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  • Henry Sater, I (1690 - 1754)
    HENRY3 SATER (ALEXANDER 2, HENRY 1) was born 1690 in Western Shires of England. He married (1) MARY STEPHENSON 1730. He married (2) DORCAS OSSAGE TOWSON 1740, daughter of William Towson and Catherine...
  • Samuel 'Tamsen' Matthews, of Oyster River (aft.1570 - aft.1649)
    VITAL: Spelled variously as "Mathews", "Mathes." BIOGRAPHY: Was in the group who came to New England in 1631 with Capt John Mason. In 1637 leased land at Muskito Hall at Oyster River, now known as Newc...
  • Col. Rudolphus Ritzema (1738 - 1803)
    Colonel Rudolphus Ritzema (1739–1803) was an American officer in the New York Line during the American Revolutionary War, and later changed sides, serving as a lieutenant colonel in a British regimen...
  • William Frederick Stone (1900 - 2009)
    William Frederick "Bill" Stone (23 September 1900 – 10 January 2009) was one of the last surviving five First World War veterans who served in the United Kingdom's armed forces and one of the last surv...
  • Theodore Dyke Acland (1851 - 1931)
    Theodore Dyke Acland MD, FRCP, FRCS (14 November 1851 – 16 April 1931) was an English physician, surgeon and author and was the son-in-law of Sir William Gull, a leading London medical practitioner and...

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

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