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Swimbridge, a village and parish, including the hamlets of Accot and Newland, is in the north division, Hundred of South Moulton, is 2-1/4 miles southeast of Landkey, 4-1/4 miles east southeast of Barnstaple, 3-3/4 miles southeast of Bishops Tawton, 4-1/3 miles east of Tawstock, five miles southeast of Pilton, and six miles northwest of South Molton, the living a perpetual curacy, with that of Landkey annexed, in the jurisdiction of the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of Exeter in the patronage of the Dean of Exeter... (Lewis) "... The Duke of Bedford is lord of the manor; but John Nott, Esq., R. Chichester, Esq., the Trustees of the late Lord Rolle, and several smaller owners, have estates in the parish. In Risdon's time, there were some remains of the manor house of Ernsborough, where that eminent civilian, Dr. Cowell, was born, in 1554. (White's 1850)

1685 Swymbridge [sic], Devonshire Administration. Amos COMBE alias YOLLAND (See Index to Devonshire Wills & Admins, p. 46)

Notes: See also Barnstaple, Landkey and South Molton, Devonshire and Boston, Suffolk County, Massachussetts (COMBS vs. YELLING) re COMBS-YOLLAND (a.k.a. YELLAND, etc.)


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