Name Index


An old parish chest

Trans. Devon. Assoc. Vol 21. (1889). pp. 228-237.


Mrs Grace Johnstone

Prepared by Michael Steer

The very ancient iron bound document chest was located in 1889 beneath one of the windows of the north chancel aisle in the parish church of St Eustachius. The most interesting seals and documents it contained were displayed in a nearby glass case. The gem of the collection is a warden's roll of 1385-6, believed to be the oldest church warden's roll in existence. This has been framed and was hung above the glass case. The roll, which is in Latin is on a strip of parchment. 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 Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Alford, D P 236
Bedford, Francis Duke of 228-9
Bedford, John Duke of 228, 232
Bennett, Mr 237
Bray, Mr 228
Bray, Mrs 228
Cade, Alice 232
Cade, Richard 232
Cann, Jasper 235
Chubb family 234
Collings family 234
Cornish family 234
Cruse, Elizeus 234
Cudlip family 234
Doidge family 235
Drake, John 235
Eggecombe, Reginald of 234
Escott family 234
Fitz family 229
Fortescue, Lord 237
Gaude family 234
Gill family 234
Glanville family 229
Glubb family 234
Horsewill family 235
Howard, Lady 236
James II 233
Kempe, Mr Alfred John FSA 228, 230
Kerswill family 234
Leye, Thomas 231
Mary, Queen 232
Meye, Mr 232
Parker, Archbishop 236
Prout family 234
Rundle family 234
Russell, John 232
Russell, Lord 232
Russell, Sabine 232
Sampson, John 232
Sawell, John 232
Sheer, William 235
Sleeman family 235
Smale, Alse 232
Smyth, Peter 235
Southey 228
Spencer, Rev E 235
Spry family 235
Stothard, Charles 228
Strepa, Reginald 230
Tramplesure family 237
Willesford family 235
Worth, Mr R N 230, 232