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From: "John Hodges" <>
Subject: Re: WILLS in Devon
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 21:48:26 +0100
Most of the Devon wills were destroyed when Exeter was bombed in WWII. The
Burnet Morris Index may be as far as you get. If you are extremely lucky
(like I was), you may be able to find deeds of property owned by the family,
and in some cases these quote substantial extracts of wills to show
ownership. I found virtually the whole will of my g.g.g.g grandmother,
Margaret GREENSLADE, quoted in a deed for property in Moretonhampstead. The
original will was unavailable, presumably lost in WWII.
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Rudkin <>
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2000 6:18 PM
Subject: WILLS in Devon
> After spending a very interesting week in Devon Record Office, I am now
> trying to make sense of what I found.
> I found some very useful Wills for our family of Lamble, but the books in
> the DRO cover only a few years into the early 1800's.
> In the Westcountry Studies Library [next door to DRO] there is a very
> useful " Burnet Morris Index" who mentions earlier and later Wills, with
> connections to our family. I wonder if there is anyone on this list, who
> can tell where I can find details of these Wills.
> I assumed, that the listings in the DRO were the only ones for Wills, but
> as the Burnet Morris Index [compiled from 1915-1940] mentions others,
> there must be listings somewhere else.
> Can you help?
> Researching names:
> BUDDEN Devon/London Pimlico
> CAPRON France.
> C[H]RISELL Suffolk
> CO[O]MBER London or anywhere
> EASON Somerset EASTON Dorset
> EDEN Warks
> FEARON/FERON Newcastle upon Tyne
> FOSSEY Bucks
> HOLDEN Northants.
> HOOPER Somerset Merriott
> LAMBLE Ashburton Devon/Bovey Tracey/Wolborough Newton Abbot.
> MCKONE London or anywhere in 1800's
> NORRIS Stanmore, Hendon Middx
> ORD Newcastle upon Tyne
> PEPPER Great Marlow Bucks and Throwley Kent.
> SAWYER Suffolk, London St James Westminster/ Fulham
> SERCOMBE Dunsford Devon
> STEED Suffolk, Fulham West Middx, Hackney London, Bromley Kent
> RAMSEY Suffolk/London
> ROSE Bucks
> ROW[E] Suffolk.
> RUDKIN Essex/Norfolk/Suffolk/London
> VICKERY Matilda c1869, mother Mary Ann VICKERY Somerset NOTHING KNOWN
> WRIGHT Suffolk
> Member of Bucks, Devon, Essex, Suffolk and West Middx FHS's
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