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Author: Hill, Arthur W. (Arthur William), Sir, 1875-1941
Year published: 1919
Publisher: London : "Country Life" Ltd., New York, C. Scribner's Sons
Gardening / General
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...he Canons friends, whose desire it is to have some permanent record of what they and the craft he loved have lost. The compilation of the Memoir is mainly the joint work of Mr. W. J. Bean and myself. For particulars of the Canons family we have received much information and help from Mr. and Mrs. Janson. The account of the Canons Travels has been drawn up from his own diaries, supplemented by notes from Mr. A. C. Bartholomew and Mr. Hiatt Baker. 12 HENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE The following announcement of the wedding appeared in Freemans Exeter Flying Post of March 3, 1773: Yesterday morning was married at St. Martins Church in this city the Rev. Mr. Ellicombe of Thorverton to Miss Rous, an agreeable young lady, with a very genteel fortune. The arms of Rous are therefore entitled to be quartered with those of Ellacombe, as are those of Greene and Myddleton. William Ellicombe shortly after (in 1780) became rector of Alphing-ton, a village two miles from Exeter, the living being then in the gift of the Pitman family. He held the living for fifty years and apparently acquired the advow-son. Through his wife the patronage of Clyst St. George, near Topsham, Devon, came into the Ellicombe family. William Ellicombe had seven sons; the eldest, William Rous Ellicombe, succeeded his uncle---Miss Rous brother--in the family living of Clyst St. George; a second, Henry Thomas, the father of the Canon, became curate of Bitton in 1817 and later (1850) was presented to Clyst St. George in succession to his eldest brother; while a third son, Richard, followed his father as rector of Alphington. Of the other sons, Charles served under Wellington in the Peninsular War, 1 Both livings have now passed out of the family. The living of Clyst St. George having been purchased by the Gibbs family, who owned a good deal of property in the neighbourhood. Mr. F. A. Janson, to whom we are indebted for many details of the family history, married Miss Ellacombe, the Canons t...
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