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For villages in the area or elsewhere see the Devon GENUKI pages gazetteer for Devon or go directly to :
Calverleigh Cruwys Morchard Eggesford Loxbeare Stoodleigh
Templeton Tiverton Washfield Wembworthy Witheridge
For a transcription of the Witheridge section of the 1902 edition of Kelly's Directory
go to the supplement to Witheridge above - Witheridge 1902

Find out about life in Witheridge now
- including where to stay, things to do and see, a page on its history, events, links and more.
An up-to-date comprehensive site with splendid photographs.

For more maps see :
Devon Maps Multimap Old maps Genmaps Historical Maps

For direct links to maps, towns and villages and general information on the area :

Step through the Gateway to find all you ever need to know about Mid-Devon. Whether you're a resident, a visitor, at school or in business - this Site is for you! Mid-Devon

See also Genuki mainly Devon or Yorks (Sproatley, East Riding)

Rootsweb This is a very large site indeed. It hosts the main mailing lists which are a good way of finding other people researching the same families and many other pages of general use to genealogists. See especially DevonGenWeb (part of the England Gen Web project hosted by Rootsweb) which provides links to Genealogy and Family History resources, to help you in your quest to research your Devon ancestors.

PRO This is the Public Record Office at Kew. Many important documents and records are stored here. Their explanatory leaflets which can be downloaded cover just about every subject of interest to genealogists and give vital information about where to look.

FamilySearch This LDS site is >a very useful starting point for finding ancestors (it needs to be backed up where important by obtaining relevant birth and marriage certificates). Don't miss the 'Custom Search' where you can enter surnames only or batch numbers etc. Useful instructions are provided.

Cyndislist A huge genealogical site with lots of general information and links.

Sources There are some links on this page as well.

Free BMD which now has a really significant number of records and is a goldmine.

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Personal Links

Family files. The history pages contain stories and information (constantly expanding) on the Jackson family as well as on related families in other parts of the country, Lancashire, London and the home counties in particular. There are also links back to the Templeton pages.

Besley Family The Besleys of South Combe, Templeton plus plenty of interesting reading. (Take time off to read the fascinating illustrated story of a pioneer in New Zealand, told by himself!) Venner connection.

Don Bidgood Not a website but Don Bidgood is a member of the Guild of One Name Studies and has a large database on this family. Please quote this site if you write.

Carpenter/Were Family Tree A large easily navigated site including many names such as Baker, Cosway (Washfield), Davey (Tiverton), Maunder (Chagford), Morrish, Payne, Roberts and White. Well worth a look if you haven't found the ones you are looking for here.

Gosland family Find out more about this family [also Godsland etc], from a descendant making a one-name study

Loosemore Family A one-name study which includes details of the family in Templeton and many others. This site is still available but research has ceased (Dec 2006) and this is now passed over to Victor Loosemore

Mallett Family History Webpages maintained by Bob Mallett of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Mallet/Loosemore family trees. Please quote this site if you write. The connection with the Tucker family can be found on the 'Dowland' line, named from the village where these Malletts originated.

Venn Family History Updated Feb 2006. (Probably also a connection with the Cornwell family.)

There is a book on the Venner family by David Venner. If you don't find this, some information (with many thanks to Chris Gibbins) is available on Isobel's Venner family. Contact

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