Professional Genealogist for Devon England - Devon Ancestry

Devon Ancestry

Genealogical and Historical Research Service
for Devon, England

Regretfully, Dr. Patrick Woodland passed away in 2008.
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DEVON ANCESTRY was founded in 2000. It is co-ordinated by Dr. Patrick Woodland, who has been researching family history for some thirty years. He was born and educated in Exeter, Devon and read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford. He has held a number of positions in higher education at Lincoln College, Oxford; St. Peter's College, Oxford; the University of Bristol; and the Open University (South West Region). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1992. His doctoral thesis, The Cider Excise 1763-66, examined aspects of Westcountry government, politics and society in mid-18th century England. He has contributed articles to Parliamentary History, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions, the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (due to be published in 2004). Dr. Woodland is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.


DEVON ANCESTRY offers a comprehensive genealogical and historical research service for the county of Devon. We aim to provide clients with high quality, professional, and reliable research that represents excellent value for money. Please note that we offer an e-mail and postal service only.

Dr. Woodland personally carries out much of the research at the Devon Record Office and Westcountry Studies Library in Exeter, but is ably assisted by carefully-chosen associates working in the archives at Barnstaple and Plymouth. Other associates now cover London, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Research in other locations can also usually be arranged on request. Please visit our website for further information.


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