Ancestry.com. Devon History, Gazetteer, and Directory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: White, William. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon Including the City of Exeter. Sheffield, England: William White, 1890.
This database contains a history, gazetteer, and directory of Devonshire, England, published in 1890. It includes a general history and description of the county, which provides information about the population, agriculture, farms, schools, ecclesiastical history, and major historical events of these areas. For each of the towns, parishes, townships, chapelries, villages, hamlets, hundreds, manors, and unions found within Devon there are historical, statistical, and topographical descriptions. For many areas there are also alphabetical and classified directories. These directories generally provide the names of the inhabitants, along with their addresses and occupational information. This work is of great worth to the genealogist because of the nature of the historical and local information provided. Not only can it help you pinpoint your ancestor in a particular place and time, but it may also provide you with information that will help you put your ancestor into historical context.