Transcribed by Brian Randell

Historical background

"The Mallock family had its origins in East Devon and the family fortunes were laid by Roger Mallock (died 1651) who purchased the manors of Broadclyst, Smalridge (Axminster, Devon) and Fiddington (Somerset) in the 1640s. . . This is a typical collection of estate (with some family) records. . . Of particular note is a book containing copies of wills proved and associated inventories exhibited in Cockington manor court, c1540-1623. This is an important survival from one of the few secular manorial testamentary jurisdictions and the contents provide invaluable insight on the population and social structure of a small community where the main occupations centred on fishing and agriculture. The general loss of probate material in Devon gives the existence of this record added significance."


The Source and DWP's editing process

The above text, and the details of the wills that we have transcribed as MALL source items, have been extracted from A2A: Mallock of Cockington.


Locating the source and acquiring copies

The original documents are all held at the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter. To obtain information about the possibility of viewing the source listed, photographing them or acquiring photocopies of them by post, you should contact the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter directly.