security document 124
Cutcliffe, Mary Ann 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108
Cutcliffe, Nicholas 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Cottage owner 108, 109
Cutcliffe, Nicholas 1840 Of Hatherley's Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Cutcliffe, Richard 1839   Boat owner 18
Cutcliffe, Widow 1750s Of Hatherleys Assessment for poor rate 120
Dalling, John 1693   Church warden 121
Dallyn, Richard 1784 Of Lower Buzzacott Parish compensation for apprentices 127
Darch, George     Sailed under Capt. George Irwin 18
Darch, Mathew     Strawberry growers 165
Darvill, Bill     Local artist 84
Davie, Lady Ferguson     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
De Columbariis family     Property holder 6, 11
De Brisele, Henry 1360 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 29, 30
De Chalvecombe, John 1332 West Challacombe Farm Tax payer 68
De Columbariis, John 1332   Tax payer, Lord of the Manor 68
De Columbariis, Phillip 1327-28 Combe Martin mine Lord of the Manor 29
De Courtenay, Philip 1388 Deer park Granted a deer park 11
De Hulton, Vincent 1292-3 Combe Martin mines Controller of mines 27
De Meydenestan, Walter 1292-3 Combe Martin mines Controller of mines 27, 29
De Strode, Adam 1325 Combe Martin mine Pays rent for Combe Martin mine 29
De Swensye, Thomas 1299   Controller of mines 29
De Wymundeham, William 1292-3 Combe Martin mines Controller of mines 27, 29
Deacon, Mary 1783   Mother of illegitimate child 124
Dean, Mr. 1773   Church warden invoice for viewing seats 116
Defoe, Daniel 1724   Author, comments about the mines 37
Denham, Lieutenant, R.N. 1832   Head of Admiralty Survey of Devon 149
Dennett, Walter 1531 Of West Down Witness at hearing 76, 77
Derby, Henry 1406 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30
Derby, John 1406 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30
Devonport, Lord     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Donn, Benjamin 1765   Published map of Devon 146, 147, 149
Dovell family 1800s   Limeburners 98, 100
Dovell, John 1823   Churchwarden 19
Dovell, John 1825   Harbouring smuggled goods 17
Dovell, John 1825   Entrepreneur, maltster, miller 56
Dovell, John 1837   Schooner launch for John Dovell 17
Dovell, John 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Dovell, John 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108
Dovell, John c.1843 Combe Martin mine Son of John Dovell, photo 53
Dovell, John 1840 Of Barton Gate Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Dowdle, John 1756   Church warden invoice for killing an otter 117
Down, John 1850 Lower Mill, Dolphin Miller 57
Down, John 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108, 109
Down, Mary Ann 1893 Lower Mill, Dolphin Widow of John Down 57
Down, Thomas 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Draper, Mary Ann 1881   Gardener 155
Draper, Thomas 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Duchess of Exeter       76
Dudley 1654 Combe Martin mine Expressed interest in the mines 37
Duke of Exeter       76, 79
Earl Goodwin     Father of Earl Harold of Wessex 16
Earl Harold of Wessex Bef, 1052   Battle in Porlock 15
Eastman, Mr.       109
Edmund, Harry 1531 Of Northam Father of Thomas Edmund 78
Edmund, Thomas 1531 Of Northam Witness at hearing 78
Edward IV       75, 79
Edwy     Saxon landholder before 1086 4
Elizabeth I       112, 164, 166
Elizabeth, heiress of Thorne 1734 Of Lee House, Marwood Marriage to George Ley (3rd) 91
Empstone, William. 1840 Of Holdstone Vestry meeting of Landowners 129, 132
Facey, Capt. John 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Facey, John 1839   Blacksmith 114
Facey, Richard 1840 Of Blackmore Ham Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Fawkes, Guy 1605     117
Filius, Petrus 1524 Combe Martin mine Mine survey leader 32
Fishley, George 1725 Watermouth Tidesman 17
Fleming, James 1840 Of Wringer's Meadow Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Follett, F.V.     Wrote "The Strawberry Fields" 163
Forbes, Norman 1902   Coulsworthy Spring water 171, 172, 173
Fox, Dr.   Of Clapham Purchased land on Holdstone 142
Fox, George 1796 Combe Martin mine Lease of manorial lands 38
Fry, Elizabeth 1800   Settlement cerificate 121
Fry, Walter 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108, 109
Gammon, Mary 1764   Medical expenses 125
Gear, George 1881   Gardener 155
Gear, John 1780   Mill apprentice 56
Geer, Nicholas 1778   Paid for supplying breeches 126
George III 1743   Victory over France 117, 118
Gilbert, Adrian   Combe Martin mine Leased mine after new discovery 34
Gonson, William 1528   Agent for Cardinal Wolsey 32, 33
Goss, Henry 1784   Church warden invoice for clock repair 116
Goss, Henry 1779   Parish loan 126
Goss, John 1837   Schooner launch for John Dovell 17
Goss, Mary 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Gould, Ann 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Gould, John 1835   Parish compensation for carrying body 126
Green, James 1827 Combe Martin Bay Engineer 23
Gryffies, Rev. Timothy 1764 Free school Schoolmaster 93
Gubb, John 1812   Partish assistance for Inquest after drowning 126
Gubb, Thomas 1750s Cloggs Meadow Assessment for poor rate 120
Gubb, Thomas 1765   Poor House accounts 122, 125
Gubb, Thomas 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Gubb, Thomas 1881   Gardener 155
Gullet, Mr. 1790 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 38
Hamilton-Jenkyn, A.K.     Author 159
Hancock, John 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Hancock, John Esq. 1674   Lord of the Manor, owned house with eight hearths 71
Hancock, Robert 1881   Gardener 155
Hancock, William 1573   Manor granted by Sir John Pollard 12
Handcock, Richard 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Hany, Richard 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Harding family   Buzzacott Landowners 73, 86
Harding, Amos     Father of Margaret Harding 86
Harding, Dorothy 1675 Kentisbury Marriage to John Challacombe 70
Harding, James Nott 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 109
Harding, John     Yeoman, brother of Amos Harding 86
Harding, Julian 1763   Church Pew payment 118
Harding, Margaret 1633 Of Holdstone Farm Marriage to George Ley 86, 87
Harding, Mrs. 1842 Of Buzzacott and Beara Landowner 132
Harding, Timothy 1707   Dispute with George Ley 86
Harding, Timothy 1752   Church Pew payment 118
Harding, W. 1866   Payment from Rev. H.W.Toms 119
Harris family 1800s   Limeburners & Strawberry growers 98, 165
Harris Richard 1693 Of Berrynarbor Carpenter, Settlement certificate 121
Harris, James 1802 Deacons Schoolmaster, lease of hemp ground 64
Harris, Joshua 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine, Land owner, church warden 46, 110, 111, 118
Harris, Joshua 1842   Tithe map occupier, malt house owner 133
Harris, May 1693 Of Berrynarbor Daughter of Richard Harris, settlement certificate 121
Harris, Wilmott 1693 Of Berrynarbor Wife of Richard Harris, settlement certificate 121
Harry, John 1531 Of Berrynarbor Witness at hearing 77
Harry, John 1531 Of Kentisbury Witness at hearing 78
Hart, Mary     Painting reproduced on back cover Back cover
Hartnoll, Dr. 1781   Bill for medical care 125
Hartnoll, Dr. 1800   Inoculated the poor against smallpox 125
Hawker, Parson   Of Morwenstow   16
Hawkins, W.B. 1871 From Surrey Purchased land 140
Heddon, John 1801   Miller 56
Henry III 1265   Grants a weekly market 7
Henry VII     Manor accounts survive 7, 75
Henry VIII     Gave the manor to Sir John Pollard 7, 32, 62, 75, 112, 117, 164
Hill, Wm. 1751   Church warden invoice for killing badgers 117
Hinsey or Hensley, John 1300s Deer park Deer park keeper 11, 75
Hochstetter, Daniel   Combe Martin mine Son of Joachim Hochstetter 34
Hochstetter, Joachim 1528 Combe Martin mine Mine survey leader 32, 33, 34
Hole, Mr. 1842 Vestry meeting At vestry meeting 114
Hole, Richard 1840   Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Holland family     Property holder 6, 76
Hoole, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Hooper, John 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Horwood, Richard 1719   Rector 90
Hoyles, Elizabeth 1798   Midwife 125
Huxtable, Ann 1831   Occupier of Kings Arms Inn 87
Huxtable, William Nathaniel 1847-1932   Limeburner, photo 98
Incledon, R.N. 1842 Of Kentisbury Landowner 132
Incledon, Susanna 1737 Of Braunton Marriage to George Ley (3rd) 91
Irwin family     Strawberry growers, boat owners 18, 165, 168
Irwin, Capt. George     Boat owner 18, 140
Irwin, George 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 109
Irwin, John 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108
Irwin, John 1835   Parish compensation for carrying body 126
James I       112
Jervis, Admiral 1797   Victory over Spain 118
Jewel, Robert 1770   Church warden invoice for carving 116
Jewell family 1800s   Limeburners & Strawberry growers 98, 165
Jewell, Jack     Owned Berry's quarry, photo 103
Johns, Richard 1716   Mentioned in George Ley's Will 89
Kahlmeter 1724   Swedish engineer, comments about the mines 37
King Edward the Confessor     Feud with Earl Goodwin 16
Kingsley, Canon Charles     Author 158
Kingson, George 1842 Of Coulscott Landowner 132
Kipling, Mrs, Rudyard     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Knight, Frederick     Son of John Knight 98
Knight, John 1820 Of Shropshire Ironmasters, owned parts of Exmoor 98
Knight, Mr. 1827   Church bells 118
Knight, Mr. Richd. 1778   Church warden 115
Knight, Richard 1784 Of Beer Parish compensation for apprentices 127
Knight, Richard 1840 Of Sunnyside Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Korriene d.1952   Occupied hut on Holdstone 142
Lancey, John 1881   Gardener 155
Langdon, George 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Latham, John 1881   Gardener 154
Latham, William 1863 Clogg's quarry Accidental death 102
Latham, William 1842 Of Wringers Meadow Awarded plots of common land 137
Leigh, Sir James   Of Bere Ferrers Kinship with George Ley 85
Lerwell, John 1507   Deputy Reeve of the Manor 7
Lerwell, John 1524   Tax payer 68
Lerwell, Walter 1732   Sold hemp 64
Lerwill, Bill     Rescued miners in Combe Martin mine accident 160
Lerwill, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Lerwill, Walter 1752   Church Pew payment 118
Lerwill, William 1842 Of West Challacombe Landowner 132
Leversedge, John 1845   Land Surveyor 135
Lewes or Lewis, William 1507   Leases 2 mills 7, 11, 12, 56
Lewis, Mrs. S.V.       110
Ley family       18, 86, 94, 95, 146
Ley, Capt, John     Boat destroyed in gale 19
Ley, Catherine 1765   Poor House accounts 122
Ley, George     Founder of charity school 17, 18, 71
Ley, George     Overseer of the poor, built Kings Arms Inn 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 92, 94, 153
Ley, George 1750s Of Houlston Assessment for poor rate 120
Ley, George 1800   Dispute with Sir Charles Watson 57
Ley, George 1781   Parish account 125
Ley, George (2nd)     Son of George Ley, mentioned in father's Will 89, 90, 91, 92, 95
Ley, George (3rd)     Grandson of George Ley 91, 92
Ley, George (4th)     Son of George Ley (3rd) 94
Ley, George (5th) 1776-1828   Son of George Ley (4th) 95
Ley, George (6th) 1808-1842   Son of George Ley (5th) 95
Ley, Henry 1874   Sale of Lee House 95
Ley, John d.1701 Of Barton Gate Farm Yeoman, father of George Ley 85, 86
Ley, John the elder d.1605   Will 86
Ley, Mary 1781   Needed doctor 125
Ley, Richard 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 109
Ley, Sarah 1797   Poor House accounts 122
Ley, Sir James 1625 Of Teffont Became 1st Earl of Marlborough 85
Ley, Susan 1674   Owned house with nine hearths 71
Ley, Walter 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 78, 79
Ley, William 1709 Beers Tenement Threadmaker, lease of hempland 64
Litson, Elizabeth 1750   Governess of the Workhouse 122
Lock, William 1881   Gardener 154
Lord Mayor of London   Combe Martin mine Presentation by Bevis Bulmer 35
Lovering family     Boat owners 165
Lovering, Elizabeth 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Lovering, John 1507   Steward of the Manor, lease of corn mills 7, 56
Lovering, John 1524   Tax payer 68
Lovering, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Lovering, Richard 1524   Tax payer 68
Lovering, William - his son 1793   Broken leg 125
Low, William 1825   Harbouring smuggled goods 17
Luscombe, William     Apothecary from Exeter 95
Lysons, Rev. Daniel 1822   Quote from History of Devon 85, 153
Manning, Dr. 1930s   Village doctor 172
Margaret, Countess of Richmond     Mother of Henry VIII 75
Marshall, Thomas 1794   Parish account 123
Martin family 1186   Landholder by 1186 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 55
Martin, Nicholas 1286   Founded Borough of Combe Martin 6
Martin, William 1265   Granted the right to hold a weekly market 7
Martin, William 1326   Landholder 6, 8, 10, 11, 59, 164
Midworth, M.M.     Painting reproduced on Back cover. Back cover.
Milles, Jeremiah 1750   Dean of Exeter 171
Mohun family       10
Montgomery, John 1300s Deer park Deer park keeper 11
Moore, Richard 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 108
Morcombe, Capt. Richard 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108, 114
Morris family       86
Morris, Richard 1741 Free school Schoolmaster 92, 93
Mourush, Richard 1292-3 Combe Martin mines Master of the mines 27
Myddelton, Lady 1635   Leaseholder of mines in Cardiganshire 35
Nelson, Admiral 1805   Battle of Trafalgar 118
Newman, Samuel     Wrote book "John Winzer, Parish Apprentice" 151
Newton, William and Mary 1838   Occupiers of Kings Arms Inn 87
Newton, Wm. 1840 Of Pack of Cards Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Norcott, John 1840 Of Holland's Park Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Norman family     Strawberry growers 165
Norman, Dick     Miner, worked in USA, was in Combe Martin mine accident 160
Norman, Fred 1806 Of Linton Settlement cerificate 121
Norman, James 1881   Gardener 154
Norman, James 1896   Portrayed as Reuben Dale in "The Mighty Atom" 164
Norman, John d.1648   Inventory of belongings 62
Norman, John 1835   Parish compensation for carrying body 126
Norman, Magdalen 1750   Governess of the Workhouse 122
Norman, Mary 1763   Church Pew payment 118
Norman, Mary 1881   Gardener 155
Norman, Mr.   Berry's quarry kiln Accidental death in lime kiln 102
Norman, Richard     Cost of funeral 122
Nutt, Mr. Richd. 1778   Church warden 115
Nutt, Richard 1752   Church Pew payment 118
O'Conner, Martin 1748 Combe Martin mine Leased mine 37
O'Donnell, Rory, Earl of Tyronell 1607   Fled from Ireland 82
O'Neill, Hugh, Earl of Tyrone 1607   Fled from Ireland 82, 83
Oatway, James 1808   Miller, maltster of Barnstaple 56
Odda Earldorman 878 Of Devon Defeats Vikings 15
Orchard, John 1531 West Challacombe Chief Steward of the Manor 76, 77, 78, 79
Orchard, William 1531 West Challacombe Uncle of Lawrence Prouz 75
Orchard, William 1531 West Challacombe Son of John Orchard 76, 77, 78
Packe, Edward 1591 Of Teignmouth Inventory of belongings 62
Palmer, C.E. Esq. 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Parminter, Julian 1752   Church Pew payment 118
Parminter, Mary 1715 Of Marwood Marriage to George Ley (2nd) 91
Parminter, Peter   Free school Schoolmaster 93
Passmore, John 1835   Parish compensation for retrieving and carrying body 126
Payne, William 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Peak, John 1851   Contract for cleaning highway 115
Peak, John the elder 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Peak, Mr. 1765   Poor House accounts 122
Peake, William 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Peake, Wm. 1840 Of Thorne's Hay Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Pearce, Mr. 1806   Attorney 121
Peard, Alice 1752   Daughter of John Peard 118
Peard, John 1700   Lease of Manor property 56
Peard, John 1758   Church Pew payment 118
Pearse, Edward 1736 Barkside or Hemphay Roper, hemp grower 64
Pepperell family 1524 Of Slapton   68
Perit, Runcin   Combe Martin mines Cuppellation overseer 29
Pile, George 1798   Singing teacher in Church 118
Pine, Jno, Esq (Justice) 1783   Order of loan to Richard Brook 126
Pine-Coffin, Rev. Charles 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Place, Francis 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Place, Francis 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Place, Frederick 1840 Of Hoyle's and Guessweed Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Place, Frederick 1835   Measured enclosed common lands 137
Pole, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Pollard, Richard 1538 Deer park Royal commissioner 12
Pollard, Sir John     Received the manor from Henry VIII 7
Pollard, Sir John Died c.1575   Son of Richard Pollard 12
Popham, John 1789   Needed crutches 125
Poppler, John   Combe Martin mine Leased mine after new discovery 34
Prescott, James 1878   Gardener 165
Price, Dr. of Redruth 1761 Combe Martin mine Silver assay 38
Prince Edward       79
Priscott, Charles 1840s Church Turnpike Toll collector, Clerk to Churchwardens 106
Priscott, John 1835   Parish compensation for carrying body 126
Prouse, John 1569 Challacombe Estate Richest man in the village 70
Prouz family     Landowners 73
Prouz, John   Challacombe Estate Named in document 69
Prouz, Lawrence 1531 West Challacombe Named in document, Witness at hearing 69, 75, 76, 78
Prudom, Robert 1772 Marwood Barton Silk merchant of Exeter 94
Pugsley family     Strawberry growers 169
Pugsley, Mary 1743   Parish account 125
Pyke, John Esq. 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Pyke, Rev. John 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107, 119
Raby, Alexander 1802   Iron works at Llanelli 38
Radford, John 1881   Gardener 155
Read, William 1827 Dovell's quarry Buried by rock fall 101
Reddaway family 1524 Of Sampford Courtenay   68
Rede, Conrad 1423 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30
Reed, William 1784   Apprenticed to Edward Cutcliffe 127
Reynel, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Richards, James 1854   Relieving Officer, Report from Petty Sessions 153
Richards, Mrs Frances   Hangman Hill Donation of land to National Trust 74
Richards, Philip 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 109
Richards, Phillip 1881   Gardener 155
Richards, William V. 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Ridd, Francis 1784 Of Coulscott Parish compensation for apprentices 127
Ridd, John 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107, 109
Ridd, John 1840 Of Libra Park Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Ridd, Surgeon 1819   Inoculated 95 children against smallpox 125
Risdon, Tristiam c.1640   Wrote a description of Combe Martin 62, 96
Roach, Mr. 1761   Church warden invoice for deals 116
Roberts, Richard 1550 Combe Martin mine Grant of land 33, 34
Robins family 1800s   Limeburners 98
Rock, Mr. 1773   Church warden invoice for deals 116
Rook, George 1881   Gardener 155
Rook, James 1881   Gardener 155
Rook, Richard 1881   Gardener 155
Rottenbury, Richard 1781   Parish assistance with cost of house 126
Rowe, Abezier Mr. 1842 Of Barnstaple Surveyor 129
Rowlandson, Thomas c.1850   Wrote accounts of hemp growing 65
Saunders, Anthony 1766   Lessee of two corn mills 56
Seccombe family 1524 Of Germansweek   68
Sedgbeer, John 1844 Of Lynton Settlement cerificate 121
Serlo de Burcy     Father-in-law of William de Falaise 6
Sharland, John 1773   Church warden invoice for viewing seats 116
Shelley, Sir John     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Simmons / Symonds     Shipwright 19
Skinner, David 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Slowly, Nicholas 1693   Constable 121
Smallridge family     Strawberry growers 165
Smith, John 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Smith, Mr. Thos. 1778   Overseer 115
Smyth, Dr. 1793   Paid for setting child's leg 125
Smyth, Dr. James 1797   Parish Surgeon, contract to care for the poor of the Parish 125
Snell, Frank 1919 Lower Mill Purchased mill 58
Snow, Agnes 1789   Lease of garden and hemp plot 64
Somerville, William 1897 Lower Mill Miller 57
Somes, Mr. 1854 Of Tawstock Report from Petty Sessions 153
Southern, Robert 1382 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30
Squire, James     Owned Bridgelands 134
Staddon, Edward 1758   Father of illegitimate child 124
Stambray, Nicholas 1693   Church warden 121
Stanbury, Nicholas 1798   Church warden invoice for killing foxes 117
Stephens, Richard 1700   Dispute over two corn mills 56
Stoyle, Henry 1752   Church Pew payment 118
Street, Richard 1827 Dovell's quarry Buried by rock fall 101
Swayne, Mr. Marshall 1743   Church warden invoice for 12 red deals 116
Sweet, Mr. 1782   Church warden invoice for killing a fox 117
Swete 1796   Author, comments about the mines 38, 87, 153
Sydenham, Mr. 1773   Church warden invoice for oak 116
Symons, George 1746   Limeburner 97
Tamlyn, William 1840s Church Turnpike Turnpike Trustee 107
Tenow, Nicholas 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Thomas a Becket     Murdered by a Tracey 7
Thomas family 1800s   Limeburners 98
Thorn, Henry 1812   Partish assistance for Inquest after drowning 126
Thorn, John 1773   Contract for church seats 116
Toms, Mrs Kathleen 1902   Published 'Notes on Combe Martin'' 65
Toms, Rev. H.W. 1866   Payment to W.Harding 119
Tossell family     Strawberry growers 165
Tracey family   Of Barnstaple   7
Tracey, John 1531 West Challacombe   77
Tracey, Thomas 1531 Of Berrynarbor Witness at hearing 77
Treweek family 1792   Came from Cornwall 160
Treweek, John     Mine captain, went to Butte, Montana, USA 160
Treweek, Percy     Miner, returned from USA 160
Truro, the Bishop of     Advocated Coulsworthy Spring water 174
Tucker, James 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land occupier 109
Tucker, William 1531 Of Combe Martin Witness at hearing 79
Tucker, William 1845 Combe Martin mine Received dues from the mine 46
Turlow, John 1693   Overseer 121
Turner, Elizabeth 1806 Of Barum Settlement cerificate 121
Turner, J.M 1775-1851   Painting reproduced on front cover Front cover
Turner, John 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Ulf, John 1360 Combe Martin mine Berrynarbor parson, mine surveyor 29
Usticke, Henry 1700   Dispute over two corn mills 56
Vellacott, John 1531 Of Kentisbury Witness at hearing 76
Vesey, George 1792   Parish assistance after loss by fire 126
Vicary, John, widow of 1630   Mentioned in will 72
Vivian, Sir Richard 1654 Combe Martin mine Expressed interest in the mines 37
Watson, Mrs. 1773   Owner of Lady's Wood 116
Watson, Rebecca, Lady of the Manor 1773   Owner of two corn mills 56
Watson, Sir Charles 1800 Lord of the Manor Dispute with George Ley 57, 95
Watson, Sir Chas. 1866 Combmartin Turnpike Land owner 108, 109, 114, 130, 135
Watts, John 1832   Occupier of Kings Arms Inn 87
Watts, John 1840 Of Highfield Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Watts, John 1881   Gardener 155
Way, Edward 1784   Church warden invoice for killing badgers 117
Wedlock, Catherine 1758   Mother of illegitimate child 124
Westcote, Thomas 1630   Calls Combe Martin a "poor haven", describes hemp growing 13, 62
Whitefield, Nicholas 1531 Of Ilfracombe Witness at hearing 78
Whitefield, Thomas 1531 Of Ilfracombe Father of Nicholas Whitefield 78
Whitehear, John 1531 West Challacombe Servant of John Orchard 76
William de Falaise 1086   Domesday Book 4, 6
William of Orange 1688   Landing at Brixham 117, 123
William son of Robert son of Martin tenant to Warin de Morcelles        Transfer of property 55
William the Conqueror   Battle of Hastings   4
Williams, Ann 1792   Parish assistance to repair table 126
Williams, John 1837   Schooner master for John Dovell 17
Willis, Robert 1778   Paid for supplying shoes 126
Willis, Sarah 1784   Apprenticed to Richard Dallyn 127
Willis, Thomas 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Willis, Timothy 1784   Apprenticed to Timothy Willis 127
Willis, W.A. 1911 Easticotts Stonemason, erected horse trough 106
Willis, William 1798   Instrument repair 118
Willis, William 1787   Abused son, trial, and sent to gaol 126
Willis, William 1840 Of Netherton Vestry meeting of Landowners 129
Willis, William 1842   Tithe map occupier 133
Willis, William     carrier 165
Willis, William - his son 1787   Died, abuse by father 126
Winzer, John     Character in book written by Samuel Newman, founder of Baptist Chapel    151
Witheridge, John 1773   Lessee of two corn mills 56
Witheridge, John 1881   Gardener 155
Witheridge, William 1791   Miller, son of John Witheridge 56
Wolsey, Cardinal 1528     32
Wood, William Bryan 1868 Holdstone Land Surveyor, leased mining rights 135, 142
Wyatt, Philip 1601   Town Clerk of Barnstaple 83, 84
Wyborn family     Strawberry growers 165
Yonge, John 1382 Combe Martin mine Granted mine 30