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From: "Tompkins, M.L.L." <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Buggeford Mill
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:49:36 +0100
<<Wonder if it was named after this fella ...just a thought found it in Google ...
Cottage in Huccombe, called Ouldy Mill, with 2 gardens ...... Manor of
Hempston Cauntelopp otherwise Brodehempston, in Devon; and the manor of ....
. And said Peter Buggeford and William his son, concerning the title to
lands in ...... Seal: 2 parchment tags, for seal of Dean of Schu'wille, used
because seals of ...>>
It's possible that the place Buggeford derived its name from residents whose surname was Buggeford, but perhaps more likely that the Buggeford family derived their surname from their place of residence.
Incidentally, I think what you've got there is fragments from four different catalogue entries relating to four different deeds, Lesley. The one which mentions Peter and William Buggeford is a 1449 deed relating to lands in Churchill, presumably the one in East Down, a couple of miles south of Bugford - its full A2A catalogue entry says:
Bond in £20
Peter Buggeford otherwise Hayward
Condition of the obligation: observance by said Peter Colamore and Isabella his wife of the award of John Gyffard, William Whytefeld, John Orchard and William Merewod', arbitrators appointed by said Peter and Isabella, and said Peter Buggeford and William his son, concerning the title to lands in Cherchehille whence assize of novel disseisin is now pending before the Justices of Assize in Devon; and if the arbitrators cannot agree, then the said Peter and Isabella shall observe the award of one [impartial person? 'impis'] to be chosen by the said arbitrators.