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Surnames: Sture, Tucker, Dennis, Fulford, Mees, Cooke, Fleetwood, Palmer, Borrough, Vowel,
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I was at a course at the Toronto Reference Library recently, in the Special Collections
section, and found this book listed below which had a reference to STURE in 1630.
I copied this information for anyone who can make use of it.
A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX (1630) with a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry
By Thomas Westcote, Gent
Edited by the Rev. George Oliver DD and Pitman Jones, Esq.
Published Exeter: Wm. Roberts 197 High Street, 1845.
SOURCE: Toronto Reference Library, Special Collections
Call number: 914.23504 W 258 SPCOLL ANNEX
A forward by John Prince, Berry Pomeroy, 1696 re 'The Pedigrees of Most of Our
Devonshire Families by Thomas Westcote, GENT.'
"that this volume of pedigrees was written by Mr. Thomas Westcote may be inferred not
only from the hand, but from his passage in his 'Views on Devon' - In answer to
the objection why he had not set down every Gentleman's coat of arms, achievements,
and descent, he saith - 'be it so that I could have performed what they demanded and
have satisfied their expectation; yet a burnt child dreads fire: and I am not so
improvident altogether, though I was sometime, as you know, in such a business somewhat
too bold, rashly to intrude myself into their sacred profession, to whom it only
STURE, of Marridge, in Ugborough. - ARMS. - Or, a mullet sable
Philip married and had issue John, Richard. John married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert
Dennis, of Holcombe, knight, and had issue Henry, William, Robert, (the last two sans
issue), Tristram, and three daughters; one married to Captain James Fulford, and another
to Mees. Henry married a daughter of Sir William Cooke of Gloucestershire, and had issue a
daughter married to a son of Sir Giles Fleetwood.
Tristram, heir to his brother Henry, married a daughter of Sir Richard Hawkins, of
Plymouth, knight, and had issue.
Richard, the second son of Philip, married a daughter of Giles and had issue two
daughters; one married to a Newton.
Note: there were no 'STEER'
As I have Tuckers married into Stures,
[i.e. Birth record per Jack Steer - East Allington Parish records
5.6.;1786;Sarah;STURE; East Allington; Andrew STURE; Sarah his wife
Per Philip Steer: Married 26 August 1812 as Sarah STEER by license to Richard Tucker.
Witnesses: Charlotte Sumpter and Mary Tucker.
Tombstone Recordings St. Sylvestor Church, Chivelstone, taken June 11, 2004
STTMO Richard TUCKER of East Prawle in this parish who departed this life the 17th day of
August in the year of the Lord 1857 aged 77 years. Also Sarah, wife of the above who
departed this life the 14th day of March 1859 aged 73 years.]
I also copied this write-up on Tucker:
TUCKER (alias TOOKER) of the City of Exeter (gent)
ARMS - Azure barry wavy argent, on a chevron embattled counter-battled or between three
sea-horses, naiant, argent maned and finned gules, five goutes sable.
Robert Tucker, alderman of Exeter and mayor 1543, married Joan, daughter of John Palmer of
Thorverton and had issue William, Hugh, Grace, (married to John Borrough of Collompton,
and by him had issue, Henry), Martha (married to John Vowel, alias Hooker) Chamberlain of
city of Exeter, and had issue Robert.)
William Tucker married Honor, daughter of James Erisey, of Erisey in Cornwall, esq. and
had issue Robert, John Baptist, William, John, Thomas, Florence.
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