Beginnings of Plympton History

by R.N. Worth, F.G.S.

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XIX, (1887), pp. 363-376.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Worth’s paper was presented at the Association’s July 1887 Plympton meeting.  The author    asserts that his paper is “simply intended to bring into connection such materials as we have for the history of Plympton ere it finds definite place in the national life and record”. He further claims that his paper is “to some extent, of necessity, speculative”, and hopes that     “fact and inference are sufficiently distinguished to avoid what Glanville phrased ‘the vanity of dogmatizing."  The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.


Ǣlfred the Great 364
Alebric 376
Algar 376
Alwin 376
Asser, Bishop of Sherborne 364
Bastard, Robert 372, 376
Bate, Mr C. Spence, FRS 364
Bellamy, Mr J.C. 367
Brent, Mr F., FSA 364
Brictric 370
Brise 370
Britsworthy 370
Chattaway, Mr Joseph 367
Davidson, Mr J.B., MA 373
Ditsworthy 370
Drogo 376
Eadweard the Elder 364, 376
Edgar, King 372
Elmer 376
Elouf 376
Evans, Mr J., FRS 364
Glanville 363
Gomme, Mr 367
Hamo 364
Hardwick 370
Judhel 374, 376
Leland 372-3
Monmouth, Geoffrey of 364
Mortain, Count of 376
Phear, Sir J.B. 371
Portsworthy 370
Ptolemy 364
Ralph 376
Seric 376
Totnes, Judhel of 376
Trowlesworthy 370
Warelwast, Bishop 372
William I 373