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Devon: "The county of red earth, ruddy apples, rosy cheeks and honest men".
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LERWILL/LERWELL : A family first recorded in Devon in 1204 - 800 years ago.
Originally the name took the form 'de Loriewille', and similar spellings.
LERWELL FARM, near Chittlehampton, is a remnant of the original family holdings.
Click here to proceed to the Lerwill history.