Southcote, or Southcott, originally of Southcote in Winkleigh. an interesting site here
Barbara Southcott daughter of John Southcott of Indiho married in 1543 1st wife of Hugh Pomeroy of Ingsdon in Ilsington by whom he had 6 daughters and 5 sons – she died in 1563
Their granddaughter Barbara Pomeroy married Stephen Southcott in 1611 and subsequently married Arthur Seccombe
This ancient family probably originates from 12th or 13th century , around the time Henry III. Southcote, or Southcott, originally of Southcote is in Winkleigh in Devon.
The elder branch, into which the heiresses of Keynes and Pury, and a coheiress of Bohum, had married, became extinct in the sixteenth century.
One heiress married a Callard ( this connects to the lateral line of the descendants of Edward Pomeroy and his wife Margaret Beville whose grandson John Pomeroy inherited Collaton in Newton Ferrers from his grandmother in 1461. Thomas Hext who married Jane Callard widow of John Stone , was mother of Mary Stone who married Digory Hext son of Thomas and their daughter Jane, married Andrew Pomeroy son of John of Collaton at St Kew in 1601.
The John Southcote, appointed one of the justices of the King's Bench in 1562, was son of a younger brother of the last Southcote of this place.
The Southcotes of Indiho, in Bovey Tracey, and of
Mohun's Ottery were descended from a second son.
Mohun's Ottery was sold in 1678 by Thomas Southcote, then the representative of this branch. At Collumpton there is a monument without date, said to be for the last heir male of the Southcote family and probably last of this branch.
Sir George Southcote, of Shillingford, eldest son of Thomas Southcote, of Indiho, by his third wife, married a co-heiress of Cole, of Buckland Touissaints, and was ancestor of the late John Henry Southcote, Esq., who sold Buckland, and died in 1820. Cole connects to Reynell and Pomeroy and Hody all of whom married Pomeroy’s
Sir George Southcote, of Shillingford, eldest son of Thomas Southcote, of Indiho, by his third wife, married a co-heiress of Cole, of Buckland Touissaints, and was ancestor of the late John Henry Southcote, Esq., who sold Buckland, and died in 1820.
Another branch of this family, descended from a younger son of Southcote of Indiho, was of Calverleigh, which was sold before 1700 to Sir Henry Fane: a co-heiress of Robins married into this branch.
A younger branch of the Southcotes of Calverleigh settled at Dulcis, in Kilmington, in consequence of a marriage with the heiress of Frye. The heiress of the elder son of this branch brought Dulcis to the Hallets.
A younger son settled at Colwell, in Offwell, having married the heiress of Collins.
Agnes SOUTHCOTT born Abt 1523, Indiho House, Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, spouse Richard REYNELL, M.P.
John SOUTHCOTT son of Nicholas Southcott & Margaret Bossom born Abt 1481, Indiho House, Bovey Tracey died 15 Sep 1556, married Joanna HANKFORD about 1511
Joanna Southcott a woman of faith - a very strange lady