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  • ID: I40012
  • Name: Richard BLUETT , of Holcombe Rogus
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Richard /Blewettt/, of Holcombe Rogus
  • Birth: ABT 1478 in Holcombe Rogus, Tiverton, Devon, England
  • Death: 22 AUG 1523
  • Note:
    Holcombe Rogus

    HOLCOMBE ROGUS, in the hundred of Bampton and in the deanery of Tiverton, lies about nine miles from Tiverton. A market at this piace on Friday, and a fair for two days at the festival of All Souls, was granted in 1343 to Richard Chiseldon.

    The manor was held, at the time of the Domesday survey, by Rogo under Baldwin the sheriff. In the reign of Henry I. it belonged to Rogon Fitz-simon, grandson, most probably, of Rogo; and his descendants in the male line possessed it for eight generations after the said Rogon, being called Fitz-rogon, Fitz-rogus, and Roges. The heiress of this family brought it Chiseldon, whose co-heiresses married Wadham and Bluett. This manor became the property of the latter, and Holcombe Rogus has ever since been the seat of the Bluett family. Colonel Francis Bluett of Holcombe, an active royalist, was killed at the siege of Lyme Regis in the month of April, 1644. After the death of Buckland Nutcombe Bluett, Esq., in 1786, Holcombe Rogus passed, under his will, to Peter Bluett, Esq., (then of Faltnouth, now of Holcombe Rogus,) the present proprietor, supposed to have been descended from a younger son of the co-heiress of Chiseldon, whose family had settled in Cornwall. The lord of this manor had formerly the power of life and death.

    The manor-house is an ancient building, supposed to have been erected by Sir Roger Bluett, who married a daughter of Serjeant Rowe.

    ['Parishes: Hockworthy - Huxham', Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire (1822), pp. 273-287. URL:]

    NOTE: I have seen the name spelled "Bluet" elsewhere in BH dealing with Holcombe Rogus.

    Father: Nicholas BLUETT , of Holcombe Rogus b: ABT 1456 in Holcombe Rogus, Tiverton, Devon, England
    Mother: Joan FITZJAMES b: ABT 1457 in Redlynch, Wincanton, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Mary de GRENVILLE b: ABT 1481 in Stowe in Kilkhampton, Stratton, Cornwall, England
      1. Has Children Agnes BLUETT b: ABT 1506 in Holcombe Rogus, Tiverton, Devon, England
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