Guide to the Collections held by the North Devon Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

North Devon Record office
Collections held by the North Devon Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
17 February 1787 - 1966
Collection Number
9 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Notes and correspondence 1902-66 concerning Capt. Roger Turpie who commanded the London Missionary Society's ship John Williams.

Accounts relating to the emigration of the Cavinett Family to South Australia in 1840.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Citation items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the North Devon Record Office, Barnstaple, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reel: M2678). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

The North Devon Record Office was opened in 1988. The following records, now housed at Barnstaple were formerly at Exeter and have been filmed by the AJCP on M2050-2053.

2309M Crosse and Wyatt Records and 50/11 Chichester Family Papers.

Existence and Location of Originals

North Devon Record Office. North Devon Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EL, England. For further information see Devon Archive catalogue.(

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia "[]as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Australia; Cavinett Family; John Williams (Mission Ship); Great Britain; London Missionary Society; South Australia: immigration to; Turpie, Roger, Capt.


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 350, p134.

Item Descriptions

Fonds B1. Barnstaple Borough Records, 30 July 1855

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Edward and Susan Hillborne, Chemist and Druggist of Christchurch, New Zealand. Power of Attorney (4p.), 30 July 1855 (File A 109)

Fonds B69. Bideford Library Collection, 1 March 1937

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Fred E. Ives (Palmerston North) to Mr Coleman re his life in New Zealand "This is a wonderful country", 1 March 1937 (File 54/1-7)

Encloses 5 photographs of his house "Alicedale" [No number3].

Fonds B178. British Records Association Deposit 2377, April 1881

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Will of Alfred Benson Griffiths of London, formerly of Auckland. (3p. copy), April 1881 (File 8/1)

Fonds B218. Ilfracombe United Reformed Church, 1902 - 1966

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Notes, correspondence re Captain Roger Turpie, captain of LMS Missionary ship John Williams. (25p.), 1902 - 1966 (File 49)

Correspondents include: Irene Fletcher (London Missionary Society), Mrs K. Tansley (Letchworth, Turpie's great niece.)

Fonds 2239 B add 8. Sumner of Bideford, 31 January 1888

1 item

Records formerly at Devon Record Office, Exeter.

Series 120. Old Letters and Papers

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Memorandum of Association of the Blue Spur and Gabriel's Gully Consolidated Gold Company Ltd. Otago. (8p.), 31 January 1888 (File)

Fonds 3704M. Incledon - Webber Family of Braunton, 17 February 1787 - 17 July 1787

3 items

Archival History

Records formerly at Devon Record Office, Exeter.

Series. FC Correspondence, 17 February 1787 - 17 July 1787

Filmed selectively.

John Ibbertson (Spring Gardens) to Webber that not possible to get his son posted as Midshipman to Botany Bay, 17 February 1787 (File 9[a])
N. Nutcombe to Philip Webber re death of son Thomas, drowned in Straits of Sunda., 15 July 1787 (File 9[b])
John Culme (Tothill) to [?] re death of Thomas, 17 July 1787 (File 9[c])

Fonds 3964A. Instow Parish Council, 1840

1 item

Archival History

Records formerly at Devon Record Office, Exeter.

Series PO 6. Cavinett Family, 1840

1 item
Accounts relating to the emmigration of the Cavinett Family to South Australia (15p.), 1840 (File)

Includes: Receipt from Colonization Commissioners for South Australia and receipts for clothing and outfitting the family.