Famous Figures

Famous Devon Figures

On these pages there are more than 200 Famous Devon Figures that have been researched by our Chairman Ian L. Handford. He is available to give talks to any society, association, club or group in south Devon by arrangement for a small donation to Torbay Civic Society.

Venues outside South Devon would be considered but any expenses incurred would need to be covered. A full list of the Famous Devon Figures researched by Ian Handford is available via our email torbaycivicsociety@gmail.com

FAMOUS DEVON & VICTORIAN FIGURES – Alphabetical List

(Talks available by Ian L Handford Chairman Torbay Civic Society)

ACLAND – Thomas Dyke
AMBROSE – Bertram
AMERY – Leopold
ANNING – Mary
ASH – Maurice Anthony
ASKEY – Arthur Bowden
ASTELL – Elizabeth
ASTOR – Lady Nancy
AUSTEN – Jane
BABBAGE – Charles
BAKER – Lady Florence
BARING – Sir Francis
BARING – Reverend Sabine
BARNES – Dame Irene
BASKERVILLE – Thomas
BARRETT BROWNING – Elizabeth
BEDFORD – Francis
BEEKE DD – Dr Henry
BEER – Edwin
BENHAM – Gertrude
BERRYMAN – Gwen
BETJEMAN – Sir John
BEVIN MP – Ernest
BIDDER – George Parker
BIJOU THEATRE
BODLEY – Sir Thomas
BRASSEY – Thomas
BREARLEY – Harry
BRETT YOUNG – Dr Frances
BRIDGEMAN – George
BRIERLEY – Harry
BROKEDON – William
BROOKE – Sir James
BROOKE – Lady Sylvia
BROWN – Alfred Ernest
BRUNEL – Henry
BRUNEL – Isambard
BULLER – Georgina
BULLER – Redvers Henry
BURDETT COUTTS
BURGES – William
BURGESS – Walter
BURTON – Sir Richard
CADBURY – Peter
CALLAGHAN – Leonard James
CAREW – Bampfylde
CARPENTER – Mary
CARY FAMILY
CARY – Louisa

CARY – Robert W Sulyard
CASTLE – Roy
CHAPIN – Samuel
CHESHIRE – Leonard
CHICHESTER – Sir Francis
CHILCOTE – Herbert Nicholas
CHRISTIE – Agatha
CHURCHWARD – George Jackson
CLARK – Alan K
CLIFFORD – Charles O H
COGAN – Alma
COLERIDGE – Samuel Taylor
COLLARD – Charles
CONAN DOYLE – Arthur
COOK – Peter Edward
COOKWORTHY – William
COOPER – Tommy
COSWAY – Richard
COVERDALE – Bishop Miles
COWLEY – Hannah
CRANE – Walter
CRISP – Nicholas
CROSSE – Richard
DAINTY – Billy
DARWIN – Charles
DAVYS – John
DE LA BECHE – Sir Henry
DE LA POLE – Sir John
DELFONT – Sir Bernard
DENDY – Arthur Hyde
DICKENS – Charles
DIMBLEBY – Richard
DISRAELI – Benjamin
D’OYLY CARTE – Richard
DRAKE – Sir Frances
DREWE – Julius
DRYDEN – John
DUNCAN – Isadora
EARDLEY – Sir Culling
EDMONDS – Winston G
ELLIS – Arthur Charles
ELMHIRST – Leonard
EMNEY – Fred
FAWCETT – Colonel Percy H
FITZROY – Captain Robert
FLAVEL – Reverend John
FLETCHER – Cyril
FOLEY – Frank
FONTEYN – Margot

FORD – John
FRITH – FRANCIS 136
FROUDE – James Anthony
FROUDE – William
GALE – Stella
GALLANT – Rene
GALSWORTHY – John
GARRETT – Major H A
GEE – Walter Mallock
GILBERT – Sir Humphrey
GILBERT – William
GISSING – George Robert
GLADSTONE – William Ewart
GOODRIDGE – Charles
GOSSE – Edmund W
GOSSE – Philip
GRANT FAMILY V51
GREEN – James
GOUDGE – Elizabeth de B
GRAVES – Robert Ranke
GRAYSON – Larry
GRENFELL – Joyce Irene
HANCOCK – Antony J
HARVEY FAMILY
HARVEY – Jacob
HEADLAND HOTEL
HEATHCOAT- Sir John
HEAVISIDE – Oliver
HERRICK – Robert
HIRD – Dame Thora
HOLLAND – John
HOMEYARD – William
HOOKER – John V
HORSLEY – John Calcott
HOSKINS – Professor William G
HUGHES – Ted
HUTCHINSON – Peter Orlando
JACKSON – Sir John
JACKSON – Margaret A G
JAMES – Henry
JANE – John F Thomas J
FORBES – Henry
KEATS – John
KING EDWARD V11
KINGSLEY – Charles
KIPLING – Rudyard
KITSON – William
KITTO – John
LAKE – Jabez

LAKE – Samuel
LANGTRY– Lily
LARRARD – John Lewis
LAWRENCE – Colonel T
LEACH – Bernard
LEE – John
LEIGH – Vivien
LENKIEWIEZ – Robert
LENNON – John
LETHBRIDGE – John
LIDDELL-HART – Sir Basil
LINCOMBE MANOR
LOCKYER – Major Edmun
LOCKYER – Sir Joseph
LONG – Charlotte Hume
LOWNDS PATEMAN – Les
LUNY – Thomas
LUTYENS – Edwin
LYE – Edward
LYTE – Reverend Henry
LYTTON – Lord
MACENERY – Father John
MALLOCK – Richard
MALLOCK – William
MARCONI – Guglielmo
MARCH – PHILLIPS Henry
MARTIN – Keble
MATCJAM – Frank
McCITRINE – Lord Walter
MEE – Arthur
MILDMAY – Sir Francis
MILLER – Alton Glenn
MILMAN – Sir Francis
MILNE – Alan Alexander
MINTON – Herbert
MONTGOMERY – Robert
MORECOMBE – Eric
MORRIS – William
MOUNTBATTEN – Louis
MOUNT TEMPLE – Baroness
MUNN – William (Billy)
MURCHISON – Roderick
MURRAY – Ruby
NELSON – Horatio
NELSON – Viscountess
NEWCOMEN – Thomas
NICHOLS – Beverley
O’CASEY – Sean
OSBORNE – John H

OVERBECK – Otto C J
PAGET-BLAKE – Dr V
PALK – Sir Laurence
PARKHOUSE – William
PARKS SMITH – Reverend
PARISH-ALVARS – Elias
PARR – Olive K
PEARD – Frances Olive
PELLOW – Admiral
PENGELLY – William
PEPYS – Samuel
PERRIAM – Ann (Nancy)
PHILLPOTTS – Eden
PHILLPOTTS – Bishop Henry
PLATH – Sylvia
PONTIN – Sir Frederick
POTTER – Helen Beatrix
POWE – William Frances
PRAED – Winthrop
PRIESTLEY – John Boyn’n
PRINCE – Reverend John
PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE
PRINCESS VICTORIA
RALEIGH – Sir Walter
RATTENBURY – John
REDGRAVE – Sir Michael
RENDELL – James
REYNOLDS – Sir Joshua
ROMANOFF FAMILY
ROOKE – Robert H
ROWCROFT – Ella
RUSKIN – John
RUSSELL – Percy
RUSSELL – Reverend John
SALTER – John
SCORESBY– William
SCOTT – Robert Falcon
SCOTT – Sir Peter
SEALE-HAYNE – Charles
SEDGWICK – Adam
SEYMOUR – Sir Edward
SHACKLETON – Sir Ernest
SHARP – Richard
SHEPHARD- Ernest H
SIMCOE – John Graves
SINGER – Adam Mortimer
SINGER – Isaac
SINGER – Paris
SINGER – Washington

SINGER – Winnaretta
SLATER – John
SMARDON – Henry
SMEATON – John
SMITH – Robert
SMITH – William Henry
SMYTH – Sir John
SNELGROVE – John
SPENCER – Georgiana
SPENDER – Stephen H
STARK – Robert
STEVENSON – R L Balfour
STONEHOUSE – Brian
STRAIGHT – Michael W
SUTHERLAND – Duchess
SWETE – Reverand David
TELFORD – Thomas
TEMPLAR – George
TENNYSON – Lord Alfred
THOMSON – Flora
THYNNE – Anna
TRACY – William DE
TRIPP – Jack
TURNER – Jos.Mallard
TYRWHITT – Sir Thomas
VIVIAN – Edward
VONIER – Abbot Anscar
WALLACE – Edgar
WAYMOUTH – George
WEBB – Sir Aston
WESLEY – John Benjamin
WESLEY – Mary
WESTON – Dame Agnes
WESTON – Stephen
WETHERED – Joyce
WHITE BAKER – Samuel
WHITLEY – Herbert
WHITTLE – Sir Frank
WIDGERY – Frederick John
WILDE – Constance
WILDE – Oscar
WILLS – William John
WINTERS – Bernie
WOLSTON – Richard
WOLSTENHOLME – Kenneth
YARDE BULLER – Sir John