The earliest Devonshire, or Honiton Lace dates from the 16th C. Honiton bone-lace manufacture was mentioned in 1620 by Westcott, and the often quoted inscription on the tombstone of James Rodge in Honiton churchyard proves that the industry was well established in James I.'s reign. A survey taken in 1698 revealed that a quarter of the East Devon population were lace makers. Queen Victoria's wedding gown was made of Honiton Lace, and a second piece as the christening robe of her eldest son, Edward VII. A footnote (p, 232) by Robert Dymond FRS, the Transaction's editor, provides a list of Honiton family names of apparently Flemish origin, now more or less Anglicised and still to be found in the Honiton neighbourhood. 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.