The Devon Carys Volume 1 PDF

by Fairfax Harrison This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter Thirteen THE JACOBITE HOUSEHOLD AT TOR ABBEY In 1196, almost exactly the date given to that Adam who is the putative progenitor of the Devon Carys, another Adam left the Premonstratensian abbey of Welbeck in Nottinghamshire to become abbot of a new house of that order1 which was then established on a delectable site on Tor Bay,2 carved for that purpose out of 1 Dugdale, Monasticon (1718), ii, 192; Oliver, Monasticon Exoniensis (1846), 169, where the charters are set forth. The Premonstratensian order had been founded by St. Norbert at Premontre in France, and followed the Rule of St. Augustine but with greater austerity. Coming to England in the time of Stephen, they there maintained, in the middle of the sixteenth century, thirty-five small houses: among these Tor Abbey was accounted the richest, its annual revenue being estimated to be 396 os nd. Unless the Germans destroyed it, there is still in Belgium, in a park of gigantic linden trees near Aerschot, a great abbey of the Norbertine order called Tongerloo, where medieval state was maintained a few years ago. 2 See Macaulay's rhetorical description of Tor Bay, History, ii, 445. Like Clovelly, Tor Abbey (and its neighbor Cockington Court) is well known to modern tourists. Also like Clovelly again, a fishing village here grew up beside a quay from which it took its name Torquay. This village has become a fashionable watering-place, ranked in terraces above the bay with hotels and villas. "It reminds one of Newport," says an American writer quoted by Baedeker, "in the luxuriousness of its foliage, the elas the Domesday manor of Tor, since known successively as Tor Brywere and Tor Mohun. It adjoined immediately on Cockington, which is named as a boundary in the charter....

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