Devon Team

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Date: [unknown] [unknown]
Location: Devon, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: England Devon
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Welcome to the Devon Team Page!

The Devon Team is part of the England Project and its Counties Team


The goal of the Devon Team is to make all Devon profiles on Wikitree the best that they can be.


The latest statistics for England and all counties are here:

England Regional and County Statistics

and a commentary is here:

England Statistics Commentary

For the statistics for Devon, please see:

Devon Statistics

Our Team

Here is a list of our team members:

How to Join

If you are interested in helping with Devon, (and are not already a member of the England Project) then please look at the England Project page and sign up via the G2G post mentioned there. If you have any questions about Devon, please contact the team leader, Oscar Evans.


  • Focus on Devon county profiles for profile improvement (sourcing, connecting, merging duplicates, correcting database errors, writing biographies), generally and during challenges and Thons. You can find profiles that need work at the following links:
  • Create profiles for prominent or notable Devon-based individuals and connect them up to the global WikiTree.
  • Research and update profiles on WikiTree relevant to prominent Devon families e.g., Courtenay.
  • Update maintenance templates on Devon county profiles, including 'Unsourced' and 'Estimated Date' templates.

Remember we will largely be working in the context of profiles that are managed by other people. Always endeavour to discuss any major changes you may wish to make to a profile with the profile manager/s involved.

You can see statistics for Devon profiles on the England Regional and County Statistics Page under South West England. This includes the total number of Devon profiles, unsourced Devon profiles, unconnected Devon profiles, Devon profiles with suggestions, and Devon profiles with unknown first names or last names.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for the Devon Team, please don't hesitate to contact Oscar Evans or leave a comment on this page.

Research Resources

Useful Links

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Elizabeth Viney and England Project WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)
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HI. Could you arrange to upload a flag and Coat of Arms for use in immigrant movements please. I have a Flag loaded as for use in . It would make more sense to reference from your team this image. Thanks, Craig
posted by [Living Rayner]
Hi Craig, the full set of county flags for England and Wales are on the UK Flags page. The link to the Devon flag is Edit: I have added the image to this page.

Jo, England Project Managed Profiles team coordinator

posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
edited by Jo Fitz-Henry
Thanks Jo, I have found other county flags on the County Team pages, which is very helpful, as the poor Wikitree Search and Naming policy ensures that you never find the Devon Flag unless it is somehow linked to Devon. The fact that it is call UK Flag X does nothing to help the search process, The same issue happens in the Australian Team, with Australian Flag x for each state.

My issue is that the site could be so much better, and easier to use, with a simple rename of images. I will get off my soap box now and thanks for the pointer to UK Flags. Will add that to the search list. Craig.

posted by [Living Rayner]
Hi Jo, this is a Devon flag for post 2003, created by Boy Scouts I think. It would not apply to most of the Devon profiles on Wikitree ! I had labelled it as post 2003 to avoid confusion and inappropriate usage, but it looks like somebody has changed that ( without collaboration or communication before editing )
posted by Joe Farler
Joe, Devon did not have a county flag of any description before 2003 until the county adopted St Petroc's cross. I had added all the adoption dates of all the England county flags back in July 2020 on the UK Flags page so that purists could choose not to use a recently adopted flag. Of the 40 county flags for England, 29 have been adopted since 2000 and all are recognised by the UK Flag Institute.

As Craig noted, there wasn't a Devon county flag uploaded to this page until about a month ago when I linked the one from the UK Flags page.

posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Yes. But it’s probably best to reinstate the “post 2003” to the flag’s name/ title to make it clear. Otherwise it could easily be used inappropriately on older profiles by mistake. And in the future there could be thousands of suggestions based on “wrong flag for time period”....
posted by Joe Farler
Found a unique surname (for WikiTree) in Parracombe, Devon: Bagbeer. One family I created was for this father Christopher: I cannot connect them to others of similar spellings in Devon or the several in Somerset that I found, but it could be an interesting project for someone. There are a multitude of spellings of the name, some of which can be found on Christopher's profile.
posted on EnglandDevonCountyTeam (merged) by Pip Sheppard
Delighted to be joining the Devon team. Thank you!
posted on EnglandDevonCountyTeam (merged) by Sally (Rowe) Douglas