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Name Index


The Oxenham Omen

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 14, (1882), pp. 221-246.


Richard W.Cotton

Prepared by Michael Steer

The ancient Oxenham family resided in South Tawton from at least the time of Henry III, there occupying an eponymous manor. The most notable exemplar was Captain John Oxenham, a companion of Sir Francis Drake. An anonymous pamphlet appeared in London in 1642 with a title beginning A True Relation of an Apparition describing a peculiar circumstance that presaged the deaths in 1635 of four members of the Oxenham family living in the Devon village of Seal (later Zeal) Monachorum, a phenomenon subsequently referred to as the Oxenham omen. 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 Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Abingdon, James, Earl of 235
Abingdon, Lord 234
Acland family 223
Arundel family 241
Aubrey 240
Avery, Elizabeth 226-7
Bent, Dr 234-5
Bertie, Dr Charles LLD 234-5
Birch, Dr 230
Boswell 245
Bray, Mrs 222
Burt, Mr W 244
Camden 230, 233
Carrington 244
Chapple, Mr William 234-5
Cibber 228
Clarke, Rev F J 233
Clutterbuck, Richard 224
Courtenay, Lady Anne 235
Courtenay, Sir William 235
Doyle, Rt Rev Bishop 240
Drake, Sir Francis 222
Exeter, Joseph, Lord Bishop 225
FitzPatrick, W J, LLD 240
Frost, Elizabeth 226-7
Gibson, Mr William Sidney 234-5
Gough 224, 230, 233
Granger 228
Granville, Dr Mortimer 244
Gregor, Rev Walter 222
Hall, Joseph 242
Henderson, Mr William 239, 241
Hoare family 223
Howell, Mr James 228-31, 233, 235-6, 243
John, King 242
Johnson, Dr 245
Jonson, Ben 228
King, Humphry 225, 227
Kingsley, Charles 223
Lee, Rev Frederick George DCL 237
Leland 233
Longe family 235
Longe, William Esq 235
Lysons Messrs 221, 224, 229-31, 234, 243
Lyttelton 240
Marshall, Edward 225, 228, 233
Marston 240
McAulay 245
Mogridge, Theodore H Esq 236-7
Montaigne 228
Morris 244
Moseley, Humphrey 228
Nares, George jnr 235
Oddy, Mrs 239
Oxenham arms 223
Oxenham, Elizabeth 229, 236
Oxenham family throughout
Oxenham, G N Esq 238-9
Oxenham, Grace 226, 231
Oxenham, Rev Henry Nutcombe 237-9
Oxenham, Mr James the younger gent 224-6, 229, 232
Oxenham, John gent 222, 225, 227, 229, 231-2
Oxenham, Margaret 223
Oxenham, Mary 229
Oxenham, Mr 236-7
Oxenham, Mrs 234-5
Oxenham, Rebeccah 226-7
Oxenham, Richard 239
Oxenham, Thomazine 225, 227
Oxenham, Thomazine jnr 226-7
Oxenham, William Esq 232, 234, 236
Oxenham, Rev William 239
Pearce family 240
Pennant 244
Peter, Mrs Thomas 238
Pius IX 241
Plot, Dr 233
Pole, Sir John Bt 232
Pole, Sir William 232
Polwhele 231
Prince 233, 236
Reading, Thomas of 240
Risdon, Tristram 234
Roberts, Miss 238
Shakespeare 240, 242
Short, J 235
Southey, Robert 222
Spenser 239
Stephens, Mary 226-7
Thackeray 228
Thoms 240
Tooker, Joan 226-7
Westcote 227
Weston, Mrs Elizabeth 236
Weston, Bishop Stephen 236
Weston, Stephen Esq 236
Wood, Anthony 228
Woodley, Robert 225, 227