Category: People

Chope, Richard Pearse

President of the DA 1926–7. Obituary Published in Transactions, 1938. RICHARD PEARSE CHOPE, J.P., B.A., the eldest son of Thomas Chope, yeoman, was born at his father’s farmhouse, Farford, 21st September, 1862. He came...

Copeland, G. W.

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1968. GUSTAVE WILFRED COPELAND, well known as an antiquary in the Westcountry, died on November 21st, 1967 at the age of 74. He had been the Honorary Secretary of...

Coulter, Jim

Obituary Published in DA News Autumn 2019. D. J. B. ‘JIM’ COULTER BSc. From 1993 Jim Coulter was the Chairman, and from time to time also acted as the Hon. Secretary, of the North...

Cruwys, Margaret Campbell Speke

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1968. Margaret Campbell Speke Cruwys was a Devonian by marriage. She was in her teens when she came with her parents, Colonel and Mrs. Abercrombie, from her native Scotland...

Fortescue, Hugh, 4th Earl

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1933. HUGH, FOURTH EARL FORTESCUE, K.C.B., T.D., J.P., C.A., eldest son of Hugh, third Earl Fortescue, was born on 16 April, 1854. He acquitted himself with distinction both at...

W. G. Hoskins, President of the Devonshire Association in 1978

Hoskins, W. G.

Obituary (Published in DA Transactions, 1992.) PROFESSOR W. G. HOSKINS 1908–92 W. G. Hoskins, one of England’s greatest economic and social historians, pioneered the subject of landscape history and revolutionised the study of local...

Hunt, Arthur Roope

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1915. ARTHUR ROOPE HUNT. Mr. Hunt was descended from an old Devonshire family who had resided for generations in or near Dartmouth. He was the son of Mr. Arthur...

Hurrell, H. G.

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1981. H. G. HURRELL, M.A., M.B.E., J.P. Devon has suffered a severe loss in the death of a very well known naturalist and a most public spirited citizen of...

Joce, T. J.

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1942. THOMAS JAMES JOCE was the son of Thomas Joce by his wife Sarah Trickey. The Joces had been settled at Stoke Rivers from the seventeenth century. The Trickeys...

Keble Martin, William

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1970. Rev. W. Keble Martin, Hon.D.Sc., F.L.S., passed over in January 1970, in his ninety-third year, after a long and active life, of which a great part, including his...