Name Index


Address of the President, 23 July, 1912.

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 44, (1912). pp. 44-68.


The Right Hon. The Viscount St. Cyres, M.A., J.P.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Association’s Jubilee Presidential Address was presented at its July, 1912 Exeter meeting. The President for this milestone event was Stafford Harry Northcote, Viscount Saint Cyres, KStJ (29 August 1869 – 2 February 1926) who was both diplomat and historian. The only son of Walter Stafford Northcote, 2nd Earl of Iddesleigh and Elizabeth Lucy Meysey-Thompson, he was styled as Viscount Saint Cyres from 1887 until his death. He was educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford, where he graduated BA with a First in modern history and later MA. He was Secretary and Counsellor in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service and was also active as a historian. Viscount Northcote is quoted in The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs (Yale, 2012): “We do not care for things once they are ours; what we enjoy is running after them”. In his address Viscount Northcote displays an extraordinary panoply of Devon’s famous names, in an account of the lives of a number of "Devonshire Legal Worthies" and various other eminent Devonians, such as Sir Thomas Bodley of Exeter (who founded the Bodleian Library), William Cookworthy of Kingsbridge "founder of the English method of making porcelain", John Gay of Barnstaple (author of "Beggar's Opera") and Bampfield Moore Carew of Bickleigh near Tiverton (the self-styled "King of the Beggars"). The address can be found in a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal that 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.


Albemarle, George Duke of67
Anne, Queen60
Anspach, Caroline of60
Arbuthnot, Dr60
Bagehot, Walter48
Blundell, Peter63, 57
Bodley, Sir Thomas54-5
Bolton, Duke of61
Bracton, Henry de48-9
Brooking Rowe, Mr45
Brushfield, Dr45
Buller, Francis52-3
Buller, General67
Burke, Edmund58
Carew, Bampfylde Moore63-7
Carew family63
Carnegie, Mr Andrew54-5
Caterine II (Russia)66
Champion, Richard58
Charles II46, 67
Charles Edward, Prince66
Churchill, Sir Winston67
Clarendon, Lord46
Coke, Chief Justice48
Coleridge family53
Coleridge, Sir John53
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor46
Cook, Captain55
Cookworthy, Mr William55, 57-8
Cookworthy, Mrs55
Cosway, Richard67
Cumberland, Duke of66
d’Entrecolles, Père57
Drake, Sir Francis46
Dunning, John53
Edward IV48
Edward VI54
Eldon, Lord49, 52
Elizabeth I46-9, 52, 54
Essex, Lord54
Exeter, Dean of55
Fanshawe, Lady Anne46-7
Fenton, Lavinia61
Follett, Sir William53
Fortescue, Lord47
Fortescue, Sir John48-9
Frobisher, Martin46
Froude, James Anthony46
Gay, John58-63
George I50, 60, 64, 66
George II47
George III53, 66
Gibbs, Sir Vicary50-3
Gifford, Robert52
Glanville, Mr Justice49
Glouceser, Humphrey Duke of54
Halsbury, Lord49
Harvey, Lord50
Hawkins, Sir John46
Henry III48
Henry VI48
Henry VIII54
Hooker, Richard46
James II58
Jeffreys, Judge49
Johnson, Dr59
Julian, Mr Forbes44
Julian, Mrs44
King, Peter50, 52
King, Mr R.J45
Lear, King53
Littleton, Sir Thomas48-9
Lloyd George, Mr47
Locke, John50
Lowell, James48
Malmesbury, William of46
Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice52
Marlborough, John Duke of67
Mary, Queen54
Maynard, Serjeant John49-50
Merz, Dr45
Monk, General George46, 67
Monmouth, Duke of58
Omar, Caliph54
Pankhurst, Miss53
Patteson, John Coleridge53
Patteson, Mr Justice53
Pengelly, William44
Pitt, William52
Pope, Alexander46, 59-60, 62-3
Queensberry, Duchess of62
Quin, John47
Raleigh, Sir Walter46
Reynolds, Joshua67
Sacheverell, Dr50
Saxony, Elector57
Spode, Joseph58
St. Boniface46
Stukely, Dr47
Swedenborg, Emanuel56
Swift, Dean59-61
Temple, Frederick46
Tindal, Matthew50
Wales, Princess of60
Walpole, Sir Robert61
Wedgwood, Josiah58
William III49
Yarde, John52