Ashburton Growytte Keve
Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1881, Vol XIII., pp. 299-394.
W. Pengelly, FRS, FGS etc
Prepared by Michael Steer
The author refers to a pamphlet entitled ‘The Parish of Ashburton in the 15th and 16th Centuriesas it appears from Extracts from the Churchwardens Accounts, A.D. (1479-1580): With Notes and Comments’. Published by Bequest London, (1870). Under the heading "Expenses, during the year "1533-4", he quotes: ‘vi’ for a growytte (great) keve (key) made by John Aysshetrege." The two words "(great)" and "(key)" in parentheses, are translated thus: "Six shillings for a great key made by John Aysshetrege. Mr Pengelly produces copious support for a reinterpretation of the two words, (Groytte) and (Keve) and asserts that the entry should, rather, relate to a barrel (keve) of ‘Grout Ale’ rather than a Great Key. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. 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.
|Aysshetrege, John||299, 301, 303|
|Bussell family (Bushell)||302|
|Downman, Hugh MD||302|
|Kennet, Bishop White||301-2|
|King, Mr R. J.||300|