Name Index


Seaton before the Conquest

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1885, Vol XVII, pp. 183-188.


James Bridge Davidson, M.A., F.S.A.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Seaton is one of the few places in Devonshire able to trace its territorial history to half a century or more before the Norman Conquest. This distinction is because for some time before 1066 it belonged, like Littleham and Exmouth, to the priory of Horton, and is mentioned in the cartulary of Sherborne. Deeds from the registers of abbeys and religious houses are notoriously open to suspicion. In this case, having been examined by the author, the validity of the document at the core of this article, is considered free from reasonable doubt. 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.


Ǣlfgyfu, Queen194
Ǣlfric, Archbishop, Canterbury194
Ǣlfheah, Bishop, Winchester194
Ǣlfhelm, Bishop, Dorchester194
Ǣlfhun, Bishop, London194
Ǣlfsig, Abbot, Ely194
Ǣlfweard, Abbot, Glastonbury194
Ǣlfwold, Bishop, Crediton194
Ǣluere, Abbot, Bath194
Ǣthelred, King193-4
Ǣthelric, Bishop, Sherborne194
Ǣthulf, Bishop, Hereford194
Byrhtwold, Abbot, Newminster194
Eadsige, Thegn193, 195
Ednoth, Abbot, Ramsey194
Eugenius, Pope198
Germanus, Abbot, Cholsey194
Godeman, Abbot, Thorney194
Godwine, Bishop, Lichfield194
Kenulf, Abbot, Peterborough194
Lyfing, Bishop, Wells194
Mortain, Earl of197
Ordbryht, Bishop, Selsey194
Ordulf, Eorl197
Phillipps, Sir T.193
Wulfgar, Abbot, Abingdon194
Wulfstan, Archbishop, York194