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Aggett, W.J.P. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 2, 1815-1914 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1994) 518pp. Illus., Maps. [ISBN 0-95-12655-1-2] [Index]
Aggett, W.J.P. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 3, 1914-1969 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1995) 686pp. Illus., Maps. [Index] [ISBN: 0951265520]
Alexander, J.J. Irish invasion of Devon [1067-8]. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 55 (1923).
Amery, P.F.S. Devon Muster Roll Time of the Armada. Devon Notes & Queries vol.1, Part 2 (1900). pp. 50-54. [Index]
Amery, P.F.S. A Chapter in Devonshire History: County Defence in 1794-97. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 24 (1892). pp. 214-218. [Index]
Avery, John. A Hospital Ship with Devon Born Crew and Troops in the 1881 Census, Devon Family Historian, no. 125, (Feb 2008) pp.19-22. [Contains list of 20 crew and troops]
Bailey, Peter. 'Gone for a Soldier', Devon Family Historian, vol. 131, (August 2009) pp.35-36. [About the East India Company's armies - contains details of 35 Devon men from the embarkation returns in the mid-18th century.]
Blackmore, Edward Anthony. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash: A Devon Lad's Life in Nelson's Navy, E A Blackmore (2002) 150 pp. [ISBN: 0954367405] [DFHS Library]
Brayshay, Mark. Defence Preparations in Devon Against the Arrival of the Spanish Armada: 'So doth the state of this countrye rest quiet in orderlye readynes'. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.20-26.
Brooke, Alan. Devon Seamen in the Royal Navy, Devon Family Historian, no. 151, (2014) p.35.
Buckton, Henry. Devon at War Through Time, Amberley Publishing (2012) 96 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-1445610009]
Campbell, Jamie and Mills, Allison, (Ed.). North Devon at War: Vol 1, the Home Front(1995). [ISBN 1855224550] [Devon FHS Library p942.35/NOR]
Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of the Eleventh or North Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1844) viii, vi, 94pp, illus. [Index]
Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of the Twentieth or the East Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1848) xxxvi, 79pp., 3 plates. [Index]
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Forty-sixth or the South Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1851) xix, 76p, 2 col plates. [Westcountry Studies Library 356.11/DEV/CAN] [Index]
Caraman, Philip. The Western Rising 1549 - The Prayer Book Rebellion, Tiverton, Westcountry Books (1994) 140 p. [ISBN 189838603X]
Chalk, John H. and Tapley-Soper, H. Devon: the booke of all the geldings, armor and weapons within the east devysion 1569, Typescript (1912). [D&CRS Library, Exeter: P1569]
Chinneck, Antony. Devon Officers of the King's Cornish Regiment, 1642-46, Devon Family Historian, vol. 107, (2003) pp.5-6. [Forty three names, with ranks, and parish of origin]
Chope, R. Pearse. The Devonshire Regiment and Territorials, The Devonian Year Book, London: The Devonian Association, illus. pp. 86-101. [Index]
Coles, R.G. The Plymouth Blitz Recalled, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.26-28.
Cotton, Richard W. The North Devon Fleet in 1588. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 11 (1879), pp. 168-179. [Index]
Cornish, Thomas H. Sketch of the rise and progress of the principal towns of the North of Devon, together with the scenery and local advantages, Bristol, T.J. Manchee (1828) 47 p. [Westcountry Studies Library sxDEV/1828/COR]
Dewey, M. Enlistment into the Navy in 1672/73, Devon Family Historian, vol. 121, (2007) pp.15-19. [Extracts from the Shaftesbury Papers at the PRO, recording Devonshire and (mainly) Dorset enlistees.]
Freeman, Benson. The Yeomanry of Devon 1794-1927, London, St. Catherine Press (1927) [19], 301p, plates: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library 355.22/DEV/FREBar]
Gaunt, Peter. Civil Wars of the Seventeenth Century. In Historical Atlas of South-West England, ed. R. Kain and W. Ravenhill, pp.147-157, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, (1999).
Gehrhardt, Marjorie. Devon Soldiers in the First World War, Devon Family Historian, vol. 150, (2014) pp.15-16. [A search for information about eleven named soldiers who suffered facial injuries]
Gosling, Ted and Chapple, Roy. East Devon at war, Stroud, Alan Sutton (1995) 128p: chiefly ill. [ISBN 0750909145] [Westcountry Studies Library sDEV/1939/GOS] [World War 2. Illustrations. 1939-1945]
Gray, Todd. Lest Devon Forgets: Service, Sacrifice and the Creation of Great War Memorials. The Mint Press, Stevensbooks, Taddyforde House South, Taddyforde Estate, New North Road, Exeter, Devon. EX4 4AT (2010) 248 pp. ISBN 978-1903356562. [Index]
Greenstreet, Anthony. Parole Prisoners of War around Dartmoor, Dartmoor Magazine 48 (1997) pp.14-15.
Hamilton, A.H.A. State of the Volunteers of Devonshire in the year 1803. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 11 (1879), pp. 348-351. [Index]
Hannaford, Nina. Guerrilla Warfare in Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 137, (2011) pp.13-14.
Harding, B.J. Corps of Sea Fencibles: Teignmouth to Rame Head District, Devon Family Historian, no. 95, (2000) pp.7-10.
Higham, Robert. Security and Defence in South West England Before 1800 (1987). [ISBN 085982093] [Devon FHS Library 942.3]
Holloway, Grahame. Battles, Bullets and Mayhem: Devon's Turbulent Past, (2001). [ISBN 0953901513] [Devon FHS Library 942.062]
Hore, Liz and Tamblin, Stuart (transcr.) Musters of the Devon East, North and South Militia 1781-82 (PRO WO 13). Family History Indexes,14 Copper Leaf Close, Moulton, Northampton (1999) [3 Microfiche or diskette]. [Lookups]
Hoskins, W.G. A County Divided: The Civil War in Devon, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe Museum.
Howard, A.J. and Stoate, T.L. (Eds.) The Devon Muster Roll for 1569. Almondsbury: (1977) 302pp.
Jacson, Col. M. The Record of a Regiment of the Line: Being a Regimental History of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment during the Boer War 1899-1902. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1908) 226pp.
James, Trevor. Prisoners of War in Dartmoor Towns, French & American Officers on Parole 1803 - 1815, Newton Abbot, Orchard Publications (2000) 55p. [ISBN 1 898964 39 4]
Lee, Col. J.W. Devon on Guard 1759-1815, Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 40, (1908) pp.222-248. ["Preparations of Devon for repelling the often anticipated French invasion during more than half a century---"] [Index]
Lega Weekes, E. County Armaments in Devon in the Sixteenth Century, Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association (1909) 17 pp.
MacBride, Hugh and Stead, Angela. Sibling's Haven: Safe in Wartime Devon, Halsgrove (2013) 224 pp. [ISBN 9781906551360}.
Mallett, Richard. South Devon Militia Memorials in Waterford City, Devon Family Historian, no. 151, (2014) p.12.
Pascoe, W.H. The Spanish Armada Passes Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.21-23.
Peacock, M.G.W. An Index of the Names of the Royalists Whose Estates Were Confiscated During the Commonwealth, Devon Family Historian, no. 95, (2000) pp.5. [List of 19 names, reprinted from an 1878 publication]
Prickman, J.D. Fragmentary notes on the French Prisoners in the West of England and other places in the early part of the 19th Century, Trans. Devonshire Ass., vol. 33, (1901) pp.309-321. [Index]
Robinson, R.E.R. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 1 1685-1815 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1988). [ISBN 0951265504] [Devon FHS Library 355.30942] [Index]
Rodway, Arthur. Exeter & South Devon Volunteer Rifle Corps, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.28-33. [Includes 1852 muster list]
Roots, Ivan. The Monmouth Rising: Aspects of the 1685 Rebellion in the West Country (1986). [ISBN 0861147790] [Devon FHS Library 942.067]
Rose-Troup, Frances. Western ("Prayer Book") Rebellion of 1549: An account of the insurrections in Devonshire and Cornwall against religious innovations in the reign of Edward VI, London, Smith, Elder & Co. (1913) 520p. pp.
Rowe, John. The North Devon Yeomanry, North Devon District Council (n.d.) 28 pp. [ISBN 1-85522-343-0] [Index]
Slee, Arthur H. This North Devon of Ours, Barnstaple, North Devon Jnl. (1935) 89p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library DEV/0001/SLE]
Smart, Nick. Devon and the Second World War, The Mint Press (2003) 96 pp. [ISBN-10: 1903356296]
Southern, Henry & Nicholas Harris (Eds). (1825). Memorials of the Civil War in the County of Devon. In, The Retrospective Review, London: Payne & Foss; Baldwyn, Craddock & Joy. Vol. XII, Part II, pp. 179-216. [Index]
Sullock, Jason. The Elizabethan Militia Of South Devon, lulu.com (2011) 66 pp. [ISBN-10: 1446762335]
Taylor, J. The Devons: A History of the Devonshire Regiment 1685-1945, (1951) [DFHS 355.30942]
Tegg, Thomas. Dreadful Explosion of His Majesty's Frigate Amphion, of Thirty-Two Guns,in the Hamoaze, Plymouth Dock, September 22, 1796. Isreal Pellew, Esq, Commander. Including the Melancholy Consequences and Remarkable Preservation of the Captain, Boatswain and a Few Others as Communicated by One of the Survivors. Also the Loss of a Spanish Frigate on the Coast of Mexico in 1678. London: Cheapside, Printed for Thomas Tegg (1809), illus, pp. 28, (71). [Index]
Towey, Peter J. Devon World War One Roll of Honour Project, Devon Family Historian, vol. 145, (2013) pp.18-19.
Tremlett, E.H. Second Anglo-Boer War Graves of the Devon and Dorset Regiments [in South Africa] (1996). [Devon FHS Library p929.34235]
Walrond, Colonel H. Historical Records of the 1st Devon Militia (4th Battalion the Devonshire Regiment). With a Notice of the 2nd and North Devon Militia Regiments, London, Longmans, Green & Co (1897) xv + 444 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library s355.37/DEV/WAL] [Online version] [Index to Introduction and Chapter I, and Index to Chapters II-XV]
Wasley, Gerald. Devon in The Great War 1914-1918, Tiverton, Halsgrove Press 160 pp. [ISBN 1855227428]
Wasley, G. D. Devon at War 1939-1945, Tiverton, Devon, Devon Books (1994) 202 pp. : ill., maps. [ISBN 95073580]
Wasley, Gerald. Prelude to D-Day: Devon's Role in the Storming of Hitler's Europe, Halsgrove (2014) 160 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0857042453]
Wigfield, W.M. The Monmouth Rebels, 1685 Somerset Record Society, vol. 79 (1985). [An alphabetical rollcall] [Lookups1] [Index]
Wigg, Len. Casualty Clearing Station Admission Registers: At Puchevilliers behind the Somme Front July 1st-2nd 1916 - List of Men of the 2nd Devonshire Regiment, Devon Family Historian, vol. 96, (Nov 2000) pp. 25-26. [49 soldiers listed]
Wolffe, Mary. A Devon Muster in June 1639. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.204-207.
Annals of the Militia: being the records of the South Devon Regiment, prefaced by an account of militia organisation, Plymouth, Brendon [1874?] 116 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library s356.11/DEV/ANN]
Devon Against the Armada, (c1988). [Devon FHS Library p942.35055] [over 350 names listed]
Soldiers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-19, Pt. 16: The Devonshire Regiment (1989). [ISBN 187150516X] [Devon FHS Library 929.5]
Muster Roll of The North Devon Yeomanry 1803, Exeter, Devon Family History Society N036.
A Short History of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. [DFHS Library p355]

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