The Sinking of the "John", May 1855 (archived copy), by Mark Sandford.(The John was en route from Plymouth for Quebec under Captain Edward Rawle - this website reproduces contemporary newspaper and court reports, and provides many details of the crew and passengers.) Article by Thomas Cole on Clears Cove and Devon Fishermen.
A Maritime Collection - a set of articles, mainly relating to North Devon, provided by John Lerwill. South Devon-registered Master Mariners & Mates (archived copy), from Lloyd's Captains' Register 1869, by the late Ray Osborn. Janzen, Professor of History, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
How West communities faced 300 years of terror from Barbary pirates (archived copy), from This Is Cornwall.
Limestone, granite, some building-stone, and a species of wood-coal are found here, as well as some kinds of variegated marble. and fruit trees, especially apples, whence much cider is made. The DEVON mailing list associated with GENUKI/Devon is co-sponsored by the Devon FHS.
For information related to specific families or individuals see Genealogies, and Biographies; to locate transcripts of wills for specific individuals see Wills.
But in the valleys and lower ground the soil is fertile.
Its rivers are the Exe, the Culm, the Dart, the Tamar, the Otter, &c.Some parts of its coasts are composed of lofty cliffs, but at others there is a beautiful sandy shore. It sends 22 members to parliament." (From NOTE 1: The Online Gazetteer of Devon can be used to identify which town or parish a place is located in.The air and climate are so mild and salubrious that invalids often retire to its sea-ports for the winter. There is also a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) file for these Devon pages, and a What's New page listing major recent additions.This web page chronicles events great and small across the centuries," (Based mainly on Todd Gray's Devon Almanac.) Licensed Victuallers for the north-west area of Devon for 1651-1671, and for the North Shebbear and Hartland hundred for 1728-1749, 1750-1775, 1776-18-1828, together with an overall Index, provided by David Carter.Certificates of birth, death and marriage (post-1837) can be obtained (by post or online) from the General Register Office."A county of England [map (above) shows location] reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel, and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire.