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List of Devonshire Authors etc. to the Year 1640

Appendix B 

To

President’s Address

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.   XXV (1893), pp. 25-158.

by

T.N. Brushfield, Esq., M.D.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Dr. Brushfield’s Presidential Address was delivered at the Association’s July 1893 Torquay meeting. The present resultant lengthy Paper was supported with a highly detailed Appendix in two parts, the second of which provided the following Table of Devon’s major authors to 1640.     
Association President for 1893, Thomas Nadauld Brushfield (1828–1910) was a noted antiquarian. His comprehensive biography with portrait is available in Wikipedia, and his obituary is available In GENUKI.     
Dr Brushfield’s Presidential Address including the invaluable Appendixes appear in a rare journal downloadable 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.

 

 NameDatePrincipal Subjects of WorksBirth or Residence
1Alley, William, D.D.1510?-1570Theology, Biblical CommentaryBucks/Bp. of Exeter, 1560-1570
2Alphredus10th centuryTheologyBp. Crediton, 977-999
3Ash, Simon12th centuryPoetryRose Ash
4Baldwin, Thomas1190TheologyAbp Canterbury, 1185-1190
5Bampton, Johnabt. 1140Theology, PhilosophyBampton
6Barclay, Alexander1475?-1542PoetryScotland/Ottery St. Mary
7Barkham, John, D.D.1572?-1642History, Heraldry, NumismaticsExeter
8Barlow, John1581-1630SermonsCheshire/Plymouth
9Bartholomew (Iscanus)1184DivinityBrittany or Exeter/Bishop of Exeter 1161-1184
10Blundell, Peter1520-1601Founder of SchoolTiverton
11Bodley, Johnabt 1540PrintingDevon
12Bodley, Sir Thomas1543-1613Autobiography, LettersFounder of Exeter Library
13Bodley, Sir Josias1530?-1618Itinerary, MilitaryExeter
14Boniface, St. (Winfrid)680-755Letters, Divinity, PoetryCrediton
15Borough, Stephen1525-1584Voyages (Hakluyt)Northam
16Borough, William1536-1599NavigationNortham
17Borough, Christopherabt,1579-1587Voyage (Hakluyt)Northam
18Bracton, Henry de1268LawBratton Clovelly or B. Fleming
19Brice, Thomas1570PoetryDevon?
20Browne, William1591-1643PoetryTavistock
21Burchard, St.754SermonsDevon?
22Bury, John1580-1617SermonsTiverton
23Carew, George, Earl of Totnes1566-1629Irish History CollectionsTotnes
24Carpenter, John1621DivinityCornwall/R. of Northleigh
25Carpenter, Nathaniel1589-1628Geography, Optics, Philosophy, SermonsNorthleigh
26Chardon, John, D.D., Bishop of/ Down and Connor1601Sermons, Translations,Devon/V. of Heavitree
27Chichester, Richard1355HistoryPilton
28Coffin, Edward1571-1625R.C. TheologyExeter
29Courtenay, Edward, Earl/of Devonshire1526?-1556TranslationDevon.
30Coverdale, Miles1488-1568Biblical Translation and CommentaryYorkshire/Bp. Exeter 1551-1553.
31Cowell, John1554-1611LawErnsborough.
32Davis John1550-1605Voyages (Hakluyt also), HydrographySandridge.
33Dodderidge, Sir John1555-1628Law, Legal History, and AntiquitiesBarnstaple
34Dodderidge, John1666?Founder of LibraryBarnstaple.
35Downe, John, B.D.1570?-1631DivinityHoldsworthy.
36Drake, Sir Francis1540?-1596Voyages and Expeditions (Hakluyt etc.)Tavistock
37Duck, Sir Arthur1590-1648Roman Law, BiographyHeavitree.
38Exeter, Joseph ofabt. 1190PoetryExeter.
39Exeter, Walter deabt 1301RomanceExeter.
40Missing.
41Est, William1624SermonsR.of Bideford, 1592?
42“Ferumbras”, Author ofabt. 1380Translation of RomanceDevon?
43Fishacre, Richard1248DivinityExeter.
44Foliot, Gilbert1187Theology, BiographyTamerton Foliot?
45Foliot, Robert1186Religious TreatisesTamerton Foliot?
46Ford, Johnabt, 1639Drama, Poetry, Moral TreatisesIlsington
47Ford, John de (Devonius)abt. 1206Divinity, BiographyDevon.
48Ford, Roger de, or the Cistercian12th cent.R.C. Martyrology &c.Devon.
49Fortescue, Sir Faithful1512-1608BiographyBuckland Filleigh.
50Fortescue, Sir Faithful1581-1666BiographyBuckland Filleigh.
51Fortescue, Sir John1393-1476LawModbury.
52Gates, Sir Thomas1596-1621VoyageColyton.
53Gee, Edward, D.D.1565-1618SermonsManchester/R. of Tedburn St. Mary.
54Gee, John1596-1639Anti-R.C. Treatise, SermonsDunsford.
55Gifford, Humphreyabt. 1580PoetryHalsbury.
56Gilbert, Sir Humphrey1539?-1583Naval Discovery etc.EducationCompton.
57Godwin, Francis, D.D.1562-1633BiographyNorthhamptonshire/Sub-Dean Exeter,1587-1601.
58Grosse, Alexander1596?-1654DivinityChristow.
59Hakewill, George, D.D.1578-1649Divinity, PoliticsExeter.
60Hakewill, William1574-1655Legal and Parl. Hist. and AntiquitiesExeter.
61Hall, Joseph1574-1656Religious and Political Treatise, Bibl./CommentaryLeicestershire/Bp. Of Exeter, 1627-1641.
62Halse, Sir Nicholas1636ProjectorPlymouth.
63Harding, Thomas, D.D.1516-1572Religious ControversyCombe Martin or Bickington.
64Hawkins, Sir John1532-1595Voyages (and Hakluyt)Plymouth.
65Hawkins, Sir Richard1562?-1622VoyagePlymouth.
66Hawkins, William1554Voyages (Hakluyt)Tavistock.
67Heale, William1587?1627Defence of WomenSouth Hele.
68Herrick, Robert1591-1674PoetryLondon/V. of Dean Prior, 1629.
69Hieron, Samuel1576?-1617DivinityEssex/V. of Modbury, 1601?-1617.
70Hooker, John1526?-1601Topography, History, Bibliography/ Municipal Antiquities &c.Exeter.
71Hooker, Richard1554?-1600Ecclesiastical PolityHeavitree.
72Hunt, Nicholas1596-1648Religious Treatises, Arithmetic.Devon.
73Hutton, Thomas1566-1639Anti-Puritan ControversyLondon/R. North Lew, 1616-
74Jackson, Abraham1589-1646?Religious TreatisesDevon.
75Jermin, Michael1591-1659Bibl. Commentary, Dom. PhilosophyKnowston?
76Jewel, John, Bishop of Salisbury1522-1571Religious ControversyBerrynarbor
77Kellet, Edward, D.D.1641DivinityPreb. of Exeter, 1630.
78Kempe, Williamabt.1590EducationSchoolmaster, Plymouth, 1581-1605.
79Kidley, Williamabt 1624PoetryDartmouth.
80Leofric1072Founder of LibraryBp. Of Crediton & Exeter (1046/-1072).
81Lyde, George1673PoetryBrry Pomeroy.
82Lyfing (Livingus)1046TravelsDevon?/ Bp.Crediton, 1032-1046.
83Martin, Richard1570-1618ParliamentaryOtterton
84Martin, William
89Oxenham, Johnabt 1575Voyage (Hakluyt)Plymouth.
90Peeke, Richardabt. 1625AutobiographyTavistock.
91Peele, George1558-1599Drama, PoetryDevon.
92Pole, Sir William1561-1635County HistoryShute.
93Prideaux, John, D.D,1578-1650Theology, EducationStowford.
94Ralegh, Sir Walter1552-1618History, Voyages, Poetry &cEast Budleigh.
95Reynolds (Rainolds), John, D.D.1549-1607Biblical Commentary, Controversy,/Divinity, Ant-DramaPinhoe.
96Reynolds, John of Exeterabt. 1620.Anti-Murder, RomanceExeter.
97Reynolds, William1594Religious ControversyPinhoe.
98Rhodes, Hugh16th centuryDom. PhilosophyDevon.
99Risdon, Tristram1580-1640County HistoryWinscott.
100Robert of Plympton13th centuryDivinityPlympton.
101Sclater, William D.D.1661DivinitySomerset/Preacher in Exeter, ante 1640.
102Shillingford, Johnabt. 1450Municipal RightsDevon.
103Slade, William1415DivinityDevon.
104Smyth, Richardabt. 1612SermonDevon?/Preacher at Barnstaple.
105Stapeldon, Walter de1326Founded Exeter College, OxfordAnnery/Bp. Exeter1308-1326.
106Strode, William D.D.1600-1644Drama, Poetry, SermonsPlympton.
107Stucley, Sir Lewis1574-1620”Apology”North Devon.
108Sutcliffe, Matthew, LL.D.1550-1629Religious Controversy, ArmsYorkshire/Dean of Exeter, 1588-1629.
109Tolley, David1500-1552?EducationalKingsbridge.
110Tooker (Tucker), William, D.D.1620Touching for King’s Evil, Support of/ Royal Prerogatives &c.Exeter.
111Tozer, Henry1602-1650DivinityNorth Tawton.
112Turner, Robert1599Death of Mary Queen of Scots, Letters,/Religious Commentaries &c.Barnstaple.
113Upton, Nicholas1457HeraldryPostlinch.
114Wadham, Nicholas and Dorothycirc. 1610Founders of Wadham College, OxfordEdge.
115Westcote, Thomas1567-1630County HistoryShobrook.
116Wey, Williamabt. 1460TravelsDevon.
117Whitbourne, Capt. R.abt. 1558-1620.Voyage.Exeter
118Willibald, St.701?-785Biography, TravelsDevon.
119Wollocombe, Robertabt. 1600Divinity, TranslationsDevon.
120Wyot, Philipabt. 1600DiaryTown Clerk of Barnstaple/ 1586-1608.
121Young, Walter1649DiaryColyton