On 26 Feb 2015 at 15:25, Mike Steer wrote:
Hi Steve: No mention of Francis STOOKE in the Bovey Booke- There is
mention (page 31) that "the Bovey Tracey Parish Church Choir passed a vote of
condolence to their chairman Mr STOOKES and his family on the loss of their
son Herbert". Referring to WW! Casualties.
Thanks very much for checking, Mike
STOOKE is or was a fairly common Devon name as you'd know- in
fact I was at
school with a Claude STOOKES from Lustleigh back in the 1950's- and of course
there's the famed STOOKE Charity at nearby Trusham
Yes, they seem to have been concentrated in and near the Teign Valley.
From Wikipedia: TRUSHAM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusham
In the church is a memorial to John Stooke which mentions a charity he set up
for the church and the poor of nearby Bovey Tracey. The story, first recorded
It's quite a comprehensive memorial (more than most gravestones) -- picture
here, if anyone is interested: