FRANCES BILLINGE local historian of Bovey Tracey

I hope you enjoy reading my work. On this site you will find presentations on topics, my published papers, and a list of work in progress.
Do contact me if you would like me to talk to your society. The questions asked at talks are a great help.
Please get in touch if you have comments, suggestions, information or questions.

RECENTLY ADDED –

Customs of the Manor and Borough  -under published papers

Croker, Divett Gould and  Hole ,  -under people

JOHN NORDEN’S SURVEY OF THE MANOR OF BOVEY TRACEY 1614 – under topics. The field names of  all holdings owned by the Crown together with a list of rent payers, a  description of the 1260 Charter of the Borough and how it was being abused  have now been added

Pioneering Women 1861-1914: Croker, Divett and Gould, also under topics

Siamese Cats linked with Bovey Tracey-  and The Suez Canal -Links with Bovey Tracey – under Discoveries.

Illustrations: Cross at Challabrook Farm to Commemorate the Civil War; Seals on a local Deed; Signature of John Southcott when Lord of the Manor; The Trough by the Parish Church.

Frances Billinge updated 16 May 2018