Name Index


Some notes on the vicars of Totnes since the Commonwealth

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 32, (1900), pp. 454-459.


Thomas Cann Hughes

Prepared by Michael Steer

In 1523, according to a tax assessment, Totnes was the second richest town in Devon, and the sixteenth richest in England. The Parish & Priory Church of St. Mary was completed in 1450 and is at least the second church on the site, its predecessor being dedicated in 1259. The Priory attached to the church was dissolved in the sixteenth century and was a cell of a Benedictine Abbey in Angers, France. John Prince (1643-1723) the biographer was perhaps its best known vicar. His Worthies of Devon, a series of biographies of Devon-born notables covered the period before the Norman Conquest to his own era. He became the subject of a sexual scandal, the court records of which were made into a book in 2001 and a play in 2005. 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 New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Amyatt, John 457
Anne, Queen 456
Borwick, James 456
Borwick, Mary 456
Bowden, Gregory 457
Buckley, Mr 457
Burrough, Rev Frederick Courtenay 459
Burrough, Rev James Walrond, MA 459
Burscough, Alice 456
Burscough, Christopher 456
Burscough, John 456
Burscough, Mary 456
Burscough, Rev Robert, MA 455
Burscough, Thomas 455-6
Cole, Bennett 457
Cole, Richard 457
Crossley, Rev Jeremiah 459
Cuming, Rev John, BA 458
Cuming, Rev Joseph, BA 459
Cuming, Mr Samuel 458
D'Anvers, Rev Arthur, BA, BCL 456-7
Dredge, Rev J Ingle 456
Edmonds, Canon 454
Elliott, Rev Thomas Henry 457-9
Estcott, Daniel MA 454
ffell, Edward 456
Fox, Mr 457
George I 457
George II 458
George III 458
Hayne, Elizabeth 458
Hayne, Rev Mr John 457-8
Hayne, Rev Mr John jnr 458
Hayne, John Swete 458
Hunt, Rev J Lyde 455
Kelland, John 455
Kellatt, Jenett 456
Langworthy, Edward Esq 457
Lyde, Rev James 458
Lyde, John 458
Lyde, Rev John Alan 458
Master, Mary 454
Mills, Rev Benjamin 459
Oliver Dr 457
Payne, Samuel, BA 458
Payne, Mr William 458
Pett, Hester 454
Pett, Phineas AM 454-5
Prince, Rev John 455
Rogers, Hester 454
Rogers, Rev Robert 454-5
Rubie, Rev George 455
Searle, Edward 455
Sowden, Daniel 457
Symons, Robert 457
Sympson, John 456
Victoria, Queen 459
Windeatt, Mr Edward 455-6, 458
Wolridge, Rev John BA 458