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  • Elizabeth Ada Sandford, MBE (1880 - 1950)
    LOTFWW Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches First Name: Elizabeth Initials: E Surname: Sandford Nationality: British Rank: Assistant Matron Gallantry Awards: Associate of T...
  • Rev. Ernest John Sandford, MC (1878 - 1943)
    LOTFWW Medal Index Cards findmypast Transcription First name(s) Ernest John Last name Sandford Year 1914-20 Service number - Rank Chaplain, Reverend Second rank Reverend Regiment Ro...
  • Francis Hugh Sandford, DSO (1888 - 1926)
    LOTFWW Military Events Other war service awards: France - Croix de Guerre, 23rd April 1918 Military Events British Awards and Decorations: Distinguished Service Order (DSO), 16th August 1915, ...
  • Daniel Arthur Sandford, DSO RGA (1882 - 1972)
    Brigadier Daniel Arthur Sandford CBE, DSO (18 June 1882 – 22 January 1972) was an officer in the British Army, and an advisor to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. ) Daniel Sandford arrived at the W...
  • Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford, VC (1891 - 1918)
    Richard Douglas Sandford Born 11 May 1891 Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon Died 23 November 1918 (aged 27) Eston Hospital, Yorkshire Buried Eston Cemetery Allegiance United Kingdom Servi...

People Connected to Devon

Historic County of England

Image right by Nilfanion - CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

See also

Devon - Main Page
Devon Genealogical Resources
Historic Buildings of Devon
Devon Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries & Graveyards

How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Devon to this project.
  2. 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.

























Emigrants from Devon

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


South America

United States

The following Lock(e) Family originated in Chittlehampton, Devon, England




Rowe Family of Jamaica

South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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