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From: "Leonard Heyward" <>
Subject: Old Map
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 17:02:10 +1100
Recently, while going through some old papers, I found a more modern copy of
a very old Devon map that had been given to me about 30 years ago. This
'modern' copy is itself on very brittle parchment and beginning to go black.
While there is no date of the original map there are a couple of things that
may be of interest to Devon researchers.
The map, between A3 and A2 in size, is titled "Devonshire with Excester
described and the Armes of such Nobles as have borne the Titles of them".
In the lower corner is the following notation "Performed by Ihon Speede And
are to be sold in popes-head Alleye by Iohn Sudburi & George humble Cuin
privilegio". From this it looks like the capital 'I' is used for a 'J'.
The letter 'S' also looks like a modern day 'F'.
Down the left hand side it has two columns of family crests under the
THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BENE DIGNIFIED WITH THE TITLE OF DEVONSHIRE.
Richard Riuers E.
Hugh Courtney E.
Humfrey Stafford E.
Charles Blount E.
THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BENE DIGNIFIED WITH THE TITLE OF EXCESTER.
John Holland D.
Thomas Beaufort D.
Henry Courtney M.
Thomas Cecill E.
There is also in an inset, a map of Excester.
Interestingly the water South of Plimouth is referred to as 'The British
I thought I would write this down before the parchment has gone completely
black. Hope it may be of interest to somebody.