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Report and Transactions Volume 38 (Paperback) Loot Price: R655 Discovery Miles 6 550
Report and Transactions Volume 38 (Paperback): Devonshire Association For The
Report and Transactions Volume 38 (Paperback): Devonshire Association For The

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...who has given us the following outline of his friend's life: --Thomas Roberts was born at Anthony near Plymouth in the County of Cornwall his father, also named Thomas, is however described on his tombstone as late of Exeter, so that both of them may be claimed as Devonshire men on the li'th day of October 1771. When a boy about eleven years of age he lost both his hands by the explosion of a hand-granade. About the year 1797 he came to reside in the Town of Hatherleigh where he established a School in which was taught Mathematics, Latin, Writing, Arithmetic, Drawing, etc. This undertaking was carried on with great success for several years, having generally an average of eighty boarders besides day scholars. He built a new house in this Town for his residence and was a very useful member of society having several times filled the offices of Portreeve, Churchwarden, Overseer of the Poor, Surveyor of the Highways, etc. He died much regretted on the 2Sth Day of December 1848, and was buried by the side of his Wife in the Bowling green1 of the Churchyard of Hatherleigh on the 6th day of January 1849. Over his grave was placed a large slab of Freestone bearing the following inscription: --"Here resteth the body of Thomas Roberts who departed this life December 28th 1848. Aged 78. Also of Mary Anne his wife who died December 28th 1845. Aged 72." 1 Bowling-green. The manor of Hatherleigh, in "Domesday" (Exeter) Hadreleia, belonged to the Abbey of Tavistock. "Domesday " tells us that there were four military tenants of the abbey on the manor, and we learn from Dr. Augustus Jessopp's "Daily Life in a Mediseval Monastery" that "bowls was the favourite and a very common diversion among the Monks." In another part of thi...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Devonshire Association For The
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 202
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-44060-5
Barcode: 9781231440605
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-44060-0

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