South Hams, Devon
A Genealogical Information Resource
Welcome to a collection of transcriptions of church registers and the
1841 census, plus a free lookup service in registers and other materials
that have not been transcribed, for the South Hams area of Devon, England.
For our purposes, the South Hams is defined as the area between Dartmoor
and the sea bounded by
the Rivers Erme & Dart - see map
here. A few adjacent parishes
are included for convenience.
For information about the South Hams as a whole, click on
SOUTH HAMS GENERAL above.
For information about individual parishes, click on
For a description of the resources used, click
For guidelines on submitting lookup requests, click
If you still can't find what you need, post your query to the SOUTHHAMS
Mailing List - details here.
Alternatively, add your requirements to the Surname Interests page - details
This site is administered by
Kathryn Barnett (transcriptions),
Oosterman (lookups) and
Mike Mitchelmore (webmaster).
If you encounter any problems with this site, or would like to suggest improvements
or offer assistance, please contact any one of us.
Last updated 7 Sep 2015
Dedicated to the
memory of Ray Emery Osborn (1931-2010), who founded this site.
Ray was a champion among genealogists and did much to ensure
that vital records from the South Hams were collected and preserved.
For example, he did all the transcriptions on this site
where no transcriber is named.
Readily sharing his extensive knowledge via a friendly
lookup service, Ray assisted many, many people who (like himself)
had Devon roots. Our aim is to ensure that Ray's work is both
preserved and continued.
Ray's own collection
of some 11,400 individuals, mostly grouped into families, may
Though including many non-South Hams people, it is easily searchable
for any that may interest you.