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Worldwide LEGASSICK Family Website

This site is a one-name study site dedicated to the surname LEGASSICK(E) and variants.   Please visit the website with any questions that you might have or information you'd like to contribute.  Hosted by Susan LeGassick.

Story of the LOOSEMORE Family

The delightful story of the LOOSEMORE family, from their first mention in Oakford, Devon in 1232, to their later travels across Devon and beyond.  This site holds a wealth of information collected over many, many years of research.  Linked to this site is Ronald Loosemore's book that he originally wrote for his family: LOOSEMORE of Devon.  Even if you are not researching this surname, both these websites will provide a fascinating read and show us how a family history should be written.  Hosted by Ronald and Victor Loosemore.


This website is a one-name study dedicated to the surname LOVEYS whose roots are traceable back to Devon.  Hosted by Keith Loveys who has been researching the surname for around 20 years.


This website is a one-name study, dedicated to the surname LUCRAFT and variants and is a result of over 25 years worth of research.  It includes information on the families that came from the small villages around the South-Hams area of Devon, between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.  Hosted by Ian Lucraft.

Worldwide MADGE Family Ancestry

A one-name study dedicated to the surname MADGE.  This site contains a wealth of vital records: entries of births/baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, along with census material and other records of interest to researchers worldwide.  This website was originally set up by Brian Madge, but it's domain appears to no longer exist, so you may not be able to contact it's author.  However, it can still be viewed through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine link above.

MALLETT Family History

This website is a one-name study of the surname MALLETT and variants including Malet and MALLETT fromo 1066 to the present.  The site includes information on the origins of the surname, maps of the geographical distribution of the surname in South West England, details of the main MALLETT family groups chronicled on the site and also a MALLETT DNA Study.  While the site currently concentrates on MALLETTs from the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and South Wales, further contributions are welcome to learn about MALLETT families from other parts of the UK.  Hosted by Bob Mallett.

MAUNDER Families Round the World

A one-name study for the surname MAUNDER, containing information and family trees from 1335 to the present day.  Hosted by Allen Maunder.


Ian's own MITCHELL roots trace back to Great Torrington in the early 17th century.  But he has an extensive database of others that he's collected from various parishes.  Some have been put into probably family tree's and are shown on his website.  Hosted by Ian Mitchell.


Ken Davies has a webpage dedicated to his MICHELL ancestors from Mary Tavy in Devon and also information on the family migration to Wales and the United States.


MITCHELMORE's from Churchstow and Dartmouth in Devon and information on some other Devon families: PHILLIPS, SAUNDERS and TUCKER.  Hosted by Mike Mitchelmore.

WELCOME to the World of M*CH*M*RE & MITCHELMORE DNA Project

This one-name study was founded by the late Bob Muchamore (1934-2004), but is now maintained by Mike Michelmore.  The site contains a wealth of information on the M*CH*M*RE families who came from the edge of Dartmoor in Devon and also across the River Tamar into Cornwall.  There appear to be seven surname variants surviving in modern usage: MICHELMORE, MITCHAMORE, MITCHELMORE, MOUCHEMORE, MUCHAMORE, MUCHEMORE and MUCHMORE.  The DNA Project is in it's infancy but welcomes more participants.

MOGG Family

David MOGG is researching his ancestors from Stoke Damerel (1750-1850) with earlier links to Pyworthy and Bridgerule in Devon and also Shepton Montague and Bruton in Somerset, back to 1516.  The C16th demography of the surname suggest that distribution was centred around Bridgerule and Pyworthy in Devon, Bruton and Farrington Gurney in Somerset, Lydlynch in Dorset and Feckenham in Worcestershire.  There were also outliers in Frant, Sussex and Ugthorpe in Yorkshire.  If you are researching the surname MOGG, please email:

MOUNTJOY's of Hartland

Frank Adcock's family history pages with the surnames he is researching, including the MOUNTJOY's from Hartland in North Devon.