Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Honiton: Devonshire Lace (1883): index

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Name Index


Devonshire Lace

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 15, ., (1883). pp. 231-236.


Mrs. Treadwin

Prepared by Michael Steer

The earliest Devonshire, or Honiton Lace dates from the 16th C. Honiton bone-lace manufacture was mentioned in 1620 by Westcott, and the often quoted inscription on the tombstone of James Rodge in Honiton churchyard proves that the industry was well established in James I.'s reign. A survey taken in 1698 revealed that a quarter of the East Devon population were lace makers. Queen Victoria's wedding gown was made of Honiton Lace, and a second piece as the christening robe of her eldest son, Edward VII. A footnote (p, 232) by Robert Dymond FRS, the Transaction's editor, provides a list of Honiton family names of apparently Flemish origin, now more or less Anglicised and still to be found in the Honiton neighbourhood. 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 233
Alva, Duke of 232
Brock 232
Burd 232
Couch 232
Cowper 233
Dymond, Robert, FSA (RD) 232
Genest 232
Gerarde 232
Groot 232
Heathcoat 232
Maynard 232
Murch 232
Palliser, Mrs 231-2, 234
Pole, Sir William 232
Raymunde 232
Risdon, Tristram 232
Rodge, James 232
Stocker 232
Treadwin, Mrs 235
Trump 232
Westcote 232