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Devon - Societies

The Devon Family History Society publishes a quarterly journal, "The Devon Family Historian", and provides several index search services and a library for the use of members. About 1500 of its members are listed in the "Members Interests" booklet published by the Society. There is a DFHS Facebook page for announcements, and a DFHS Forum Facebook page for discussions.

The Devonshire Association was "founded in 1862 with objectives to further the study of science, literature and the arts in relation to the county of Devon", and publishes its Transactions annually. Abstracts of articles in Vol 131 (1999) onwards are available online, and there is a searchable index covering the period 1862-2010. Many copies of the Transactions are now available online in the Internet Archive - see listing.

Index to the Report of the First Meeting of the Devonshire Association (Exeter 1862), provided by Michael Steer.

The Devon & Cornwall Record Society publishes local records and promotes local historical studies and genealogical research - see their Publications Listing. The Society's Facebook page is here. (Until 2014 the Society relied on GENUKI to make information about the Society and its publications available. Since the publications information made available by GENUKI was rather more detailed than that now provided by the Society, the original GENUKI-provided pages from May 2014 are still provided here, but are not being further updated.) 

The Devon History Society - the web site provides details of the Society's publications, including an index to all the issues of its journal Devon Historian, and a directory of local history societies and groups.

The Friends of Devon's Archives is a society that supports the preservation of historical records in Devon. It provides financial support for the acquisition of Devon documents, arranges a programme of lectures, visits and volunteer projects and liaises closely with the local record offices in Devon.

South West Maritime History Society - web site (archived copy).

The Stover Canal Society web-site. (This provides details of the history, and photographs, of the Stover Canal, which ran from Ventiford to Teignmouth.) Local History Magazine's list of Local Hisory Societies in Devon.

Ball Clay Heritage Society - which aims to "further understanding of the history and heritage of clay production, transport and use, particularly in Devon and Dorset."

Map showing Devonshire Masonic Lodges, with links to information about each lodge.

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XLII, (1910), pp. 22-37.[Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Meeting held at Exeter on the 23rd to 26th July, 1912, in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Association. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  44, (1912) pp. 24-32. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-third Annual Meeting held at Tavistock, 21st to 24th July, 1914.. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  46, (1914) pp. 26-37. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 47, (1915) pp. 27-40. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association held at held at Plymouth, 18th to 21st July, 1916. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 48, (1916) pp. 27-42. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association held at held at Barnstaple, 24th to 26th July, 1917. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  49, (1917) pp. 16-27. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association held at held at Tiverton, 22nd to 25th July, 1919.. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  51, (1919) pp. 27-37. [Index]

Adams, Maxwell (Ed.). Proceedings at the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association held at held at Totnes, 20th to 23rd July. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 52, (1920) pp. 28-35. [Index]

Ames, Art. Nineteenth Century Farmers Clubs: A window into ancestors’ lives, Devon Family Historian, vol. 176, (2020) pp.24-26.

Baker, Sir Samuel White. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. X, (1878), pp. 29-50. [Index]

Belerby, Rachel. Spotlight on . . . Devon Family History Society. Family Tree, vol. 32, no. 9 (2016( pp. 28-29.

Blott, Sylvia. Was It Really Forty Years Ago, Devon Family Historian, vol. 174, (2020) pp.16-17. [On the founding of Devon FHS]

Brooking Rowe, J. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XIV, (1882), pp. 33-116. [Index]

Brooking Rowe, J. and Maxwell Adams. Proceedings at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Association. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XXXIII, 1901, pp. 18-23. [Index]

Brushfield, T.N. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XXV (1893), pp. 25-158. [Index], [Transcript of Appendix B - Devonshire Authors to the Year 1640].

Christie, Peter. Clubs and Societies in Nineteenth Century North Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 117, (Feb 2006) pp.11-17.

Clifford, The Rt. Hon. Lord. The President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., XXXII (1900), pp. 25-34. [Index]

Clinton, Lord. The President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XXII (1890), pp. 25-36. [Index]

Coleridge, J.D. The President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. II, Part II, (1868), pp.285-302. [Index]

Coleridge, J.D. The President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXX (1898), pp. 25-41. [Index]

Collier, Sir R.P. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XI, (1879), pp. 29-47. [Index]

Cowie, The Very Rev. B. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XX, (1888), pp. 25-33. [Index]

Daubeny, Charles G.B. [Presidential] Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  2, Part 4, (1865), pp. 1-29. [Index]

Earle, Rt. Rev. Alfred. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  IX, (1877), pp. 29-54. [Index]

Edmonds, The Rev, Canon W. J. President's Address - The Formation and Fortunes of Exeter Cathedral Library. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XXXI (1899), pp. 25-50. [Index]

Frayne, John. The Future of the Devon Family History Society, Devon Family Historian, vol. 168, (2016) pp.13-15.

Guthrig, Sylvia. My Long Journey with Devon FHS, Devon Family Historian, vol. 168, (2016) pp.24-25.

Halsbury, The Right. Hon. Lord. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc.,  XXVII (1895), pp. 25-33. [Index]

Hamilton, A.H.A. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., XXIV (1892), pp. 25-41. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 2, (1864), illus., pp. 5-8. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 8, 1876. pp. 17-20. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 9, 1877. pp. 21-24. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. X, 1878. pp. 21-26. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XI, 1879. pp. 22-26. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XII, 1880. pp. 18-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XIII, 1881. pp. 23-27. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XIV, 1882. pp. 24-27. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XV, 1883. pp. 24-27. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XVI, 1884. pp. 25-28. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XVII, 1885. pp. 25-28. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XVIII, 1886. pp. 24-28. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XIX, 1887. pp. 17-20. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XX, 1888. pp. 17-19. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXI, 1889. pp. 17-20. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXII, 1890. pp. 16-20. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXIII, 1891, pp. 16-20. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXIV, 1892, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXV, 1893, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXVI, 1894, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXVII, 1895, pp. 16-21. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXVIII, 1896, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXIX, 1897, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXX, 1898, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXXI, 1899, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXXII, 1900, pp. 16-22. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. The Report of the Council. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXXIII, 1901, pp. 24-29. [Index]

Harpley, Rev. W. A Short Account of the Origin of the Association. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 44, (1912), illus., pp. 154-156. [Transcript]

Hawker, Rev. Treasurer. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  VIII, (1876), pp. 25-42. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Fourth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 44 125-135, (1912) pp. 24-32. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Fifth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc., 45, (1913), pp. 117-126. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Seventh Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc., 47, (1915), pp. 160-170. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Eighth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc., 48, (1916), pp. 137-153. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Ninth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc., 49, (1917), pp. 99-108. [Index]

Hiern, W.P. Address of the President - 24th July, 1917. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 49, (1917), pp. 27-59. [Index

Hiern, W.P. (Ed.). Eleventh Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc.,  51, (1919), pp. 114-129. [Index]

Hine, James. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XXIX (1897), pp. 25-42. [Index]

Hudlestone, W.H. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XXI, (1889), pp. 25-59. [Index]

Hunt, Arthur R. Some General Reflections. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 44, (1912) pp. 616-648. [Index]

Hughes, T. Cann. Devon Freemasonry. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), pp. 90-1. [Transcript]

King, R.J. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  VII, (1875), pp. 25-49. [Index]

Lane, Stanley H.N. Jordan Lodge No. 1402, Torquay, 1872 to 1922: A Record of the first Fifty Years of the Lodge, together with a complete List of members and other Statistical Information, Torquay, (1923) 124 + 4 pp.

Larter, C. E. (Ed.). Sixth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc.,  46, (1914), pp. 95-102. [Index]

Larter, C. E. (Ed.). Twelfth Report of the Botany Committee. Trans. Devon Assoc.,  52, (1920), pp. 122-129. [Index]

Merivale, The Very Reverend C. Merivale. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XV, (1883), pp. 33-51. [Index]

Pengelly, W. The President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 2, Part 1, (1867), pp. 1-37. [Index]

Pollock, Sir Frederick. President’s Address - Early English Freeholders. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XXVI (1894), pp. 25-40. [Index]

Quinn, Gerald F. The Devon and Cornwall Record Society - The Devon Family History Society, Devon Family Historian, vol. 139, (2011) pp.7-8.

Russell, The Right Honourable Earl. The President’s Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 2, Part 5, (1866), pp. 1-12. [Index]

Shawyer, John W. Sociamur amore Devoniæ. The London Devonian Year Book. London: The London Devonian Association (1910) illus. pp. 20-25. [Index]

Spence Bate, C. [Presidential] Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 2, part 2 (1863), pp. 9-30. [Index]

Stebbing, Rev. T.R.R. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. XVI, (1884), pp. 33-51. [Index]

Vivian, E. [Presidential] Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 2, Part 3, (1864), pp. 9-30. [Index]

Weymouth, R.F. President’s Address. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  XVII, (1885), pp. 33-63. [Index]

Worth, R.N. President's Address. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XXIII (1891), map, pp. 25-101. [Index] [Transcript]

[Editor]. Explore Devon FHS Records Online at Findmypast, Devon Family Historian, vol. 178, (2021) pp.22-24.

[Editor]. The Devon Family History Society Survey, Devon Family Historian, vol. 182, (2022) pp.29-32.

[Editor]. The Early Years of the Devon Family History Society, Devon Family Historian, no. 187, (2023) pp.33-34.