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Help and advice for Devon and Cornwall Record Society

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The Devon and Cornwall Record Society was founded in 1904 to publish local records and to promote local historical studies and genealogical research. Details are given overleaf of the Society's New Series publications which cover many aspects of the Westcountry's political, social, religious, economic and maritime history. Fully subscribed members receive a free copy of each volume at the time of publication.

The collections of the Devon and Cornwall Record Society are deposited at the Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter EX2 7NL. They moved from the mezzanine level of the former Westcountry Studies Library to the searchroom of the Devon Heritage Centre in early October 2012.

It is not necessary to be a member of the society in order to use the records at the Devon Heritage Centre. However, it is necessary to register as a user at the Devon Heritage Centre, if you have not already done so on an earlier occasion, in order to use the searchroom. It is also necessary to book in each time you visit the searchroom to use the collections of the Devon and Cornwall Record Society (and the local studies collections formerly held at the Westcountry Studies Library).

Members engaged in genealogical research who cannot come to Exeter personally may employ the services of a professional record searcher. The Society maintains a list of approved searchers, but fees must be arranged directly between the searcher and the client.

UK subscriptions are £16.50 (individual membership), and £20.00 (joint membership and institutional membership). Overseas subscriptions are £21.00 (individual) and £25.00 (institutional). Professional record agents who use the Society's library in the course of their business pay £30.00. Application forms may be obtained from the Hon Secretary, 7 The Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ.


The Society's latest publication: Hannes Kleineke (ed.) The Chancery Case between Nicholas Radford and Thomas Tremayne: the Exeter Depositions of 1439..


Professor T P Wiseman MA DPhil HonDLitt Dunelm FBA FSA


Professor R.J.P. Kain CBE FBA
The Rt Hon The Earl of Morley JP
Sir Richard Carew Pole Bt DL
J F G Michelmore TD MA
Professor I A Roots MA FSA FRHistS


Professor N I Orme MA DPhil DLitt FSA FRHistS
Mrs M M Rowe BA
Professor C J Holdsworth MA PhD FSA FRHistS


J R T Daybell BA(Oxon) MA PhD FRHistS
Renee Jackaman BA PGDipSoA
Ellie Jones BA MSc(Econ)
O J Padel MA MLitt LittD
H Peskett FSA (Scot)
G F Quinn
Catherine R Rider MA PhD FRHistS
Anita P Travers BA MA PhD
Deborah Tritton BA MA
Nicola Whyte BA PhD
Mark Billings BA, MSc, PGCLT, FCA (Hon. Treasurer)
C L Todd Gray BA PhD FRHistS (Chairman)
Professor A J Thorpe BA PhD FRHistS (Hon Editor)
Vacant (Hon Secretary)


Mrs E Franceschini MA

Proposals for future volumes will be appreciated. Contact Professor Andrew Thorpe, Hon. Editor, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 7 The Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ.

Last updated: 29 May 2014 - Brian Randell, on behalf of the Society