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On some traditions, still current, concerning the robbery and murder of the Revd Gilbert Yarde, M.A.


W.H. Thornton

Devon Notes and Queries Queries vol. 2, no. 8, (1903) pp. 229-232.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Rector of Teigngrace, the Rev. Gilbert Yarde, on 24th May, 1783, aged 70, was robbed and barbarously murdered at Whiteway, near Lindridge wood, with a holly bludgeon, by John Greenslade, his servant, who was hung for it on Haldon and his body given for dissection. Apparently, Rev. Yarde had sacked Greenslade, his gardener, who then asked for a reference. Yarde had written in Latin "Gone from me and fit for no man". Discovering the trick when unable to get another job, Greenslade took his revenge. 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.
Becke, Rev Christopher 229, 232
Greenslade, John 229-32
Soper family 232
Soper, Mr John 232
Yarde, Edward 232
Yarde, Mrs Elizabeth 229
Yarde family 232
Yarde, Rev Gilbert, MA 229-32
Yarde, Gilbert (2) 232
Yarde, James 232
Yarde, Rev J T 229
Yarde, Mrs Mary 232
Yarde, Mrs Rebecca 232