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Devonshire Celebrities


T.S. Pridham

Exeter: Henry S. Eland, High Street, London: Bell & Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden (1869) 270pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

This entertaining and informative book results from an address given in 1865 by its author to the British Medical Association for the West of England. It focuses on some of the memorable deeds of remarkable Devon men from the time of the Norman Conquest, to those who lived in the eventful reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The book, held at the University of Toronto Library was produced from a digital copy that can be downloaded from https://archive.org/details/devonshirecelebr00priduoft Microsoft (MSN) 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.

Acland, Sir John, Knt., 1
Aclulphus, Bishop of Crediton 3
Alfric, 8th Bishop of Crediton 3
Alfuoldus, 6th Bishop of Crediton 3
Alwolfrus, 7th Bishop of Crediton 3
Babbage, Charles, Astronomer 4
Babington, Bishop of Exeter 4
Baldwin, Abp. of Canterbury 6
Bampfield, Sir Coplestone, Knt. 6
Basset, Colonel Arthur 11
Bath, Judge 12
Barry, John 14
Beaufort, Margaret, Countess of Richmond 17
Berry, SirJohn.Governor of Deal Castle 18
Blackall, Bishop of Exeter 21
Blondy, Bishop of Exeter 21
Blundell, Peter, Benefactor 22
Bodley, Sir Thos. 24
Bowring, Sir John, Knt. 26
Brentingham, Thomas 28
Brewer. Bishop of Exeter 29
Brice, Andrew, Historian 31
Brouuscombe, Bishop of Exeter 32
Bruce, Sir T. Knight, Judge 33
Burchard. Bishop of Wurtzburgh in Germany 35
Capern. Edward, Poet 35
Carew, Sir Nicholas 38
Carew, Sir Thomas 40
Carey, Bishop of Exeter 50
Champernown, Sir Arthur 51
Channel, Baron, Judge 52
Chaunter, Bishop of Exeter 53
Chichester, Bishop of Exeter 53
Chichester, Sir Arthur 54
Churchill, John, Duke of Marlborough 55
Clifford, Baron 57
Cocke, Captain 58
Coffin, Sir Wm., Knt. 60
Coleridge, Rt. Hon. Sir John Taylor 62
Copleston, The Great 63
Courtenay, Lord Hugh 65
Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury 65
Courtenay, Sir Peter 66
Courtenay, Richd., Bishop of Norwich 67
Courtenay, Peter, Bishop of Winchester 67
Courtenay, Lord Edward 69
Crediton, Bishop of Utrecht 71
Crewys, Sir Robert, Knt. 72
Davies, John 73
Devonius, Confessor to King John 74
Dodderidge, Sir John, Judge 74
Drake, Sir Bernard 76
Drake, Sir Francis 78
Drake, Robert 83
Drew, Edward, Recorder of London 83
Eastlake, Sir Charles, Painter 84
Elgarus, 5th Bishop of Crediton 86
Ethelgarus, 4th Bishop of Crediton. 86
Eudolph, Bishop of Devon 86
Fitz, Ralph, Primate of Ireland 87
Foliot, Bishop of London 89
Follett, Sir William, Attorney General 90
Fortescue, Lord Chief Justice 92
Froude, James Anthony 94
Fulford, Sir Wm.. Knt. 95
Gay, John, Poet 97
Gibbs, Sir Vicary 99
Giffard, Colonel 100
Gifford, Lord Chief Justice 101
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey I02
Grenvill, Sir Theobald 105
Grenvil, Sir Richard 108
Grenvil, Sir Bevil 108
Granville, Hon. Bernard 110
Hankford, Lord Chief Justice 112
Harding, Thos., D.D 114
Harris, Sir William Snow 119
Hawkins, Admiral Sir John 120
Henrietta, Princess 121
Hody, Lord Chief Justice of England 122
Holland, John, Duke of Exeter 123
Hooker, Richard, Master of the Temple 125
Hopkins, Bishop of Raphoe 128
Hughes, Arthur 129
Iscanus, Bishop of Exeter 130
Jewell, Bishop of Salisbury 131
Keats, Admiral Sir Richard 136
Kebie, Bishop of Anglesea 149
Kelland, Philip, Senior Wrangler 150
Kempthorn, Lord High Commissioner 152
King, Peter, Lord Chancellor of England 155
Kingsley, Rev. Charles, Professor of Modern History 155
Kitto, John, D.D. 156
Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury 158
Leofricus, 1st Bishop of Exeter 159
Lovelace, Jacob 160
Monk, George, Duke of Albemarle 162
Morice, Sir Wm., Secretary of State 172
Morris, Colonel 174
Mowbray, Rt. Hon. John Robert 175
Northcote, James, Painter 176
Northcote, Rt. Hon. Sir Stafford H. 177
Odon, Earl of Devon 177
Orgar, Duke of Devon 179
Palk, Sir Robert, Bart. 182
Palk, Sir Lawrence, Bart. 183
Patch, Thos., Engraver 183
Petre, Sir Wm , Secretary of State in four Reigns 184
Pollard, Sir Lewis, Judge of Common Pleas 187
Pomerai, Sir Ralph, Lord of Berry 189
Poole, Sir William 190
Portsmouth, Earl of 194
Prideaux, Bishop of Worcester 194
Puta, Bishop of Tawton 198
Raleigh, Sir Walter 198
Reynolds, Sir Joshua 204
Richmond, Margaret, Countess of 17
Risdon, Tristram 205
Risdon, Thomas, Recorder 206
Robsart. Amy 207
Rolle, Dennis 207
Russell, Lord John 210
Russell, Rev. J. 212
Smith, Sir Montague, Judge 221
Speke, John Hanning 221
Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter 224
Tracey, Sir William 227
Turner, J. M. W., Painter 228
Wadham, Sir John 230
Westamus, First Bishop of Tawton 231
Winfred, Bishop Boniface 232
Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, from his Statue.  
Carew, Sir Nicholas.  
Churchill, John, Duke bf Marlborough.  
Courtenay, Lord Edward.  
Drake, Sir Francis.  
Fortescue, Earl, from his Statue.  
Grenvill, Sir Bevil.  
Jewel, Bishop.  
Keats, Admiral Sir Richard.  
Monk, George, Duke of Albemarle.  
Raleigh, Sir Walter.  
Russell, Rev. John.