Ball, William (c. 1627-1690), made observations of Saturn and below for observatory at Mamhead house (see ODNB ).
Barber, Donald Robert (1901-2000), lived and educated in Exeter. Superintendent of the Norman Lockyer Observatory (NLO), 1956-1961. (A&G 42, 1.35).
Edwards, Donald Luther (1894-1956), director of NLO, 1936 –1956 and also photographer. (Barber, D.R., MNRAS, 117 (1957), 252-253).
Ellis, H. S. (1825-1878). See note below on his observatory (Obit., MNRAS, 39 (1879), 225-6).
Gallant, Rene L. C. (1905-1985), author, 1964, of Bombarded Earth: an essay on the geological and biological effects of huge meteorite impacts.
Goodson, Howard (1881-w.1911), born Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, astronomer at Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington, London and then Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1913-6 (see 1911 English census and Sic Itur AD Astra: A history of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, JBAA, 25, 25-8).
Grover, Charles (1842-1921), assistant to Peek (see below) in Australia and at his home at Rousdon (Slater 2005).
Heath, Mark Bernard Brewer (1889-1963), born Devon he was educated at Totnes Grammer School, becoming an inspector of weights and measures. His interest in astronomy developed into planetary observations with a 10-inch reflecting telescope. Retiring to to Barnstaple, Devon he served as Saturn director for the BAA (Stroobant 1931; Obit., QJRAS, 5 (1964), 295).
Langdon, Roger (1825-1894), stationmaster, self-taught astronomer who made telescopes and had two papers published by the RAS (Langdon 1909).
Lindemann, Adolph Freidrich (1846-1931), retired engineer; to Sidmouth in 1884; bought small observatory (see below); designed and made accessory instruments (see Anon, MNRAS 92 (1932), 256-257).
Lockyer, Sir Joseph Norman (1836-1920), moved to Sidmouth c.1909 and director of NLO, 1912-1920 . Before moving to Devon he was director of the Solar Physics Observatory (1879-1911) in South Kensington, London. He also published studies of Stonehenge and other ancient monuments and on links between astronomy and meteorology (ODNB; Obit., MNRAS, 81 (1921), 261-6) – see County of London; Surrey; Warwickshire).
Lockyer, William James Stewart (1868-1936), fifth son of Norman Lockyer and director of NLO 1920-1936 (see Anon, Nature 138, 153-154.; ‘Obit.,, MNRAS, 97 (1937), 275; Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington) .
Lockyer, Winifred Lucas (1873-1934), second daughter of Norman Lockyer. Asst. Hon. Sec. and Librarian of NLO. Various observations reported in ‘letters to Nature’.
Lockyer, Lady (Thomazine) Mary (1852-1953), second wife of Norman Lockyer, 1903, ‘Vacation student’ at Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington, in 1882. Participated in 1905 eclipse expedition. FRAS, 1923. Gave financial support for NLO; Asst. Hon. Treasurer.
McClean, Sir Francis Kennedy (1876–1955), he helped Norman Lockyer establish the Hill Observatory at Sidmouth (later NLO) by donating a twin Grubb telescope and dome (‘Obituary notice: Sir Francis McClean, A.F.C’., MNRAS, 116 (1956), 152).
Peek, Sir Cuthbert Edgar (1855-1901), established an observatory at Rousdon (see below) after return from a transit-of-Venus expedition in Australia. Observations of variable stars published in Memoirs RAS 55 and 56 (see ODNB).
Pope, John D. (1924-2001), telescope engineer, formerly at Royal Greenwich Observatory, Hersmonceux [Sussex]; later member of the NLO Society.
Robinson, John Herbert Hedley (1905-1991), prominent member of BAA who started the Torbay Astronomical Society and the Devon Astronomical Association (Obit., JBAA 102 (1992), 51).