Selected bibliography

by James Brannan

Emilie Brannan in front of Exeter Cathedral, December 2004

A number of pages related to Devon can be found on the Internet - especially the Devon resources section of UK and Ireland genealogy (genuki), including detailed information on certain Devon parishes, and Ronald Branscombe's Devon surnames list.


N.B. These books are not for sale but I thought the titles may be of interest for research purposes

General works

Old Directories

County History



North Devon (general)


Clovelly and Bucks Mills

Seafarers and Smugglers


I would be happy to provide further details of any of the above works. More references can be found for books on Bideford and Barnstaple on the Genuki pages. Click below for Genuki or to send me an E-Mail.

The Devon Family History Society publishes a quarterly bulletin as well as a Members' Interests list. The also sell an 1851 census index for the whole of Devon (divided into areas) and burial indexes for selected parishes.

The North Devon Maritime Museum (Odun Street, Appledore, Devon) has an excellent annual publication called "North Devon Heritage". The 1996 edition includes an article I wrote on Edward Martin White, builder and Mayor of Victorian Bideford. Among other things he widened the old bridge in 1862 after the more radical solution of a complete rebuilding was fortunately rejected!

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