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Index of Names

The facts on which Blackmore based Lorna Doone (10th ed.)

Sir Atholl Oakeley

Ilfracombe: North Devon Ltd., (n.d.)

Prepared by Michael Steer

This informative and engaging booklet has proved a best-seller for the Doone Valley tourism industry, with its author claiming that prior to the 10th edition, over 55,000 copies had been sold. Its goal is to present information and argument that will address, for visitors to the Doone Valley, several commonly held misunderstandings concerning Blackmore's novel. Strangely, claims its author, at the time the booklet was written, such issues as the origins of the tale, the correct location of places mentioned in the story, Doone ancestry, and historical evidence to support the existence of such major characters as John Ridd, Tom Fagus and Carver Doone had not been researched. The booklet is profusely illustrated with photographs of many of the places mentioned in the novel. Since it is unpaginated, page numbers have been assigned by the indexer as an aide to the genealogist.

Booklet Section Headings

Lorna was not a Doone 1
This is how Blackmore obtained his story 6
This is the origins of the Doones of Exmoor 7
The Doone Valley 8
Plover Barrow Farm was where Oare House now stands 16
John Ridd 17
Tom Fagus 17
The Wizzard's Slough 18
Shooting of Lorna not through a church window 18

Photographs

1. Lank Coombe is the Doone Valley 2
2. The Doone Valley 2
3. Oare Church 3
4. Oare Church where Carver Done shot Lorna 3
5. Malmshead, where Farmer Snow lived 4
6. Lynmouth as it used to be 4
7. Grass where John met Lorna 11
8. Lank Coombe Waterslide 11
9. The Doone Gate 12
10. Remains of Carver's house 12
11. Pore House, old photograph 19
12. Oare House 19
12. Farm buildings at Plover's Barrow Farm 20
13. Lynmouth before the disastrous flood 21
14. Lynmouth flood damage 21
15. Map: How to get to the Done Valley 22

Names

Ariadne 1
Bamfylde, Sir Richard 17
Baskerville family 7
Blackmore, Douglas 6
Blackmore, Richard 6-7, 17
Blackmore, Richard Doddridge 1, 3, 6-13, 15-19, 21
Blackmore, Rev. John 1, 6-7, 20
Boadacea, Queen 1
Bothwell, Earl of 8
Bouvey 8
Brown, Ida Marie 8
Brown, Thomas 8
Burge, Mrs. 6-7, 16
Burke's Peerage 7-8
Churchill, Winston 7
Dido, Queen 1
Done, Aunt Sabina 18
Doone, C. 8
Doone, Carver 3, 8-11, 15, 20
Doone, Elizabeth Anne 8
Doone family 6, 9, 11, 14-15, 17
Doone, Lorna 1, 3-7, 9-11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20-2
Doone, Sir Ensor 2, 8, 13, 15, 18
Dounes 7
Doune, Charles 8
Doune, Sir Ensor 8
Doyle, Conan 1, 7
Dugal 7
Dustin, Hannah 1
Ebrington, Lord 5
Faggus, Tom 5, 16-19
French, Mrs. 7
Frietchie, Barbara 1
Fry, John 14
Geen, Miss 6-7, 16
Godiva, Lady 1
Haliday, Miss of Glenthorne 8-9
Hamilton of Bothwellhau 7
Hastings, Warren 7
Holmes, Sherlock 1
Huntley Marquess of 7-8
Hutchinson, Colonel 6
James I, King 8
Jefferies, Judge 8
Juliet 1
Keith, Agnes 7
Lawrence of Arabia 7
Lorne, Marquess of 7
Louise, Princess 7
MacDugal 7
Manette, Lucie 1
Marischal, Earl 7
Mary, Queen of Scots 7
Moray, Earl of 7-8
Mountain, Sir Edward 16
Mudge, Colonel 5
Oakeley, Sir Atholl 1, front & back covers
Page, A. 17
Palmer, Mr. 9
Pearson, Col. Whitman (New York) 1
Ridd, Annie 16-17
Ridd, Bernard 5
Ridd family 16-17
Ridd, Joe 17
Ridd, John 1-4, 9-11, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21-2
Ridd, Lizzie 16
Ridd, Mrs. 2, 12, 15
Sexton, Colonel 6
Sharp, Becky 1
Snow family 6, 16
Snow, Farmer 4, 19
Snowe, Nicholas 16, 22
Stewart, Alexander 8
Stewart, Ensor 8
Stewart, Sir James, Lord Doune 7-8
Stuart, Annabel 7
Stuart, Elizabeth 7
Stuart, Margaret 7
Stuart, Sir James 7
Watson, Dr. 1
Weetamoe, Princess 1
Wontner, William, RA front cover, 1, 6, 10
Worthington, Major & Mrs. 6
Zehe, Kurt 17