Name Index

Visitations of Devonshire churches [1301-30]

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 42 (1910), pp. 446-474.


H.M. Whitley

Prepared by Michael Steer

Visitations are the means by which Bishops can gather information about their diocese, and monitor the performance of their clergy. Canon law decrees that visitations are to be undertaken every three years. At Exeter, for example, the process involved months of planning before the Bishop could embark on a tour of his diocese. In an oft-quoted remark, visitations have been described as, 'The keystone of the arch of ecclesiastical administration... upon which to a considerable degree the good estate of the church depends'. 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 New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Adam (Sir) Vicar of Colebrook 474
Adam (Sir), Chaplain at Dawlish 458
Benatrix, Agnes 455
Bond, William 463
Colletone, Master Richard de 465
Galmeton, Henry de 471
Germeyne, Master R 466
Henry, Magister Martin 463-4
Hingeston-Randolph, Prebendary 446
Kilkenny, Dean Andrew de 464
Lechlade, Thomas de 464
Morcestre, Magister Richard de 463
Morten, Galfrid 458
Morten, Master Robert at 458
Murymonthe, Adam, Snr 468
Oldfield, Robert (de Veteri Terra) 452, 454, 459-61
Pastone, Master Benedict de 469
Quivil, Bishop Peter 447, 449, 460
Reus, Master Roger de 456
Robert, Vicar of Salcombe 460
Somerset, Henry de 464
Stapeldon, Sir Thomas de 468
Stapeldon, Bishop Walter 454
Thomas, Vicar of Branscombe 459, 467
Uphaverne, John de 452, 454, 459-61, 466
Walter, (Sir), Vicar of Sidbury 460, 467
Walter (Sir), Vicar of Staverton 454
Walter (Sir) Archdeacon's Chaplain 456
William, (Sir), Vicar of Colebrook 451
William, Vicar of Culmstock 462
William, Chaplain of Stoke Canon 458