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Milles' Parochial Collections for Devon

Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11, (1920-21), pp. 320-324.

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R.B.M.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Note relates to a paper presented at the Devonshire Association's July 1903, Sidmouth meeting, and refers to a MSS record of Dr Milles, Dean of Exeter's 1754-5 survey of Devonshire's clergy, from a copy lodged with the Bodleian Library. The Dean sent every parochial clergyman in the county a list of 100 questions. Only about a quarter of those contacted responded. He had intended to use the information from his survey in a History of Devon, which alas was never completed. The Note provides examples of some humorous responses. 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. The copy of this rare book is held in the collection of Albert William Bryant Messenger, and is available from the Internet Archive.
 
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Beare, John 321
Beeke, Rev Christopher 322
Chapell, Mr 322
Cobley, John 324
Lethbridge, Sir Roper 324
Milles, Rev Jeremiah DD throughout
Peters, Rev Charles 321
Philip 324
Polton, Mr 321
Prouze arms 324
Prouze family 324
Southcombe, Rev George 320
Wright, Rev Mr 321