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 Music Section committee. Bob’s interest in the folk music of the...

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...

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, J.P., of Wolborough Hill, Newton Abbot. He was educated at Newton College,...

Bate, Charles Spence

Cists, Caries and Crustaceans: Charles Spence Bate (President 1863) Two of the three Founding Fathers of the Devonshire Association were elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society, the mark of outstanding scientific excellence in...

Born, Anne

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 2012. Anne Born, who died in July 2011 soon after her 87th birthday, was a greatly valued member of the Association. She was born Anne Cookes in London on...

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 house now occupied by the North Devon Athenaeum, being the son of...

Sir John Bowring, first president of the DA

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 the last decade of his strenuous life Sir John Bowring evinced...

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 Association since 1888, died suddenly at Brighton on 26 April, 1937. Her...

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.; his mother was Mary Frances Gouldsbury Long, daughter and heiress of Francis...

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 1890, he was the third son of Samuel Russell, ironfounder. He was...