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An Account of Exeters Merchant Adventurers in the 16th Century Free P&P

An account of the most significant Guild in 16th century Exeter. Previously an oath taken by members of the guild prevented them revealing the affairs of Merchant Adventurers, so little is known about them and they have been omitted from other history books. In 1873, this changed with the publication of this book. The pages are full of the daring feats of the adventurers and how they battled to es...

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Ancient West Country Families Vol. 1 Free P&P

A story of the old nobility and gentry of Devon and Cornwall with notes on their lives, their manor houses and their charities. Contains details of families, in some cases back to the 14th century....

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Ashburton and its Neighbourhood (1875) Free P&P

A history and description of the churches and antiquities in the area which includes the parishes of Manaton, Dean Prior, Tor Brian, Staverton and Landscove....

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Baddeleys Guide to North Devon and North Cornwall (1908) Free P&P

A tourist's guide, published in 1909. It is of particular interest to the historian and genealogist due to its excellent descriptions and history of the places. Excellent maps of the area....

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Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Exeter, 1841 Free P&P

A different viewpoint of the city's history from Roman times to the 1800's. This focuses more on the religious and civil progress. Excellent descriptions of the churches and important buildings. Interestingly it describes places in and around the city....

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Clyst St George Parish Register Free P&P

Three volumes of the registers of Clyst St George, Devon. Volume one contains births, marriages and deaths 1567-1702. Volume two has baptisms and burials 1702-1812 and marriages 1705-1854. Volume three contains marriages 1754-1811 and banns of marriages 1754-1822....

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Deacons Court Guide and Gazetteer of Devon Free P&P

A history and description of the churches and antiquities in the area which includes the parishes of Manaton, Dean Prior, Tor Brian, Staverton and Landscove. From the Northern Division, Appledore, Bampton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Chumleigh, Crediton, Great Torrington, Ilfracombe, South Molton and Tiverton. In the Southern Division, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Okehampton, Tavistock and Totness, Includi...

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Devon Parish Registers - Marriages Free P&P

Both volumes of the Phillimore's marriages transcripts, making up the county set. (Phillimore's did not have access to the registers in all parishes when making the transcripts. The transcriptions for each parish contain the whole of the registers for each parish from the first available preserved register (usually in the 1500s and as early as 1538) up to either 1812 or in many cases, 1837.List of...

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Devonshire Characters and Strange Events Free P&P

Most interesting to Family Historians since it doesn't look at Worthies and Notables but ordinary folk and is filled with illustrations that really bring these characters alive. Contains tales of wife selling, incomprehensible travellers from the east, sisters who dressed as identical dolls and many other fascinating characters. It even explains this rather strange entry in the parish register. "1...

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Devonshire Parishes Free P&P

A superb set of two volumes describing the antiquities, heraldry and family history of twenty eight parishes in the Archdeaconry of Totnes. Lots and lots of names and a superb index....

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Devonshire Wills and Administrations 1540-1799 Free P&P

Published in 1908 by The British Record Society this superb book is a list of the calendars of wills and administrations proved in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Exeter 1540-1799. (A calendar of wills is a list of wills arranged by year, and then alphabetical within each year, names and places of residence, and not the actual wills themselves. But those wills still exist and can be ordered from ...

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Gleanings from the Municipal and Cathedral Records relative to the History of the City of Exeter Free P&P

Published in 1877 this book contains exactly what the title describes, information that has been collected by Cotton and Woolcombe from the Municipal and Cathedral records that is relative to the history of Exeter city. They uncover, from the extensive financial entries, treacheries and plans, as far back as 1300, which would perhaps otherwise remain unknown. A great piece of detective work....

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Greenwoods Maps of Devon (1825) Free P&P

Stunning, huge and incredibly detailed 1" to 1 mile scale maps of the whole of Devon in 1825....

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Highways and Byways in Devon and Cornwall Free P&P

Full of wonderful illustrations. The first chapter covers topics such as Cornish Superstitions, Sea Life Two Centuries Ago and Hidden Folklore. Subsequent chapters take you across the counties describing the journey and places on the way. The information contained in this book is fascinating, full of real stories about the people and places in this area....

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Hokers Description of Exeter Free P&P

Describes the duties of each office e.g. office of Scavengers, Wardens of the Poor, Swordbearers etc. Has biographies of the Bishops of Exeter between 905 - 1765 and contains the early history of the city from it's foundation to 1765....

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Kellys Directory of Devon (1893) Free P&P

By the early 1900s we start to see private residents included in the Kellys directories in addition to the classified Trade Directory listings and descriptions and facilities in each town and village. This is a particularly important and useful reference book for those with Devon ancestors....

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Kellys Directory of Devon (1910) Free P&P

A very large book which contains details about the history and institutions of each place in the county. Plymouth has it's own street by street, almost house by house, directory of the heads of households. Regardless of whether or not your ancestors name appears in the directory it is fascinating to read about the things that would have mattered to them. Their chuches, schools, hospitals, where an...

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Kellys Directory of Devon (1914) Free P&P

An excellent full county directory of Devon, with the survey having been taken just before the first world war...

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Kellys Directory of Devon (1923) Free P&P

A very large and comprehensive county directory with detailed descriptions of every town, village and hamlet. It includes directories of private residents and trades people in each place. Plymouth and Exeter also have excellent street by street directories with the names and addresses of heads of households. Also included is a county wide directory of private residents, a classified trades directo...

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Murrays Handbook of Devon Free P&P

Published in 1879 this book, produced as a travellers guide to Devon, covers in great detail the history and antiquities of places in Devon. It is set out in routes, so you can follow a recommended journey around the county, i.e. take a tour between London and Exeter via Swindon and Bristol and lots of smaller places in between. For the family historian it has great information and anecdotes about...

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Pigots Directory of Devon (1830) Free P&P

One of the earliest directories, this one covers the whole of the county, with descriptions of all of the towns and main villages, churches, schools, etc. and a listing of people with trades. Everything from doctors to candle makers, dress makers working from home to chimney sweeps, butchers, bakers and bricklayers, etc. A huge amount of early 19th century information of interest to historians and...

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Pigots Directory of Devon (1844) Free P&P

Once a part of a much larger book. The Devon section was purchased from a book dealer unbound, and we finally managed to piece together all of the county sections to have the book rebound. This CD contains the Devon 1844 directory, and comes complete with a high quality zoomable map....

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Remarkable Antiquities of the City of Exeter Free P&P

Lists important people such as Mayors, Chamberlains, Sword Bearers and Bailiffs. Full of great illustrations of Coats of Arms. Contains a time line dating back to 1200, describing incidents and points of interest. These incidents are not solely about the nobles; they also contain plenty of ordinary citizens too. To make it incredibly easy for family historians it has a name index at the back....

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Returns of Owners of Land (1873) - Devonshire Free P&P

Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value....

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Robsons Directory of Devon, 1839 Free P&P

Detailed directory of the major towns and villages with the names, address and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource, especially for those looking for leads in the 1841 census....

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