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Church and Society in 18th Century Devon

by Arthur Warne

Published in 1969 by

David & Charles Publishers Ltd, Newton Abbot, Devon

ISBN 7153 4467 4

Index prepared by Brian Bigmore

Index Format: Name, place if not Devon, Date, Event, Page Numbers

Abbey C. J.,,, author, p 28, 62
Acland Rev. John, Broadclyst, circa 1788, vicar of, p 162
Annable Benjamin,, mid 18 century, bell-ringing master, p58
Bagot, and Bristol, 1834, bishop of, p 34, 41
Bampfield Sir R. W., Poltimore, 1775, donator to charity, p 152
Bampfield Thomas, Exeter,, landowner, p 96
Barnes Anne, Kenton,, poor person, p 156
Barnes Archdeacon, Exeter, 1788,, p 163
Bartle Charles, Cornworthy, cica 1770, parson of, p 153
Bartlett William, Bideford, circa 1671, rector of left the established church, p 89, 90
Bassett family, Bradford near Holsworthy, circa 1713, recipients of poor relief, p 157, 158
Bassett Ann, Bradford near Holsworthy, b1702, daughter of William, p 157
Bassett Ardilla, Bradford near Holsworthy, 1748, pos another daughter of William who had several illegitimate children, p 157
Bassett Elizabeth, Bradford near Holsworthy, b1697, crippled daughter of William, p 157
Bassett John, Bradford near Holsworthy, b1699, son of William, p 157
Bassett Phoebe, Bradford near Holsworthy, b1704, daughter of William, p 157
Bassett Richard, Bradford near Holsworthy, b1746, illegitimate son of Elizabeth, p157
Bassett William, Bradford near Holsworthy, 1713, husband of Mary Bray, p 157
Bearne Mrs, Newton Abbot, 1788, Dissenter's school benefactor in, p 147
Beavis Rev. Peter, Chittlehampton, 1762, vicar of, p 50
Bedford Francis [Earl of],,, Lord Lieutenant of Dorset Devon and Cornwall, p 88
Beer Jane, Bradford near Holsworthy, 1713, paid carer, p 157
Beer John, Kingsbridge,, churchwarden, p 155
Bell Dr.,,, Madras system, p 129, 144
Bennett Rev. John,, 1742, converted by Thomson's preaching, p 107
Benson George,,, noncomformist, p 103
Benson Martin, Gloucester, 1734-1752, bishop of, p 13, 29, 34, 62
Bere Peter, Tiverton, circa 1671, house used as a meeting-house, p 90
Berridge, of Everton, 18 century, preacher, p 107
Berrotten Anne, Kenton,, poor person, p 156
Beveridge, Exeter, circa 1705, bishop of p 44
Billard Stephen, Falmouth Cornwall, 1775, plaisterer, p 79
Binns Dr. Elliot,,, author, p 72, 98, 103
Blackhall Offspring, Exeter, 18 century, bishop of, p 22, 23, 34, 131
Blackburne Lancelot, Exeter, 1717-1724, bishop of, p 23, 24, 30
Blount family, Blagdon,, catholic family, p 87
Boggis Prebendary,,,wrote history of Exeter diocese, p 62
Bond John, Holsworthy, early 18 century, kept a diary, p 104
Borlase The Rev. George, South Petherwin Cornwall, 1763, charged with bastardy, p 70-2, 79
Boughton The Rev. Nat, Plymouth,, minister of Charles Church, p 134
Bowden Joseph, High Bickington, circa 1764, presented for drunkenness, p 75
Braddock Major-General,, circa 1750s, military leader, p 112
Bray Mary, Bradford near Holsworthy, wife of William Bassett, p157
Brinley Benjamin, Exeter,, merchant, p 96
Brooks John, Cadeleigh,, second son of Thomasin, p 156
Brooks Robert, Cadeleigh, d1795, eldest son of Thomasin, p 156
Brooks Thomasin, Cadeleigh, d1817, received poor help, p 156
Brudenell Mr Harthery, Dodbrooke,, excise collector, p 135
Bull, St Davids, circa 1724, bishop of, p 136
Buller Sir W., Exeter, 1792-1796, bishop of, p 28
Burnet, Salisbury,, bishop of, p 25
Butler, Durham, 1750-1752, bishop of, p 29, 62, 102, 114
Calamy Edward,,, historian, p 98, 102
Carey, Exeter, 1821, bishop of, p 44, 129
Carpenter George, and London, 18 century, defaulter, p 19
Carrington J. A.,, 15 September 1763, wrote letter to Rev. Borlase, p 72
Cary family, Torre Abbey,, catholic family, p 87
Challoner Rev. W., Braunton, 17 century, founded free school at, p 130
Chandler Samuel,,, nonconformist, p 104
Chatterton Thomas,,,quoted on Methodist hymns, p 128
Chichester family, Arlington, 1793, turned over to the Established Church in, p 87
Chisil John, Pitt Portion Tiverton,, left the Established Church, p 89
Claggett Nicholas, Exeter, 1742-1746, bishop of, p 25, 27, 34, 38, 94, 113
Clarke Dr. Alured, Exeter, 1741, hospital founder and Dean of, p 24, 35, 160
Clarke Dr. Samuel,, circa 1727, author, p 97
Clarke Mary, Plymouth Dock, 1809, mistakenly excommunicated, p 83
Clifford family, Chudleigh,, catholic family, p 87
Clifford 2nd Lord, Chudleigh, 1715, arrested, p 87
Clifford Lord, Chudleigh, 1760-1, rebuilt Ugbrooke House, p 87
Clinton Lord, Filleigh, 1730, patron of the church, p 56
Colley Rev. Mr., Chittlehampton, 1759, vicar of, p 50
Coker Rev. Samuel, Colebrook,, vicar of and curate of Cheriton Bishop was convicted of sodomy, p 70
Cole G. D. H.,, 20 century, author, p 149
Coleridge George, Ottery St. Mary,, priest-schoolmaster, p 154
Colwell The Rev. Francis, Brixton, 1765, vicar of, p 70
Coningsby [Earl of],,, patron of George Lavington, p 26
Courtenay family, Powderham,, catholic family, p 87
Courtenay Henry Reginald, Bristol and Exeter, 1796-1803, bishop of, p 28
Cox, Exeter, 1700, schoolmaster, p 140
Cragg C. R., and America, circa 1960, writer and Presbyterian scholar, p 22
Crispin Thomas, Exeter,, former Master of the company of Weavers Fullers and Shearmen, p 96
Cuttin Mary, Pyworthy, 7 December 1764, perform penance, p77
Davies Rev. David, Berkshire, 1797, clergyman/author, p 164
Davies Dr. G. C. B.,, circa 1758, quotes a letter, p 118
Defoe Daniel,,, author, p 93, 149
Dockett Thomas, Lapford, 16 May 1742, received poor relief, p 158
Drummond, of York, 1761-1777, Archbishop, p 33, 125
Dunning Richard,, 1698, author, p 165
Eden Sir F. M.,, 1797, author, p 164
Eldon Lord,,, Court of Chancery, p 85
Ellis Daniel, Kingsbridge,, churchwarden, p 154
Evans, Chepstow, 18 century, bell foundry, p 58
Evans Dr. John,, 1715, compiled a survey regarding noncomformist strength, p 94
Fiennes Celia,, 1698, author, p 93
Firmin Thomas,, circa 1678, friend of Archbishop Tillotson, p 164
Fisher, Bishop John, Exeter, 1807, moved to Salisbury, p 14, 28, 29, 34
Fisher Rev. Peter, Little Torrington,, convicted of immorality, p 72, 73
Flavell John, Dartmouth, circa 1671, ejected from his post, p 89, 90, 94, 95, 103
Fletcher, Madeley, 18 century, Methodist preacher, p 107, 118
Forbes James, Gloucester,, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89
Forster Mr. G. C. F., Leeds, circa 1960s, Leeds University School of History, p 9
Fox George,, 18 century, preacher, p 114, 155
Foxwell Rev. John Digby, North Huish,, proceedings taken against, p 152
Fursman John, Exeter, circa 1748, heard report about bad behaviour by John Wesley, p 122
Gale Theophilus, Winchester,, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89
Geare Harry,, 1756, deputy registrar, p 65
Gibbins Thomas, Ottery St. Mary,, involved in charity malpractice, p 154
Gibson Bishop, Lincoln and London, 1723-1748, bishop of, p 24, 25, 31, 34, 42, 85, 97, 114, 125, 136, 137
Gilbert [Archbishop of York],, 18 century,, p 34
Gilbert Thomas,, 1720-1798, put forward bill which became Poor Law Act 1782, p 149, 155, 164
Graves Admiral, Buckerell,, member of congregation, p 56
Green J. R.,,, author, p 120
Greenfield John, Topsham, until 1780, founded a Dissenter's school at, p 147
Grimshaw, of Haworth, 1760, Methodist preacher, p 107, 127
Gross Jonathan, Kenton,, poor person, p 156
Guest Rev. Joseph, Cullompton, 1756, curate of, p 65
Hacker Digory, Marhamchurch Cornwall, 18 century, farmer and Methodist convert, p 117
Hale Ann, Ilsington, 1804, charity founder, p 149
Hallet John, Exeter, circa 1700, opened first academy in, p 95
Hallet Joseph, Exeter,, minister, p 49, 97
Hall Dr., Exeter, 1821, canon and treasurer of the cathedral, p 143
Halls Samuel, St Austell Cornwall, 1716, farmer, p 140
Hamlin Mary, Crediton, 1769, sexton of, p 54
Hanmer Jonathan, Barnstaple, circa 1671, granted general licence, p 90
Hansard Josiah,, 18 century, author, p 164
Harris Howell, Tolgarth Wales, 1735, converted during service, p 107
Hart Dr. Tindal,, 18 century, registrar, p 31, 37
Hartness Jane, Cadeleigh, 1753, parishoner, p 70
Hawker Dr., Plymouth, 1787, vicar, p 142
Hawkins Benjamin, Exeter,, member of the Committee of 13, p 96
Haytor George, Norwich, 18 century, bishop of , p 23
Herbert George,, 18 century, country priest, p 46
Herbert Dr., Cambridge, 1811, professor at, p 145
Herring [Archbishop of York],, 1743,, p 31, 33, 34, 37, 38, 44, 49, 64
Hickes John, Kingsbridge, circa 1671, granted general licence, p 90
Hieron Robert, Honiton, circa 1671, set up a special meeting-house, p 90
Hinchcliffe, Peterborough, 18 century, bishop of, p 30, 34
Hoadley, Bangor, 18 century, bishop of, p 31, 85
Hobbs Faith, Bradford near Holsworthy, 1713, paid carer, p 157
Holdsworth Robert, Dartmouth,, vicar of, p 153
Hole Archdeacon, Barnstaple, circa 1748, heard a report about bad behaviour by John Wesley, p 122
Holt John,, mid 18 century, bell-ringing master, p 58
Hooper John,, 1742, ordained priest in, p 38
Horn, Norwich,, bishop of, p 34
Horsley, St. David's,, bishop of, p 34
Hoskins Dr. W. G.,, 1959, writer and historian, p 22
Howard Thomas,, 18 century, 2nd earl of Effingham whose eldest daughter was married to Henry Reginald Courtenay, p 28
Hudson John, Exeter, 15 Aug 1709, first charity school master in, p 131
Hurd Richard, Lichfield and Worcester, 1774-1808, bishop of, p 27, 29, 30, 33, 34
Ingham,, 18 century Methodist preacher, p 107
Ireland John, Brixham, 1810, local squire, p 67
Jeffrey Andrew, Exeter,, former Master of the company of Weavers Fullers and Shearmen, p 96
Jewel Gideon, Bradford near Holsworthy, 1713, farmer and former churchwarden, p 157
Johnson Dr.,,, author, p 49
Jones Miss M. G.,,, did a nationwide survey of charity school movement, p 134, 144, 146
Jourdain Ignatius, Exeter, 1611/1617, leading Puritan sheriff/mayor elected to Parliament (1628), p 88
Ken Bishop,,, charity school supporter, p 136
Kenrick Thomas, Exeter, d1805, started third academy in, p 96
Keppel Frederick, Exeter, 1762-1777, bishop of, p 18, 22, 26-28, 30, 33, 34, 43, 109
Keppel Major-General,, August 1762, took Havana from the Spaniards, p 26
Keppel William,,, second earl of Albemarle, p26
King Jerome, Exeter,, father of Peter and grocer and salter, p 96
King John, Helston, 18 century, landlord of The Angel Inn in, p 32
King Peter, Exeter, circa 1700, author and student at first academy in, p 97, p 95
King S., Plymouth Dock, 1819, published pamphlet, p 111
Kirk Richard, Upton-by-Southwell, 5 May 1766, excommunicated - buried on, p 20
Kirkham family, Newton St Cyres,, Catholic family, p 87
Knox R. A.,,, author, p 107, 117, 124
Lancaster Joseph,,, Quaker, p 144, 145
Lane Rev. Richard, Brixton, 1802, vicar of, p 163
Larkham Thomas, Tavistock, circa 1780, dissenting minister, p 103
Laundry William, Liskeard Cornwall, 1775, labourer, p 79
Lavington George, Exeter, 1746-1762, opponent of John Wesley and bishop of, p 17, 25, 26, 29, 31, 34, 110, 113-117, 119, 122, 123, 125
Lavington Mrs., Exeter, circa 1750s, wife of bishop visited the Playhouse, p 119
Lavington John, Exeter, 18 century, dissenting minister, p 97, 109
Lethbridge John, Exeter, 1701, charity founder, p 149
Lindford Thomas, Barnstaple, 1727, archdeacon of, p 97
Lindsay Theophilus, Catterick, 1765, anglican clergyman, p 142
Long Prebendary Thomas, Exeter, 1690, published reply to Dissenters, p 91, 92
Lowman Philip, Honiton, 1764, churchwarden, p 83
Lowth, St. David's Oxford and London, 18 century, bishop of, p 30, 34
Loyola Ignatius,, 18 century, preacher, p 114
McClatchey Miss, and Oxfordshire, late 18 century, writer, p 49, 148
Madan,, 18 century, Methodist preacher, p 107
Maddocks Mary, Kenton,, poor person, p 156
Madge Rev. Zachary, Plymouth, 18 century, vicar of St Andrew's, p 49
Manning,, 18 century, Archbishop, p 34
Manning Rev. Thomas, Cullompton, circa 1756, vicar of, p 66
Markham Mr., Tiverton, 1713, charity school master, p 132, 133
Marshall the Rev. Nathanial,, 1742, preacher, p 104
Martin Thomas, Plymouth, circa 1671, granted general licence, p 90
Mather Nathanial, Barnstaple, circa 1780, left the Established Church, p 89, 103
May Rev. Samuel, Roborough, 1765, complaints about, p 68, 69, 73
Maynard Jerome, Honiton, circa 1746, serge manufacturer and Baptist, p 101
Merrivale Samuel, Exeter, d1771, opened second academy in, p 95
Meyrick Dr. Owen, Holsworthy and Hollacombe, 18 century, rector of, p 46
Miall Thomas, Gloucester,, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89
Miller Jeremiah, Exeter, circa 1737, Dean of, p 43
Mitchell Thomas, Veryan Cornwall, 1754, rebuked by bishop, p 118
Moore George, Heavitree, 1771, vicar of, p 153
Moore John, Canterbury, 1783-1805, Archbishop, p 29
Moore Simon, Worcester,, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89
Morgan Mrs., Mitchell Cornwall, 1748, innkeepers wife, p 122
Morrish Agnes,, 12 December 1783, absolved from sentence of excommunication, p 21
Morrison Mr., Torrington, 18 century, wrote letter to Bishop Lavington, p 117
Morton Charles, Blisland Cornwall, circa 1662, ejected minister of, p 95
Munkly John, Exeter,, a fuller, p 96
Murch Jerome,, 1835, author, p 100, 101
Neal Robert, Kingsbridge,, churchwarden, p 155
Nelson Robert,,, charity school benefactor, p 136
Newman Jane, Plymouth Dock, 1809, excommunicated, p 83
Newte Rev. John, Tiverton, 1711, set up a charity school, p 132, 135
Nutcombe Chancellor, Exeter, 1788,, p 162
O'Bryan William, Luxulyan Cornwall,, introduced his own version of Methodism, p 120, 121, 126, 127
Oke William and John, Combe Pyne, 1746, owned two thirds of the land in parish of, p 66
Oliver, Exeter,, circa 1800s, Roman Catholic priest, p 87
Ollard Canon,, circa 1791,, p 38, 64, 78
Owen Robert, Honiton, 1764, court plaintiff, p 83
Pearce Zachary, Rochester, 1690-1774, bishop of, p 30
Pennington, Stoke Climsland Cornwall, 1710-1818, bell-founding firm, p 58
Pierce James, Exeter,, minister, p 97
Pincombe John, High Bickington, circa 1763, presented for drunkenness, p 75
Polwhele Theophilus, Tiverton,, left the Established Church, p 89, 90
Poole William, St Marty Arches,, a yeoman, p 96
Potter John, Canterbury, 1734-1747, bishop of, p 29
Pope Sarah, Crediton, 20 November 1761, ordered to make her penance, p 78, 79
Powlett Rev. John,, 1744, chaplain to a regiment of horse, p 39
Pretyman Richard,, circa 1720, son of a bishop of Lincoln, p 41
Prince Joseph, Exeter,, former Master of the company of Weavers Fullers and Shearmen, p 96
Purvis J. S., York, early 18 century, pos rural dean, p 53
Putt Sir Thomas, Gittisham, 1686, local squire, p 130
Pym John, Exeter,, merchant, p 96
Quicke John, Dartmouth,, dissenter, p 103
Raikes Robert, Gloucester, circa 1780s, proprietor of the Gloucester Journal, p 142
Reed Jane,, 18 century, defaulter, p 19
Reynolds Dr., Pinhoe, 1604, Puritan champion, p 88
Risdon family, Harberton,, catholic family, p 87
Rochford Lord,, 1744, his chaplain was parson of Bigbury, p 39
Rogers Sir John, Plymouth,, head of the corporation, p 134
Rolle Denys, Chittlehampton, 1759,, p 50
Roper William, Exeter,, brewer, p 96
Roquet James,, 1761, received letter from John Wesley, p 127
Ross John, Exeter, 25 Jan 1778, became bishop of, p 22, 27-29, 33, 34, 66, 109, 125
Rowe family, Beaston and Kingston,, catholic family, p 87
Rowe John, Westminster Abbey,, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89
Rudhalls, Gloucester, 18 century, bell foundry, p 58
Salter Rebecca, Honiton, 1758, sued the churchwardens, p 82
Sanders Mr, Honiton, 1714, organist-headmaster, p 135
Sanxay Rev. James, Tetcott near Holsworthy, circa 1745, rector of, p 37
Savory Nicholas, Exeter, circa 1671, house used as a meeting-house, p 90
Secker,, 18 century, Archbishop, p 23, 29, 46, 49, 62, 102
Sharpe,,, Archbishop, p 31
Shepherd Mr., Honiton, 1713, MP, p 135
Sherlock, Bangor, 18 century, bishop of, p 30
Sherlock, Salisbury, 18 century, bishop of, p 31, 43
Shipley, St. Asaph, 1731, bishop of, p 30
Shipway William,, late 18 century, bell-ringing master, p 58
Sinar Miss J.,, circa 1960s, County Archivist, p 9
Skinner Mr. Hugh, pos Hampstead, 1756, Surgeon and Apothecary, p 65
Smith Rev. George, Ottery St. Mary,, vicar of, p 154
Southcombe Lewis, South Molton, 1740, rural dean of, p 51, 53
Sparger James,, 18 century, defaulter, p 20
Stillingfleet John, Hotham, circa 1750, clergyman, p 118
Stock Rev. Thomas, Gloucester, circa 1780s, started Sunday school, p 142
Stogden Herbert, Exeter,, academy student, p 97
Strathmore Earl of,, 1756, appointed Cullompton vicar as his chaplain, p 65
Stucley Lewis, Exeter, circa 1671, cathedral preacher left the Established Church, p 89, 90
Sydenham Humphrey, Exeter, 1741, MP of, p 160
Sykes Dr. Norman,,circa 1930s, author, p 9, 23, 33, 34, 98
Tenison,, 1689, Archbishop, p 23, 90, 91
Thomson Rev. George, St Gennys in north Cornwall, 18 century, early Methodist convert, p 107
Thursden Samuel,, late 18 century, bell-ringing master, p 58
Tom Oliver, Luxulyan Cornwall,, famous wrestler, p 120
Tooker Edmund, West Alvington, circa 1671, granted general licence, p 90
Tothill Thomas, Uplyme, 1744, presented to the benefice of, p 38
Towgood Rev. Micaiah, Exeter, circa 1746-1748, author, p 95, 109, 147
Towill Elizabeth, Kenton,, poor person, p 156
Townshend Viscount,, 1674-1738, Whig statesman, p 137
Tozer John, Exeter, 1803, lesser excommunication, p 20
Trelawney John, Bristol and Exeter, circa 1685, bishop of, p 22, 28, 30, 34, 91
Tresidder Henry, Milor Cornwall, 1802, convicted of bastardy, p 78
Trimmer Mrs.,, d1810, views on education, p 144, 145
Trowte Abraham, Exeter,, merchant, p 96
Tucker Dean,,, poor reformer, p 155
Tucker Mr., Broadhempston,, vicar of, p 150
Turner Rev. Mr. John, Week St. Mary Cornwall, 18 June 1745, incumbent of, p 54, 107
Turner Thomas, Exeter,, member of Committee of 13, p 96
Turner Rev. William, Buckland Brewer,, went bankrupt, p 151
Venn Henry, Huddersfield, 18 century, Methodist preacher, p 107, 118, 119, 126
Vivian Thomas, Redruth Cornwall and Cornworthy, 1746, became a curate in, p 117-119, 150
Vowler Brother, St Ahnes Cornwall, 1758, clergyman, p 118
Vye Rev. John, Rockbeare, circa 1764, living of, p 41
Wake,, 1711, Archbishop, p 24, 48, 98
Walker Samuel, Truro Cornwall, 1746, became a curate in, p 117-119, 126
Walpole Horace,,,, p 24, 29, 97
Walrond,, 18 century, dissenting minister, p 109
Warburton, Gloucester, 1760-1779, bishop of, p 29, 31, 37, 57, 114, 116, 125
Ward Seth, Exeter, 19 December 1663, bishop of, p 89
Warren John, Ottery St. Mary,, priest-schoolmaster, p 154
Waterland Dr.,, circa 1727, author, p 97
Watkins John, Dartmouth, circa 1744, son of Samuel Watkins, p 99
Watkins Samuel, Dartmouth, circa 1744, religious teacher, p 99
Watson, Llandaff, 18 century, bishop of, p 29
Watson Joshua,, 1771-1855, distinguished layman, p 129, 145
Webb S. and B.,,, Socialist reformers, p 156, 158, 159
Wesley Charles,, 18 century, brother of John, p 107, 108, 127
Wesley John,, 18 century, Methodist preacher, p 47, 50, 95, 106-128, 142, 146
Wesley Samuel, Tiverton, d5 Nov 1739, brother of John and headmaster of Blundells School, p 106
Weston Stephen, Exeter, 1724-1742, bishop of, p 24, 25, 29, 30, 160
Wetson, Cambridgeshire, 1785, Archdeacon, p 142
Whitefield George,, 18 century, Methodist preacher, p 107, 108, 113, 115, 121
Whitefield Rev. Mr., Bideford, 27 September 1772, presented for brawling in church, p 67, 68, 150
Whitfield John, Bideford,, vicar of, p 150
Whore Margaret, Roborough, 1775, excommunicated, p 79
Wilkinson Samuel,, 18 century, defaulter, p 19
Wilson Robert, Upton-by-Southwell, 29 May 1758, excommunicated - buried on, p 20
Wilson, Sodor and Man, 18 century, bishop of, p 34, 136
Withers John, Exeter,, minister, p 97
Whiteman Dr., Wiltshire,, pos rural dean, p 53
Woodforde Parson,, 1794, curate, p 34, 49, 78
Wood Rev. John, Cadeleigh, 1753, rector of, p 70
Wyett Benjamin, Holsworthy, circa 1689, supplied room for a meeting-house, p 93
Yonge Rev. Duke, Cornwood, 1802, church poor relief, p 163

Brian Randell, 3 Feb 2001