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Name Index


On the lignite formation of Bovey Tracey, Devonshire


William Pengelly and Oswald Heer

London: Philosophical Transactions, Part II (1862), 106pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Bovey physician, Dr J.G. Croker in 1856 first described the physical features of the basin, surrounding the junction of the Teign and Bovey Rivers, in which are found large beds of lignite and their associated clays (used in pottery). His study was followed by that of Dr William Pengelly of Torquay and his colleague, the Rev Dr Oswald Heer of Zurich. The Bovey Formation is the major source in England for ball clay, which is of great importance to the pottery industry. Large excavations have been made for the extraction of these clays. The lignite or "Bovey Coal" was in the past burned in local kilns, and in steam engines and workmen's cottages, but it was not economical. Robert Sture, ancestor of Bovey's long-settled Steer family is described as a "collyor" in a 1541 Deed of Sale held at the Devon Records Office. Pengelly and Heer's book contains a fascinating catalogue with illustrations of the remarkable fossil plant life they discovered and catalogued in the Bovey Basin. This book, held as part of the Bodleian Library Collection was produced from a digital copy that can be downloaded from, with a search by either author of title. 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.
Blume 39
Brice, Mr viii, ix, 2
Bronn xvii, 58
Brongniart, M.A 57-59
Connybeare, Rev W.D. xi, xii, 2
Coutts, Miss Burdett iii, 3
Croker, Dr J.G.of Bovey xiv, xv, 2, 3, 5, 64
Cuvier 57
Debey, Dr 35
De la Beche, Sir H. xiii, 2, 3, 18
Divett, Mr John, Esq. of Bovey xvi, 3, 11, 14-16, 20, 21
Dun. 53
Endlicher 34, 42, 49, 51, 53
Ettinghausen xvii, 34, 35, 50, 56
Everest, Rev R, FGS 3
Falconer, Dr xvi, 3, 18, 37, 59
Farroni, Mr vii
Fitch, Mr of Kew 18, 33
Forbes, Professor Edward 18
French, Mr Robert of Bovey xv
Giebel, Professor 10, 31
Godwin-Austen, Mr xii, 2, 13, 18
Goeppert 34
Hatchett, Charles, Esq, FRS vii-xi, 2, 11, 12
Haydon, Dr of Bovey ix
Heer, Rev. Professor Oswald i, xvi, xvii, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 21, 31, 37
41, 43, 47, 50, 51, 56, 57  
Hollman, Professor of Göttingen vi
Hooker, Dr xiv, xv, 2, 3, 11, 44, 58, 59, 64
Juss. 51
Keeping, Mr H. 3, 10
Key, J.H. Esq xvi
Kirwan, Mr vii, 2
Kingston, Mr J.F. xii, 2
Kunth. 52, 56
Lamb 35
Leonhard 57
Lindl. 34
Lyell, Sir Charles xvi, 1, 3, 18, 21
Ludwig 31, 34, 38, 41, 51-53, 58-60
Lysson's xi, 2
Macclesfield, Earl of v
Martius 39, 40
Massalonga 35
Maton, Dr vii, ix, 2
M'Culloch, Dr J.M. xi, 2
Meyer 38
Milles, Rev Dr Jeremiah de v-x, 2
Parkinson, Mr vi, ix, 2
Pengelly, William, FRS, FGS etc i, xvii, 1, 21, 24, 26, 33, 39
Percy, Dr xv, xvii
Phillips, Professor vii, xi, 2
Robenhausen 55
Rossmassler 32, 40, 41, 44
Salisb. 54
Scammell, Mr Robert of Bovey x, xiv, xv, 2, 11
Sternberg 35, 57
Thunb. 41
Turton, Dr xii
Unger 34, 35, 39, 43, 44, 46-50, 53, 54, 56, 58
Vancouver, Mr Charles xi, 2
Vaux, Fred. Esq xiii, 2
Weber, O. 41, 48, 50, 57
Whiteway, Mr 17
Zenker 57, 58