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  • ID: I09041
  • Name: Nicholas DAWNEY , of Ingoldsby & Sheviock, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Nicholas d' /Auney/, of Ingoldsby, Sir
  • Birth: ABT 1270 in Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death: BEF 1346 in Sheviock, St. Germans, Cornwall, England 1
  • Note:

    SHEVIOCK, in the deanery and in the south division of the hundred of East, lies two miles south-south-east from St. Germans, which is the post-office town, and seven miles west from Plymouth-dock. The principal village in this parish is Crafthole. Crafthole, called in ancient records, Croftil-borowe, had formerly a weekly market on Wednesdays, granted in 1314 to Nicholas Dawnye, then lord of Sheviock, with a fair for three days at the festival of St. James: the market has been long discontinued: there is now at this place a cattle fair (of late establishment), held at Ladyday, and a holyday fair (of long standing) on Easter Tuesday. Carew, speaking of this village, says, "a poore village, but a much frequented thorow-fare, somewhat infamous, not upon any present deserts, but through an inveterate byword; viz. that it is peopled with 12 dwellings, and 13 cuckolds: for as the dwellings are more than doubled, so I hope the cuckolds are lesse than singled. Howsoever, many wayfarers make themselves glee, by putting the inhabitants in mind of this privilege; who againe, especially the women, (like the Campellians in the north and the London bargers,) forflow not to baigne them, (unlesse they plead their heels the faster,) with a worse perfume than Jugurth found fault with in the dungeon, where the Romanes buried him alive, to attend his lanquishing and miserable death." At Wrinkle-Cove is an ancient pier, and a considerable pilchard-fishery.

    The manor of Sheviock was anciently in the family of De Alneto, Dannye, or Dawney, of whom Nicholas had summons to parliament as a baron, in the reign of Edward I.: their heiress brought it to the Courtenays. On the attainder of the Marquis of Exeter, in 1538, this manor escheated to the crown, and was granted in 1554, by King Edward VI., to Sir Walter Mildmay, and by him sold in 1558 to Thomas Carew, Esq.: it is now the property of the Right Honourable Reginald Pole Carew, M.P., representative of the ancient family of Carew. Mr. Pole Carew purchased in 1798, under the powers of the land-tax redemption act, the manor or borough of Crafthole or Crofthole, which, after the attainder of the Marquis of Exeter, had been annexed to the duchy of Cornwall.

    In the parish-church are some ancient monuments, said by Carew to be of the Dannye or Dawney family: one of them appears to be that of Sir Edward Courtenay, who married the heiress of Dawney. Mr. Carew is impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage.

    ['Parishes: St Sampson - Stratton', Magna Britannia: volume 3: Cornwall (1814), pp. 280-298. URL:]

    Father: William d' AUNEY , of Ingoldsby b: ABT 1250 in Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan LANGDON b: ABT 1278
    • Married: ABT 1300 in England
    1. Has Children John DAWNEY , of Ingoldsby & Sheviock, Sir b: 1302 in Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, England

    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 28 Dec 2003
    2. Title: Magna Britannia, volume 3, Cornwall, 1811, Daniel & Samuel Lysons,
      Page: 280-98
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