Rev William Woollcombe was Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral and Rector of East Worlington, a small, rather scattered village on the northern acclivity of the valley of the little Dart, six miles East of Chulmleigh. His father was John Woollcombe of Ashbury, near Hatherleigh, High Sheriff of Devon in 1751. His mother was Mary, daughter and heiress of Jefferey Morth of Talland in Cornwall. The Woollcombes were a well-established family of Devon gentry, several of whom down through the generations held high office in the county. The subscriber's list is extensive. A majority of subscribers, perhaps a memorial to Rev Woollcombe, are from the Westcountry with a great many from Devon. The following list identifies only the Devon surnames and where possible, locations. The list also contains names of several Oxford academics who might have Devon links. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Bodleian Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.