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Name Index


Pages from a Manuscript History of Hatherleigh, Part 4

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 45, (1913) pp. 455-478.


Ethel Lega-Weekes

Prepared by Michael Steer

This paper presents the final part of a history written by Mr J S Short about the life of his friend Thomas Roberts who, though handless, lead an active life as schoolmaster of Hatherleigh for nearly 50 years. Born at Tor Point, Cornwall in 1771, his godfather Lord Graves entered him in the Royal Navy as a midshipman. Roberts joined the 98 gun London in 1780 and saw action during the War of American Independence. During an engagement he was about to throw a grenade when it exploded destroying both of his hands and wounding him in 17 places. He survived. The ship's carpenter made a wooden hand which held a pen and Roberts learned to write again becoming the Captain's clerk. Aged 21, Sir James Hamlyn of Clovelly hired him as tutor to his children. In 1797 he moved to Hatherleigh as schoolmaster and married Mary Ann Brent at Clovely. 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.

Adelaide, Queen 473
Anthony, Dr 468
Besley, Thomas Esq 477
Besley, Mary 477
Brent, Captain 463, 475
Brent, Mary Ann 463, 474-5, 477
Canton, G A Esq 478
Canton, Jane 478
Capper 472
Cary family 458
Clarence, Adelaide Duchess of 473
Clarence, Prince William Henry, Duke of 456, 459, 466, 473
Clarkson, J W Esq 477
Clinton, Lord 473
Cole, Anne 478
Cole, J J Esq 478
Cole, Robert Esq 478
Dunstan, Archbishop 468
Dymond, R 473
Edye's (tenement) 464, 466-7, 477
Ethelred, King 468
Graves, Admiral 456, 466, 475
Graves, Dowager Lady 466
Hamelinus 459
Hamelyn family 459
Hamlyn, James 459
Hamlyn, Sir James 458-9, 463, 475
Hamlyn, Joseph 459
Hamlyn, Richard 459
Hamlyn, William 459
Harris, Caroline Boughton 477
Harris, William Esq 477
Hartry, Edward Esq 478
Hill, Mr Rowland 462
Jessopp, Dr Augustus 461
Lummacroft 469
Marshall, Mr James C 470, 478
Marshall, Mrs 470, 472
Mary I 464
Mortaigne, Robert Earl of 459
Munk, Mrs 470-1, 477
Ordulf 468
Orgar 468
Oswald, Archbishop 468
Pearse, George 463, 466, 471, 476
Pearse, Mr John 456, 462-6, 474, 476
Pearse, Mr John (2) 476
Pearse, Molly 469
Pedrick 467-9, 471
Phillips, Captain 473
Quicke, Mr 471
Ridgeway, Dr 471
Roberts, Ann 477
Roberts, Anne 478
Roberts, Anthony 477
Roberts, Caroline Boughton 477
Roberts, Dr 465, 471
Roberts family 474
Roberts, George 474, 477
Roberts, Jane 474, 478
Roberts, John 468, 477
Roberts, Mary 474, 477
Roberts, Mary Ann 474
Roberts, Stephen 474, 477
Roberts, Thomas 465, 474, 477-8
Roberts, Thomas (2) 474, 477
Roberts, Mr Thomas 455-9, 462, 465-77
Roberts, William 455, 458, 461, 466, 470, 474-5, 477-8
Short, Mr John Smale 455, 463-4, 466, 468, 471-2, 474
Simpson, Mr J 478
Simpson, Jane 478
Southcombe, Mr Arthur 463, 476
Street, Mrs 473
Tattershall, Miss 473
Templeton, Mr 471
Tucker, Ann 477
Tucker, Mr Anthony 477
Tucker, Mr John 477
Tucker, Mary 477
William IV 475
Worthy, Captain 459