Ottery Heritage Society - Local History and Archaeology
Resources

 

On these pages you will find some useful historical information for family and other local history connected with the town and parish of Ottery St Mary.

There are also some links to other local history Societies in East Devon - see the list at the foot of this page.

The photos are of modern day Ottery, with the occasional historical shot. The documents include some you may not already have seen on the internet - and pointers to sources that are particularly useful in regard to Ottery. Please contact us if any of the links stop working - otteryheritage@gmail.com

People and Places of Ottery St Mary - 1
The Lay Subsidies of 1327 & 1332


The Society has begun publishing a series of booklets containing local records. The first of these is the Lay subsidy returns for 1327 and 1332 and contains an introduction to over 200 names of people and places in and around Ottery from the middle ages. 24pages plus covers, A5 format. A must for anyone with family connections or a general interest in Ottery St Mary. Available in Ottery at the local Bookshop, or TIC, or by post (UK) - £3.50 (includes P&P) from Chris Saunders, Myrtle Place, Gosford Lane, Ottery St Mary EX11 1NA, Devon. Cheques should be made out to "Ottery St Mary Heritage Society". 

Overseas rates (uninsured post, but we retain proof of postage):

USA, Canada - $6 (inc P&P)

Australia - $7 (inc. P&P)

New Zealand - $9 (inc P&P)

People and Places of Ottery St Mary - 2
Tudor Wills 1495 - 1602



The second in our series of booklets containing local records is a transcription of 19 Ottery St Mary wills from the Tudor period. The Book contains an introduction to over 300 names of people and places in and around Ottery from 1495 - 1602. 74 pages plus covers, A5 format. A must for anyone with family connections or a general interest in Ottery St Mary. Available in Ottery at the local Bookshop, or TIC, or by post (UK) - £4.00 (includes P&P) from Chris Saunders, Myrtle Place, Gosford Lane, Ottery St Mary EX11 1NA, Devon. Cheques should be made out to "Ottery St Mary Heritage Society". 

Overseas rates (uninsured post, but we retain proof of postage):

USA, Canada - $8 (inc P&P)

Australia - $9 (inc. P&P)

New Zealand - $11 (inc P&P)


The Tudor Wills booklet includes references to the following surnames

Allen / Allwaye / Appleby (als Apleby) / Arundell / Axon / Baker / Baret (Barrett) / Baron / Bartour / Bartram / Bately / Batson(Batstone Baston Bastyn) / Beare / Beaumont / Bedman / Benett (Bennett) / Berched / Bett / Blawdon / Bocher (see Butcher) / Borne / Borrowe (Burrow) / Bradshaw / Brampston (Bromstone) / Budde / Bustell / Butcher (Bocher) / Byrde (Bird) / Chaplen (Chaplin Chapleyne) / Chirke / Churchill / Clapp / Clark / Cloade(Clode) / Cook / Corham (Coham Curham) / Courtenay / Cresse / Crockwell / Crothead / Dabernant / Dabram / Davy (Davie Davye) / Derke (Darke) / Dobell / Dokking (Docking) / Dodman / Drake / Earle / Eveleigh / Farrant / Fetchett / Fever / Feyrland / Feyrman / Forde / Forttchett / Forwarde / Fowler / Frenshe / Frussowell / Furse / Fychett / Fyney / Geere / Gefferey / Gooding (als Reynoldes) / Reynold / Goolde / Greye / Hale / Hamlynd / Harris / Hatch / Hawkin / Haydon (Heydon Haidon) / Hearne / Heckeman / Henly / Hilling / Hobbes / Holcomb / Hoone (Hone) / Horton / Hoskins / Houper / Howe / Howell (Howle) / Huntiston / Hylcombe / Hyleston / Isaack (Isaac Isacke) / Jarves / Jefferey / Jeville? / Keymer / Kyrridge (Kerridge) / Leymore / Lichefeld / Maior (Major) / Mallock / Manley / Marcer (Mercer) Marlowe / Marshall / Maynes / Michel (Mitchel) / Mogridge / Monk / Moore / Otary / Otyn (Oton Orton) / Owyck / Parrys / Pawle / Periam / Plomak / Polyfant / Pounde / Prowse / Pryam / Pyke / Pyll / Radcliff / Rawlyn / Rayeigh / Rukby / Salter / Saunder / Scarborowe / Scarre / Sherman / Slade / Spurway / Squire / Stanchell / Stokely / Stoning / Stowford (Stooford Stoford) / Strowbridge / Sym / Tailor / Toker / Towe / Towker / Tracy / Tregoes / Trent (Trente) / Turpin / Tyrling / Veale / Ware / Warren / Whetther (Whither) / Wheyton / Whicker (Whykar) / Whither (Whetther) / White / Whiting (Whyttyng) / Willesdon / Williams / Willis / Witche / Wood / Wykes / Wylles / Wynter


People and Places of Ottery St Mary - 3
Ottery St Mary in 1382 - A rental



The third  in our series of booklets containing local records is a transcription of a rental drawn up in 1382. The Book contains an introduction  to the period in which the rental was made and the reasons it has survived. List all of Ottery tenants, their land holding and the rents they paid. 36 pages A5, plus covers, indexed personal and placenames - a must for anyone with family connections or a general interest in Ottery St Mary. Available in Ottery at the local Bookshop, or TIC, or by post (UK) - £4.00 (includes P&P) from Chris Saunders, Myrtle Place, Gosford Lane, Ottery St Mary EX11 1NA, Devon. Cheques should be made out to "Ottery St Mary Heritage Society". 

Overseas rates (uninsured post, but we retain proof of postage):

USA, Canada - $8 (inc P&P)

Australia - $9 (inc. P&P)

New Zealand - $11 (inc P&P)


The 1382 rental booklet includes references to the following surnames and placenames

Abbottishill / Admer / Ailsbeare / Aish / Aish / Alpham / Aylmer / Baker / Baron / Basse / Batte / Bello Campo (Beacham) / Belston / Biddelsgate / Bitelesgate / Bitelsgate / Bittelesgate / Blakelake / Blaklake / Bole / Bolham / Bolle / Bolle the Carpenter /  / Bollok / Boweye (see Cokerell) / Brigge / Brodmede / Brome / Bromfeld / Brone / Broune / Bullok / Burcumb / Burgh / Busshe / Bynethewaye / Caddehaye / Cadehays / Cadhay / Cadhaye / Calwaye / Carnaye / Carpenter / Cartwaye / Caundell / Chard / Chetesholt / Chitesholt / Chote / Clappe / Clappe / Clerk / Cokerell alias Boweye / Cole / Collewill / Colwelle / Coly / Colyer / Comb Barton / Cruslake / Crwis / Danver / Deum / Deyman / Dier / Dobell / Dobell / Dobill / Dolecrosse / Erlisheighys / Fairewell / Fairewill / Fluxton / Frenshe / Frere / Froyse / Fulford / Furneaux / Fursse / Gerues / Gilet / Glonyer / Glostensteyn / Gobbe / Gold / Gome / Gove / Grindeleshorgn / Hert / Heyghes / Heys / Hille / Hogge / Hoggysland / Holcombe / Holewill / Hollewill / Hollowill / Honewill / Honter / Hoper at Hoprigge / Horrigge / Hoye / Hundrews / Hunrew / Hunrewe / Hunrews / Huntebeare  / Huntell / Isak / Jane / Joseph / Kendale / Kenerigge / Kere / King /  Kistelmalway / Knyghtyston / Kynnerigge / Lanand / Lane / Launt(er)cumb / Laurens / Lawrens / Lewes / Lewis / Litelmore / Lon’end / Lucas / Marker / Mataburgh / Mate / Milham / Molend de Tuppeton (Tipton Mill) / Mone / Mone / Morcomb / More / Morecumb / Morecumbe / Newton / Northbroke / Northwell / Onger / Onger / Oterybrigge / Ottery St Mary / Parker / Pekeney / Penkenay / Penkeney / Perislade / Pester / Pit Barton / Pitte / Pokeshern / Pokethorn / Pomfray / Porter / Pounde / Poundyng / Prous / Pyrslade / Radwaye / Rixmore / Rodde / Rugg / Rugge / Russell / Sarant / Seger / Shepeherd / Shepham / Shirrene / Slade / Slopingbed / Soot / Spene / Spene / Stokburgh / Stone / Streteyate / Streteyete / Swayne / Tailer / Tailere / Takpill / Tayler / Thorn / Thornby / Thorne / Thornley / Toker / Toune / Tudde / Turpyn / Twyford / Valentyn / Ware / Waterslade / Waxwaye / Wayne / Wer / Werhams / Westwode Chitesholt / White / Whitepenne / Whitmore / Will / Wode / Wodecliffe / Wodeford / Wodesden / Wotton / Wygeton / Wynscumb / Wyscumb / Yard / Yearde at Wode / Yeate



Ottery St Mary Golden Jubilee Book

 

 

 

A5, 216 pages in two colours. The Golden Jubilee book is a fascinating and extremely useful compendium of Ottery's history covering the period 1887 - 2002 - being the period between the Golden Jubilees of Victoria and Elizabeth II. It was published as a limited edition and copies have already appeared on eBay at anything up to £25 each! So this is a real bargain.


£5.00 per copy including P&P (UK prices - for overseas rates please contact otteryheritage@gmail.com)

Please post a cheque (in favour of Ottery St Mary Heritage Society) to Chris Saunders, Myrtle Place, Gosford Lane, Ottery St Mary EX11 1NA, Devon.

Cover image of crashed Viscount


156 pages, b & w, colour cover
In this remarkable true story, set in the last days of one of Great Britain's magnificent airliners, the 'Vicker Viscount', Jim Rider follows the bizarre circumstances that caused a routine flight from Santander to the UK to end in disaster in a farmer's field  so close to the town of Ottery St Mary.
Copies of 'Mayday in July' can now be purchased from the Curious Otter Bookshop in Mill Street, Ottery St Mary.
Orders and enquiries to 01404 814469.

Other East Devon local and family history societies include:

Axminster Historical Society Contact Mrs M E Dangerfield Tel 01297 33326

The Branscombe Project www.branscombeproject.org.uk or email contacts@branscombeproject.org.uk

Otter Valley Association www.ova.org.uk and OVA's online history archive at www.ovapedia.org.uk

Colyton History Society www.colytonhistory.co.uk

Woodbury History Society www.woodburydevon.co.uk

Sid Vale Association and Sidmouth Museum www.sidvaleassociation.org.uk

Clinton Devon Estate Archive www.clintondevon.com/the-estate/estatearchives.ashx