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Index to

Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities:

Returns made to the Honourable the House of Commons
of Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons within the County of Devon,

Containing the Hundreds of Ermington, Lifton, Plympton, Roborough, Tavistock, Black Torrington and Winkleigh,
and the Boroughs of Barnstaple, Ashburton, Dartmouth and Totness.

Plymouth: John Commins. Extracted from the large Work, printed by order of the House (1817), 60 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Poverty, homelessness and unemployment are not exclusively the product of the modern age. References to these problems can be found as far back as the Middle Ages, where responsibility for dealing with them lay mostly with religious houses or individual parishes. In 1818, as a result of debates and arguments that even now remain obscure, Parliament launched an elaborate investigation into the activities of charitable trusts in England and Wales called The Charity Commission or The Brougham Commission. This first inquiry lasted 19 years, and 32 reports were published. Traditionally, charities have been actively involved in poor relief. Some charities were operated by parishes, others through donations or trusts laid down by wealthy individuals. This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the Bodleian Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. Those on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
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Abraham, Isaac 29
Ackerman, Captain 12, 14
Ackland, ___ 50
Ackland, Edward 44
Ackland, Sir H Bt 46
Ackland, John 58
Ackland, Sir John 6, 12, 38, 40, 52
Addis, John 18
Addis, Mrs 10
Addis, Samuel 18, 24
Alcock, Rev Thomas 13, 27
Anderson, Philip 10
Andrews, Robert 46
Apley, Robert 42, 48
Archer, Addy 3, 23
Arscot, Moses 6, 8, 32
Arscott, Edmund 32
Arscott, John 36
Asheton, Dr Roger 13
Atkins, J 52
Atwell 6
Atwill, Hugh 48
Audian, Alexander 52, 56
Ayres, John 48
Babb, Richard 34
Bagiholl, Mary 44
Ball, Henry 58
Bampfield, Rev W 44
Barber, Dennys Rolle 55
Barbor, George 43
Barker, Pentecost 18
Barnes, Phillis 44
Baron, George 42
Bass Stephen 22
Bastard, J 3
Batt, William 24
Bayham, Lord 11
Beaple, James 48
Beaple, Richard 40
Beaple, Roger 48
Bear, John (also Beare) 34, 58
Beavis, Henry 45, 47
Beckford, Hugh 10
Beckly, Robert 38
Bedford, John Duke of 30
Belton, Mr 39
Bennet, Joan 26
Bennet, Walter 34
Bent, William 36
Berell, Able 36
Berryman, John 48
Bickford, Arscot 33
Bickford, John 60
Bickford, William 32
Bickham, John 50
Bickle, John 6
Bickle, T 5
Blackhall, Christopher 58
Blinsham, Theophilus 36, 56
Boger, Thomas 16
Boodle, Robert 24
Boon, John 52
Bordier, Rev Jacon 18
Boucher, Bridget 18
Bound, John 14, 50
Bourne, James 24
Bovey, Edward 50
Bradey, Elizabeth 16
Bradlin, John (also Bradeline) 9
Brent, Samuel 24
Broad, P 5
Brock, Grace 6, 34
Brock, Mark 35
Brock, Richard 4-6, 34,
Brock, Simon 5, 34
Brooking, Nicholas 60
Brooking, Samuel 18
Brown, S 32
Buckinghamshire, Earl of 11
Buller, Mary 18
Bulley, J 52
Bulstrode, Richard 58
Burgh, Edmund 44
Burgh, Rev William 46
Burrard, George 18
Burroughs, John 14
Butcher, Robert 29, 31
Butcher, Thomas 31
Byng, Sir George 18
Call, John 29, 33
Calmady, Josias 10
Calmady, Warwick 11
Canford, W, alias Cranford, alias Cranworthy 40
Cann, Thomas 6
Carkeete, Walter 4
Carlisle, William 33
Carpenter, Ann 46
Carpenter, John 27
Carpenter, J P 27
Carter, John 29
Carter, Samuel 13, 29
Cary, Henry 5
Cary, Lancelot 6
Castleman, Richard 48
Caunter, Thomas 50
Ceane, Henry 18
Ceely, John & F 20
Channell, ___ 57
Chapman, Mr 38
Chappell, Roger 43, 47
Charles II 29
Chichester, Sir John 46
Clapp, John 36
Clapp, Robert 36
Clark, William (also Clarke) 11, 13, 27
Clarke, Mary 13, 27
Cleveland, ___ 35
Clinton, Hugh Lord 46
Cocker, William 5
Cockey, John 51
Cole, Philip 39
Cole, S Jnr 3
Cole, S, Snr 3
Cole, Stephen 3
Colley, Henry 41, 43, 47
Colley, William 60
Collier, Joseph 27
Collings, Mrs 22
Collins, Mrs 24
Colmer, Abraham 16
Colstone, Edward 24
Connick, Mrs 2
Cornish, A 33
Cornish, Richard 42
Cornish, William 29
Cottle, George 6
Counter, John 51
Courtenay family 30-1
Courtenay, Sir William 28
Cozens, Elizabeth 56
Crabb, John 18
Crocker, John 3
Crocker, Petronell 10
Cross, John 36
Cross, Samuel 18
Cross, Trevil 27
Crosse, Richard (also Cross) 16, 22
Cudlip, R C 29
Cudmoore, Margaret 6
Cullam, John (also Culm, Culme) 3, 21, 23, 25, 27
Dambrell, Jacob 22
Darrell, Sarah 18, 24
Davis, William 18
Davy, Joseph 29
Dawes, Captain 54
Dawes, James 24
Deane, Mary 26
Deeble, Margaret 24
Delbridge, John 40
Dennis, Nicholas 46
Docton, William 46
Dodderidge, John 48
Doidge, John 9
Dolbeare, J 51
Down, Christian 34
Down, Rev M 34
Dowse, Walter 58
Doyle, Margaret 8
Drake, Elizabeth 44
Drake, Sir F H 13
Drake, Mary 8
Dukes, George 48
Dunn, J 39
Durrant, Thomas 35
Dyer, Rabbage 54, 56
Eales, Richard 51
Eales, William 51
Easton, Jonas 11
Easton, W 3
Eburne, Mary 44
Eddy, John 34
Edgcombe, G 29
Edgcombe, J 3, 29
Edgecumbe, R 29
Edwards, Stephen 26
Edwards, T 3
Elford family 12
Elford, J 26
Elizabeth I 36, 58
Ellacott, John 6
Elliott, John 2
Ellis, John 6, 22
Emmett, Ann 24
English, Walter 58
Ernesettle, J 12
Facie, Antony 48
Fairchild, Edward 46
Fairchild, Rebecca 44
Fairweather, John 3
Fanshawe, Charles 23, 25
Ferris, George 48
Ferris, Richard 42
Ferris, Richard Snr 48
Field, Mary 6
Field, Nicholas 58, 60
Finne, Rev S 34
Fisher, Henry 37
Floude, N Y 55, 58
Follett, ___ 54
Foote, John 11
Ford, John J 29, 50
Forrest, Priscilla 24
Fortescue, Faithful 35
Fortescue, John 37, 54
Fowell, John 16
Fowell, Sir John 4
Fowler, Andrew 56
Fraine, Joseph 41
Frowde, James 5
Fownes, John 20
Francis, Philip 16
Fubyan, William 51
Gandy, Rev John 23, 25
Garland, J 29
Gay, William 48
Gayer, John 16
Gayer, Sir John 14, 18, 20
Gendle, Thomas 19
Gibbons, Lawrence 48
Gidley, ___ 38
Gilbert, Rev Canon 22
Giles, Robert 56
Gilt, John 3
Glanvill 4
Glanville, Sir J, Knt 28
Gliddon, John 34
Glysson, Mrs 24
Gould, Edward 50
Greek, George 43, 47
Greenslade, Renatus 44
Grigg, Nathaniel 24
Gurney, Robert 56
Gynys, J, MD 24
Hale, John 55
Ham, David 5
Hammond, Edmund 44
Harding, R 43
Harper, Alexander 46
Harragrow, Richard 6
Harris, Sir Christopher 10
Harris, John 11, 12
Harris, Richard (also Marris) 48, 50
Harris, Ruth 6
Harris, Thomas 40, 44
Harry, John 26
Harvey, Richard 34
Harvey, Roger 4, 34
Hatch, Alice 2
Hawker, Rev Robert 23, 25
Hawkins, David 25
Hayman, Joice 54
Hayman, Robert 50
Hayne, John (also Haynes) 52, 54, 58
Hayne, Samuel 37
Heisfel, John 34
Hele, Elizeus Esq 10, 17, 20
Hele, Sir John 10
Hele, Sir Warwick, Knt 8, 10
Henry VIII 32
Hern, William 51
Herring, John 10, 24
Hewer, Robert 14
Heywood 11
Horwood, Alice 42
Heywood, J M 27
Hicks, Mary 18
Hiern, James 45
Hill, Hugh 35
Hill, John 12, 14
Hill, Thomas 2
Hill, W 12
Hine, Elizabeth 53, 57
Hodge, ___ 53
Hodge, Elias Jnr 10-1
Hodge, Elias, Snr 11
Holdsworth, A 53, 55
Hole, John 34
Hole, Peter 34
Hole, Thomas 7
Honey, Richard 57
Hooker, W Jnr 37
Hooker, W Snr 37
Holdsworth, Arthur 52, 54, 58-9
Hooper, Jerom 36
Hooper, Sir N, Knt 46
Hornbrook, J 29
Horsham, Hugh 42
Horswill, William 2
Horwood, Thomas 42
Houlditch, Walter 4
Houndle, Edward 43, 47
How, George 24
Hughes, R 27
Hunt, W 53, 55, 58
Hurness, Rev S 9
Hurst, William 6
Hutchings, Arthur 39
Hutchings, J 39
Hutchings, Mary (also Hutchins) 16, 22
Huthnance, Henry 34
Ibert, Catherine 12
Ilbert, William Elford 13
Incledon, Benjamin 43, 47
Incledon, N 47
Incledon, Robert 46
Jago, Walter 52, 54, 58
Jeffery, Roger 42
Jenkins, John 46
Jetsom, Rebecca 60
Jewell, Nicholas 28
Johnston, Rev Mr 35
Jordain, Henry 6
Jory, Joseph 24
Kelly, John 52
Kelway, Henry 16, 22, 24
Kerly, Joseph 26
King, John 22
Kingdon, Richard 37
Kingdon, Roger 32, 36
Kirkham, J & T 4
Kitson, T 3
Kitson, W 3
Knighton, Joanna 12, 26
Knowling, Alice 10
Knowling, George 50
Labdon, Tibet 34
Lake, Robert 39
Lang, Samuel 29
Lang, Thomas 31
Langdon, ___ 52, 58
Langdon, John 54-5
Langdon, Richard 60
Langford, Sarah 32
Langmead, W 13
Lantrow, Martin 46
Lanyan, Mr 10
Lanyon, John 12, 20, 26
Lanyon, Philip 12
Larkin, George 44
Lavers, Henry 58
Lavington, John 22
Law, John 43
Lea, W 52
Leach, George 11, 13
Ledstone, R 3
Lee, Mr 2
Lethbridge, John (also Lethridge) 34, 39
Ley, Philip 52, 56, 60
Lock, ___ 57
Lockey, John 51
Lockey, Peter 51
Lome, James 2
Lovering, John Jnr 54
Lovering, John 54
Lucas, Richard 34
Lugg, Adam 40
Lung, Thomas 29
Luscombe, John 56
Luxmoore, John 7, 9
Lymbear, William 7
Macey, Hilary 6
Macey, Richard 58
Maddock, James 16
Manly, J 53
Manly, Rev William 27, 55, 58
Marriott, Daniel 46
Marshall, C 43, 47
Marshall, W 3
Martin, John 56
Martin, Robert 56
Martin, Thomas 60
Martyn, Rev R 39
Mather, Francis 4
Maynard, Sir John 10
Maynard, Oliver 28
Medland, William 35
Miller, Ann 16
Mills, Roger 18
Moddiford, Lady Elizabeth 10, 26
Modyford, J 11
Modlin, Mary 2
Morcombe, Thomas 35
Morrice, Mr Humphry (also Morice) 37-9
Morrish, ___ 36
Morrish, Hon Mr 36
Morrough, Dorcas 22
Morshead, A 24
Morshead, John 3, 12, 22, 24
Morshead, P 23
Morsley, J 53
Moule, John 43
Moule, Simeon 41, 43, 47
Moulton, Mary 8
Munyon, Joan 24
Musgrave, S, MD 24
Newcomb, John 36-7
Newcombe, Thomas 6
Newman, H 53, 55, 58
Newman, L 53, 55, 58
Nicholls, John 27
Norman, Hugh 26
Norris, John, Jnr 58
Northcott, John 34-5
Northmoore, John 6
Nosworthy, John 36
Nott, T 47
Oliphan, Stephen 48
Oliver, Stephen 22
Opie, Mary 22
Paige, Elizabeth 42
Paige family 57
Paige, Captain John 16, 18
Paige, Thomas 52, 56
Palk, William 51
Palmer, Abraham 6
Palmer, Dorothy 48
Palmer, Henry 6
Palmer, John 31
Palmer, Joseph 16, 22
Palmer, William 42
Parson, Thomas 29
Patterson, Mrs 24
Pearse, C 3
Pearse, S W 3
Pearse, Rev William 2-3
Peere, Mr L 48
Pengelly, John Francis 18, 26-7
Penrose (Almshouses) 40-2, 44
Penrose, John 40, 48
Penwarden, John 35
Pepper, Miss Elizabeth 22
Peters, John 52, 56
Pett, Richard 18, 24
Phillip, Roger 18
Phillips, Elizabeth 24
Phillips, Joan 60
Phillips, John 42, 46
Phillips, Mary 18
Phipps, Mr 50
Pine, Rev E 43
Plumleigh, John 52, 56
Plumleigh, W 52
Porter, Anthony 24
Pollexfen, Edmund 16
Praed, W M 3
Praed, Wm Jnr 3
Prestwood, George 56, 60
Prideaux, J 3, 29
Prideaux, Lady 36
Prideaux, Thomas 50
Radcliffe, Rev Cop. 27
Radcliffe, Walter 27
Rawlings, Captain 8, 14, 26
Rawlins, Robert (also Rawlings) 12, 26
Reed, John 22
Reed, R W 13
Revel, John 8
Richards, John 56
Richardson, Thomas 19
Ridgate, Philip Esq 46
Ridout, Deborah 24
Ridout, George 24
Ridout, Jane 24
Risdon, Anthony 32
Robins, John (also Robbins) 29, 43, 47
Roche, Mounier 43, 45, 47
Rodd, Mrs 35
Rogers, Dame H 2, 22
Rogers, Sir Frederick L Bt 3
Rogers, Sir John 16
Rogers, Thomas 3
Rolle, Denys Esq 44
Rolle, Isabella C 44
Rolle, Margaret 46
Rooke, George 18
Rooke, Samuel 18
Row, Rev J 27
Row, Joseph 29, 35
Row, Margaret 16
Row W, Jnr 37
Row, William 16, 26, 37
Rowe, Elizabeth 60
Rowell, Edward 4
Rowley, John 46
Runcawal, Joan (also Rounceval) 52, 56
Sage, Edith 36
Sampson, Robert 37
Sargent, David, Jnr 29
Saunders, John 3
Score, Mary 46
Seale, John 53, 57-8
Seccombe, Mr 38
Shellibeer, Henry 58
Shampfield, Sir C 26
Shapleigh, John 54
Shepard, N (also Shephard) 5, 43, 46-7
Shepard, R 3
Sherenbeck, Joseph Jacob 18
Sherwell, Thomas & N 18, 20
Shilstone, Christian (also Shilston) 6, 34
Shilstone, Widow 36
Short, Luke 58
Shute, Thomas 37
Skinner, Ephrain 42
Skinner, John 29
Sleeman, Peter 26
Smale, H Jnr 30, 36
Smale, Humphry 30, 36
Smale, Richard 30, 36
Smith, John 44
Smith, Lewis 48
Somers, Edwin 16
Somers, Elizabeth 18
Somers, Rev Mr 44
Soper, Richard 51
Soper, Walter 51
Spark, James 51
Sparke, William 18
Specket 34, 36
Spettigue, Thomas 34
Stanbury, Jean (also Jean, also John) 44, 46, 48
Stapleton, A 13
Stawell, William 50
Steere, G 3
Stenlake, J 33
Stevens, Hugh 48
Stevens, John 44
Stevens, H 39
Stukelyy, Hugo 32
Stukelyy, T, Knt 32
Sullock, G 5
Sumpter, John 58
Sunter, Joseph 51
Sunter, William 51
Swete, John 4
Sydenham, Philip, Jnr 41, 43
Symkin, John 18
Symons, John 44
Sympkin, Gilbert (also Symkin) 16, 18, 22, 24
Tapson, R 9
Tatershall, John 35
Teakle, Nicholas 48
Thomas, Abraham 38
Thorne, J de 4
Tolcher, Henry 3, 23
Tolcher, Joseph 21
Tooker, S Jnr 13
Tozer, Moses 51
Trebes, ___ 50
Trelawney, Rev Sir H 27
Trelawny, Major General 18, 22
Tremayne, A, Yngr 5
Tremayne, Arthur eldr 5
Trenow, Thomas 24
Trevil, Richard 26
Trout, Elizabeth 2
Tumbles, William 34
Trick, Thomas 39
Tripe, Nicholas 51
Tucker, F 47
Turtliff, John 18
Twist, Mrs 8
Underdowne, Jane 6
Underhill, Richard 30
Ustick, Richard 16
Uxbridge, Earl of 11
Vallack, James 27
Vallack, Sarah 27
Veal, A 27
Vincent, Mrs Admiral 11
Vinson, Charles 16
Vivian, Rev T 3
Wakeman, Bartholomew 44
Walter, Roger 34
Warren, Ann 16
Warren, William 16
Watkins, John 38
Watson, Elizabeth 44
Watts, Mr 29
Watts, Nicholas 28
Watts, Richard 39
Waybard, Agnes 46
Webber, John 32
Webber, Rev S 32, 36
Webber, Sarah 16
Welsford, G 37
Welsford, J 37
Welsford, R 37
Welsh, James 48
Wend, Robert 22
Westcombe, Thomas 48
Westlade, Agnes 48
Westlake, Catherine 40
Westlake, Nicholas 34
Westlake, Simon 35
Westlake, Thomas 48
Wheeler, Lawrence 54
White, John 14
Whitrow, Barnard 6, 46
Widdecombe, T 51
Widger, Joseph 51
Widger, W 51
Wilcocks, James 27
Willcocks, Joseph 18
Wilcocks, W 27
Willesford, R V 29, 31
Williams, Joshua 7
Williams, Thomas 2
Windeatt, J 29
Windeatt, T 29
Winsor, George 51
Winsor, John 51
Winsor, William 51
Wise, Elizabeth 58
Wise, J 58
Wise, Samuel 5
Wivell, Richard 35
Woolcombe, J 3
Wotton, William 56
Yeo, Richard 25
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