Name Index


The Castle of Totnes

In Fourth Report of the Committee on Peculiar Tenures of Land

Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1884, Vol XVI, pp. 172-182.


E. Windeatt

Prepared by Michael Steer

This Report provides translations of some Court Rolls of the Castle of Totnes, containing features of a special character ; also some particulars, gathered from the Rolls of various Manor Courts, to illustrate peculiarities of land tenure and manorial customs in Devon. The books or parchment rolls, on which the proceedings of these Courts were formerly recorded with great regularity, form an invaluable source of knowledge of the rural customs and mode of local government in past times. The majority have probably been lost, scattered, or destroyed ; but in spite of the havoc caused by accident, carelessness, and wilful neglect, such records may still be found in the muniment-rooms of country houses and in the offices of professional men, in far greater abundance than is generally suspected. Now that the historical value of these documents is becoming more and more recognized, it may be hoped that the progress of destruction may be stayed. 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.

Adams, Thomas 177
Amery, Mr J.S. 172
Blount 176
Bourton, Alice 177
Brooking Rowe, Mr J 172
Calsyngton, heirs of 175
Charles II 176
Cliffe, Walter, gent 176
Coppleston, John 173, 175
Corneworthy, Prioress of 173-5
Courtenay, William 174-5
Crespin, Mrs Mary 178
Crispin, Alexander 176
Crosse, Peter 177
Doe, Mr G 172, 176
Dorset, Cecilia, Lady Marchioness 173-5
Dudley, Katerine 175
During John 177
Dymond, Mr R, 172
Edgcombe, Robert 177
Edgcombe, Robert snr 176
Edward III 178
Elizabeth, Queen 178
Elston, William 176
Elston, William snr 177
Ffetypase, Antony 174-5
Ffortescue, Adrian 175
Fitz-Waryn, Lord 175
Ford, Gilbert 177
Garland, George 177
Garland, Nicholas 176
George I 180
Goodridge, John 176
Halswell, James 176
Harvey, Thomas 176
Hastyngs, Lord 174-5
Hawkings, Richard gent. 176
Henry VI 178
Henry VIII 173-4
Hingston, Walter 177
Knight, John 177
Knowles, Ibotte 177
Kyrkeham, John 173-5
Lidston, Edward 177
Locke, Johanna 175
Locke, Richard 174-5
Luscombe, Edward 176
Luscombe, Elynor 177
Malston, heirs of 175
Mary, Queen 178, 180
Northbury, John 174-5
Ormerod, Mr J.W. 172
Paige, Vincent 177
Philip, King 178
Phillips, Jacob 177
Pinhaye, John 177
Plympton, Prior 174-5
Pomeray, Edward 174-5
Raysleghe, Alicia 174-5
Roope, Honor 177
Roope, Joan 177
Roope, John, gent 176
Roope, Nicholas, Esq. 176
Skinner, Lewis 177
Smith, Mr John 177
Southcott, Thomas Esq. 177
Splatton, George 177
Stawell, Mr George 176
Stonyard, (Stonerd), William 175
Ware, Lord de la 173-5
Wevell, Thomas 175
William III 180
Windeatt, Mr Edward 172
Winter, Francis 176
Woolston, Arthur 177
Worthe, Antony 174-5
Worthe, Thomas 175
Wyse, John 173, 175
Wyse, Oliver 175