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Devonshire Families Resident Abroad,

being letters addressed to Sir Roper Lethbridge

on the occasion of his Presidential Address to the Devonshire Association, 1901

Devon Heritage Centre  Z19/29/22a-c, via Family Search

https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=3&place=3652&rmsId=TH-1-14247-24938-98&coverageItemIndex=1&imageIndex=0

Compiled by

Peter Selley

 

This index is derived from the replies to a survey done by Sir Roper Lethbridge of Exbourne in 1901, when he asked USA and Commonwealth correspondents for details of their Devonshire heritage. He placed newspaper announcements all over the world. The letters are very interesting - a mixture of people with Devon connections, people hoping they have Devon connections, people seeking inheritances and people with no connections. Some of it is fanciful Pilgrim Fathers stuff. This happened just after General Redvers Buller had been victorious in the Boer War.

To see the actual letters, click on the link above to Familysearch. There are 200 letters in over 1000 pages; each individual letter is numbered on the first page in alphabetical order according to the author's surname. The fourth column gives the main subject's name, and the last column other associated surnames e.g of mothers or spouses. Not all the letters contain genealogical information.

At present, letters whose authors surname begins with A-C have not been digitalised; this explains why the first letter (from Timothy DRAKE) is number 80.

See also Devonians in the Colonies - Letters to the Devonshire Association in 1900 and 1901, transcribed by Jean Harris.

 

 

Reference:
Lethbridge, Sir Roper. Hands Across the Sea (Presidential Address) Trans. Devon Assoc. (1901) 33, pp.39-76. [Full text]

 

NoAuthor SURNAMEFirst namesDevon Locationsarrival countryareaOther SURNAMES
80DrakeTimothyDRAKEJohnExmouth, Musbury, Southleigh1630USAMassachussets 
81DunsfordGeorge LichigaryDUNSFORDJames HartleyBradninch1839Canada  
82DunsfordWHDUNSFORDJames Wicks, HartleyAshburton, Tiverton1837CanadaQuebecLIPPINCOTT
83DyleGeorge SDYLEGeorge SPlymouth1888Canada  
84EagerWilliamRAYMONDWilliam, Mary, RichardSidbury1833Canada DASH
85EalesJohn GresleyEALESJohnBerry Pommeroy, Totnes1818Australia  
86EarleEPEARLEWilliam, HenryDartmouth1800CanadaNewfoundlandNOSWORTHY
87EastonRobert F BEARLE West Down1862USANew YorkTHOMAS
88EdwardsJohn JEDWARDSJohn Thelison WhitfordBarnstaple CanadaNova Scotia 
89EdwardsFlorenceEDWARDSJohn Thelison WhitfordBarnstaple1830Canada  
90EdyeLEDYE  1897CanadaMontreal 
91ElgieAugustusELGIE St Thomas, Exeter USANew York, North Carolina 
92EllacottJoseph ParnacottELLACOTT   USA  
93ElsonSamuel SELSONSamuel STiverton, Barnstaple1855AustraliaNew South WalesTYRELL
94ElsnerJR  Exeter AustraliaQueensland 
95ElworthyHenryELWORTHYHenryKentisbeare1864IndiaCalcutta 
96EndicottHH  Moretonhampstead    
97EvansKatharine OdiorneSYMESJohnExbourne USAMaine 
98EvansWilliam JEVANSWilliamCrediton AustraliaQueensland 
98aFearmanFW    Canada  
99FordGJFORDJames DearmerBideford1839Jamaica DEARMER
100FisherArthur       
101FisherSamuel SFISHERSamuel SWinkleigh1883USAOhioSLOMAN
102FolleyJane SheppardSHEPPARDJohn 1795?CanadaNew BrunswickCRAWFORD
103FowlerClarkson NFOWLERJamesUpottery USA  
104FriendAlfred JohnFRIENDAlfred JohnTavistock1888South AfricaTransvaal 
105GamonThomasGAMONThomasNewport, Barnstaple USAPhiladelphiaROWE
106GardinerJ LawsonGARDINERJ Lawson  CanadaMontrealWREY
107GassawayLWGASSAWAYLWWithycombe Raleigh USAMarylandBALL
108GeerAlbert LGEERGeorge, ThomasHeavitree, Kenn1635USAMassachussetsYARD
109GlateHadassah  Exeter, Plymouth, Teignmouth AustraliaNew South WalesSEWARD LISLE WEBBER
110GlazierCM       
111GreeneRichard HenryGREENEWilliam  USA  
112GulickFloarence Nightingale LethbridgeLETHBRIDGEGeorge Parsons  USANew York 
113GuppyEHGUPPYEHFarway1850USACalifornia 
114HaggardH Ryder       
115HallettEV CoffinCOFFINTristramBideford1642USAMassachussets 
116HalseJamesHALSEJamesMolland1868AustraliaNSW, Victoria 
117HamblyDegoryHAMBLYDegoryHartland1878AustraliaQueenslandBRAGINTON
118HamiltonAHA       
119HamlinFrankHAMLINJohn, James 1637USAMassachussets 
120HammettJohn LamptonHAMMETTJohn Lampton, Harey BuchumpKingsbridge1869CanadaNova Scotia 
122HancockRichard JHANCOCKJohn Fred 1820?AustraliaWestern AustraliaELLRIDGE
123HarrisAnnHARRISAnnHorrabridge, South Molton1884USAOhioBENNEY
124HarrisJohnHARRISJohnAshreigny1863CanadaOntario 
125HaydonNWJHAYDONNWJCadhay, Newton Abbot, Tiverton1889USAMassachussetsHARVEY YATES
126HearnWHEARNWExeter1881CanadaVancouverWADE
126aHibbardLewis BBROWNGeorge , Mary, JaneNewton Abbot, Kingskerswell1869USAIllinois 
   MORETONMilliePlymouth1880USAIllinois 
   CLAMPITTNicholas, Eileen, Fred JosephChudleigh, Bovey Tracey, Okehampton USAIllinoisGUEST
   WARRENJames, AnnaCoffinswell, Bovey Tracey USAIllinoisSTEER
   STEERJonas, SarahDartington, Bovey Tracey USAIllinois 
   GREENSLADEHarriet, RobertNewton Abbot USAIllinois 
   BOWDENJamesHarcombe1872USAIllinois 
   HUXTABLEJames, Lucy, Mary, FrancisBerrynarbour1886USAIllinois 
   CURTISThomas, Sarah, MaryNewton Abbot1871USAIllinois 
127HillsThomasDREWJohnPlymouth1660USAMassachussets 
128HingstonWEHINGSTONWilliamHolberton1700USA  
129HoarJ EmoryHOARJoannaChagford1640USANew England 
130HolmanH WilsonHOLMANHenry CharlesTopsham1840New Zealand  
131HolmesJHOLMESJBeer1889USANew YorkAPLIN, CLARKE MILLER
132HolmesWillHOLMESWill, BetseyPilton, Eggesford1832USAMassachussetsRICHARDS
133HookerEdwardHOOKERThomas 1633USANew EnglandMILDMAY WARHAM
134HookerLJHOOKEREdward  USA GARLAND
135HooperWHHOOPER Exeter or Plymoth CanadaManitoba 
135aHorseyAlfred JHORSEYEdward 1822CanadaOntarioHODGE
136HoylesNWHOYLESNewman WrightDartmouth1790CanadaNewfoundland 
136aHugo HUGONicholas Trevanion KempModbury1850CanadaOntario 
137HurdonN DyerHURDONN DyerSwimbridge, Crediton1874CanadaOntarioDYER
138IrelandWilliamIRELANDWilliamIlfracombe CanadaOntario 
139IsaacEdwinISAACRichard, SarahExeter, Tallaton1832USAMassachussetsBRADFORD BENTHAM
140JamesEdmund JANDREWSThomas 1630USAMassachussetsDRAKE
141JefferyWilliamJEFFERYWilliam, JohnParkham Woolfardisworthy1856CanadaOntario 
142JenningsAlbert LJENNINGSAlbert LTiverton1883CanadaOntario 
143JerredJohnJERREDJohnHalberton, Cadleigh AustraliaWestern AustraliaPARR SWEET DRAKE ASCOTT NEAGLE
144JohnstonWalter SJOHNSTONJames SandersExeter USANew YorkBICKELL
145aKensingtonEdwardKENSINGTONEdwardDartmouth, Budleigh Salterton1884Ceylon MACCLELLAND
146KingRufusKINGRufus  USANew York 
147KingSamuel CKINGSamuel, Reuben, RufusUgborough USANew York 
148KnightCharlotteKNIGHTCharlotteTiverton1863New Zealand  
149LampayWilliam GLAMPAYWilliam GStoke Damerel CanadaOntario 
150LaneJohn       
151LaneJohn       
152LattimerMary HCROCKER   USAOhioBULLED
153LawrenceL HelenaAUSTINHelena/EllenExeter USANew YorkPARSONS
154LeggatCJSTRANGERJohn, MaryDunsford, Chagford1853USA BENNETT
156LloydJohn RoweLLOYDJames, Catherine,Ashburton, Totnes, Teignmouth1851Canada, USAQuebecBOYD JORDAN
157LockDRLOCKJohn B, AnnExeter, Barnstaple1848USAKentuckyRICHARDS
158LockwoodFELOCKWOODFEModbury, Widdecombe1839AustraliaSouth AustraliaTARR TATTERSHALL
159LombardCaroline CookHEWITT Bideford USA COOK SPOONER
159aLoveysWJLOVEYSWJBovey Tracey USAOhio 
159bLannMW       
160McLellanAVENNERAlicePlympton CanadaNova ScotiaBILLITT EVENS
160aMcConnellMayJORDANHenry  AustraliaQueensland 
161MadgeHMADGEHTorquay USANew York 
162MadgeW GeorginaMADGEW GeorginaAshburton USAIndiana 
163MaynardThomasMAYNARD Tavistock CanadaNova ScotiaCREIGNTON
164MandinsonHNRAYMONDWilliam, Howard  USA, CanadaNewfoundland 
165MarshallArthur   1863New Zealand  
166MasonJ Herbert       
167MasonWilliam WMASONLawrenceBickleigh (Plymouth), Bradworthy, Woolsfardisworthy1857Canada, Australia WALTER
168MayersMary Ann FNORTHAM Exeter AustraliaQueenslandFRENCH
169MacArthurMarionMACARTHURMarion  AustraliaNew South WalesKING, LETHBRIDGE
170MelhuishGeorgeMELHUISHGeorgeTiverton1897CanadaVancouver 
171MitchellAMVOSPERAnn MExeter, North Tawton1865AustraliaSouth AustraliaGOWMAN
172MullikenSarah EFREEMANEdmund   USA 
173MunnWilliam AgariahMUNDEN    CanadaNewfoundland
174NathanMichaelNATHANHenry, ElizaPlymouth1826USANew YorkLEVY
176NickelsJohn HNICKELSJohn, ElizabethCrediton, Honiton1860Canada USAMichiganELLIS
177NorrishThomasNORRISHRichard, Thomas, Josiah 1841AustraliaTasmania, Western Australia 
178NorsworthyJNORSWORTHYJ, WJSidmouth1855USANew York 
179O'NealThomas WoolcombeBELLFIELDThomasChelston CanadaOntarioLOUIS
   BELLFIELDAllan 1862Barbados  
   BELLFIELDHerbert 1856New Zealand  
   BELLFIELDAlgernon  AustraliaNew South Wales 
180OswellNOSWELLJ  Australia  
180aOtis OTIS, OTTISJohnBarnstaple1635USANew England 
   LORINGThomasAxminster1635USANew England 
181OutramAlfred HOUTRAMAlfred HCrediton1883CanadaOntario 
182OxenhamIsaacOXENHAMHughMilton Dameral1832CanadaPrince Edward Island 
183OxenhamPhilip JOXENHAMHughMilton Dameral1832CanadaPrince Edward IslandCARR
184OxenhamJamesOXENHAMJames, Richard, HonorBarnstaple, Topsham1840USANew YorkBREMRIDGE
185PalmerWm HenryPALMERWm Henry, ChristianNewton St Cyres, Bradninch1890CanadaManitobaMARTYN
186PaulWHPAULRobertSidmouth1852CanadaNova ScotiaBONNER
187PaulinFrancis HPAULIN Jacobstowe CanadaNova Scotia 
188PayneHPAYNEHMorebath1888USANew York 
189PearceMrs Henry  Sidmouth, Honiton, Tiverton AustraliaNew South WalesPOTBURY
190PearceGeorge G  Plympton Australia  
191PearseHJPEARSEWilliamPlympton or Plymouth1829AustraliaWestern Australia 
198ProwseDWPROWSE   CanadaNewfoundland 
199PuttSydney James EdwardPUTT Totnes AustraliaNew South Wales 
192PerryOliver HPERRYEdmund 1660USAMassachussets 
193PhelpsH Warren    USA  
194PickfordAM Mrs    USA  
195PomeroyEltweedPOMEROYEltweed 1630USA  
196PopeWillPOPEThomasBrushford1875AustraliaQueensland 
   POPEJohn, William, Elizabeth, Harry, Samuel, JamesBrushford, Holsworthy1880CanadaOntarioTAYLOR
197PrentissCaroline St John       
200PyneM TaylorPYNEThomas 1827USANew York 
201RantoulRobert       
202RaymontRichardRAYMONTRichardColdridge, Lapford, North Tawton1863AustraliaQueenslandBRAY
204RichardsWW       
203RichardsJeremiah       
205RickettsElizabeth RHOLBERTONWilliam 1700USAMassachussets 
206RidgeHelenRIDGE   USANew York 
207RobertsJephthahROBERTSJephthahPlymouth1883AustraliaQueensland 
208RobinsAdamROBINSRichard, Lydia, AdamCookbury1836CanadaOntarioBRIMACOMBE PRIEST
210RossiterJoseph       
211RotchMaryRIDGEWAY   USA  
212RoweAJHROWE Ottery St Mary    
213Brooking-RoweJ       
213aRowe   Okehampton, Plympton1840  PETHICK
209Rowe        
213aRoweJohn J   1840   
214StHillASAINTHILL Bradninch, Hennock, Mamhead West Indies, Nova Scotia  
214aSalterJohnFROSTNicholas, Charles, JohnTiverton, Tavistock1634USANew JerseyCADWALLA, PEPPERELL
215SalwayWilliamSALWAYWilliamSouthleigh CanadaOntario 
216SatterleyJohn BSATTERLEYWilliam, BenedictIde, Topsham, Bovey Tracey1655USANew York 
217SalterWilliamSALTER   USA  
218SaundersEJ       
220SecombeSamuel ASECOMBEWilliam, EllenCheriton Fitzpaine1857USA CanadaMontrealROWE
221SewardWilliam HenrySEWARDSamuel Henry RendlePlymouth1860AustraliaWestern Australia, NSWLISLE
222ShanksFHSHANKSFHStonehouse1880Australia, Fiji  
223SharphamRobert PennySHARPHAMRobert PennyPlymouth1835CanadaNova Scotia 
224ShortSusannaSHORT   Canada  
225SierpErnest FranzSIERPErnest FranzPlymouth1891AustraliaSouth AustraliaTOOP
226SilbeyJuliet MrsCOUCHJohn, Mary AnnAxminster1836USANew YorkSKIGG
226aSkinnerAEWILLISJonasExeter USAMinnesota 
227SmartCCSILVERTON  1780India  
228SmithAnne HoltCHRISTOPHERS Churston Ferrers1706USAConnecticut 
229SmithCharles ESMITHCharles EBraunton1888CanadaNew Brunswick 
230SmithGeorge Edward CookCOOK Torquay1875New Zealand SMITH
231SmithJuila WGNEWBERRYThomas 1630USAMassachussets 
232SpaldingJames AlfredPERROTT, PARROTJohnBroadhempston USANew Hampshire 
233SparkeWilliamSPARKEEdward, George, John, William, Andrew 1824AustraliaNew South Wales 
233aStaddonMiss  Torquay1855AustraliaVictoria 
234StentifordHenrySTENTIFORDEdward, Jarep, JohnExeter, Ashburton1830CanadaNew Brunswick 
235StevensWHHERN Lapford1753CanadaOntarioSTEVENS
236Van StoneSamuel BenjaminVANSTONEJohnMeeth1868USA COCKWILL
237SymesAlfredSYMESAlfredExeter AustraliaNew South Wales 
237aSymons SYMONSJohn Damerell, AgnesKingsbridge, Dartmouth1866CanadaOntarioHANNAFORD
238TennantGailard SSMITHThomasExeter USASouth Carolina 
239TerrellSamuelTERRELLWilliamExeter, Plymouth1870CanadaOntarioPROWSE
239AThomson THOMSONBernard, FrederickPlymouth1819CanadaMontreal 
240TilleyR HammettTILLEYWilliam, John, JamesIdeford1680USAMassachussets 
241ToadvinE Stanley       
242TozerHorace       
243TozerThomasTOZERJohn Harris, ThomasDevonport1854AustraliaVictoria 
244TuckerEldred MrsTUCKER Totnes1882America  
245TuttleWilliam P       
246TuttleJane MissALLYNMatthew, MargaretBraunton1632USAMassachussetsWYATT
247TuttleWilliam P       
248TweedJGTWEEDJGHoniton Australia, NZ, Canada  
248aUnderhillJohn J       
249UnderhillLora AWOODBURYJohn, William, Elizabeth Harry, Samuel, JamesdBurlescombe1623USAMassachussetsHUMPHREY CONANT
250VincentEdmund FrederickVINCENTEdmund FrederickWhimple, Plymouth1863New Zealand POTTER, NETHERCOTT
251Van DuzerFC       
252WadwStuart C       
253WatkinsWalter KendallCROCKER Plymouth1634USA  
   CRANCHRichardKingsbridge, Cornwood   PEARCE
   COLEAmiasPlymouth    
   ENDICOTTGilbert, JohnCockington   SOWDEN,SOPER
   SOUTHCOTThomas 1630USAMassachusettsGERRY, COGAN
254WatlingArthur FHWATLINGArthur FH  USANew York 
255WebberJessieWEBBERGeorge, ThomasTiverton1850AustraliaNew South Wales 
256WebsterJoseph RROWEJacobExeter1759Canada, USA  
257WeeksRobert HWEEKSFrank,Frederick,RobertPlymstock USANew Jersey 
258WeeksWilliam JWEEKSWilliam JHighweek1830USANew Jersey 
259WeirRJH       
260WelchCharles AWELCHJohnPlymtree1687USAMassachusetts 
261WestawayPhilip JWESTAWAYRodger Dart 1820Canada, USA  
262WetheyCHWETHEYWilliam Cuddeford, Henry CharlesExeter1843CanadaMontrealRICHARDSON TIZZARD
   WETHEYEdward BrewerShaldon, Exeter1875New Zealand  
263WhiddonSamuelWHIDDONSamuelUgborough CanadaOntario 
264WhiteReginaldWHITEReginaldExbourne USANew YorkMADGE
265WickettWLWICKETTRichardPancrasweek1872Canada  
266WilcocksLaurenceWILCOCKSLaurence, ClementPlymouth1889USA, CanadaFlorida, Montreal 
267WilcoxJohn RWILCOXJohn R, John, WilliamBuckfastleigh1872CanadaQuebecPROUSE
268WilleyHA       
269WilleyFrancis GeorgeWILLEYFrancis GeorgeExeter, Dawlish1860CanadaNewfoundlandLlLYCRAP
270WilliamsE RoopeROOPEWilliamSouth Milton, Kingsbridge1840AustraliaNew South WalesWILLIAMS
271WilliamsRichard WellingtonWILLIAMSRichard, Anne MelindaTavistock1839CanadaMontrealGENDLE
272WillsEli Samuel Alford  Plymouth, Ermington, North Huish1884AustraliaSouth Australia, Western Australia 
273WilsonWilliam BowlyLUXDarbyKenton USABaltimoreLIGHT
274WistinLilly UWISTINWilliam Langmeade, John HolditchPlymouth1822USA, CanadaOntarioGRENVILLE
275WoodCaroline E    USA  
276WrefordGeorgeWREFORD      
277YardleyS       
278YatesJohn WillisYATESJohn Willis, Charles YatesSt Budeaux1863New Zealand  
279YeoMary EJ    Australia  
280YoungMary AnnaYOUNGEmanuel, BessieBarnstaple, Tavistock1849AustraliaSouth AustraliaWARE, FOLLAND
281YoungKearneyTIMCKOMWilliam ColtonPaignton India  
283Ward? GAYLORDWilliamExeter1630USAMassachussets 
   DRAKEJohn, ElizabethWiscombe(Southleigh)1630USAMassachussetsROGERS
   NEWBERRYThomas, Jane"Mypern" USAMassachussetsDABINOT
   BLISSThomasBelstone1635USAMassachussetsLAWRENCE
284Huse?RCDAVEYJohnGreat Torrington USAConnecticutJUDD
 YatesJohn WillsHATHERLYWilliam 1865New Zealand YATES