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NOTES AND QUERIES:

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FOR

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No. 294, [SERIES.] SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1909. (*Jt!ffi.S^SSiaS

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THE HISTORY OF THE PART OF

WEST SOMERSET

COMPRISING THE PARISHES OF

LUCGOMBE, SELWORTHY, STOKE PERO, PORLOCK CULBONE, & OARE.

BY

SIR CHARLES E. H. CHADWYCK HEALEY, K.C., F.S.A.


The greater part of this work consists of matter which has never before been published. It is hoped that it will prove an exhaustive history of that portion of Somerset to which it is devoted ; but beyond this it will be found to contain information as to other parts of the same county, as well as on the topo- graphy and family history of Cornwall and Devon. The sources of information have been almost wholly manuscript records belonging to the State and private owners. In the Appendix will be found many documents hitherto unpublished, including a series of four rolls of the bailiff of the Manor of Porlock, temp. Henry V. and VI. ; of seven rolls of the Manor of Brendon, temp. Henry VI. ; the Porlock rental of Cecily, Marchioness of Dorset ; the foundation deed of the Harington Chantry, prescribing minutely the duties of the Chaplains and the appointed ritual ; the names of all parishioners signing the Protestation of 1641 ; and the last perambulation of the Forest of Exmoor. The list of parochial incum- bents will be found to be more complete than any hitherto published.

Much attention has been devoted to family history and heraldry, and there is a valuable collection of pedigrees. There is a very full Index.

The illustrations are all original, and have been specially executed under the Author's supervision.

The Portraits are in Photogravure. That of Frances, Marchioness of Dorset, has been engraved by the King's permission from the original by Holbein at Windsor. That of Mr. Secretary Blathwayt and his Wife are from the Originals by Kneller at Dyrham Park, not hitherto reproduced. They have been engraved for this work by permission of the Rev. W. T. Blathwayt.

The Plans of Churches, of Dovery Court, and the Hall Window of the latter are by Mr. Edmund Buckle, Diocesan Architect of Bath and Wells, and the other Engravings are from Drawings by Mr. John Crowther.

As the interest of the Work appeals in an equal degree to the Architect, Antiquary, Genealogist, and all who care for one of the remotest, most romantic, and most beautiful districts of England, it is believed that no more Copies have been printed than will be speedily taken up.

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