Somerset Archive and Record Service: Crowcombe Court Manuscripts
This deposit contains a rental of the charity's estates, accounts, grants and minutes of the Trustees. Related material can be found in a solicitor's collection, DD/DP.
The deposit also contains a volume of Horner charity accounts established for the augmentation of livings in Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
1308 - 1903
Boxes 1-4 Carew family wills, marriage and other family settlements.
Boxes 5-8 Somerset deeds and leases, particularly for Clatworthy and Crowcombe.
Boxes 9-11 Litigation papers and some estate records.
Box 12 Crowcombe manorial records.
Boxes 13-14 Accounts, including those for demolishing the old house and building Crowcombe Court.
Boxes 15-21 Correspondence, mainly of Thomas Carew, and his historical collections and notes for his proposed History of Somerset.
Boxes 23-44 Estate material for Somerset, Devon and Carew Welsh estates; Thomas Carew's correspondence including letters from the Vicar of Crowcombe acting as his agent and letters re dispute over Crowcombe tithes; Pyncombe Charity papers.
The Pyncombe Charity was established by the will of Gertrude Pyncombe of Poughill, Devon in 1730. The will provided that any surplus income, after payments had been made for various poor and educational needs in Poughill and elsewhere in Devon, was to be spent in augmenting livings, firstly of parishes where the testator had estates and then anywhere else in England. Thomas Carew of Crowcombe Court was one of the Trustees of this Charity as were his successors at Crowcombe.