Name Index


Epitaphs from Churches, Churchyards and Burial Places in the Following Parishes:
Kingsbridge, South Milton, East Allington, Dodbrooke, Malborough, Blackawton, West Alvington, Sherford, Charleton, Thurlestone, Churchstow, East Portlemouth

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 29, (1897) pp. 182-215.


J. Harris Square

Prepared by Michael Steer

An epitaph is a short text honouring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but may also be used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial. An epitaph may be in verse; poets have been known to compose their own epitaphs prior to their death, as Shakespeare did. This paper presents an interesting collection from 12 Devon parishes. 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 New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Bone, Robert185
Cholwich, Agnes210
Cholwich, Richard gent210
Duncombe, John183
Duncombe, William183-4
Fortescue, Elizabeth208
Fortescue, John208
Geffry, George182
Geofridi, George183
Hughes, George183
Huxtable, Jane188
Huxtable, Margaret185
Huxtable, William185
Jarvis, Richard214
Jeffery, Daniel192
Jeffery, Joan192
Jeffery, John192
Jeffery, Mary192
Jeffery, Michael192
Lidstone, Agnes196
Lidstone, Mary196
Lidstone, Peter196
Lidstone, Philip195
Lidstone, Sarah196
Snell, George195
Sparke, Richard MA210
Stephens, Philip194
Stephens, Thomas194
Trinick, Richard208
Wells, Rev Nathaniel208
Wood, Elizabeth208
Wood, Richard gent208