Shortly before his death at Colford, near Crediton, Devonshire, on the 25th of September 1805, he completed his Second Thoughts on the Trinity, in reply to a work of the bishop of Gloucester.
SAINT BONIFACE (680-754), the apostle of Germany, whose real name was Wynfrith, was born of a good Saxon family at Crediton or Kirton in Devonshire.
It was included in the bishop of Exeter's manor of Pawton, which had been annexed to the see of Crediton upon its formation by Edward the Elder in 909.
CREDITON, a market town in the South Molten parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, 8 m.
In 1897 Crediton was made the seat of a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of Exeter.
The first indication of settlement at Crediton (Credington, Cryditon, Kirton) is the tradition that Winfrith or Bonif ace was born there in 680.
It was probably only a village in 1049, when Leofric, bishop of Crediton, requested Leo IX.
To transfer the see to Exeter, as Crediton was "an open town and much exposed to the incursions of pirates."
Perhaps it was at this time that the prescriptive borough of Crediton arose.
The jury of the borough are mentioned in 1275, and Crediton returned two members to parliament in 1306-1307, though never afterwards represented.
The borough and manor were granted by Elizabeth to William Killigrew in 1595, but there is no indication of town organization then or in 1630, and in the 18th century Crediton was governed by commissioners.
The following are suffragan or assistant bishoprics (the names of the dioceses to which each belongs being given in brackets): Dover, Croydon (Canterbury), Beverley, Hull, Sheffield (York), Stepney, Islington, Kensington (London), Jarrow (Durham), Guildford, Southampton, Dorking (Winchester), Barrow-inFurness (Carlisle), Crediton (Exeter), Grantham (Lincoln), Burnley (Manchester), Thetford, Ipswich (Norwich), Reading (Oxford), Leicester (Peterborough), Richmond, Knaresborough (Ripon), Colchester, Barking (St Albans), Swansea (St.