Elize Hele or Elizeus Hele (1560-1635) of Fardell was a lawyer and philanthropist. In 1632, Hele transferred his lands into a trust that was intended for "pious uses". The trustees included his wife, John Hele and a number of trusted friends. The trust was used to create a number of schools in Devon including Hele's School at Exeter. He is buried in Exeter, his son Walter was buried in Bovey Tracey where there is an elaborate monument in the parish church to Elize. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
The Wills of Elize and Alice Hele are appended; pp. 495-497