Dartmoor Stories

History

Sir Hugh de Courtenay & Commonality of Okehampton Common’s Rights Agreement (1292)

From Vol 1 of the History of Okehampton by EHY.. Document in Old English is typed into Volume 1 of this series and then translated.  Here is given only the...
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Early History of St James Chapel

​ St. James was built as a Chantry Chapel where Prayers were said for the souls of the dead. It was probably built by Reginald Courtenay who obtained a licence...
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The Vicar of Okehampton in 1385 and his Goods and Chattels

A fascinating glimpse into the life of a wealthy Mediaeval occupant of Okehampton.10 September 1375  In the calendar of Patent Rolls was written: Yestbrook or Estebroke, Richard The Presentation of...
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Pennies from Heaven

In a glass case on the top floor of the Museum of Dartmoor Life is a small wooden collecting box with a sad little picture stuck to it. On the...
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History Living on Dartmoor

Okehampton Historical Notes

Digitised by Jan Goffey, a Museum Trustee Original Book typed by Dr Edward Herbert Young (1862-1932). He lived at Darley House, and was one of the town’s two GPs for...
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GL Wardle – A fascinating character from Okehampton’s Past

The gentleman pictured is indeed the Honourable Gwyllym Lloyd WARDLE, Esquire.  MP for Okehampton 1807 – 1812 n.b. Gwyllym is the Welsh spelling of William. Vol 1 History of Okehampton...
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