Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Wiveliscombe [‘Wiuelscomb’], Somerset, 1612

Wiveliscombe [‘Wiveliscomb’], Somerset, 1793

Census Abstract, 1821

Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England, 1845

Wiveliscombe, Somerset, 1887


Michaelmas 1558: London. Michael Sowdeley otherwise called M’hylle Sowdeleye pottyclarrye of the cyttye of Brystowe (by William Rede) v. George Payne late of Wylscomb in county Somerset gentleman otherwise called George Payne of Wynssecowme in the cownttye of Somersette gettylleman Debt £100; plus 32s damages awarded by this court. Defendant, solemnly exacted, has not come; has nothing; is not found; execution awarded. Order to sheriffs of London to take the defendant, for the morrow of All Souls [3 November 1558]. On which day Michael comes. Defendant has not come; had been ordered to be taken; is not found. Michael says that defendant lurks, roves and strays in Somerset. Order to sheriff of Somerset to take the defendant, for the morrow of Candlemas [3 February 1559]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for five weeks from Easter [30 April 1559]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for the morrow of Trinity [22 May 1559]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for the morrow of All Saints [3 November 1559]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for the octaves of Hilary [20 January 1560]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for [? three weeks] from Trinity [30 June 1560]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for octaves of Michaelmas [6 October 1560]. On which day the sheriff of Somerset has not sent the writ; re-ordered, for octaves of Hilary [20 January 1561].