Name Index


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.


Alexander 299
Aysshetrege, John 299, 301, 303
Bailey 301
Barnes 300
Bussell family (Bushell) 302
Cole, Thomas 303
Downman, Hugh MD 302
Ferreys, John 303
Halliwell 300-2, 304
Halewyll, William 303
Jennings 300
Johnson 300-1
Jones 300
Karkeek, Mr 304
Kennet, Bishop White 301-2
King, Mr R. J. 300
Lysons Brothers 302
Milles, Dean 302-4
Morris 302
Murray 300
Nares 301
Oliver, Dr 302
Ollysbrome, John 303
Palmer 300
Pegge 301
Perry, Thomas 303
Pulman 300
Ray 301
Rock 300
Ryxtaylle 300
Stirling 302
Walker 300-1
Webster 301
Williams 300
Yates 299