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 Allen 390
Beaple family 393
Beaple, Mistress Grace 394-5
Beaple, Mr James 395-6
Beaple, Mr Richard 391-2, 395
Beare, Frances 392
Beare, William 392
Beare, Rev William 392
Berkshire, Earl of 389
Berry, Andrew 392
Berry, Julian 392
Berry, Nicholas 392
Boyce, Frances 392
Boyce, John 392
Boyce, Rev John 392
Brentford, Earl of 389
Capel, Lord 389
Charles, Prince of Wales throughout
Charles II 394
Chichester family 390
Clarendon, Lord (Hyde) 391, 394
Culpepper, Lord 389, 391
Digby, Lord 391
Eastmand, Edward 392, 395
Eastmand, Edward of Landkey, gent 392, 396
Eastmand, Elizabeth 392, 394
Eastmand, Grace 392
Eastmand, Walter 392
Fanshawe, Sir Richard 389
Gay family 392
Gay, Grace 392
Gay, Joan 392
Gay, John 392
Gay, Julian 392
Gay, Margaret 392
Gay, Richard 392
Gay, Thomasine 392
Gay, William 392
Goring, Lord 389-91
Grenville, Bridget 394
Grenville, Sir Richard 389-91
Herrick 394
Hopton, Lord 389-90
Hyde, Sir Edward 389, 394
Jeffery, Mr Roger 395-6
Leland 390
Morcombe, Richard 392
Morcombe, Thomasine 392
Palmer, Walter 392
Peard, John 392
Peard, Julian 392
Punchard, Joan 392
Punchard, John 392
Rupert, Prince 389
Salisbury, Lord Bishop of 389, 391
Stuart family 391, 394
Stucley, Elizabeth 392
Stucley, Frances 392
Stucley, John Esq 392
Vivian 392
Weekes, John 394
Worth, Grace 392
Worth, Roger 392