Name Index


Seventeenth Report of the Committee on Devonshire Verbal Provincialisms

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXX, (1898), pp. 56-76.


F.T. Elworthy

Prepared by Michael Steer


The Committee’s Report was read at the Association’s August 1898 Honiton meeting. The Members’ purpose was to note and record current and past use of any Verbal Provincialisms in Devonshire, in either written or spoken language, that had not been included in the lists published in the Association’s Transactions. In this report, the Committee attached “a list of desiderata”; consisting of a number of well-known Devonshire words for which no quotations had until that time been provided. The present Report, from a copy of a rare journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitization 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.

Committee Members -Mr. J. S. Amery, Mr. F.T. Elworthy, (Secretary), Mr. F. H. Firth, Mr. P.Q. Karkeek, Dr. W.C. Lake, Dr. T.N. Brushfield and Mrs. J. Rose Troup.


Agnes, Saint68
Amery, P.F.S.57
Bailey, Nathanial66
Bowring, Sir John70
Burns, Rev. J.S.57
Chaucer, Geoffrey70
Chope, R. Pearse57
Cotgrave, Randle59
Crosse, Mr.71
Doe, George M.57
Dryden, John60
Dunstan, Saint68
Elworthy, F.T.57
Ferumbras, Sir58
Forby, Robert59
Ford, C.T.57
Gloucester, Robert of63, 68
Henry IV58
Hogg, Nathan70
Hosegood, Hugh59
Karkeek, P.Q.57
Michel, Dan63
Milton, John63
Morris, Richard63
Murray, Sir James Augustus Henry56, 65
Palsgrave, John59
Page, J.L. Warden57
Piers Plowman62, 70
Pindar, Peter66, 70, 73
Pollock, Sir F.57
Reichel, Rev. Oswald57
Saunders, Miss Helen56-7, 74
Scott, Reginald68
Shakespeare, William58
Slocum, Jim62, 65-7, 73
Webster, Noah59, 67
Wiclif, John59
William I63, 68
Woodhouse, H.B.S.57