I am beginning to remember how interesting the Dowrish problem was, and how much of a headache it gave me.
I have begun placing my references here: Dowrish Notes.
There are several contradictory statements in the chancery suits and several problems which don't make sense. I going to have to go back through it but I am not sure we ever came up with a pedigree which matched all of the evidence.
I would actually appreciate it if you abandoned the Dowrish profiles or added me as a co-Profile Manager.
Some of the documents are very interesting to read, such as the deposition of Thomas Dowrish which explains how West Ogwell came to be held Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon. Essentially, John Boyville the first husband Margaret Reke lived in fear that his grandson-in-law John Wele was attempting to murder him to obtain his land. This John Boyville essentially gave West Ogwell to the Courtenay's in exchange for protection. Hugh Courtenay lived up to his end of the bargain by sending his men out to capture and imprison John Wele.
:"the saide John Wele apassyng euyll disposed persone ... the saide John Wele wolde nygh hym selfe to the saide maner labored all the menes that he coude to shorte the life of the saide John Bovile ... and also putte hym at dyuerse tymes in grete fere of his life so ferre that he durste not abide in his owne house nor come to his parisshe Churche ... the saide John Bovile thelder heryng herof fered the more of his life and for suerte therof the same John bargayned with the saide Sir Hugh that he shulde have to hym and his heirs the saide maner after the deth of hym and the saide Margaret his wife ... the saide John Wele and was thervpon condempned in a grete summe and was putte in prison for execucion and there bode stille many yeres so that the same John Bovile euer after leved in reste and without fere of the saide John Wele "