• Devon Heritage Centre
Reference number
  • 1186M
  • Acc: 1186 Title deeds and leases of the Manor and advowson of Oakford, Radford family and other families, including title deeds 1508-1720s, leases 1494-1786, of Oakford, Tiverton and other parishes; manor of Oakford court roll and copies of court roll, 1600-1626; estate papers (1564)-1762; marriage and other settlements 1513-1742, testamentary records, 1611-1762, personal and professional papers c.1690-1836; letters patent of James I to Richard Spurway, Tiverton cloth merchant, 1613.; deeds, leases and family papers, the Reverend Richard Haydon (Rector of Oakford, 1742 - 1787); personal papers, the Reverend James Parkin (Rector of Oakford, 1788 - 1813); leases concerning mills in Tiverton. Acc: 5111 Deeds and other papers, c13th-19th centuries, mainly relating to the Spurway family of Oakford. Deeds etc for East Spurway, Bickham Mill, Swindon, Graceford, Valeridge, Knowstone, Beare & Westcott in Oakford, (c.45), 13th century-1765; Venn, Chorland and Brithem Bottom in Halberton, Devon (c.45); Manor of Tiverton, 1616-1769 (c7); property in parishes of Morebath, Butterleigh, South Molton, Roseash, Atherington, Braunton and Burrington, and Ashbrittle in Somerset, 1471-1803 (c14). Settlements: Holmead, Palmer and Hole families, 1653-1876 (6). Wills: George Pyle, 1705; John Radford of Tiverton, 1715; Reverend Charles Osmond, 1830; Reverend William Spurway, 1837. Letters and Papers: Spurway rights of patronage in Tiverton portions, 1678; late 18th-early 19th century, 1884; case and opinion, election of churchwardens in Tiverton, 1822; case and opinions, Tristram's Charity, Tiverton, 1799, 1809; agreement, Spurway's Charity, Tiverton, 1694; compositions for tithes in Tiverton portions, 1739-1741, 1824-1841; description of Clare, Pitt & Tidcombe portions, 1794; terrier of customs for tithes in Tiverton portions of Pitt, Clare and Tidcombe, 1687; sale particulars, properties in Halberton, 1836; plan of Westcot and Biscombe Woods, Oakford, 1755; Deacon's and priest's orders, William Spurway, 1765, 1767; induction grant and certificate for Clare portion, Tiverton, William Spurway, 1794; Oxford Degree certificate, John Spurway, 1766. Acc: 8467 Deeds and related documents for Home tenement, Brethen Bottom, Downe & Little Beere, Turley Down, Netherway, Channons Farm, Venn, Higher Coombes, Palmers tenement, Westron tenement and Poole tenement in Halberton; Pithaine in Hemyock; Charland, Roach Hill and Bowbeare in Knowstone; North tenement, Woodtown and North and South Woods in Morebath; Swineham, Overwoodbourne in Oakford; Passmore Hayes in Tiverton; copy probate and wills of Reverend Richard Haydon of Oakford, 1784; John Palmer of Halberton 1695; Henry Peard Osmond of Tiverton, 1801 admin of John Coombe of Halberton, 1749; George Beadon of Dunster in Somerset, 1778; William Chave of Uplowman, 1719; Henry Osmond of Tiverton, 1791; Henry Blagdon of Tiverton, 1691; John Churley of Uffculme, 1766; notes on family tree of Prideaux of Netherton; land tax return of Oakford for paying for war againats France and Spain, 1705; annuity release to Anne Lane, 1809; rent notebooks for properties in Oakford, Knowstone and South Molton, 19th century; surveys of Spurway owned farms from 1690 onwards. Acc: 8813 Deeds, no dates recorded. Third additional deposit to collection 1186M.
  • c1200 -c1900
  • 11 boxes
  • Documents
Access status
  • Open
  • Fonds
Related material
  • Some papers remain with the family, some held by Tiverton Museum.
  • Two deposits [the second and third] are amalgamated and listed on CALM - presumably completely? 1st deposit has been fully listed on paper but does not appear to be on CALM. Fourth deposit uncatalogued.