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The Dismissal of Sir Edward Seymour from the Recordership of Totnes by James II, 1687

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 8 (1876), pp. 360-369.


Edward Windeatt

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper, presented at the Association's July 1876 Ashburton meeting focusses on turbulent times in Totnes. On 12 Dec. 1687, the corporation was ordered to replace Sir Edward Seymour as Recorder and elect the Papist Sir John Southcote; 33 refused to do so, two abstained and only four voted for compliance with the King's letter. This defiance was followed by a purge; three aldermen and 14 assistants were dismissed, and Richard Burthogge MD, one of James II's most valuable collaborators entered the corporation. Next month the mayor, seven aldermen and six assistants were removed. 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 Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Adams, Richard362, 365
Amyatt, John362, 365
Babbidge, Charles367
Babbidge, Richard367
Babbidge, Roger367
Bateman, Mr368
Beare, John Esq365-6
Berry, Robert364
Berry, Sir Thomas367
Blackhall, Thomas362, 365
Boone, Anthony364
Bowden, Thomas366
Bowden, William366
Bridgeman, William361, 365
Brockwell, George362-3
Brooking, John Esq364-7
Bullock, Richard363
Burdwood, Mr James364
Burthogge, Richard Esq MD364, 366, 368
Byrch, William (also Byrch)363
Champernowne, Arthur Esq367
Charles II367-8
Cheeke, Andrew362
Clarke, Richard364, 366
Cockey, James362-3
Cockey, Mordecai364, 366
Cockey, Richard362-3
Col, John362
Cole, James363-4, 366
Corbin, Luke362-3
Courtenay, Sir William367
Crosse, John362-3
Deeble, Samuel gent366
Fairfax, Sir Thomas361
Farwell, Christopher Esq365, 367
Fowell, Sir John Bt367-8
Gifford, Thomas Esq366
Gipps, Sir R368-9
Goodridge, Anthony367
Goring, Lord361
Gould, Walter362, 365
Guthridge, Anthony gent364, 366
Harlowin, John362-3
Harris, John364, 366
Hernaman, Jonas363
Hewett, John362-3
Holwell, Edward363-6
Hyre, Samuel362-3
Inglett, Giles366
James II360-1, 364-5, 367-9
Jarvis, William364
Kellond, John Esq (also Kelland)363, 365, 367
Langworthy, Joseph364, 366
Lavers, William gent366
Leath, Sir Symon, KB367
Locke, Christopher362, 365
Lux, Richard366
Mallock, Rawlyn Esq367-8
Maynard family367-8
Maynard, Sir John367-8
Monmouth, Duke of363
Oliver, John366
Orange, William Prince of367
Parker, Edmund gent366
Perrott, Edward364
Pole, John Esq367
Polexfen, James gent366
Pomeroy, Elias gent367
Pomeroy, Roger Esq367
Powys, Sir Thomas367
Pridham, Edward363, 365
Punchard, Isaac366
Risdon, Francis Esq366
Rolle, Denys Esq367
Rolle, John Esq367
Rooke, George jnr362, 365
Rounsevall, Edward362-3
Rowe, James jnr366
Rowe, James snr366
Searle, William362-3
Seymour, Edward Esq367
Seymour, Sir Edward Bt360-2, 368
Seymour, Henry Esq367
Shapleigh, William362, 365
Short, Richard364
Shorte, Luke gent366
Southcote, Sir John360-5
Strode, Richard Esq367
Sunderland, P362
Symons, Robert361, 362, 364-5
Tothill, John364, 366
Torr, Peter363, 365
Trewman, Edward363
Trounson, Alexander362-3
Tucker, Mr Richard363, 367
Vavasor, Richard362
Venning, Samuel364
Wakeham, Ralph364
Watson, Rowland Esq366
Wauchope, Frederick gent363, 365-6
Waymouth, John362-3
William III & Mary368
Willing, John snr362-3
Willing, John jnr362-3
Willing, Thomas362-3
Yarde, Mr368