Name Index


Buckfast Abbey and its relation to Kingsbridge

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 45, (1913) pp. 143-151.


William Davies

Prepared by Michael Steer

Buckfast Abbey was founded by Earl Aylward in the reign of King Cnut in 1018. In 1147 it became a Cistercian abbey and was rebuilt in stone. In medieval times, the abbey became rich through fishing and trading in sheep wool, although the Black Death killed two abbots and many monks. By 1377 there were only 14 monks at Buckfast. In 1539, William Petre arrived at Buckfast and declared the abbey to be dissolved by order of King Henry VIII. The monks were compelled to leave and the buildings were looted and destroyed. The abbey then stood in ruins for over 200 years. In 1882, six Benedictine monks returned to Buckfast to rebuild the abbey. Its restoration has become one of Devon's major tourist attractions. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. 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.

Alston, Alan of 145
Alston, Ronald of 145
Drake, Bernard 151
Drake, John 151
Edward the Confessor 143
Edward II 144
Edward III 146
Edward IV 146-8
Edward VI 150
Edmund, King & Martyr 144, 149
Exeter, Bishop of 146
Fortescue family 151
Foughille, William 148
Grandisson, Bishop 142, 148
Gye, John 147
Hamilton, Dom Adam 143, 148-9
Hawkins, Mr 147
Henry III 145, 149
Henry IV 146
Henry V 146-7
Henry VI 145-6, 149
Henry VII 146
Henry VIII 146, 149-51
Hoygge, John 148
Hurrell, Mr J L 150
Jessopp, Dr 150
John, King 145
Kena, Walter (also Kenn, Keen) 144
Lepil, Ailwin 144
Lepil, Osmer 144
Lepil, Roger 144
Natter, Abbot Boniface 151
Norfolk, Duke of 146
Nunant, Roger 144
Petre family 151
Petre, Sir William 151
Pynhoe, Sir Robert de 148
Richard II 146
Robert, Bishop of Exeter 144
Ryder, Juliana 148
Ryder, William 148
Salisbury, Earl of 146
Warwick, Earl of 146
York, Richard Duke of 146