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Name Index


William of Worcester, Devon's First Topographer

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol 18, 1886, illus. pp. 462-487.


R.N. Worth

Prepared by Michael Steer

William Worcester, or Worcestre (c. 1415 - c. 1482), was a chronicler and antiquary. The son of William of Worcester, a Bristol citizen, he is sometimes called William Botoner, his mother being a daughter of Thomas Botoner from Catalonia. He was educated at Oxford and became secretary to Sir John Fastolf. When the knight died in 1459 Worcester found that nothing had been bequeathed to him. With Sir William Yelverton, he disputed the validity of the will and obtained some lands near Norwich and in Southwark. The paper presents all the passages of his work that relate to Devon. 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 Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Aidan, Saint 480-1
Athelstan, King 466-9
Athelwald, Saint 478-9
Barnoc, Saint 474-5
Bitton, Thomas de 464-5
Blanchminster, Ralph de 470-1
Bonville, Lord 478-9
Bonville, Nicholas 464-5
Bonville, Walter 464-5
Bottoner, Elizabeth 462
Bottoner, William 462
Bracy, Robert 484-5
Brandwell, Saint 466-7
Braybroke, Reginald 464-5
Broke, Lord Thomas 464-5
Burges, Brother John 466-7
Candida, Saint 464-5
Catryk, Lord John 468-9
Cheyny, William 464-5
Cobham, Lady Johanna 464-5
Cobham, Lord 464-5
Colshill, Sir John 470-1
Colville, Sir John Knt 480-1
Cornewayle, M 484-5
Cornwall, Ordulf Duke of 478-9
Courtenay, Earl Thomas 476-9
Courtenay, Thomas jnr 478-9
Cuttle, Captain 463
Dallaway, Mr 463
Edgar, King 478-9
Edward I 474-5
Elid, Saint 478-9
Ewen, Dr 484-5
Fastolf, Sir John 462, 466-7
Genosius, Saint 478-9
Grandisson, John 464-5
Helen, Saint 478-9
Hermet, Saint 480-1
Hewn, John 464-5
Holbroke, Thomas 464-5
Hugh, Saint 466-7
Juncus, Saint 478-9
Lacy, Lord Edmund 468-9
Leicester, Earl of 478-9
Leland 473, 485
Malachi, Saint 466-7
Maurice, Saint 480-1
Mohun, Reginald 464-5
Montford, St Simon de 478-9
Morwenna, Saint 472-3
Nasmith, Mr 463
Nectan, Saint 480-1
Neville, Bishop George 468-9
Nicholas, Saint 478-9
Nin, Saint 478-9
Ordulf, Earl 478-9
Paston family 479
Peperelle family 475
Peperelle, Thomas 474-5
Petrock, Saint 478-9
Pius, Pope 480-1
Quivil, Bishop Peter 468-9
Radford, Nicholas 478-9
Richmond, George Earl of 478-9
Robert, Saint 466-7
Rougemont, Lord 466-7
Rowe, Mr J Brooking 462
Rumon, Saint 474-5, 480-1
Ryly, Lord John 464-5
Sidwell, Saint 466-7
Stapledon, Walter 464-5
Tavistock, Abbot of 470-1
Walter, Saint 466-7
Worcester, William of (snr) 462
Worcester, William of throughout
Wulfric, Saint 466-7
York, Richard Duke of 478-9