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Profiles

  • Henry Burt, of Springfield (1595 - 1662)
    We first hear of Henry Burt in Roxbury, Mass., where his house burned. He removed to Springfield, Mass, about 1638. There is a tradition that Mrs. Burt was laid out for dead in England, put in a coffin...
  • Lt-Col Sir Peter Courtney, MP (c.1616 - 1670)
    Family and Education b. c.1616, and but 1st surv. s. of Edward Courtney of Trethurfe by Elizabeth, da. of Tristram Gorges of Butshead, St. Budeaux, Devon. educ. Exeter, Oxf. matric. 21 June 1633, aged ...
  • Peter "the Fisherman" Gee (1615 - 1682)
    From In America before 1631 - Gee roots Robert E. Gee, a researcher on the Gee family branch in New York, believed that during the 1600s there were four separate migrations of the Gee family from Eng...
  • Richard Walrond (c.1210 - 1294)
  • Elias Carter (deceased)

People Connected to Devon

People connected to Devon can be placed in the following groups.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Devon which covers the History of Devon and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Families with their roots in Devon.

Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Devon Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a Devon birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Devon - Famous People and add them to the listing there.

Emigrants

People from Devon who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Devon families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.

Please add countries to the list as required.

Devon Genealogical Resources

Devon Families on Geni

How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.

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Emigrants from Devon

Please add the names of people from Devon who settled in the "New World"

America

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Caribbean

Rowe Family of Jamaica

South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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