Abt 1480 - 1526 (~ 46 years)
||Harvey, Richard [1, 2] |
||Somersetshire, England 
||04 Jan 1526 
||31 Mar 2017 |
|Born - Abt 1480 - Somersetshire, England
- Collinson, John, The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset: With a Map and Engravings, Volume 2, Cruttevell, 1791, page 120-121
THIS is ſmall pariſh in the ſecond ſubdiviſion of the hundred, nine miles ſouth
weſt from Briſtol, and three north from Wrington, in the turnpike-road from
Briſtol to Yatton and Congerſbury. The ſituation is very pleaſant, and conſtſts of
great variety of ſurface; and from ſome parts the proſpects are very beautiful.
About quarter of mile eaſtward of the church is very fine romantick glen,
called Brockley-German', about half mile in length, and very narrow; each ſide being
ſteep ſlope formed of rugged rocks mixed with timber-trees, yews, foreſt and other
ſhrubs, that grow out of the crcvices of the ſtone. In the deepeſt part the trees are
very lofty, and the rocks almoſt inacceſſible to the height of near three hundred feet,
projecting in many places through, and towering above the tops of the branches, with
-a rude and aſtoniſhing grandeur. The ſteep aſcent and rugged ſurface of the rocks
on each ſide are rendered very romantick by the fantaſtically twiſted forms of the
roots of many trees and ſlirubs which ſpring from the crevices, and ſpread their branches
in the moſt pictureſque manner. Along the bottom is fine grave] walk, and nearly in
the center of the Combe is neat cottage, where many reſort to drink tea in the ſummer
ſeaſon. If this ſpot had the advantage of water, it would be ſecond Matlock on
ſmaller ſcale, but not leſs romantick and beautiful.
By an inquiſition taken at Langport 17 Oct. 20 Hen. VIII. it appeared that Richard
the ſon and heir of Humphry Harvey died Jan 4., 17 Hen. VIII. ſeized of one third of
the manor of Brockley, five meſiiiages, one cottage, one windmill, one dove-houſe,
five gardens, twenty-three acres of arable, fifteen of meadow, eighty-eight acres of
wood, and tenpence rent in Brockley, together with the advowſon of the church.
Which premiſes were certified to be holden of the King as of his barony of Wigmore
by knight's ſervice. Nicholas Harvey, his ſon and heir, was then of' the age oſ eleven
years." Sir James Perceval was truſtee of the family eſtates in Brockley, Backwell, and
Barrow, for the uſe of Richard Harvey above-mentioned.d Of this family of Harvey
the manor of Brockley was at length purchaſed by Thomas Pigott, of the kingdom of
Ireland, eſq; who married Florence, widow of Thomas Smyth, of Long-Aſhton, eſq;
and it is now the property of his deſcendant the preſent John Pigott, eſq; who has
pleaſant ſeat near the church.
- [S954] The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623, Sir Henry Saint-George, Sir Henry St. George, Samson Lennard, William Camden, (Name: Harleian Society; Date: 1876;), page 47.
- [S955] The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573, Together with Additional Pedigrees, Chiefly from the Visitation of 1591, Thomas Benolt, Robert Cooke, (Name: Heraldry; Date: 1885;).
- [S526] The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon, and Jameson, Oscar Jewell Harvey, (Location: Wilksbarre, PA; Date: 1899;).
- [S1105] The history and antiqutities of the county of Somerset, John Collinson, (Location: Bath, England; Date: 1791;), volume 2, page 121.