From Cambridge University alumni records
College: St. John's
Entered: Michs 1788
Born: 17 Jul 1768
Died: 13 May 1842
Adm. pens. at St. John's, Jqn 31st 1788. of Devon (eldest son of the Rev. Owen Lewis (1758) R. of Holsworth, B. Sept 17, 1768). School, Manchester. Matric. Michs 1788; Scholar, 1788; BA, 1792; MA, 1803. Chaplain to the earl of Malmesbury. V. of Taynton, Oxon, 1810-14. Possessed of considerable wealth, being owner of Woodgates Manor, Dorset, Woodland, Wilts and Rolleston, near Exeter. Married, July 29, 1797, Marianne, dau of Francis Wishaw, of Aston Hall, Herts. During the latter part of his life resided at Bath. Died there May 13, 1842; buried at Kelston, Somerset, where there is an alter tomb with the inscription Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beneath are laid the remains of The Rev. William Meyrick, MAÃ¢â‚¬Â (Manchester Gr Sch Reg, II, 103; St. John's Coll Adm IV, 383)
HEAVITREE, in the hundred of Wonford and in the deanery of Exeter, lies about one mile from Exeter. The principal villages in this parish are East and West Wonford, Whipton, Monkaton, and Polesloe or Polsloe..... The barton of Rollestone, or Ruxton, in this parish (East Wonford, or Wonford Speke) belonged formerly to St. John's Hopital; it is now the property of the Rev. William Meyrick. St. Loyes, being situated near the chapel of St. Loy, hereafter mentioned, is the property and residence of Pitman Jones, Esq.
From: 'Parishes: Haccombe - Hittesleigh', Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire (1822), pp. 250-272. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50579 Date accessed: 26 April 2009.
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