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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... COCKINGHON. From the Paignton road, a broad lane diverges to the right, a little beyond Livermead House, and passes through a beautiful valley, richly wooded with elms, and abounding in beautiful views, to the pictursque village of Cockington. This village presents the most striking contrast to its modern looking and luxurious neighbour, Torquay; the ancient and thatch covered cottages wear a very rustic appearance, and the rich clusters of roses and myrtles, that partially cover them, fail to conceal the ruinous condition of many of them, which appear to be considered beyond repair. They form admirable subjects for the sketchbook, and harmonize in the most perfect manner, with the character of the scenery around. At the time of the conquest, Alric, the Saxon, was disseized of three hides of land, at Cockington, which were bestowed by the Conqueror on one of his followers, named William de Falaise. It was then spelt Cochintone. William de Falaise had at that time another manor as an appendage to Cockington, called Depdon, the name of which must have been lost long ago, as no estate called Depdon is now in existence. Not long after the Domesday survey, all the lands of William de Falaise were vested in Robert, son of Martin Tours, Lord of Camois in Wales. Lysons says, that this same Robert, son of Martin Tours, was Baron of Partington, and that he gave the manor of Cockinton to his youngest son Roger, who was afterwards called Roger de Cockington. The last male heir of this family, Sir James Cockington, died in the beginning of Edward Ill's, reign, and after his death Walter de Woodland, usher of the chamber to the Black Prince, became possessed of the estate of Cockington, by marriage, his widow having afterwards the manor for her jointure. Sir John Cary,...
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