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1 Ash House
Ash House in Iddesleigh, Devon was the ancestral home of one branch of the Mallet family from about 1530 to 1881. 
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Barnstaple
Barnstaple
A major town and former port in Devon. Descendants of Henry Mallett of Shebbear lived and traded here with shops in Joy Street and Boutport Street. Some descendants of James Mallett of Spreyton also lived here. Includes the former village of Pilton.  
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Bow alias Nymet Tracey
Bow alias Nymet Tracey
A village located on the main road from Okehampton to Crediton in Devon. The parish church is located at Nymet Tracey, a tiny hamlet located to the south of Bow village. 
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Burrington
Burrington
A village located between Barnstaple and Crediton, home to members of the Dowland branch. 
 
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Crediton
Crediton
An important market town also known as 'Kirton' located on the Exeter to Barnstaple road (and railway line). Members of the Ash, Wooleigh and Dowland branches lived in and around Crediton at various times. Downes Mill is of particular interest as this was believed to have been founded by John Mallet of Wooleigh. This later became part of the Downes Estate owned by the Buller family, of which Sir Redvers Buller was a member. The mill was leased by Malletts of the Dowland branch from the late 1800's to the 1960's. 
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Curry Mallet
Curry Mallet
This village near Taunton in Somerset was named after the Mallets of Enmore who were Lords of the manor there. The manor house is still in use today. With the decline of the Mallet family's fortunes in Somerset the estate was absorbed by the Duchy of Cornwall, but parts of it, including the manor house have since been sold to private owners. 
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Dowland
Dowland
A small village to the north of Iddesleigh where Robert Mallett ran a mill. Within a short walk of the mill is West Upcott farm formerly called "Mallets Upcott" which was owned by the Mallets of Ash. Despite the close geographical proximity, no documented connection between the Ash and Dowland branches has yet been found. 
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Exwick
Exwick
This village on the western edge of Exeter was home to members of the Dowland and South Tawton branches of the Mallett family. Of particular interest is Exwick Mill which was owned by William Richard Mallett, who bought it from the Buller family. William knew Sir Redvers Buller of Boer War fame. William's family lived at Hamlyns Farm which is close to the mill. You can find out more about Exwick Mills at "Exeter Memories". 
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Eye
Eye
Following the Norman Conquest, Sir William Malet de Graville was granted the Honour of Eye, which consisted of 227 manors in Suffolk. His seat was in the town of Eye and he built a castle there. When William died, his son Robert inherited his father's lands, including Eye. Robert started a market there making it one of the oldest market towns in England, and he also founded a small monastery, linked to a religious order in Normandy. 
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Frithelstock
Frithelstock
Some descendants of Henry Mallett of Shebbear lived in this village near Great Torrington in Devon. Frithelstock Priory was one of the very first monasteries to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. 
 
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Heraldry
Heraldry
Coats of Arms and Crests used by various members of the Malet/Mallet over the centuries. 
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Iddesleigh
Iddesleigh
This village in the heart of Devon was the home of the Ash Mallets for over 500 years. The family seat, Ash House, is located to the south-east of the village. The family burial vault is inside St James's church. 
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Langtree
Langtree
Some descendants of Henry Mallett of Shebbear lived in this village near Great Torrington in Devon. 
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15 Mallets of Argentina
Spanish speaking descendants of Hugh Mallet the British Consul to Argentina have settled in the capital Buenos Aires and in Mendoza province. Hugh Mallet was a member of the Ash branch from Devon, England. 
 
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Mallets of Dublin
Mallets of Dublin
Descendants of John Mallett the blacksmith of North Tawton (Devon) and his wife Jane Cunnett settled in Ireland during the early 1800's setting up a very successful iron foundry business. One of this family, Robert Mallet born in 1810 became one of Irelands most famous engineers and started the science of seismology (the study of earthquakes). 
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Monkokehampton
Monkokehampton
A small village near Iddesleigh in Devon where the Ash Mallets had some land holdings. 
 
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Newton St Cyres
Newton St Cyres
Members of the Dowland branch ran a mill on the edge of this village located between Crediton and Exeter in Devon. 
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North Tawton
North Tawton
A former market town in Devon. Members of the South Tawton branch of the Mallett family have lived here at different times. One of these, named Richard, owned a shop here, however in 1800 he went bankrupt. After this, he joined his brother Robert in Dublin, Ireland and took his family with him. His siblings became the Mallets of Petrockstowe whilst his son started a successful iron foundry in Dublin and his grandson Robert became one of Ireland's most famous engineers. Much more recently, it has been featured as the main setting for a drama series called 'Jam and Jerusalem' on BBC Television about a fictional Women's Institute starring Dawn French and Joanna Lumley. 
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Puddington
Puddington
A small village near Crediton home to members of the Dowland branch. 
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South Tawton
South Tawton
South Tawton in Devon is a large parish on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, which includes several villages and hamlets such as South Tawton village and South Zeal. For more information about South Tawton see "South Tawton" in Wikipedia. The Mallett family have had a continuous presence in the area for over 300 years. 
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South Zeal
South Zeal
A village in the parish of South Tawton, near Okehampton in Devon. Members of the Mallett and related families have lived here for nearly 300 years. For more information about South Zeal see "South Zeal" in Wikipedia
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Spreyton
Spreyton
A village located between Okehampton and Crediton in Devon, made famous by the folk song about 'Uncle' Tom Cobley, a local gentleman, and his trip to Widdecombe Fair. For more information about Tom Cobley see "Uncle Tom Cobley" in Wikipedia. 
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St Audries
St Audries
St Audries was a manor long held by the Malet family. It is located in West Quantoxhead near Minehead, Somerset. Descendants of John Mallet of Wooleigh inherited the family land holdings in Somerset which had been held by the Malets since the Norman era. 
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St Thomas
St Thomas
Once a village, St Thomas is now a suburb on the west side of Exeter. The parish of St Thomas covered a large area to the west and south of Exeter and it had its own workhouse which still exists. Descendants of James Mallett of Spreyton lived here in the first half of the 19th century. 
 
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Sticklepath
Sticklepath
A village near Okehampton in Devon on the former Cornwall to Exeter road on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Originally in the parish of Sampford Courtenay, descendants of James Mallett of Spreyton have lived here for centuries. Of particular interest are the Finch Foundry (see "Finch Foundry - The last working water-powered forge in England") where two generations of Malletts made farm tools, and the White Rock where John Wesley, the father of the Methodist movement, first preached in Devon. For more information about Sticklepath see "Sticklepath" in Wikipedia. 
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Streets
Streets
A number of streets have been named after various Mallet families and photos of some name plates are shown here. There are known to be other such streets including one in Suffolk, England and Sydney, Australia. 
 
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Sutton Mallet
Sutton Mallet
A small village near Taunton in Somerset that was once owned by the Mallets of Enmore. 
 
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Templeton
Templeton
A hamlet located near Tiverton in Devon, where members of the Dowland branch lived in the early 1800's before relocating to Somerset. For more information on this village see "The Village of Templeton" This includes information on the Malletts who once lived there
 
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Thorverton
Thorverton
A village in the Exe Valley north of Exeter where John Mallett and his son William Rice Mallett (Dowland branch) operated a large mill. The Malletts were related by marriage to the Kingdons, a prominent local family. 
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Truro
Truro
The capital of Cornwall. One branch of the Mallett family from Devon set up a hardware store in this town 125 years ago which is still going, albeit in diferent ownership. 
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Wooleigh Barton
Wooleigh Barton
Wooleigh (or 'Ullegh' as it was known in old documents) near Beaford, was the former home of the Wooleigh Mallets who were close cousins of the Mallets of Ash. Both branches were descended from the Mallets of Enmore. Wooleigh was originally known as Wolves' Wood, written "uullegh" in early Saxon times. The early Saxons had no letter w, but of course that's what their double u eventually became. This double u construction (which was originally pronounced "oo-ugh", naturally mutating to "wugh" if said rapidly) was often dropped in later spellings (i.e.Ullegh), probably because later peoples had forgotten the etymology. The family held the barton until the early 17th century until it passed to the Acland family through John Mallet's grand-daughter Eleanor when she married Arthur Acland. Her cousins became the second St Audries branch of Somerset, with landholdings in east Devon (Honiton area), Dorset (Poyntington) and Wiltshire (Newton Toney). The farmhouse as we see it today retains most of its features from the days of Mallet ownership (16th century) and is Grade II* listed. [With special thanks to Mr. Pengelly] 
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