Okehampton was the caput, or headquarters, of a large feudal barony held at the time of the Domesday Book by Baldwin FitzGilbert. It was then held by the heiress Maud d'Avranches until her death in 1173. It then passed to her daughter Hawise de Curci (died 1219) who married Reginald de Courtenay of the French House of Courtenay. The Courtenay family rebuilt Okehampton Castle, until King Henry VIII seized the lands and had Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter executed for treason in 1539. 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 University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.