Name Index


Vicars of Buckfastleigh

Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VII, (1912-1913), Exeter: James G. Commin. 1913, p. 120.


T. Cann Hughes

Prepared by Michael Steer

It appears that the Note’s author is compiling a record of Buckfastleigh clergy. The living at Buckfastleigh is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. The church surmounts a limestone eminence overhanging the Dart, half a mile from the village, is Early English, with mixtures of Perpendicular and Debased Tudor. The churchyard contains ivy-clad remains of an ancient church or chantry, and there is a Norman font in the church in addition to the high altar. There were originally four side altars. 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.

Note 94. VICARS OF BUCKFASTLEIGH. - Information is sought about one Escot, who was Vicar of Buckfastleigh from 1697 to 1699. He was apparently an absentee. Also of James Cornelius, who was Vicar from 1700 to 1718; he was son of James Cornelius, of Salisbury, and matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford, on 22nd May, 1691. I am desirous to find his school, also his preferments after leaving Buckfastleigh in 1718 and his place of interment.

Can anyone say where John Corham Huxham was beneficed between his ordination as Priest on 15th March, 1746, and his admission as Vicar of Buckfastleigh in 1777?

Information is also sought of Samuel Davenport, Vicar of Buckfastleigh from 1778-1788.             T. CANN HUGHES.