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Bygone Days In Devon And Cornwall

Author: Mrs. Henry Pennell Whitcombe
Copyright: 1874

Description: 276 pages plus full index. Originally published Richard Bentley And Son. London.

The book is divided into two main sections, Devon and Cornwall. Then further divided into 3 sub sections for each of these main sections. They are Superstions, Customs & Legends

Item: BB008
Price: $ 15.00

General Index:

Devonshire

Superstitions
Ague, cure for - 19
A pig  overlooked’ - 10
Ascension morn - 7
Butterfly, the first - 7
Charms - 14, 15, 16
- for an effusion of blood - 16

-
scald or burn - 15
-
sprain - 16
- toothache - 16

-
against witchcraft - 14
Child born in May - 5, 6

- weaned on Good Friday - 5
Christmas decorations - 8
- Eve - 7
Confirmation - 8
Days of the week - 6
Death, signs of - 6, 9
Fits, remedy for - 17, 18, 19
Folk lore rhymes relating to places - 21

 

Good Friday, planting on - 1, 7

- washing on - 6

Herrick in Devonshire - 8

Infants, unbaptised - 6

March, first three days of - 7

May Kittens - 6

Moon, the New - 7

Popular adages - 5

Robin foreboding death - 6
Seventh o Ninth son or
daughter - 20

Shooting Star - 7

Southcott, Joanna - 20

Sowing Seed - 7

Toothache, preventive against - 19

Thrush, Recipe for the - 17

Preventive for the - 17

Wen, Cure for - 19

Witches and Wizards - 9

Witchcraft, Recipe against - 9

Customs
Ashen Fagot - 42 
Barnstaple Fair - 34 
Christmas - 42
Combmartin, Hunting the Earl of Rone - 33

Collumpton, incident at - 41

Cows, preserving from disease, - 30 
Crying the Neck - 27 
Dodbrooke, tithe on 'white ale' - 38 
Exeter, Midsummer - 39 
Funeral Customs - 40, 41
Haccombe - 34 
Hatherleigh - 32 
Lidford - 39 
May Babies - 30 
May Day - 30,31 
Midsummer Bonfire - 30 
Midsummer Day, Rose custom on - 24

 

Midsummer Eve - 23, 24 
Moon, the first new after Mid­summer - 24
- the first in the year - 25

Ottery, St. Mary - 33 
Paignton fair - 39 
Panson, Lord of - 32 
Plymouth, Annual Survey of the Water-Course - 35 to 38
Revels - 40
Rose custom - 24 
Shrove Tuesday - 25 
Southernhay - 39 
St. Valentine's Day - 22 
St. Valentine's Eve - 22 
Tavistock, Funeral Custom - 40 
Tiverton, May Day - 31 
Tiverton, August 26 - 31 
Wassailing the Apple Trees - 26 
Wrestling - 29 
Yarrow from a Man's Grave - 21

Legends

Abbot's Weir, the - 61

Annery - 120

Appledore, Vicinity of - 120 

Apple Trees and St. Dunstan - 127 

Barnstaple Bridge - 116 

Belstone Tor - 57 

Berry Pomeroy Castle - 84 

Bideford Bridge - 117

'Bingie' - 68 

Bovey Tracey - 125 

Bradnincb, Mayors of - 107 

Branock, St. - 122 

Brauntou - 122 

Bremal Down, Battle on - 89 

Brent Tor - 54 

Bridgeworthy, the Warren - 123 

Buckland Abbey, Orchard - 128 

Bull Bole, Salcombe Bar - 104 

Cadbury Castle - 87 

Capern, Poet - 73 

Cam Top .... 123 

Chagford 'The Three Crowns' - 115 

Challacombe - 128 

Champernowne family - 76 

Chettiscombe, haunted house - 112 

Chichester family - 126 

Childe family - 65 

Childe's, John, Tomb - 56 

Chudleigh Rock - 83 

Church Rock, Dartmoor - 53 

Coke, John - 82 

Collacombe Barton - 63 

Combmartin, Hanging Stone -124 

Coplestone family - 115 

Courtenay, Henry, Marquis of Exeter - 111 

Courtenay, Hugh, Earl of Devon - 98

Cranmere Pool - 57, 58

Creveldt, Sir Hugh de - 62

Crocker family - 116

Crookham Cavern - 126

Cruwy's family - 116
Daddy's Hole, near Torquay - 99

Danes Glen, the - 128

Dartmoor - 44, 49, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 66

Dart, River - 49 

Dean (Parish of) - 60 

Derwood - 106 

Dewerstone Rock - 60 

Dolbury - 87 

Drake's Oak - 71 

Drake, Sir Francis - 70, 73 

Elford family - 66 

Elfrida, Queen - 69 

Ethelwold, slain at Wilverley - 69 

Exe, River - 97 

Exeter, Mayor of - 98 

Exmoor - 115, 116 

Fairies Banquet, The - 46

Fergus - 116

Fitz family - 64

Fitzford - 64

Fitz's Well - 66

Fortibus, Isabella de - 68, 79 

Fox Tor - 66 

Giant's Burial Place - 107 

Glanville family - 67, 70 

Godolphin, Sidney - 116 

Grenville, Sir Richard - 66, 116 

Grimshaw, Betsy's Tower - 61 

Guile Bridge - 66 

Haccombe, a wager - 109 

Hankford's Oak - 120 

Hankford, Sir William - 120 

Harewood House - 69 

Hartland Abbey - 121

Honiton, Ring-in-the-Mire - 81 

Hound's Pool, The - 103 

Howard, Lady - 65, 66 

Hubblestone. . . .121 

Hunter's Lodge, The - 83 

Ilfracombe, Carn Top - 123 

Jeffreys, Judge - 66

Jemmo - 119

Julius Caesar at Lidford - 55 

Kilworthy Mansion - 69 

King Castle - 114 

Kingsfield - 89 

Kistvaens on Dartmoor - 60 

Lady's Wood, Combmartin - 124 

Lamerton Church - 62 

Lay Well - 95 

Lidford Castle - 55

- , Julius Cesar at - 55

Linton - 128

Lipsius - 76
Loosely Farm - 113
Lundy Island - 121

 

Margaret, The Ladye - 86
Margaret's Tower - 86
Marisco, William - 121
Mary Church, St. - 94

Mayors of Bradninch - 107 

Mayor of Exeter - 98

Mistor - 54

Modbury - 78
Modbury Court - 76
Mole's Chambers, Exmoor - 116
Morthoe Church - 125
Mort Bay - 125
Mort Stone - 124
Mount Edgcumbe - 74
Nine Stones, The - 57

North Tawton, Bath House - 114 

Okehampton - 58

-  Park - 66

Ordulph - 60 

Ordgar, Duke of Devon - 60 

Orey, Thomas - 108 

Ottery, St. Mary, The Church - 82 

Oxenham family - 78, 109 

Parson and Clerk Rocks, The - 90

Pilton Bridge - 116

Pixies - 45

Pixies House - 55 

Plymouth Dockyard - 74

Hoe - 73

Supply of Water to - 70
Plympton,  St.  Mary, The Church - 74, 75 

Plymstock -  55 

Pomeroy, Henry - 84, 85 

Poulston Bridge - 105 

Powderham Church, figure in niche - 80

Queen. Elfrida - 59

Raleigh, Sir Walter - 53

Ralph's Hole - 104

Ring-in-the-Mire - 81

Rivers: - Exe - 97

      „       Dart - 49

      „       Tamar - 96

      „       Torridge - 96

Rougemont Castle - 106

Rumon, St. - 60

Runnaway Lane, Modbury - 78 

Seven Crosses - 79 

Shapcott, John - 113 

Sheepstor - 55 

Shilston Farm - 59 

Sidbury Castle - 89 

Sidmouth - 88 

Simonsbath - 114 

Sithwell Chapel - 94 

Slanning, Sir Nicholas - 64, 115 

Smuggler's Lane - 94

Southdown Bridge - 67
Southmolton, Manor of - 128
Spinster's Rock, The -  59
Steven's Grave - 102
Stowford, Sir John - 116
Strode, Marie - 76
Strode, Sir William - 76
St. Branock - 122
St. Dunstan - 127
St. Mary's Church - 94
St. Rumon - 60

Sydenham, Sir John - 64, 65
Tamar, River - 96

Tavistock - 59

- Monks of - 56

- Abbey of - 60

Royal opinion of - 60

-  Vicarage Grounds - 61

- The Abbot's Weir - 61
Tavy, Banks of River - 61
Teignmouth - 89, 90, 94
Three families, Old Tradition of - 114

Tobacco, Introduction into England - 53

Topsham - 97
Torridge, River - 96
Totnes - 79
Tracey, Sir William de - 125
Tregony Castle - 85

Tremayne family - 62

- Monument to - 63
- Seat of - 64
Vale of Dean Burn -102
Vision, Remarkable - 60
Warren, The - 123
Walingham, Sir Roger - 52
Warlake - 89
Widdecombe in the Moor,
Vicar of - 60

Widdecombe Church - 51 

Wish Hounds, Haunt of - 49, 50 

Wishing Tree, The, Berry Pomeroy - 86

Wistman's Wood - 58
Woollacombe Sands - 126
Yealmpton, Stone in Churchyard - 76


Cornwall
Superstitions

Adder's bite, Charms for an, - 147, 148

Apparitions - 142 

Attorney, Epigram on the Cornish - 142
Baby, superstitions respecting a - 143
Charmer of charms - 149
Chough, belief regarding the - 144
Complexion, to improve the - 146
Cromlech- Stone - 143
Devil and his Dandy Dogs - 156
Evil Eye, belief in the - 137
— —, to become a master of - 138
Fishermen's Superstitions - 140
Imps in the Mines - 139
King Arthur - 142
Lady's. Trees - 143
Logan. Stone - 143
Marks, distinguishing ill-wishers - 137
Miners' Superstitions - 139
Money - 144
Omens, lucky and unlucky, - 139,140,
141, 143

 

Pisky Pranks - 149 to 156 

Raven, Anecdote of the - 144 

Remedies for different diseases, - 145, 146, 147

- child with weak back - 147

cutaneous disease - 145, 146

Goitre - 146

Hooping Cough - 147

Rheumatism - 147

Toothache - 147
Rocks, peculiar marks on - 142
Spectre ship - 140
Stranger's arrival, indications of a - 141, 142 

Supernatural power, receipt for attaining - 138 

Tinners' superstitions - 140 

Wells, superstitions respecting - 145

- Chapel Euny, Gulval, Madron, 

St. Cuthbert, St. Keyne, and St. Ludgvan - 145

Whistling, Omens connected with - 139

Witchcraft, belief in - 136, 137

Customs

Bodmin - 186 

Bossiney - 186 

Christmas - 192

- Eve - 194

- Log - 194
Cornelly - 182
Crying the Neck - 190
Dipping Day - 166
Easter Sunday - 183
Festival Fires - 169
Fox Hunt, Helston - 164
Furry Dance - 162
Furry day - 158 to 164
Golnan - 169
Good Friday - 189
Gooldeyes - 170
Guised dancers - 194
Halgaver Moor - 186
Harvest dinners  - 191
Helston - 158 to 164
Holy Thursday - 182
Hurling - 195
Jack o'Lent - 188
Knillian games - 173 to 178
Lady Nant's Well - 182
Loe Pool - 164
Lostwithiel - 183
Madron - 170

- Well - 171, 172

 

May Day, Eve preceding - 165
first Sunday after - 167

- Morning - 166

May music - 166 

Men-an-tol - 170 

Merther, Latin deed - 181 

Metrical play - 192 

Mevagissey - 184 

Midsummer Day - 190 

Nickanan Night - 186 

Palm Sunday -  182, 188

Paul - 170

Penzance - 167 

Pilchard Fishery, customs with the - 178, 179, 184
Ruan Minor, Rectors' privilege - 169

Shrove Tuesday - 187 

St. Ives - 173 to 178

- first Mayor chosen - 180

- Knillian Games, first time of celebration - 177

- Knill's Deed of Trust, - 174 to 177 

- Silver Cup belonging to the Corporation - 180 

St. John and St. Peter, Eves of - 167, 168 

St. Paul's Day, Eve of - 185 

St. Piran's Day - 188 

St. Roche, Well of - 182 

Threading the Needle - 168 

White Thursday - 192 

Whitsuntide - 189

Wrestling - 194

Legends

Arundell family - 243, 244 

Arundell, Humphrey - 228 

Arundell'sOak - 244
Arundell, Sir John - 228 

Attall-Sazarain - 236 

Barber's Pool - 231

Barius - 250 

Bassett, Sir Francis - 229 

Beggars' Island - 268 

BeUerus - 215, 216, 224

Bitha - 238

"Bob-buttons" - 213
Bodellen - 218
Bodrigan, Sir Henry - 264
Boleigh - 233
Boecastle Church - 198
Boscawen, Hugh - 210
Braganus - 266
Breage - 236

Breward - 204 

Camelford, neighbourhood of - 203 

Cape Cornwall - 214 

Champernowne family - 204 

Chapel Hock - 225 

Chiwidden - 206 

Coke family - 207

Colan - 270

Cormoran - 216

Cotele - 268

Crowza Downs - 236, 241
Davy, Sir Humphrey - 230
De Roswarne family - 211
Devil, the - 246
Devil and St. Michael, combat between the - 239
Devil and the Saints, battle of the - 237 

Dodge, Rev. K. - 265 

Dosmary Pool - 258 

Dupath Well - 269 

Durra Creek - 243 

Falmouth - 242

Feock - 243

Forrabury Church - 198 

Fogon, the - 231 

Freeman, Thomas - 230

Germochus - 237 

Germoe - 237 

Giant's Bed, the - 216

- Bowl, the - 213

- Cave,   - 332

- Chair, „ - 213, 216

- Ladle, „ - 216

- Rocks, „ - 216, 232

- Quoit - 216

- Well - 213
Godolphin, Sir Francis - 207

Golant - 246

Goldsmith, Lieut. - 221 

Gonzion Downs - 249

Gotlieb - 270

Grosse, Ezekiel - 211 

Gunwalloe - 240 

Halwyn - 204 

Hammond, Colonel - 229 

Hayle - 212, 237 

Helenus - 214 

Helston - 239, 261 

Hingey -241 

Hurlers, the - 248 

Ince Castle - 268 

Jack the Giant-killer, birth place of - 216 

Jews' Bowels - 235

Joanna - 219

Karnbre - 237 

Killigrew family . . .268 

King Alfred - 249, 257

- Arthur - 200 to 203

- Athelstan - 232

- Ethelbert - 215

- Henry VIII - 248
Land's End, the, - 215 to 218 and 224
Lanhadron - 244
Lanherne - 228, 244
Lanhydrock - 259

Lanyon Quoit - 231

Leveale, Mr. - 232

Liskeard, neighbourhood of - 248
Logan Stone, the - 220
Longstone - 246
Looe Bar - 261

Looe - 262

Lostwithiel - 248  

Ludgvan - 234 

Lyonnesse Country - 210, 214 

Marazion - 226, 235 

 

Marketjew - 226, 230, 235

Mayon - 215

Merlin, Prophecy of - 215
Merry Maidens, the - 232
Militon family - 238
Militon, Job - 229
Munster Church - 200
Mount Edgcumbe family - 269
Mount's Bay - 224, 227
Mousehole - 218
Murth family - 266
Nancledry Bottoms - 213

Padstow - 204

Pendennis - 243
Pendu-men-an-mere - 218
Pengerswick Castle - 237
Penny-come-quick - 242
Penzance - 230
Perranutho - 233

Perranzabuloe - 205
Pipers, the - 232

Pomeroy, Henry De La - 226 

Porth Hellick - 214  

Probus - 247 

Raleigh, Sir Walter - 231 

Redruth - 211 

Robartes, Lord - 259 

Roche Bocks - 247, 261 

Roseland - 242

Rosepletha - 218 

Roswarne - 211 

Salisbury, Earl of - 229

Scilly lsle - 214

Shovel, Admiral Sir Cloudesley, - 214
Simon Ward  - 204

Sithney - 233 

Slovens Bridge - 203 

St. Agnes or St. An - 210

- Antony - 241

- Aubyn, Sir John - 229

- Austell Downs - 244

- Austell  - 244

- Erme, Parish of - 207

- Ervan,       - 205

- Ewe - 244

- George's Island - 262

- Germans - 268

- Grace - 247

- Guevor - 257

- Gunett's Well - 248

- Gwithian - 212

- Hilary - 239

- Issey - 204

- Ives - 212

- Just - 236, 242

- Kea - 244

- Kenna - 226

- Keverne - 236, 241

- Keyne - 266

- Levan - 218, 220

- Ludgvan - 234

- Mary's Island - 214

- Mawes - 242

- Michael - 248

- Michael's Chair - 223, 225

- Michael's Mount, - 213, 222 to 230

- Neot - 248 to 257

- Petrock - 204

- Pillack - 212

-  Piran - 205

- Probus - 247
- Ruth - 211

- Sampson - 246
Talland - 265
Theodoric, Castle of - 212
Tintagel - 200
Tin, discovery of - 206
Tolvorn - 243
Treassow - 235
Trecobben - 213
Tregasa, Manor of - 207, 209
Tregeagle - 257 to 262

Tregoss Moors - 203 

Tregothnan - 210 

Trembleigh or Trembleith - 205 

Tremen-Neverne -. 237 

Trerice, Manor of - 209, 228 

Treryn Castle - 220 

Trevalyan family - 210, 214 

Trevetby - 203 

Trevorden - 259

Trewa - 213

White Castle - 214 

Whitehouse Downs - 245 

Woeful Moor - 264

 

 

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