The History of Offwell and Widworthy by Colonel Josslyn Ramsden
Colonel Josslyn Ramsden (1946)
(Despite extensive research this publication appears to have remained in manuscript form with three known volumes. The Preface was dated December 31st 1946.)
This 83 page document lists detailed land records and parish accounts for both Offwell and Widworthy. It also gives a detailed record of the following: Geology, Flora & Fauna of East Devon; Parish Boundaries; Etymology of the Parish Place Names; History of Offwell Village & Church; Industries of Offwell and Widworthy; Inns of Offwell and Widworthy; Offwell and Widworthy Populations 1801-1931; Offwell Parish Rights of Way 1810; Phosphatic Chalk of Wilmington and Sutton Barton Lime Quarries.
Both the Debrett History and Garey’s ‘Offwell Village’ use extensive research material from Ramsden’s book.