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Discoveries in the more recent deposits of the Bovey Basin

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1883, Vol XV, pp.368-395.

by

W. Pengelly

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Bovey Basin, lying between Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot, is the largest and highest quality source of ball clay in the UK, and probably the world, It has been worked since the 17th century. The paper’s author was a geologist and amateur archaeologist; one of the first to contribute proof that the Biblical chronology of the earth calculated by Archbishop James Ussher was incorrect. In 1862 Pengelly reviewed the geology of the Tertiary lignite deposits of Bovey Tracey in an important paper read to the Royal Society, and the following year was elected FRS. His desire to educate led him to found the Torquay Young Men's Society (later the Torquay Mechanics' Institute), the Torquay Natural History Society, and (in 1862) the Devonshire Association. The present lengthy and erudite paper provides the genealogist with names of several local influential people as well as the academics and professionals associated with his Bovey Basin research. 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.

 

Anderson, Mr (Scotland) 385, 389
Bearne, Mr (Newton Abbot) 374
Blake, Mr (Newton Abbot) 374, 377
Bohn 390
Cambyses, King 389
Carder, Mr Thomas 376
Castor & Pollux 390
Christison, Sir Robert, Bt, FSA (Scot) 383-5, 387, 389-90
Croker, J.G., MD, FGS (Bovey Tracey)     379, 381
Davey, Miss (Chudleigh Knighton) 380
Davey, Mr (Chudleigh Knighton) 380
De la Beche, Sir Henry 372
Dodds, Rev Dr George 384
Evans, John, DCL 376, 380
Ezekiel 393
Frey 386
Giles, Dr 390
Godwin-Austen, Mr 379
Green, Mr James 379
Heer, Rev Professor O. (Zurich) 368-73
Herodotus 389-90
Hesychius 389
Hexter, Mr William 377
Hildebrand, Hans (Sweden) 386
King, Dr Kelburne (Hull) 384
Kirsop, Mr J. (Glasgow) 383
Limpus, Mr John (Bovey Tracey) 377
Minerva 390
Nathorst, Professor (Lund) 370-2
Odin 386
Parfitt, Mr 375
Pengelly, Mr 371-2
Poulson, Mr 384, 390
Rawlinson, Canon 389
Rygh, Mr (Christiania) 386
Steuart, Rev Alexander (also Stewart) 383, 391
Suidas 389
Taylor, P.T. Esq (Teignbridge) 378-80
Thor 386
Vicary, Mr W, FGS (Newton Abbot) 381-2
Vulcan 389
Watts, Mr (Newton Abbot) 374-5
Whitakers (Tamerton Foliot) 384
Worsaae, Mr J. J. A. (Copenhagen) 385-6, 389-91, 393