People Connected to Devon
Historic County of England
How to use this Page
- Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Devon to this project.
- You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Devon Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!
Note People with links to Devon can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.
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.
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.
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.
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Heads of Devon Families on Geni
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.
- George COURTYS Place of birth unconfirmed but Devon is probable.
- Ann Buckingham Locke
- Hugh Buckingham Locke
- Elizabeth Lizzie Gardner Locke Evans
- William Arthur Locke
- William Buckingham Locke
- Robert Martyn (abt 1534-1612), of Stockenham
- George Strong of Chardstock
Emigrants from Devon
Please add the names of people from Devon who settled in the "New World"
- Thomas Downham to Kent county, Delaware
- Peter Gee (1615-1682) bp Newton Ferrers, to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony by 1653
- * Great Migration: Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630 "Nearly all of the Mary and John 1630 passengers came from the West Country counties of Somerset, Dorset , Devon, and West Country towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Crewkerne and Exeter."
- Charles William Harvey to Tuolumne County in Northern California in 1895
- Henrietta Eleanor Williams to Tuolumne County in Northern California, September 13, 1900 on the "S.S. Parisian" from Liverpool
The following Lock(e) Family originated in Chittlehampton, Devon, England
- Ann Buckingham Locke to Morris, Grundy, Illinois, USA
- Hugh Buckingham Locke to Newberg, Cass, Michigan, USA
- Elizabeth Lizzie Gardner Locke Evans to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- William Arthur Locke Morris, Grundy, Illinois, USA
- William Buckingham Locke to McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, USA
- Elizabeth Haydon from Crediton, Devon to Simcoe County, Ontario.
Other Pages for People Connected to English Counties
this project is in History Link