Family Bible of Thomas and Elizabeth Davey of Dulverton and Brompton Regis, Somerset
A medium sized leatherbound British and Foreign Bible Society Bible, dating to 1872 and listing three generations of the Davey / Rawle family of Dulverton and Brompton Regis in Somerset within the endpapers, pages and upon a seperate loose leaf. The family register spans over 150 years, begining with the birth of Elizabeth Davey in 1822 and closing with the death of Wilfred John Davey on 26th August 1981. The register also includes the death of Elizabeth Cowlen who’s relationship to the Davey / Rawle famiy isn’t mentioned.
The Davey family appear to have a long history in Brompton Regis and are mentioned several times within the village history published on here.
Shircombe Farm is also mentioned within the family register as the death place of Robert Albert Charles Davey who died their in 1899. Shircombe Farm is an impressive 8 bedroom property that was on the market for £2.5m in 2013.
The family register itself is written in a number of hands – at least four – in a quite untidy fashion across several pages. In some cases the precise time of a birth is listed. And it seems that there was a predisposition to dying at hotels with George Rawle dying at Clarke’s Hotel, Taunton (now The Castle Hotel) and his sister dying at The Lamb Hotel in Dulverton
The leather binding tight and the boards are attached with loose hinges. The leather is badly scuffed. Endpapers are loose and stained but most pages are clean.
In total, there are 22 people listed in this fascinating book packed with history.
Locations Associate with this Item
Shircombe Farm, Brompton Regis, United Kingdom
Dulverton, United Kingdom
The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton, United Kingdom