Stallenge Thorne Farm

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     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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8 Responses to Stallenge Thorne Farm

  1. programming says:

    Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.

    After all I’ll be subscribing in your rss feed and I hope you write once more very soon!

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    • makincer@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks for you reply. I have two websites, stallingsfamilysearch.com and carey-family-tree.com. 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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      • Sarah says:

        I came across your video whilst looking for something else! The occupants of Stallenge Thorne Farm are acquaintances of mine. I’m sure if you’d made contract beforehand they would have gladly shown you around and told some history of the place.By the way, the tyres and plastic sheeting were covering silage which is semi fermented grass made to feed sheep and cattle over the winter. Good luck with your search, Sarah

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        • makincer@yahoo.com says:

          Thanks. I’m so glad to hear from you. I wondered about the silage. My father had a dairy and kept his silage in a silo. I wish I had known about your friends. I can imagine my ancestors living there. It’s rather like the farm I grew up on in Kentucky. I’d certainly like to know the history. Take care. Mary Ann

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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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    • makincer@yahoo.com 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 stallingsfamilysearch.com & carey-family-tree.com. Mary Ann

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  3. Terri Stallings says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your information and videos! We have recently began our family research and your findings are fascinating.
    Terri Stallings
    Louisville KY

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    • makincer@yahoo.com says:

      Well, a Stallings from Louisville. I grew up in Washington County, KY, and now live in Erlanger, KY. We must be kin! Do you come down through Richard Stallings who came to Calvert County, Maryland, in 1657? My maiden name was Mary Ann Stallings. It’s now Kincer.

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