Name Index


The Justices of the Peace for the County of Devon in the year 1592

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 8 (1876), pp. 517-525.


A.H.A. Hamilton

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper was presented at the Association's July 1876 Ashburton meeting. It preceded Hamilton's 1877 paper on Devon JP's during the Benevolences of 1614 and 1622, and his 1878 paper on Devon's JP's under Charles I and the Protectorate. JPs constituted a major element of the English (later British) governmental system. The JP system has been termed the squirearchy (i.e., dominance by the land-owning gentry). Depending on the jurisdiction, JPs' dispense summary justice or merely deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. JPs' conducted arraignments in criminal cases, and tried misdemeanours and infractions of local ordinances and bylaws. 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 University of California Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Abbott, William522
Ackland, Hugh522
Ackland, John522
Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke Bt522, 524
Albemarle, George Duke of522
Ameredith, Edward522
Bacon, Lord524
Bampfield, Richard522
Bath, Earl of (also Bathon)517, 520-1
Bevill, Sir William524
Bourchier, Anne521
Bourchier, Edward521
Bourchier, William521
Buckhurst, T520
Burgleighe, W520
Carew, Richard523
Cary family523
Cary, George (of Clovelly)523
Cary, George (of Cockington)523
Cecyll, Robert520
Champernowne, Sir Arthur525
Champernowne family525
Champernowne, Richard525
Charles I523
Chichester, Sir Arthur521
Chichester, Elizabeth521
Courtenay, Sir William517, 520-1
Crosse, Robert525
Crymes, William523
Dennys, Sir Robert525
Denys, Sir Thomas523, 525
Denys, Sir Thomas (2)523
Devon, Earl of521
Dillon, Robert522
Drake, Sir Bernard522
Drake, Sir Francis517, 520-2
Drake, Robert522
Drewe, Edward524
Dymond, Mr Robert523
Edgcombe, Peter MP523
Edgcombe, Sir Richard523
Elizabeth I517, 521
Fortescue, Earl521
Fortescue, Elizabeth521
Fortescue, Hugh521
Fortescue, J520
Gale, George522
Giffard, Roger523
Giffard, Sir Roger523
Gilbert, Adrian521
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey521
Gilbert, Sir John517, 520-1
Glanvyle, John524
Godolphin, Sir Francis524
Gorges, Sir Ferdinando522
Gorges, Tristram522
Grymes, Sir William523
Harries, Arthur523
Harris, Sir Christopher MP523
Harris, Thomas524
Hawarde, C520
Heale, Thomas522
Hele, Sir John524
Hunsdon, J520
James I521, 523-5
Kekewiche, George524
Kingsley, Charles521
Kirkeham, Mary522
Kirkeham, William522
Leicester, Earl of523
Londonderry, Earl of525
Luttrell family522
Marlborough, Duke of522
Middlesex, Anne Countess of521
Middlesex, Earl of521
Monk, Duke George522
Morley, Lord522
Mouncke, Antony522
Northcote, Sir Stafford524
Parker, Amy522
Parker, Edmund522
Peryam, William524
Pole, Sir William523
Pollard, Hugh524
Pollard, Sir Lewis524
Poltimore, Lord522
Prideaux, Sir Edmund Bt524
Prideaux family524
Prideaux, Thomas525
Prince, John522-5
Puckeringe, John520
Raleigh, Sir Walter521
Reynell, Sir Thomas523
Ridgeway, Sir Thomas525
Risdon, Tristram523
Rolle, Sir Henry523
Rous, Anthony523
Seymour, Amy522
Seymour, Edward521
Seymour, Sir Edward521-2
Somerset, Protector521
Southcott, Thomas525
Sparry, Richard522
Speccott, Humphrey522
St Leger, Sir John525
Strode, William the elder523
Strode, William the younger523
Tichborne, Mary522
Walrond, Sir J W522
Walrond, William522
Whiddon, Edward522
Whyddon, Sir John522
Wolley, J520
Wolton, Bishop John521
Wrey, Lady Anne521
Wrey, Sir Bourchier Palk521, 524
Wrey, Sir Christopher521
Wrey, John523
Wyott, George522
Wyse, Thomas522