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John Northcote (abt. 1543 - 1587)

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John "of Crediton" Northcote
Born about in Crediton, Devon, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Crediton, Devon, Englandmap
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John Northcote of Crediton (d. 29 Sep 1587; bur. 02 Oct 1587 Crediton)



John is the eldest son of Walter Northcote (bur. 05 May 1572 Crediton) and Elizabeth Hill.


  • Robert (d.s.p)
  • 3. Philip (bur. 02 Oct 1610 Crediton).
m. Julian Tresilian of Tresilian, Corwall (bur. 28 Mar 1611 Crediton).


John married Elizabeth Dowrish (bur. 01 Nov 1587 Crediton), daughter of Thomas Dowrish, esq. of Dowrish, Sandford. They are the parents of:

  • 1. Walter (bp. 21 Jul 1566; d. 30 Sep 1587; bur. 02 Oct 1587 Crediton)
m. (17 May 1585) Mary, dau. and heir of Edmund Drew of Hayne
  • 2. John Northcote (bp. 27 May 1570 Crediton – d. 1632; bur. 22 Dec 1632 Newton St Cyres) of Uton (Yewton) and Hayne, Newton St Cyres, near Crediton, lord of the manor of Newton St Cyres.[1]
m.1 Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Anthony Rouse of Halston, Cornwall.
m.2 Susan, dau. of Sir Hugh Pollard of Kingsnympton
  • 3. William (bp. 26 Aug 1573)
  • 4. Philip (bp. 10 Sep 1575 Crediton)
  • Anne (bp. 08 Apr 1564 Crediton; will: 10 Apr 1633, proved 24 Oct 1637).[2]
m. (ante 06 Sep 1581 settlement) Robert Davy, esq. (bp. 17 Dec 1564 Crediton) of Devon, son of Gilbert Davy (Davie) and Mary Gere.
  • Elizabeth (bp. 10 Jun 1565 Crediton)
m.1 Humphrey Selwood
m.2 Robert Yonge of Colbrooke
  • Honor (bp. 31 Mar 1569 Crediton)
m.1 John Furse of Coryton
m.2 Will Champneys
  • Richard or Richourd ? (bp. 26 Aug 1573).[3]
m. John Merifield, esq. of Crookherne, Somerset
  • Katherine (bp. 15 Jan 1580 Crediton)
m. (16 Jun 1601 Crediton) Emanuel Day or Davy of Crediton and Sandford


  • St. George, H. (1872). "Northcot," in The visitation of the county of Devon in the year 1620, pp. 199. Frederick Thomas Colby, Ed. London: Publications of the Harleian Society. Pedigree.
  • Vivian, J.L. (1895). "Northcote of Pynes," in The Visitations of the County of Devon Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, I, pp. 581. Hathitrust.
  • Worthy, C. (1896). Devonshire Wills: A Collection of Annotated Testamentary Abstracts, pp. 443. London: Bemrose & Sons. Google Books.[4]


  1. life-size standing effigy and monument in Newton St Cyres.
  2. "Davie," in Visitations of the County of Devon.[1]
  3. double-check name and gender. Note that both Vivian (1895) and St. George (1872) seem to spell name as Richard.
  4. mirror.[2]

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