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Sampford-Peverell, a parish and village in the east Division, Hundred of Halberton, Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter, 1-1/3 miles southeast of Uplowman, 2-1/4 miles northeast of Halberton, 2-1/4 miles northwest of Uffculme, 2.48 miles south of Willand, 2-3/4 miles southwest of Burlescombe, 2-3/4 miles southwest of Holcombe Rogus, 4-1/3 miles north northeast of Cullompton, 4 miles northwest of Kentisbeare, 5 miles northeast of Tiverton, and seven miles northeast of Bradninch, the living a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, and in the patronage of J. SILLIFANT and T. HUGO, Esqrs., the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, one of the aisles said to have been built by Margaret, Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII; the manor-house afterwards belonged to Sir Amias PAULETT, who had custody of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the time of her execution; anciently a borough, and had a considerable woollen manufactory. (Maps and Lewis' 1830 Topographical Dictionary...) "The manor, anciently belonging to the PEVERELLS, and afterwards to the DINHAM, AISTHORPE, and POWLETT families, was sold with the demesne by the late Earl Powlett, to various freeholders. Sampford Barton, was for a long period the seat of the Powletts... A Castle was built here by Oliver Dinham, about 1437, and its remains were cleared away about 1755. The Church (St. John.) is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells, and contains a monument of Lady POWLETT, who died in 1602..." (White's Devonshire Directory (1850)) Sampford Peverell is less than 5 miles northeast of Ashbrittle, Somersetshire



1555 Sampford Peverell, Devonshire Wills and Admins 247. Christian COME, widow. (See Index to Devonshire Wills & Admins, p. 36)

Notes: John COMBE (h/o Margaret ARCHDALE) may have had a sister named Christian COMBE who m a LANGWORTH/LONGWORTH/LANGWORTHY (etc.) and was residing in Devonshire in 1630 per Oxfordshire will of William COMBE (s/o John & Margaret ARCHDALE Combe). Given the close proximity of Sampford Peverell to Willand where Susan COMBE, sister of Ellis, m John TYLLYE (TILLY) on 22 Dec 1614. is it possible that Christian may have been grandmother to John (h/o Margaret)? There are no IGI entries for Sampford Peverell.


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