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Name Index


Urith of Chittlehampton: A study in an obscure Devon saint.

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 46, (1914), illus. pp. 290-308.


J.F. Chanter

Prepared by Michael Steer

St. Urith or, more properly, Iwerydd was born at East Stowford, near Barnstaple. Little is known of her life, but she is known to have founded the church at Chittlehampton, seven miles away. She was a consecrated virgin there, presumably a hermit, but was killed by local (apparently female) haymakers at the instigation of a jealous, possibly pagan, stepmother. She was cut down with a scythe and a miraculous stream immediately sprang up where she fell. Her feast day is 8th July. Urith was buried in Chittlehampton Church where her shrine became extremely popular with both the local people and pilgrims from further afield. 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.

Athelstan, King 291
Bacon 296
Baring-Gould, Rev Sabine 308
Bartholomew, Bishop 291
Beavis, Rev Peter 295
Becket, Thomas à 292, 300
Bede 302
Bishop, Mr Edmund 290
Bleddin, Prince 302
Bran, son of Lyr 302
Brasier, John 306
Brembridge, Philip 295
Bright, John 306
Brownlow, Dr 290
Budd, John 306
Bulhed, Robert 307
Bulpayne, Robert 307
Camden 293-4
Carew 294
Chanter, JF 290
Chapple family 294
Chappel, William Jnr 306
Chappel, William 306-7
Chichester family 301
Chichester, Sir John 296
Chichester, Urith 296
Christopher, Thomas 306
Coble, Joh 305
Cobley, John 306-7
Coplestone family 301
Coplestone, Humphrey 296
Coplestone Urith 296
Davidson, Mr James 295
Dennis, Sir Thomas 306
Drake, Mr Maurice 308
Ecton 296
Edwards, John 300
Foster, Miss Arnold 290
Giffard, Roger 306
Grandisson, Bishop 294
Gregory, W 307
Henry II 292
Henry VIII 306
Hingston Randolph 294
King, J L 291
Leland 293
Lyr 302
Mayne, Henry 307
Murray 292
Parker 292
Penardim 302
Pollard, Sir Hugh 306
Polwhele 293
Prideaux, Humphry 306
Prince 293
Reed, William 295
Rhys, Sir John 301
Risdon 290, 292-6, 300, 303
Roscarrock, Nicholas 293-4, 296
Rowe, Thomas 307
Scott, Mr 295
Seymour, Archdeacon 306
Shepherd, John 306
Stanton 290
St Boniface 290
St Brannock 292, 308
St Cyres, Lord 290
St Eadwara 308
Stevenson, Mr W H 301
St Hill family 301
St Hill, Peter 296
St Hill, Urith 296
St Juthwara 292, 300, 308
St Nectan 292, 302, 308
St Petrock 292, 308
St Sidwell 292, 300, 308
St Urith (also Hieritha) throughout
St Wulvella 308
Thorne, Michael 306
Venner, Robert 306
Tanner, Richard 306
Trevelyan, John 296
Trevelyan, Urith 296
Troup, Mrs Rose 307
Tynemouth, John of 293
Veysey, Bishop 307
Westcote 290, 293-4
Whytford, R 293, 300
Woodward, Rev George R 298
Worde, Wynkin de 300
Wulman, Richard 307
Yea, John 306
Yonge, Miss 301