Name Index


Charles, Prince of Wales, at Barnstaple [1645], and his hostess [Grace Beaple]

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 49, (1917) pp. 389-396.


J.F. Chanter

Prepared by Michael Steer

In 1645 the future Charles II (then Prince of Wales) stayed at Barnstaple for a few weeks to escape the plague at Bristol. He stayed at the house of a wealthy widow, Grace Beaple. By then the war was going against the King and the Royalist defeat at the battle of Torrington in February 1646 made Parliament's victory certain. Sir Allen Apsley surrendered Barnstaple in April 1646. There was plague in the town that year that must have dampened any joy felt by the inhabitants at getting rid of the Royalist garrison. In 1660, two years after the death of Cromwell, Charles was invited back from exile to become king. 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.


Apsley, Sir Allen390
Beaple family393
Beaple, Mistress Grace394-5
Beaple, Mr James395-6
Beaple, Mr Richard391-2, 395
Beare, Frances392
Beare, William392
Beare, Rev William392
Berkshire, Earl of389
Berry, Andrew392
Berry, Julian392
Berry, Nicholas392
Boyce, Frances392
Boyce, John392
Boyce, Rev John392
Brentford, Earl of389
Capel, Lord389
Charles, Prince of Walesthroughout
Charles II394
Chichester family390
Clarendon, Lord (Hyde)391, 394
Culpepper, Lord389, 391
Digby, Lord391
Eastmand, Edward392, 395
Eastmand, Edward of Landkey, gent392, 396
Eastmand, Elizabeth392, 394
Eastmand, Grace392
Eastmand, Walter392
Fanshawe, Sir Richard389
Gay family392
Gay, Grace392
Gay, Joan392
Gay, John392
Gay, Julian392
Gay, Margaret392
Gay, Richard392
Gay, Thomasine392
Gay, William392
Goring, Lord389-91
Grenville, Bridget394
Grenville, Sir Richard389-91
Hopton, Lord389-90
Hyde, Sir Edward389, 394
Jeffery, Mr Roger395-6
Morcombe, Richard392
Morcombe, Thomasine392
Palmer, Walter392
Peard, John392
Peard, Julian392
Punchard, Joan392
Punchard, John392
Rupert, Prince389
Salisbury, Lord Bishop of389, 391
Stuart family391, 394
Stucley, Elizabeth392
Stucley, Frances392
Stucley, John Esq392
Weekes, John394
Worth, Grace392
Worth, Roger392