Devonshire Characters and Strange Events

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Devonshire Characters and Strange Events  (1908) 
by Sabine Baring-Gould
This work contains an index

G. Clint, A.R.A., pinxt.
Thos. Lupton. sculpt.
 

MARIA FOOTE, AFTERWARDS COUNTESS OF HARRINGTON, AS MARIA DARLINGTON IN THE FARCE OF "A ROWLAND FOR AN OLIVER" (1824)

DEVONSHIRE
CHARACTERS

AND STRANGE EVENTS
BY S. BARING-GOULD, M.A.

WITH 55 FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS
REPRODUCED FROM OLD PRINTS, ETC.


O Jupiter! 
Hanccine vitam? hoscine mores? hanc dementtam? 
Terence, Adelphi (Act IV).



LONDON. JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD
NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY MCMVIII

PLYMOUTH: WILLIAM BRENDON AND SON, LIMITED, PRINTERS

CONTENTS
 
page
Hugh Stafford and the Royal Wilding 1
The Alphington Ponies 16
Maria Foote 21
Caraboo 35
John Arscott, of Tetcott 47
Wife-sales 58
White Witches 70
Manly Peeke 84
Eulalia Page 95
James Wyatt 107
The Rev. W. Davy 123
The Grey Woman 128
Robert Lyde and the "Friend's Adventure" 136
Joseph Pitts 152
The Demon of Spreyton 170
Tom Austin 175
Frances Flood 177
Sir William Hankford 181
Sir John Fitz 185
Lady Howard 194
The Bidlakes, of Bidlake 212
The Pirates of Lundy 224
Tom D'Urfey 238
The Bird of the Oxenhams 248
"Lusty" Stucley 262
The Bideford Witches 274
Sir "Judas" Stukeley 278
The Sampford Ghost 286
Philippa Gary and Anne Evans 292
Jack Rattenbury 301
John Barnes, Taverner and Highwayman 320
Edward Capern 325
George Medyett Goodridge 332
John Davy 351
Richard Parker, the Mutineer 355
Benjamin Kennicott, D.D 369
Captain John Avery 375
Joanna Southcott 390
The Stoke Resurrectionists 405
"The Beggars' Opera" and Gay's Chair 414
Bampfylde-Moore Carew 425
William Gifford 436
Benjamin R. Haydon 457
John Cooke 478
Savery and Newcomen, Inventors 487
Andrew Brice, Printer 502
Devonshire Wrestlers 514
Two Hunting Parsons 529
Samuel Prout 564
Fontelautus 581
William Lang, of Bradworthy 594
William Cookworthy 600
William Jackson, Organist 608
John Dunning, First Lord Ashburton 618
Governor Shortland and the Princetown Massacre 633
Captain John Palk 700
Richard Weekes, Gentleman at Arms and Prisoner in the Fleet 709
Steer Nor'-West 718
George Peele 726
Peter Pindar 737
Dr. J. W. Budd 754
Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Chichester, Bart. 772

ILLUSTRATIONS

Maria Foote, afterwards Countess of Harrington
From an engraving by Thomas Lupton, after a picture by G. Clint, A.R.A.
Frontispiece
to face page
Hugh Stafford
From the original painting in the collection of the Earl of Iddesleigh
2
The Roasted Exciseman, or the Jack Boot's Exit
From an old print
4
The Tyburn Interview: a New Song
By a Cyder Merchant, of South-Ham, Devonshire. Dedicated to Jack Ketch
8
The Misses Durnford. The Alphington Ponies
From a lithograph
16
The Misses Durnford. The Alphington Ponies (Back View)
Lithographed by P. Gauci. Pub. Ed. Cockrem
18
Maria Foote, afterwards Countess of Harrington
From an engraved portrait in the collection of A. M. Broadley, Esq.
22
Caraboo, Princess of Javasu, alias Mary Baker
From an engraving by Henry Meyer, after a picture by E. Bird
36
Mary Wilcocks, of Witheridge, Devonshire, alias Caraboo
Drawn and engraved by N. Branwhite
44
Arscott of Tetcott
From the picture by J. Northcote, R.A.
48
Old Tetcott House 54
Mariann Voaden, Bratton 74
Mariann Voaden's Cottage, Bratton 74
A Village "Wise Man" 78
Manly Peeke in his Encounter with Three Adversaries Armed with Rapiers and Poignards 90
James Wyat, ætat. 40
Reproduced from the frontispiece to The Life and Surprizing Adventures of James Wyatt, Written by Himself, 1755
108
Rev. W. Davy
From an engraving by R. Cooper, after a picture by Wm. Sharland
124
Slanning's Oak
From an oil painting by A. B. Collier, 1855
188
Frontispiece to "The Bloudie Booke; or the Tragical End of Sir John Fitz" 192
Lady Howard 194
Bidlake 212
Thomas D'Urfey
From an engraving by G. Virtue, after a picture by E. Gouge
238
Frontispiece to "A True Relation of an Apparition," etc., by James Oxenham 248
John Rattenbury, of Beer, Devonshire, "The Rob Roy of the West"
From a lithograph
302
Edward Capern, the Postman-Poet of Devonshire
From a painting by William Widgery, in the Free Library, Bideford
326
Charles Medyett Goodridge in his Seal-skin Dress 332
Richard Parker
From a drawing by Bailey
356
B. Kennicott, S.T.P.
From the portrait at Exeter College, Oxford
370
Captain Avery and his Crew taking one of the Great Moguls
From a drawing by Wm. Jeit
376
Joanna Southcott
Drawn from life by Wm. Sharp
390
Silver Pap-boat prepared for the Coming of Shiloh, presented to Joanna Southcott in June, 1814
From the original in the collection of A. M. Broadley, Esq.
402
Crib presented to Joanna Southcott in Anticipation of the Birth of the Shiloh by Believers in her Divine Mission as "A Goodwill Offering by Faith to the Promised Seed"
Reproduced from the original print in the collection of A. M. Broadley, Esq.
402
Mr. Gay
From an old print
414
The Grammar School, Barnstaple, where Gay was Educated 416
Gay's Chair 422
Bampfylde Moore Carew, "King of the Beggars'"
From an engraving by Maddocks
426
W. Gifford
From an engraving by R. H. Cromek, after a picture by I. Hoppner, R.A.
436
B. R. Haydon
From a drawing by David Wilkie
458
Captain Cooke, 1824, aged 58
Drawn, from nature, on the stone by N. Whittock
478
The Noted John Cooke of Exeter, Captain of the Sheriff'sTroop at Seventy-four Assizes for the County of Devon
From a lithograph by Geo. Rowe
482
Thomas Savery 488
Sketch of Newcomen's House, Lower Street, Dartmouth, before it was demolished 494
The Chimney-piece at which Newcomen sat when he Invented the Steam Engine 494
The Steam Engine, near Dudley Castle. Invented by Capt. Savery and Mr. Newcomen. Erected by ye later, 1712
From a drawing by Barney. Reproduced by kind permission of Messrs. Macmillan & Co.
496
Andrew Brice, Printer
Reproduced by kind permission from a print in the possession of Dr. Brushfield
502
The Wrestling Champion of England, Abraham Cann
From a drawing
518
Rev. John Russell
Reproduced by permission of the Editor of Bailey's Magazine
530
The Rev. John Russell's Port-wine Glass, Chamberlain Worcester Breakfast Service, and Barometer
Purchased at the sale of his effects in 1883 by Mrs. Arnull and presented by her to Mr. John Lane, in whose possession they now are
558
Samuel Prout
From a drawing in the possession of Samuel Gillespie Prout, Esq.
564
William Cookworthy of Plymouth
From the original portrait by Opie in the possession of Edward Harrison, Esq., of Watford
600
Mr. Jackson, the Celebrated Composer
From an engraving after J. Walker
608
Lord Ashburton
From an engraving by F. Bartolozzi, after a picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds
618
Horrid Massacre at Dartmoor Prison, England
From an old print
648
Plan of Dartmoor Prison 650
North Wyke 710
Dr. Wolcot 738
Dr. John W. Budd
From a photograph by his brother Dr. Richard Budd, of Barnstaple
754
Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Chichester, Bart. 772