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Wreckage and Lord Devon's Rights to Same on the South Devon Coast

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol 10 (1878), pp. 392-398.


A.W. Hurrell

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper, presented at the Association's July 1878 Paignton meeting deals essentially with the jus naufragii (right of shipwreck), sometimes lex naufragii (law of shipwreck). This was a medieval custom (never actually a law) that allowed the inhabitants or lord of a territory to seize all that washed ashore from the wreck of a ship along its coast. This right applied, originally, to all the cargo of the ship, the wreckage itself, and even any passengers who came ashore. 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 University of California Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
Adams, Mr 397
Bozun family 393-4
Cheverston family 393-4, 396
Cheverston, Sir John 393-4
Courtenay family 393-4
Courtenay, Lord Hugh 393
Courtenay, Bishop Richard 394
Courtenay, Sir William Bt 396-7
Courtenay, Sir William Knt 394
Courtenay, Viscount 394, 396
Devon, Lord 393-4
Edward I 394, 396
Edward VI 394
Elizabeth I 394
Fairweather, Joseph 396
George II 396
Goss, Thomas 396
Hamblin, George 396
Henry II 393
Henry V 394
Jarvis, James 396
Jarvis, Roger 396
Lysons, Messrs 394
Piles, John 396
Taylor, Mr George 397-8
Totnes, Judæl 394
Wales, Prince of 398
Whiting, Joseph 396