'A piglet killed a child.........value of the piglet 3d'
Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre of 1238 Henry Summerson Devon and Cornwall Record Society 1985, p118
Ashburton people in Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre* of 1238
Geoffrey le Faucher, living in Ashburton tithing, was outlawed with another man for the death of John the marshal.
Ashburton was in mercy.**
William Alisande, living in Ashburton, killed William le Mazacrer and fled.
Ashburton was in mercy for not producing him.
Joel Kide, Walter le Chapman and John Barat sold wine contrary to the assize.***
All were in mercy.
Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre of 1238 Henry Summerson Devon and Cornwall Record Society 1985, pp113, 118
*An eyre was a periodic inspection by the King or by justices of the King
** To be in mercy was to be liable for a financial penalty, or amercement, to be paid to the King.
*** An assize was a meeting of vassals (free men with obligations to a lord) with the King, and the decrees issued afterwards.
http://www.hemyockcastle.co.uk/feudal.htm Accessed 12-10-2013
William Geffrey, also born on the Bishop's manor of Ashburton, had received his manumission on June 6th.
The Register of Edmund Stafford (1395-1419), Rev F C Hingleston, London 1886, 9 index
ibid 111 index
Oak Carving at Ashburton in Tudor Days, P F S Amery, Devon Notes and Queries, undated, available to read for free from https://archive.org
'Inconsiderable vestiges of a chapel, which belonged to the abbot of Buckfastleigh, are still discernible in the walls of a house occupied by Mr. Parham.'
A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis (ed) 1848, pp 77-81
'W.P.S.' writing in the Exeter Flying Post in 1851, says that it is erroneous to think that the house belonged to the abbot of Buckfastleigh.
Exeter Flying Post 4 September 1851 p6 col5
The 1891 census shows an Edward and Elizabeth Cruse living in West Street. Edward is 70 and living on his own means; Elizabeth is 71.
Edward Cruse died in June 1905 and was laid to rest in the Parham vault.
Western Times 30 June 1905 p12 col5
In August 1905 Sawdye and Son sold a large amount of antique furniture, paintings and china from Paradise House in West Street, on the instructions of the representatives of the late E Cruse. The panelling is not mentioned.
Western Times 18 August 1905 p2 col1
1590 Gift and bond from Christopher Lange of Ashburton, glover to John Blundell of Ashburton, merchant March 26th, for a close of land, consideration £11.
OCLC (online computer library centre) number
1600 Bargain and sale from Christopher Lange of Ashburton, glover to George Crust of Ashburton June 25th.
OCLC number 430230339
1633 Lease for lives from Sir William Strode of Newnham to William Avoke of Ashburton, yeoman May 2 For close in Asburton, consideration £40
OCLC number 423392555
1637 Lease for lives from Sir George Sondes of Theowley, Kent, to Lady Helen Parkhurst, Robert Parkhurst and George Fabyan of Ashburton, yeoman. A messuage in Ashburton, consideration £80
OCLC Number: 423395615
1639 Bargain and sale from Sir Richard Strode of Newingham to Thomas Cruse of Ashburton, gent for close in Ashburton consideration £37
OCLC Number: 430230286
Whereabouts of the above documents are unknown. Reference accessed through https://www.google.com - 23-02-2015
Items connected to Wills have now moved to a separate sub-section
In 1585 Queen Elizabeth restored to the vicars choral* of Exeter Cathedral various lands. These included a close at Stonehill, within the borough of Ashburton.
The History of Exeter, George Oliver, Exeter, 1821,p86ff
*Described in a paper by Peter Hampson as 'choristers and property dealers' https://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/collegeofhumanities/history/exhistoria/volume4/Hampson-Vicars_Choral.pdf - Accessed 06-10-2016
Taken from the Subsidy Rolls and described in a paper read by J S Amery in 1896, these names come from an assessment of people's land and goods,on which they had to pay an amount of money. The paper was published in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, and is available freely through https://archive.org/. The forenames towards the end of the list are only partially visible in the scanned documents.
Peter Brendon gen
Sampson Litheby gen
Gawin Seintclere gen
Joan Elis widow
Maria Cole widow
John Tozer gent
John Ffurse of Brownswill
...hn Dolbear senior
...tilda Leer widow
Transactions of the Devonshire Association vol. 28 (1896) pp. 247 ff
Viewed through https://archive.org/. Accessed 8-11-2013
Wardens: John Roger gent and Thomas Arscott.
Overseers of the power: William Stevens, Thomas Oger, Richard Harell, George Ffabian.
Thomas Fford gent
James Woodlye gent
Peter Brendon gent
John Davis gent
Gawen Sainctler gent
Ffrancis Fforde gent
Sampson Lethebye gent
John Lucie de Priestaford
William Mathew de Somerhill
William Knowlinge de Somerhill
William Warryng de Ledburye
Johan Meacombe widow
John Tozer gent
Jane Ffurse widow
John Ffurse de Waye
Mawd Berrye widow
John Ffurse de Alston
Elizabeth Wreyford widow
William Warringe de Caten
Mary Cole widow
Julian Baren widow
John Tayler Senr
John Tayler Junr
Katheryne Ffrood widowe
Peternell Ffurse widowe
Johan Fayrmouth widow
Christian Kelly widow
Ellerye Luscombe widow
William Vinch (Ffinch)
John Dolber Jnr
Philip Caunter widow
John Ffrend Senr
John Ffrend Jnr
William Knowling pewterer
William Mathew Snr
John Dolbear Snr
John Tooker cutler
Transactions of the Devonshire Association vol. 28 (1896)pp. 253 ff
Viewed through https://archive.org/. Accessed 15-11-2013
John Ball William Ffurse Henry Paddon John Hall'
Edward Windeatt, Early Nonconformity in Ashburton, Transactions of the Devonshire Association vol. 28,1896, p229
1636 Mr Townsend granted new lease of tenement at Chewly in Ashburton (also spelt Chevely and Chuleigh)
1660 Jo. Short purchased a tenement formerly in the possession of Richard Knowlies D&C3559 P1A
1661 Richard Knowling granted lease of a tenement, provided he pay back rent of £7 to Widow Short D&C3559 PP115-117
1663 Confirmation of lease by George Prowse, vicar of Ashburton, to Thomas Kelly D&C3559 PP386-387
1668 Richard Knowling granted lease of tenement D&C3560 P43
1675 Richard Knowling granted new lease of tenement D&C3560 PP326-327
1689 Confirmation of lease to Richard Knowling D&C3562 PP158-159
1696 Confirmation of grant by John Bastard, vicar of Ashburton, to Richard Knowling of messuage and tenements D&C3563 P30
1696 Richard Knowling granted lease of tenement D&C356328-29
http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/learning/library-and-archives1/library-and-archives.ashx - Accessed 17-2-2016