Repairs to Powderham Castle


H.M. Whitley

Devon Notes and Queries Queries vol. 2, no. 8, (1903) pp. 237-239 234-236.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Manor of Powderham is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It came into the Courtenay family in the dowry of Margaret de Bohun on her marriage to Hugh de Courtenay, son of the first Courtenay Earl of Devon in 1325. The Courtenays had come from France in the reign of Henry II and had acquired considerable lands and power in the South West by judicious marriages to wealthy heiresses. They had castles at Okehampton, Plympton and Colcolme near Colyton. The repairs that are the focus of this article were made between 1539-40. 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.

Ayreton, John 237
Ayshton, John 237
Bauson, Thomas 237
Carter, William 237
Cornyshe, John 237
Exeter, Henry Marquis of 237
Ferrows, Jamys 238
Gilbert, Robert (also Gylbert) 238
Henry VIII 237
Johnson, Thomas 237
Nicholas 'plumer' 238
Olyver the quarryman 237-8
Sanson, Thomas 237
Sowmond, William 237
Tawman, Thomas 237
Townman, William 237-8
Townsende, John 238
Tumplyn, Nicholas 238