Kennerleigh, St John the Baptist church
|Population||145 (2011 UK Census)|
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Polwhele, in his "History of Devon" states that Thomas Dowrich sold the manor to John Northcote. According to tradition, however, memorialised in a family card table, he instead gambled away the manor to Sir Arthur Northcote, 2nd Baronet in a game of piquet. Sabine Baring-Gould describes the game in his 1898 book An Old English Home and its Dependencies:
Mr. Dowrish, being eldest hand, held the four aces, four kings, and four queens, and promptly offered to bet his manor of Kennerleigh against £500, by no means its value even in those days, that he won the game. Sir Arthur took the bet, having a claim of carte blanche on his undiscarded hand. After Sir Arthur had discarded, he took up two knaves, and held two points of five each, each headed by the knave. Mr. Dowrish being about to declare, was stopped by Sir Arthur's claim for ten for carte blanche, which ruined his chances. The point fell to Sir Arthur, and two quints.
- "Kennerleigh". Devon County Council. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- Kennerleigh: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI.
- White, William (1850). History, gazetteer, and directory of Devonshire. Simkin, Marshall and Company. pp. 276–7. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- Baring-Gould, Sabine (1898). "Scapegraces". An Old English Home and its Dependencies. London. pp. 280–2.
- White, William (1879). History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon: Including the City of Exeter, and Comprising a General Survey of the County. p. 698.
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