Lot 16: Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Williams of Penrhyn, wife of Thomas Warburton of Winnington, Cheshire, sister of Gwen who married Sir Walter Yonge of Escot, Devon, fl. 1690s)] [Account of a visit to Devon, sermons & cookery recipes], part autograph manuscript signed, 167pp. excluding blanks (visit to Devon 8pp.) in a variety of hands, reverse entries, some staining, browned throughout, original panelled calf, rubbed, sm. 4to, c. 1691-93 & later. Visits, including, a ship from New England: "I was att Topsham about 9 mile from Estcott a great seaport town ye 3d in England, we went aboard a ship there called ye America built in New England Captain Parsons Master she carried 22 guns." "I was att the Grange, Mr Drues a great Jacobite... they had 2 daughters, one married to Mr Keston, who has 5000l pr An she is dear... ye other is Lady to Sir Arthur Chichester & has 6 children, 3 wych I saw all girls nott well fashiond, we were entertaind, wth sack & a great peice of ordinary plumb cake... she is handsome butt speaks clownishly... my sister, was invited to Mrs Clap's to eat milk & cream in ye Afternoon/ they call cream un sealded Raw head in Devonshire... ." Sir Walter Yonge (bap. 1653, d. 1731), politician and friend of John Locke. ***An account of Anne Warburton's visit to several houses in Devon in the company of her sister, Gwen, wife of Sir Walter Yonge..