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A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX: With a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry
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A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry
No preview available - 2017
Agnes alias ancient anno argent Arscot azure Baron Bishop Carew Cary Champernon chevron church coheir Copleston Cornwall Courtenay Crediton daugh daughter and heir daughter of John daughter of Sir daughter of William died sans issue divers Earl of Devon Edmund Edward III engrailed erazed Exeter Exon fair father Fortescue Francis George gules hath issue heir of John heir of Sir held Henry III honour Hugh Humphrey issue John issue Richard issue Sir issue Thomas issue William John married Katharine knight land Lord manor married a daughter married Ann married Elizabeth married Joan married Margaret married Mary married to John married to Sir married to Thomas married to William Nicholas parish Philip possessed Prideaux relict river Roger sable saith seat secondly he married Shobrook Sir Edward Seymour Sir John Sir Richard Sir Thomas Sir William Somerset Southcot thereof Totnes unto Walter Westcote wife
Page 360 - I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much ; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter.
Page 360 - They say the parson hath a gown, But I saw ne'er a cloak. Whereby you may consider well, That plain simplicity doth dwell, At Lydford, without bravery ; And in the town, both young and grave, Do love the naked truth to have, No cloak to hide their knavery.
Page 301 - I cannot comprehend, in very short time after lost senses both of sight and hearing, and in less than three months consuming died. He was in all his lifetime accounted an honest man ; and he constantly reported this, divers times, to men of good quality, with protestations to the truth thereof even to his death.
Page 360 - Twere better to be stoned and pressed, Or hanged, now choose you whether. " Ten men less room within this cave Than five mice in a lantern have. The keepers they are sly ones. If any could devise by art To get it up into a cart, 'Twere fit to carry lions.
Page 300 - A daily labouring man by the work of his hand and sweat of his brow having gotten a little money, was desirous to have a place to rest himself in old age, and therefore bestowed it on some acres of waste land, and began to build a house thereon near, or not far from, one of these...
Page 378 - cost" were coupled together; as the labour is attributed above to Drake so should the cost be], but in this his undaunted spirit and bounty( !) (like another Hannibal making way through the unpassable Alps) had soon the victory, and finished it to the great and continual commodity of the town and his own commendation.
Page 360 - Gubbins' cave — A people that no knowledge have Of law, of God, or men ; Whom Caesar never yet subdued ; Who've lawless liv'd ; of manners rude ; All savage in their den. By whom, if any pass that way, He dares not the least time to stay, For presently they howl ; Upon which signal they do muster Their naked forces in a cluster, Led forth by Roger Rowle.
Page 301 - ... not long a-doing; but as he thrust in his arm, and fastened his hand thereon, suddenly he heard, or seemed to hear, the noise of the treading or trampling of horses, coming, as he thought, towards him; which caused him to forbear and arise from the place, fearing the comers would take his purchase from him (for he assured himself it was treasure) ; but looking about every way to see what company this was. he saw neither horse nor man in view. To the pot again he goes, and had the like success...