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Richard Duke (d.1572)
Richard Duke (c. 1515 – 1572) was a lawyer and served as Clerk of the Court of Augmentations which position assisted him in acquiring large grants of former monastic lands in the West Country following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. He served as MP for Weymouth in 1545 and for Dartmouth in 1547 and as Sheriff of Devon in 1563–64.Contents1 Origins 2 Career 3 Land purchases 4 Purchase of chantries 5 Marriage and progeny 6 Death and succession 7 Sources 8 ReferencesOrigins[edit] He was the eldest son of Henry Duke, son of a merchant of Exeter, Devon, by his wife Maud White, daughter of Roger White. The Duke family had been settled at Otterton
Otterton
in south Devon from the time of King Edward III (1327–1377). Career[edit] He studied law at the Inner Temple
Inner Temple
where he was admitted on 8 February 1533
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Monumental Brass
Monumental brass
Monumental brass
is a species of engraved sepulchral memorial which in the early part of the 13th century began to partially take the place of three-dimensional monuments and effigies carved in stone or wood. Made of hard latten or sheet brass, let into the pavement, and thus forming no obstruction in the space required for the services of the church, they speedily came into general use, and continued to be a favourite style of sepulchral memorial for three centuries.[1]Contents1 In Europe 2 In England 3 Nine
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Teignmouth
Teignmouth
Teignmouth
(/ˈtɪnməθ/ TIN-məth) is a large seaside town, fishing port and civil parish in the English county of Devon, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign
River Teign
about 14 miles south of Exeter. It had a population of 14,749 at the last census.[1] In 1690, it was the last place in England
England
to be invaded by a foreign power. From the 1800s onwards, the town rapidly grew in size from a fishing port associated with the Newfoundland cod industry to a fashionable resort of some note in Georgian times, with further expansion after the opening of the South Devon
Devon
Railway in 1846
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Harpford
Harpford
Harpford
is a small village in East Devon, England. It lies on the east side of the River Otter, less than 1 mile north east of the larger village of Newton Poppleford. Harpford
Harpford
was an ancient parish. The parish was a strip parish, which included Harpford
Harpford
Hill and Harpford
Harpford
Common some 1.5 miles west of the village, and another area of Harpford
Harpford
Common 1.5 miles east of the village.[1] Harpford
Harpford
became a civil parish in 1866, and in 1935 the parish was enlarged by the addition of the more populous parish of Newton Poppleford
Newton Poppleford
and the smaller parish of Venn Ottery
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Venn Ottery
Venn Ottery, historically also spelt Fen Ottery, is a small village in East Devon, England. It lies 1 mile north of the larger village of Newton Poppleford. Venn Ottery was an ancient parish.[1] St Gregory's Church has a 15th-century tower[2], and is a Grade II* listed building.[3] Venn Ottery became a civil parish in 1866, but in 1935 the parish was abolished and added to the parish of Harpford. In 1968 the parish was renamed Newton Poppleford and Harpford.[4] Venn Ottery Common, west of the village, is a nature reserve owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a nationally important lowland heath area and site of special scientific interest.[5] References[edit]^ Vision of Britain website ^ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101328749-church-of-st-gregory-newton-poppleford-and-harpford#.WsXqVI-cHcs ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (352414)". Images of England
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Free Warren
Free warren—often simply warren—refers to a type of franchise or privilege conveyed by a sovereign in mediaeval England
England
to a subject, promising to hold them harmless for killing game of certain species within a stipulated area, usually a wood or small forest. The sovereign involved might be either the monarch or a marcher lord.Contents1 Law 2 Etymology 3 Free warren and domestic warren 4 Warren and warden 5 Warren and warrant 6 Beasts of warren6.1 Manwood7 Bibliography 8 ReferencesLaw[edit] The grant of free warren could be as a gift, or in exchange for consideration, and might be later alienated by the grantee. The stipulated area might be coextensive with the frank-tenement of the grantee, or it might be discontinuous or even at a considerable remove from the grantee's holdings
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View Of Frankpledge
Frankpledge, was a system of joint suretyship common in England throughout the Early Middle Ages. The essential characteristic was the compulsory sharing of responsibility among persons connected in tithings. This unit, under a leader known as the chief-pledge or tithing-man, was then responsible for producing any man of that tithing suspected of a crime
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Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island
(also archaically known as Branksea) is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour
in the county of Dorset, England. The island is owned by the National Trust. Much of the island is open to the public and includes areas of woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, together with cliff top views across Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck. The island was the location of an experimental camp in 1907 that led to the formation of the Scout movement the following year. Access is by public ferry or private boat; in 2002 the island received 105,938 visitors
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Manor
A manor in English law
English law
is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court. The proper unit of tenure under the feudal system is the fee (or fief), on which the manor became established through the process of time, akin to the modern establishment of a "business" upon a freehold site
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Andrew Dudley
Sir Andrew Dudley, KG (c. 1507 – 1559) was an English soldier, courtier, and diplomat. A younger brother of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, he served in Henry VIII's navy and obtained court offices under Edward VI. In 1547–1548 he acted as admiral of the fleet and participated in the War of the Rough Wooing
War of the Rough Wooing
in Scotland, where he commanded the English garrison of Broughty Castle. He was appointed captain of the fortress of Guînes
Guînes
in the Pale of Calais
Pale of Calais
in late 1551. There he got involved in a dispute with the Lord Deputy of Calais, which ended only when both men were replaced in October 1552. In October 1549 Andrew Dudley
Andrew Dudley
became one of Edward VI's Chief Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber and later keeper of the Palace of Westminster, in which function he was responsible for the Royal Wardrobe and Privy Purse
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Knight Of The Garter
The Order of the Garter
Order of the Garter
(formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter) is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III
Edward III
in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry (though in precedence inferior to the military Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint. Appointments are made at the Sovereign's sole discretion. Membership of the Order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 living members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs)
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Bishopsteignton
Bishopsteignton /ˌbɪʃəpˈsteɪntən/ is a village in South Devon, England[1] between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, close to the Teign Estuary. The village is on a steep hill, and has a post office, small pharmacy and a small, family-run village shop. The village school has about 180 pupils. The electoral ward had a population of 2,570 at the 2011 census.[2]The village has four churches - one gospel hall (Plymouth Brethren), one Methodist, one Anglican and one Immanuel - St John The Baptist, with a fine Norman doorway which survived Victorian restoration. Among the tombstones are some who were victims of plague, and above the churchyard are the remains of a 14th-century sanctuary chapel built by John Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter to provide a refuge for felons who had accepted life banishment, as they travelled from Exeter to sail from Teignmouth.[3] The village has four pubs: The Old Workshop, The Ring of Bells, The Cockhaven Manor and the Bishop John De Grandisson
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John Vesey
John Vesey
John Vesey
or Veysey (1462?–1554) was an English bishop.Contents1 Life 2 References 3 Sources 4 External linksLife[edit] Blue plaque
Blue plaque
at Moor HallVesey was born John Harman, probably about 1462, the son of a yeoman farmer, in a farmhouse which still exists near the site of Moor Hall, Sutton Coldfield. He received his education at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he gained a doctorate in canon and civil law. After ordination he was appointed rector of St Mary's Church, Chester. He founded Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
for boys in Sutton Coldfield in 1527, which is named after him to this day. Vesey became a friend of Thomas Wolsey
Thomas Wolsey
who was also educated at Magdalen College. From some unknown date until 1508 Vesey served as Archdeacon of Barnstaple
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East Budleigh
East Budleigh
East Budleigh
is a small village in East Devon, England. The villages of Yettington, Colaton Raleigh, and Otterton
Otterton
lie (respectively) to the west, north and east of East Budleigh, with the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton
about two miles south. Until the River Otter to the east silted up, the village was a market town and port; it was still being used by ships in the 15th century, according to John Leland.[1] Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh
was born in nearby Hayes Barton in c.1552, and his parents are buried in All Saints churchyard in the village. The 14th-century church contains attractive pew ends including one bearing the Raleigh coat of arms. In 2006 a life-size bronze statue of Raleigh by sculptor Vivien Mallock was unveiled by the Duke of Kent and is positioned at the top of the village close to the church
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Lindridge House
Lindridge House was a large 17th century mansion (with 20th century alterations), one of the finest in the south-west[1] situated about 1 mile south of Ideford in the parish of Bishopsteignton, Devon, about 4 1/2 miles NE of Newton Abbot. It was destroyed by fire on 25 April 1963 and its ruins were finally demolished in the early 1990s, upon which was built a housing development. The gardens have been restored and are Grade II listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[2]Contents1 Descent1.1 Bishops of Exeter 1.2 Dudley 1.3 Duke 1.4 Martin 1.5 Lear 1.6 Comyns 1.7 Baring 1.8 Line 1.9 Templer 1.10 Cable 1.11 Benthall 1.12 Brady2 Destruction by fire 3 Sources 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksDescent[edit] Bishops of Exeter[edit] The site of Lindridge House is situated 1/2 mile NW of the church in the parish of Bishopsteignton.[3] Dudley[edit] After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, in 1549 the estate was acquired by Sir Andrew Dudley, KG (c
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Gloucester
Gloucester
Gloucester
(/ˈɡlɒstər/ ( listen)) is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds
Cotswolds
to the east and the Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean
to the southwest. Gloucester
Gloucester
was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva
Nerva
as Colonia Glevum
Glevum
Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II
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