Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Devon - Famous People

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all

Profiles

  • Ed "Stewpot" Stewart (1941 - 2016)
    Edward Stewart Mainwaring Better known as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart British DJ and TV presenter Edward Stewart Mainwaring (23 April 1941 – 9 January 2016), known as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, was an English ...
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) (pronounced [ˈkəʊlərɪdʒ]) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who w...
  • Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Kt. (1539 - 1583)
    Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) [1] was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of En...
  • Sir Walter Raleigh (aft.1552 - 1618)
    Find-a-Grave Memorial #11918 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Sir Walter Raleigh1 'M, #146602, b. 1552, d. 1618 Last Edited=9 Feb 2010 'Sir Walter Ra...
  • Sir Francis Chichester (1901 - 1972)
    Early life Chichester was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, and was the son of an Anglican clergyman, Reverend Charles Chichester, seventh son of Sir Arthur Chichester, 8th Baronet (see Chicheste...

Famous People Connected to Devon

Image right - Sir Francis Drake

Please add information about people of renown connected to Devon, England. If the person has a profile on Geni please add their profile to the project and add the link in bold.

To participate in any project


- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!

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

A

B

  • Charles Babbage (1791-1871) born Teignmouth
  • Guy Burgess (1911-1963) born in Devonport; Recruited as Soviet agent in 1930s. Worked for BBC, wrote war propaganda, worked for MI5 and Foreign Office. Recalled from Washington DC for misconduct he disappeared turning up in Russia in 1956.

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

  • Capt. Martin Pring (1580-c1626) Pring was a sea-captain and made voyages to America and India.

Q

R

S

  • Robert Falcon Scott, CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.
  • Sir Donald Sinden (1923- English Actor born in Plymouth

T

U

V

W

Related Projects on Geni

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/87/47/bf/41/5344483ea16ba966/line_blue_original.jpg
//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/bc/86/0b/17/5344483ebe2f98dc/205_blank_original.jpg this project is in History Link 
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/43/69/79/0c/5344483e65ec5d9e/historylink_logo_really_small_t.jpg https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/87/47/bf/41/5344483ea16ba966/line_blue_original.jpg