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Extracted by Jean E. Harris

Some testators had connections with other counties in England and, given the tremendous loss of the Devon probates in WW2, the following relate to places or people in Devon. These names appear in the volumes published by the Index Library, British Record Society.

(abbreviation <O.W.> - Original Will)
Vol 89 Part I (1363-1649)
BORANE Jn chaplain St And. Hol 1414    1 318
  Exeter dioc(ese) nun cup  
  (St Andrew, Holborn)  
EDGCOMBE Peers [in margin Wm.] gent St Bot. Alders. 1628 7 33
  Maker, Devon   <O.W.>   [6 44v]
  (St Botolph, Aldersgate)  
  NOTE: A large part of this parish was in Devon  
  until it was transferred to Cornwall in 1844.    
RANSOME Rd. cit(izen) & armor(er) St And. Hol. 1603 5 370
  Normanstown (Northmoston), Devon  
  (North Molton)   <O.W.>   [4 215]
  (St Andrew, Holborn)  
RONDELL Tho.   <O.W.> 1617 [5 70]
  nephew Philip R., principal of Hart Hall, Oxford.  
  St M.M.; St Mich.; St Pet.-in-the E.;St Mart.;  
  St Giles(field names);St Aldate,in Oxford;  
  E.Woolvercott; Kidlington; "Hawkwell the Lynch"  
  & "Little Close"; Northam nr Oxford.  
  (Nich. R., unc(le). dec'd of Lamerton, Devon;  
  bequests to Wm R. k., Milton Abbot, Devon,  
  & Jn R. unc(le). Cornwall)  
TYRER Edw. Westminster, d(ied) in Exeter   1643  
  adm./nun.cup.   <O.W.>   [17 137]
  W to Anne OAGLE als T(YRER) m(other);  
  no exor names  
Vol 98 Part II (1661-1700)
LOVE Wm St Jas Cls.   1689 15 107
  d(ied) in ship "Success" at Plymouth  
  Eliz. rel(ict) ren(ounced) adm.  
  (St James, Clerkenwell)  
POLLEXFEN Judith, spin. St Ste. Wa. <O.W.> 1678 10 388
  d(ied) in Elsdon       [12 4v]
  (either Elston, Churchstow, or Elston,  
  Crediton) Devon. adm/W to bro(ther) Jn P.  
  (St Stephen Walbrook)  

Last updated: 24 May 2008 - Brian Randell

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