More Interesting Documents Relating To Shapcotts






dated 17th October 1746


of good testimony who has passed an examination to be GUNNER of the GIBERALTAR

former to be removed to the ROMNEY.

Public Record Office Ref: ADM 6/17 Page 164


dated 15th April 1749


Late gunner of the GIBERALTAR

To be in the SQUIRREL former sick.

Public Record Office Ref: ADM 6/17 Page 456


Commissioned Sea Officers of The Royal Navy 1660 - 1815

Volume III (O - Y)

SHAPCOTE, EDWARD - Lieutenant Commissioned - 18 March 1782

SHAPCOTE, JOHN - Lieutenant Commissioned - 12 January 1782

SHAPCOTE, THOMAS - Lieutenant Commissioned - 19 March 1811

Public Record Office Ref: 198c

For more information regarding the above see the Chapter “The Shapcotes of Stepney”


Entry of Officers & Pensioners

(Oct 1765 To Dec 1803)

Entry No.  10744

21st July 1775

HENRY SHAPCOTE died 7th June.

Public Record Office Ref: ADM 73/36 Part II

Documents Held At The North Devon Record Office


Title Deeds

Cross & Wyatt Solicitors, South Molton

Ref: 2309B

Party Lessee For Lives Knowstone 1658

Thomas Shapcote - Gent. of Exeter

Ref: 2309B/T38/36

Numerous Properties Including Mill

Ref: 2309B/T38/1-65

Conveyance In Trust 1696

1. Philip Shapcote of Knowstone, Esq.

2. John Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard, Esq.

andNicolas Oliver of Bishops Nympton, Gent.

Ref: 2309B/T38-66

Mortgage 1700

1. Philip Shapcote & Sons

2. James Courtenay of West Molland, Esq.

Ref: 2309B/T67

Mortgage 1700

1. Philip Shapcote & Sons

2. James Courtenay of Molland, Gent.

Ref: 2309B/T68-69

Conveyance In Trust 1701

1. Philip Shapcote.

2. John Cruwys, John Shapcote & James Ratterbury of Ashreigney, Gent.

Premises: Shapcote:

East Knowstone Manor, Wiston; Swinham; Oakford; Ramsterland; Washfield

Ref: 2309B/T70-70-71

Conveyance In Trust For Sale  1701

1. Philip Shapcote

2. John ShapcotePremises:  as above except Shapcote.

Ref: 2309B/T72-73

Party To Conveyance In Trust (Knowstone) 1701

John Shapcott

Ref: 2309B/T38/70-71

Party To Conveyance In Trust For Sale (Knowstone) 1701

John Shapcott

Ref: 2309b/T38/72-73

Party To Conveyance In Trust (Knowstone) 1701

1. Philip Shapcote

2. Sir John Poole of Shute, William Coleman of Gornhay esq

John Cruwys and John Shapcott

Ref: 2309B/T38/72-74

Transfer of Mortgage 1702

1. John and James Courtenay

2. Philip and John Shapcote

3. Mary Saffin of Exeter, widow

Ref: 2309B/T38/72-75

Lease And Release 1725

1. Mary Saffin And Descendants Of Philip Shapcote

2. James Handford Of West Anstey

Ref: 2309B/T38/76-81

Mortgage 1758

1. James Handford

2. Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Of Culm John

Premises:  Shapcote & Tonge, East Anstey

Ref:  2309B/T38/85

Mortgage 1809

1. Mary Gay of South Molton, widow, nee Handford and mortgagees.

2. Thomas Brown of South Molton, mercer

Premises: Shapcote & Tongue.

Ref: 2309B/T38/89

Assignment of Term  1829

1. Thomas Brown

2. Thomas Handford of Wellington, gent.

Premises: Shapcote & Tongue.

Ref: 2309B/T38/90

Release  1834

1. Robert G. Throckmorton of Buckland, Berks. Esq.

2. James and John Handford of Wellington, gents.

Premises: Shapcote Wood and Ragmans Clist.

Ref: 2309B/T38/91

Party To Counterpart Lease (Barnstaple) 1877

William Shapcott - Tailor of Barnstaple

Ref: B56/14/3

Lease Message On/Near Long Bridge, Barum 1798

William Shapcott

Ref: B1/3382

Insolvent Debtor 1830

Thomas Shapcott

Ref: B842/17

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