This deposit consists of two main groups of material. Firstly records dating up to 1717 which complement and supplement the earlier Accession 372. These include records of the Gayer family - relationship to the Calmady is given immediately before the list of the Gayer records).
The second group consists of much more recent material relating to the latter descendants of the Calmadys and their estates in North Devon. This group of records contains the papers of the Colliers and Hotchkys's as well as the Camadys, (again a more detailed account of their relationship to the Calmadys is given immediately before the list to each family's records).
Calmady Family Records of Title
Gaver Family Papers
Hotchkys Family Papers
Collier Family Papers
See also Accession Plymouth and West Devon Record Office 372 - entitled Calmady Manuscripts and separately bound, in searchroom
A brief history of the Calmady family up to c1800 can be found at the beginning of PWDRO 372. The later Calmadys are descended from Admiral Charles Holmes Everett. He adopted the name and arms of the family in 1788 by right of his marriage to Pollexfen Calmady, heiress to the family estates. Admiral Calmady, as he became known, was succeeded by his son Charles Biggs Calmady. The Calmady lineage presently lies with the Collier family of Woodtown, Sampford Spiney, descendants of Cycill Christiana Calmady (sister of Vincent Pollexfen Calmady) who in 1854 married William Frederick Collier.
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