List of Devon Subscribers


Sermons on Various Subjects


Rev William Woollcombe, MA.

London: Trewman & Son. Sold also by Rivington (1797) liv, 297 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Rev William Woollcombe was Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral and Rector of East Worlington, a small, rather scattered village on the northern acclivity of the valley of the little Dart, six miles East of Chulmleigh. His father was John Woollcombe of Ashbury, near Hatherleigh, High Sheriff of Devon in 1751. His mother was Mary, daughter and heiress of Jefferey Morth of Talland in Cornwall. The Woollcombes were a well-established family of Devon gentry, several of whom down through the generations held high office in the county. The subscriber's list is extensive. A majority of subscribers, perhaps a memorial to Rev Woollcombe, are from the Westcountry with a great many from Devon. The following list identifies only the Devon surnames and where possible, locations. The list also contains names of several Oxford academics who might have Devon links. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Bodleian Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Abbot, MrExeter
Ackland, Hugh Esq 
Ackland, Lady Harriet 
Adams, MrTotnes
Adams, William EsqPlympton
Alford, Rev MrHeal House
Andrew, Rev JohnPowderham
Arscot, MissOkehampton
Bailey, MrsExeter
Baker, Mr JohnEast Worlington
Baker, Mr TWest Worlington
Bampfylde, Rev R WPoltimore
Bampfylde, Mrs E 
Barbour, William EsqFremington
Baring, Charles EsqCourtland
Baring, John Esq, MPMount Radford
Barnard, ColonelBideford
Barne, Mr GTiverton
Barnes, Archdeacon & MrsExeter
Barnes, MrChrist Church, Oxon
Barnes, MrExeter College, Oxon
Bartholomew, Rev RobertExeter
Barton, Subdean & MrsExeter
Bastard, John Polexfen EsqKitley
Bawden, Rev RSouth Molton
Beck, MrFrenchay
Bedford, Rev WilliamMary Tavy
Belfield, Rev FinneyPrimley
Bennet, Mr JohnPlymouth
Bennet, Mr WilliamPlymouth
Bent, Rev GeorgeSandford
Bickford, MissDunsland
Blackall, DrExeter
Blackall, Henry EsqExeter
Blackall, MrsExeter
Blackall, Rev SExeter
Blackall, Mr TExeter
Blundell, Richard EsqTiverton
Boger, MrsSmitham
Brand, ___ EsqTopsham
Bray, Edward William EsqTavistock
Brereton, Rev & MrsExeter
Brutton, Rev MrSidmouth
Buck, MrsDaddon, Bideford
Buckland, Rev CharlesAxminster
Buller, DrExeter
Buller, Sir Francis, BtLupton
Buller, James EsqDowns
Burd, Miss AnnOkehampton
Burnaford, Thomas esqTavistock
Burrington, Rev GeorgeChudleigh
Burrow, Rev TInwardleigh
Burton, John, EsqJacobstowe
Carew, Pole Esq 
Carew, Rev J WBickleigh
Carpenter, John Esq (& Mrs)Tavyton
Cartwright, MrsExeter
Carwithen, Rev MrNewton St Cyres
Carwithen, MrsExeter
Cary, George Esq (& Mrs)Torr Abbey
Champernoun, Arthur EsqDartington
Charter, Rev JohnHolne
Chichester, J P EsqArlington
Cholwich, R B EsqFarringdon
Churchill, Miss J FExeter
Churchill, MrFellow, All Souls, Oxford
Churchill, Rev JohnEggesford
Churchill, Rev MExeter
Churchill, Peter EsqDawlish
Churchward, Rev MrGoodleigh
Churchward, Mrs SarahGoodleigh?
Churchward, Rev WilliamGoodleigh
Clarke, R H EsqBridwell
Clay, Rev & Mrs BenjaminEast Worlington
Cleather, MrPlymouth
Cleave, MrCrediton
Cleveland, John EsqTapley
Clinton, Lord 
Cobley, Mr AndrewEast Worlington
Coffin, Rev Charles PynneEast Down
Coffin, Rev John PynePortlege
Coham, Rev W HBlack Torrington
Cole, John EsqExeter
Colley, James EsqLittle Torrington
Collyns, MrKenton
Comins, Rev JRackenford
Cook, Mr RichardWest Worlington
Cooke, Rev DrOxford
Copplestone, MrOxford
Cornish, Mr PExeter
Courtenay, Lady Catherine 
Courtenay, DrExeter
Courtenay, Lady Elizabeth 
Cox, Rev MrStockland
Crawley, Rev CharlesClyst St Mary
Cruwys, Rev DrCruwys Morchard
Culme, John EsqPlymouth
Cumming, Rev J POxford
Curtis, Edward EsqOxford
Curtis, Rev MrOxford
Cutcliffe, Rev RobertSeaton
Davie, Rev CharlesBuckland
Davie, Sir John, BtCreedy
Dean, Rev WilliamGreat Torrington
Dennis, AldermanExeter
Dennys, Nicholas EsqAshley
Dicken, Rev MrWitheridge
Downman, DrExeter
Drewe, William EsqSpring Gardens
Dunsterville, Mr BPlymouth
Dunsterville, Mr JohnExeter College, Oxford
Eales, MrPlymouth
Edwards, Rev JBerry Pomeroy
Edwards, Rev W ERedland House, Instow
Elford, Jonathan EsqPlymouth Dock
Elford, William Esq, MPBickham
Ellicombe, Rev WilliamAlphington
Ellis MissExeter
Elmesley, John EsqOriel College
Elston, Rev WilliamWest Down
Faneuil, MrsStonehouse
Fisher, Rev Peter & Miss FisherLittle Torrington
Follett, Rev JohnTiverton
Foote, MrSouth Molton
Fortescue, Hon Captain 
Fortescue, Earl & Lady 
Fortescue, Inglet Esq 
Fortescue, Mrs & MissDawlish
Foss, Rev MrArlington
Fownes, Rev ThomasKittery
Froude, Rev Robert HurrellTotnes
Furneaux, Rev JamesPlymouth
Furse, Rev Peter WellingtonHalsdon
Gandy, Rev JPlymouth & Exeter
Gasking, DrPlymouth
Gater, MrExeter
Gay, Mr NicholasUp-Ottery
Gay MissCloister Hall
Gennys, MissStonehouse
Gilbert, Walter Rawleigh & Mrs, EsqPriory House
Girod, DrExeter
Glanville, F Esq & MrsCatch-French
Glanville, Lord & Lady 
Glubb, Rev ThomasExeter College, Oxford
Glubb. John Warren EsqTorrington
Gubb, Rev PeterLangtree
Gordon, Rev MrExeter
Gordon, MrsHartland
Gore, MrsDunscombe
Gould, George Esq 
Gould, Rev RobertMotherton
Granger, Edmund EsqExeter
Grenville, Lord 
Gwennap, CaptainBideford
Hains, Rev WilliamOverton
Hale, MrsIngsdon
Hallet, Rev RichardStedcombe
Hamilton, Sir AlexanderRetreat
Hamlyn, Mr RobertBideford
Hammett, Rev RichardHartland
Hare, MrsPlymouth
Hart, C B EsqSidborough
Heberden, Rev CanonExeter
Heinzelman, G EsqHeavitree
Helyar, Weston EsqNewton Ferrers
Herring, MrsGreat Torrington
Hicks, Mr WilliamExeter
Hiern, Mr JohnTorrington
Hiern, Rev MrStoke
Hill, Rev MrTawstock
Hoare, Mr CDawlish
Holdsworth, MrsDartmouth
Hole, Rev ThomasHam
Hole, Rev H AChulmleigh
Hole, Rev JoshuaBurrington
Holmes, Mr WilliamExeter
Holwell, Mrs AnnExeter
Hosegood, Mr JohnWest Worlington
Howell, Rev CanonExeter
Hudson, MrsExeter
Hughes, HenryExeter
Hunt, WilliamExeter
Hunt, Rev WilliamPlymouth
Incledon, R N EsqPilton
Jackson, William EsqExeter
Jackson, William EsqCowley
Jackson, William Bickford EsqBideford
Jago, Rev JMilton Abbot
Jones, Rev ThomasHill House
Karslake, Rev MrBishop's Nympton
Karslake, Mr William 
Keats, Rev MrKing's Nympton
King, Mr MervynExeter
Kingdon, Richard EsqBarum
Kitson, Rev WalterExeter
Kitson, Rev E AExeter
Kitson, Rev ThomasShiphay
Kitson, Rev WilliamTorquay
Lane, Thomas EsqCoffleet
Land, MissDartmouth
Lane, Mr PhilipMorchard Bishop
Leach, George EsqPlymouth
Leare, Thomas EsqSandwell
Lee, MrIlfracombe
Ley, Henry EsqExeter
Ley, MrsAshprington
Ley, Rev JacobAshprington
Ley, Rev MrShobrooke
Ley, Mr GeorgeCockington
Louis, MrExeter
Louis, Miss ElizabethExeter
Louis Miss F EExeter
Lovering, Rev T MPinhoe
Luce, Rev MrPlymouth
Luke, Rev MrExeter
Luxmoore, Mrs CharlesOkehampton
Luxmoore, Rev CoryndonBridestowe
Luxmoore, Henry EsqOkehampton
Luxmoore, Mr T BOkehampton
Mallett, John EsqSpeccott
Marker, Rev R JUffculme
Marsh, Rev GeorgeCritchel
Martin, MissSeaborough
May, Rev JamesCheldon
Melluish, Richard EsqWitheridge
Merrivale, John EsqDevon
Milford, John EsqExeter
Mitchell, Rev William ForardThrowleigh
Moore, MrsGrampound
Moore, Rev ArchdeaconExeter
Moore, Rev William SnrSouth Tawton
Moore, Rev ThomasBishop's Tawton
Moore, Rev EdwardOxford
Morrison, Mrs EBideford
Morshead, P EsqWidey
Munday, MrsBudleigh Salterton
Newcombe, ___ EsqTeignmouth
Northcote, Sir Stafford Henry 
Nowell, DrOxford
Nutcombe, Rev ChancellorExon
Orchard, Paul EsqHartland Abbey
Ouchterloney, MrsTopsham
Palk, Lawrence EsqHaldon House
Palk, Walter EsqMarley House
Parlby, Thomas EsqStone Hall
Partridge, John EsqGreat Torrington
Penny, Rev Robert, DDCromhall
Phillips, Rev JMembury
Phillips, MissMembury
Phillips, MrsTopsham
Pickford, MrOriel College, Oxon
Pierce, Miss MaryExeter
Pigott, MrsDartmouth
Pigott, Arthur EsqPowys Place
Pole, Sir John de laShute House
Poole, Rev MrOriel College
Price, Rev RichardLamerton
Price, Mr SamuelEast Worlington
Prowse, MrExeter
Putt, MrsBridestowe
Putt, Rev ThomasOxford
Pyne, Rev EdwardEast Down
Radcliffe, Richard Copplestone EsqStoke
Radford, Rev JohnLapford
Randolph, Rev DrOxford
Remmet, DrPlymouth
Rhodes, Rev GeorgeColyton
Roberts, William EsqExeter
Rolle, LordStevenstone
Rowe, Rev JAlscott
Rowe, James EsqAlscott
Rowe, MissTiverton
Saltren, Rev ThomasPetticombe
Sawle, Miss BridgetExeter
Sheere, MrsBideford
Short, John Jeffery EsqExeter
Shute, Thomas EsqWotton
Skinner, MrsExeter
Slade, Rev RichardTorrington
Smyth, Rev WilliamBideford
Southmead, Rev WilliamGidley
Spaikes, Mr IsaacGidley
Spencer, Mr GeorgeEast Worlington
Spurway, Rev MrPilton
Spurway, Rev WilliamBarnstaple
Stawell, Rev W MSouth Molton
Steer, Rev CharlesAxminster
Strong, Thomas EsqLympstone
Sunter, Mr WilliamAshburton
Sunter, Mr JosephAshburton
Sweet, MrsKentisbury
Symons, Mr WilliamPlymouth
Tarrant, Rev RobertExeter
Taylor, Mrs PierceOgwell
Taylor, Thomas esqDenbury
Taylor, Rev MrClifton
Templar, Rev JLindridge
Toms, Rev WilliamSouth Molton
Totton, Rev MOriel College
Trefusis, Rev JohnSouth Hill
Tremayne, Arthur EsqSydenham
Tripp, Rev RRewe
Tucker, Allar EsqBideford
Tucker, MissUffculme
Tucker, Miss SUffculme
Tucker, Rev PeterMorchard
Tucker, Rev G, LLDAxminster
Turner, Mr ThomasExeter
Turner, MrRedland
Twopenny, Rev RichardOriel College
U & V 
Vigor, Rev T StonehouseClifton
Warren, JohnOriel College
Watson, MrBideford
Welsford, MrsTotnes
Weston, Miss FExeter
White, James EsqExeter
White, MissExeter
White, Rev DrOxford
Whitechurch, Mr HenryTavistock
Wibault, MrsExeter
Williams, MissExeter
Williams, Miss MaryExeter
Williams, John EsqExeter
Willisford, Rev VyvyanCoryton
Windeatt, MrBridge Town, Totnes
Windeatt, Mrditto
Windeatt, Missditto
Winsor, Mr JohnAshburton
Winsor, Mr Georgeditto
Witts, B EsqNibby House
Woollcombe, Rev JohnPlymouth
Woollcombe, John Morth EsqAshbury
Woollcombe, Mrsditto
Woollcombe, Mr Francisditto
Woollcombe, Mr CExeter
Woolcombe, George EsqPlymouth
Wrey, Sir BourchierTawstock
Wrey, GeneralBarnstaple
Wrey, Rev WilliamCoombinteignhead
Yonge, Rev JamesPuslinch
Yonge, Rev DenysWest Putford