People

This section of the website is dedicated to the people who have contributed to the work of the Devonshire Association since its foundation in 1862.

Each person has their own page which can be accessed by clicking on the linked name in the alphabetical list below. There’s also a set of category pages which display photos of the people (if we have them).

The list is at an early stage: most of the entries are transcriptions of obituaries that have been published in our Transactions. If you have any suggestions for people who should be included here, please send them to the webmaster at web.admin@devonassoc.org.uk

  • Acland, Richard Thomas Dyke
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1991. SIR RICHARD THOMAS DYKE ACLAND, Bt. Members who attended the Annual Meeting of the Association in Tiverton ...
  • Alexander, J. J.
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1942. JOHN JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A., F.R.Hist. SOC., J.P., was the eldest surviving son of Joseph Alexander, J.P.; ...
  • Bate, Charles Spence
    Cists, Caries and Crustaceans: Charles Spence Bate (President 1863) Two of the three Founding Fathers of the Devonshire Association were elected ...
  • Bidder, George Parker
    President of the DA 1869-70. Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1879. George Parker Bidder was a native of Moretonhampstead, in this county, and ...
  • Born, Anne
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 2012. Anne Born, who died in July 2011 soon after her 87th birthday, was a greatly valued ...
  • Bowring, Sir John
    Sir John Bowring. First President of the Devonshire Association. By Mrs. Hester Forbes Julian, F.G.S., F.R.A.I. (Read at Totnes, 21st July, 1920.) During ...
  • Bracken, Charles William
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1951. Charles William Bracken, B.A., F.R.E.S., was born at Plymouth 30th June, 1868 and died 6th November, ...
  • Brown, Theo
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1993. THEO BROWN 1914–1993 Theo Brown was born during World War 1, the daughter of a Welsh scholar ...
  • Burnard, Robert
    Obituary Text published in DA Transactions, 1920. ROBERT BURNARD, J.P., F.S.A. Mr. Robert Burnard who died on the 15th April, 1920, was the ...
  • Chanter, Rev. Treasurer John Frederick
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1939. THE REV. TREASURER JOHN FREDERICK CHANTER, M.A., F.S.A., was born in 1853, at Barnstaple, in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Laver, Frederick John Murray
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 2009. FREDERICK JOHN MURRAY LAVER, CBE, Hon. DSc, BSc, CEng, FIEE, FBCS We record with sadness the death, ...
  • Laycock, C. H.
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1943 CHARLES HEY LAYCOCK, B.A., was born in 1879, and was the only son of William Laycock, ...
  • Lega-Weekes, Ethel Clelia
    Obituary Text published in DA Transactions, 1949. MISS ETHEL CLELIA LEGA-WEEKES, F.R.HIST.S., died at Varnello, her home in Exeter, on 7th April, ...
  • Masson Phillips, E. N.
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1988. EDWIN NOEL MASSON PHILLIPS, F.S.A 1908–1987 The Devonshire Association has suffered a loss in the death at ...
  • Moore, Brendan
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1991. BRENDAN MOORE, MD, BSc, FRCPath. 1912–1990 Dr Moore was born in Dublin on 13 December 1912, and ...
  • Morris, R. Burnett
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1952. REGINALD BURNETT MORRIS, M.A., LL.B., who died at his daughter’s house Gerrard’s Cross on 24th February, ...
  • Patten, Robert
    Obituary Published in DA News Spring 2018. ROBERT ‘BOB’ PATTEN Bob Patten, along with his wife Jacqueline, was a member of the DA ...
  • Quicke, John
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 2010. Sir John Quicke, CBE, DL, Hon. DSc (1922–2009) Sir John Quicke was the sixteenth generation of his ...
  • Radford, Cecily
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1968. CECILY RADFORD, who died on the 31st March 1968 after a long illness, was a member ...
  • Radford, Emma Louisa
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1937. EMMA LOUISA, LADY RADFORD, J.P., F.R. HIST, SOC., F.S.A., who had been a member of the ...
  • Radford, Ursula M.
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1977. MISS URSULA M. RADFORD, F.S.A. Miss Ursula M. Radford died suddenly at her home in Topsham on ...
  • Read, Herbert Edward
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1951. Herbert Edward Read, F.S.A., died on 3rd November, 1950. His craftsmanship in the restoration of ancient ...
  • Rose-Troup, Frances
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1942. Mrs. Frances Batchelder Rose-Troup, F.R.Hist.S., was the daughter of Thomas and Isabella James, born in Philadelphia, ...
  • Russell, Percy
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1965. PERCY RUSSELL, F.G.A., F.S.A., died suddenly in Dartmouth on 24 September 1964. Born in Leicester in ...
  • Skilton, Dean
    Obituary Published in DA News Spring 2018. DEAN SKILTON (1958–2017) On the 11th of November 2017, Dean Skilton died peacefully at his home ...
  • Smith, Eric
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1991. SIR ERIC SMITH, CBE, FRS 1909–1990 James Eric Smith was born in Hull, the son of a ...
  • Spooner, G. M.
    Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1990. GUY MALCOLM SPOONER, MBE Guy Malcolm Spooner died peacefully on 4 June 1989 aged 81. He joined ...
  • Watkin, Hugh R.
    President of the DA 1918–19. Obituary Published in Transactions, 1938. HUGH ROBERT WATKIN, a younger brother of Mr. Arthur Watkin the Treasurer of ...
  • Worth, Richard Hansford
    Contents: Obituary Papers published in Transactions Public domain material Obituary Text published in DA Transactions, 1951. Richard Hansford Worth, M.INST.C.E., F.G.S., was born at Plymouth on ...