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, Robert 185
Cholwich, Agnes 210
Cholwich, Richard gent 210
Duncombe, John 183
Duncombe, William 183-4
Fortescue, Elizabeth 208
Fortescue, John 208
Geffry, George 182
Geofridi, George 183
Hughes, George 183
Huxtable, Jane 188
Huxtable, Margaret 185
Huxtable, William 185
Jarvis, Richard 214
Jeffery, Daniel 192
Jeffery, Joan 192
Jeffery, John 192
Jeffery, Mary 192
Jeffery, Michael 192
Lidstone, Agnes 196
Lidstone, Mary 196
Lidstone, Peter 196
Lidstone, Philip 195
Lidstone, Sarah 196
Snell, George 195
Sparke, Richard MA 210
Stephens, Philip 194
Stephens, Thomas 194
Trinick, Richard 208
Wells, Rev Nathaniel 208
Wood, Elizabeth 208
Wood, Richard gent 208