Welcome to an expanding site of Devas family material and archives


Last updated Febuary 25 2004

Bonamy and Molly Devas

This web site represents a sort of electronic scapbook and is being progressively expanded to include archive information and links regarding the Devas and related families. Corrections or suggestions for additional links or information are very welcome, just leave a message.

The origin of the family name has for long been a matter of debate, but it now seems conclusively established that Devas is an english name with roots in Yorkshire, and is a variant spelling of Devis, Devers, Davies and a number of similar names, all spelt in the 17th century and earlier phonetically, interchangably and without consistency, even within legal documents.

Anthony Devas ARA, RP Artist (1911-1958)
Nicolette Devas, artist and writer (1911-1987)
Francis Macnamara (1886-1946) - poet- father of Nicolette Devas
Father Raymund Devas (1887-1975) a well known priest in Grenada, West Indies, and author of many books on the island
Messrs. Devas, Routledge & Co., Limited, Warehousemen (1801-1988)
Devas Youth Club in Battersea, est.1884
Charles Stanton Devas, political economist (1848-1906)
Bertrand Ward Devas, Community Worker and Soldier, son of Charles Stanton Devas & Elizabeth Mary Ward (1882-1916)
Esmond Devas, economist and pioneer of eco tourism, founder of this site (1941-2001)

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