Miscellaneous documents and photographs retrieved from

Challonsleigh, Tavistock, Devon

(formerly home of Eric Trevenen James)

These documents were discovered in the summer of 2010, at the former home of Eric James, "Challonsleigh", Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, now owned by his stepson Geoffrey Fox (b. 1938), though he and his wife spend most of the year at their farm in Tanzania. In the summer of 2010 I made two visits to the Foxes in Devon, and Geoffrey Fox gave me all the papers he had.

This page catalogues those documents found at Challonsleigh, which cannot be associated with more specific catalogues.  At present these catalogues remain work in progress, with many papers not yet listed.

John Barnard
30 May 2011

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Description

Location

Cha-1 Hardback book with remembrance of “sweet little Bessie” (12 Apr 1850 – 22 Nov 1858). Born at “Priestfield Lodge”. Unidentified. Does not fit with any James dates. Could be a Hindle, perhaps. Google search for “Priestfield Lodge” finds only one in Co. Durham Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
Cha-2 Programme for 1st International Rodeo, 14-23 Jun 1924, Wembley Stadium Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
Cha-3 Unidentified pencil drawing of a lady Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
Cha-4 Photographs of Hindle portraits, identified on back in unknown hand Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
Cha-5 Photographs, unidentified or not family Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.
Cha-6 Unidentified documents Original documents retrieved from Challonsleigh, summer 2010, and held by John Barnard.