Richard Copleston of Woodland

Just stumbled across another finding. This time at St Giles Church near Torrington, that I visited last year. Appears that the slate epitaph hidden behind the church organ turns out to be that of Richard Copleston of Woodland who died in 1617.
The author James Grimwood-Taylor also believes that the 1586 tomb of another Richard Copleston is buried underneath the organ itself. An interesting read, and I’ll get in touch with James for more information.
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The Image is a panel taken from the Copleston residence that was once established in Woodland, near Torrington. The panel is safely kept at The Victoria and Albert museum in London.

Chagford

As per Jane Hayter-Hames book, “The History of Chagford”, the cottage known as Bellacouch was said to be built and owned by Christopher Copleston.

There were Copleston rectors of the local church too. Thomas Copleston in 1447 and Francis Copleston in 1539.

For more info see my web page using this link Chagford on Copleston.net


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Other Links

http://chagfordchurch.com/about/the-rectors-of-chagford/

http://www.chagfordlocalhistorysociety.org/files/St.Michael_Guide_Booklet.final.pdf

http://www.devon.gov.uk/historicchagford

http://www.hayterhames.co.uk/a-history-of-chagford

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/716524

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-94658-nos-1-and-2-bellacouch-cottages-including#.WB10Di2LSCg

 

 

 

 

 

Copleston Oak – Tamerton Foliot

The same day that I went to Yealmpton, I visited Tamerton Foliot again.

Unfortunately they lock the church now, and so I could not get in to get some more pictures of the memorial to John and Susanna Copleston. The Oak Tree is still thriving and I did get a better close up of the plaque at the base. Pictures below…enjoy.

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