Stallenge Thorne Farm


     This video begins with a train ride from Penzance, Cornwall, England, through Devonshire by way of Exeter stopping at Tiverton Parkway.  Sampford Peverell is near here, and Stallenge Thorne farm is near also.  The farm is in the vicinity of Hockworthy.  The video shows videos of the farm and the churchyard at Hockworthy.  Ednoth the Staller lived at and was lord of Hockworthy before and after the time of the Domesday Book, and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.  A staller is a standard bearer; and Ednoth was the standard bearer to Edward the Confessor, his uncle, until Edward’s death.  Then he was standard bearer for Harold II.  He was with Harold at the battle of Hastings but was not killed.  He was killed in 1068 in a battle with two of Harold’s sons, who had come back to Somerset to try to recover their lost lands.  After Hastings, Ednoth became a supporter of William the Conqueror. Odo FitzGamelin was given Stallenge Thorne Farm by William the Conqueror according to the Domesday Book. (See the family tree.)

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4 Responses to Stallenge Thorne Farm

  1. programming says:

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    • says:

      Thanks for you reply. I have two websites, and You might enjoy them. I’ve had a lot of fun traveling to check out my ancestors. Take care. Mary Ann Stallings Kincer

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  2. Stephen Burke says:

    Very interesting I stayed in the farm as a 17 year old on a family holiday back around 1978. It’s very old and atmospheric inside. The farmer’s cooked us enormous evening meals with meat from the farm.

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    • says:

      That is so neat! I didn’t know you could do that. I’ll have to go back and stay there. My ancestors were from there! Thanks for responding. Visit & Mary Ann

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