“STONE FAMILY OF CHIPSTABLE”. That is how the Cheffins Auctioneer in Cambridge described the almost one hundred documents obtained for this site in July 2013. At last I have compiled abstracts of the documents in order of date, from the 16c to the 19c.  The documents relate primarily to the Stone family of Chipstable, Ashbrittle and Wiveliscombe, Somerset and Clayhanger and elsewhere in Devon, but there are many other surnames and a few other parishes mentioned.  The most important surnames in addition to STONE are members of the Bluet family and John Bluet’s descendants, and members of the Hill, Norman, Perratt, Rogers, and Timewell families. Among others named in the documents are Arscott, Basset, Burge, Crympe, Davys, Daw, Gear, Hancock, Hawkins, Hooper, Hosegood, Jones, Langdon, Lang, Lenthall, Lord Lymington, Malet, Manly, Peaton, Perriam, Pook, Potten, Pyne, Quicke, Richard, Rogers, Scott, Slocombe, Standerwyck, Tanfield, Trevelyan, Waldron, Warren, Wellstead, Westcott, Williams, Winter, and Yeandle. There are probably more! The surnames BOND and BOYD should be added because the documents were obtained from the archives of those families. Anna Stone married Alfred Bond in Devon in 1863, and that is how the documents moved from the Stone family to their in-laws.

To find the documents, go to the STONE DOCUMENTS page table of contents, find the link to the Cheffins documents at the bottom of the table, and click on it. Alternatively, go to the bottom of the STONE DOCUMENTS page and find the same link at the bottom of the previous text entries.  We welcome comments on these documents. Ultimately full text versions will be available.

Or simply click here:  Cheffins documents in date order for web


  1. Hello from Indiana, USA. I’m sorry if this is inquiry appears in a “wrong” location. I could not find a place to send a note/reply. You have done a very comprehensive work for the STONES. I greatly appreciate reading this… On first read it appears that this covers the life & times of the STONES internationally (outside of the United States). I wonder if you are aware of anyone that has given such coverage to each of the specific lines in the United States? I am a Stone descendant currently looking into a certain LEMUEL STONE and his brother FIELDING STONE of Guernsey County & Hocking County Ohio. We have that their father was a certain FAUNTLEROY “FENTLY” R. STONE who was married to a RUSSIA (HICKERSON) STONE. Fauntleroy appears in the 1820 Faquier County Virginia Federal Census. The Hickerson family was also there at that time. Their marriage occurred 06APR1805 in Fauquier County, Virginia. This is currently a “brick-wall” for our branch of the Stone family. If you have any ideas or leads, feel free to contact me. Thank you, Mike Miller [email: [email protected] ]. We have been after the next link to Fauntleroy’s parent for awhile now… Any guidance would be appreciated…

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