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BIDEFORD IN BILLING'S DIRECTORY OF 1857

 

Bideford is a corporate and market town, 9 miles from Barnstaple, 48 from Exeter, and 211 from London; the parish contains 3196 acres of land, and a population in 1851 of 5775, being an increase in ten years of 564 inhabitants. It is a polling district for the Northern Division; the number of voters in 1957 was 171.

 

The town of Bideford is very pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Torridge, which divides it into two parts, the eastern and western divisions, and is crossed by a stone bridge of twenty-four arches, with sufficient span to allow vessels of considerable tonnage to pass: this bridge was built in the early part of the 14th century, and is said to have been erected by the Grenvilles, lords of the manor. A large wood rises from the side of the river to the summit of a high hill, and at the bottom is a small meadow, which is verdant all the year round. This, with a noble mansion close by, gardens, and fields in a high state of cultivation, forms a landscape admirably worthy the attention of the eye of taste.

 

Bideford Bridge - a lithograph dated 1850
Bideford Bridge viewed from East-the-Water

From a lithograph by E. Turle c. 1850

 

In Willis's Notita Parliamentarian, Bideford is called a borough, and appears to have sent members to parliament in the reign of Edward I. and II., but not since. A market on Monday and a fair for five days at the festival of St Margaret, were granted in 1271, to Richard de Grenville; it is probable that it has fallen away considerably, for in 1574 Sir R. Grenville procured a charter from Queen Elizabeth, by which the market and fair were confirmed, and two other fairs granted, and the town incorporated and made a free borough. It subsequently received further and extended charters in the reign of James I. Under the Municipal Corporation Act of 1835, it is governed by a Mayor, four Aldermen, twelve Councillors, with a Recorder etc. It has a court of Quarter Sessions, and Petty Sessions are held every Monday. The market is now held on Tuesday, and is well supplied with the necessaries of life: there are three great markets and three fairs annually, the former in March, May, and September, and the latter in February, July, and November.

 

In the reign of Charles I., the Bideford merchants imported large quantities of wool from Spain, and afterwards, besides their commerce with Holland, and France and the Mediterranean, had so large a share in the Newfoundland trade, that in the year 1699 they sent out more ships than any other port in England, except London and Topsham, the numbers being - London 71, Topsham 34, Bideford 28, Bristol 12, Plymouth 5, and Liverpool 3.The chief of the vessels belonging to the port are now employed in the coasting trade. The quay is upwards of 12000 feet in length, and at high water vessels of 500 tons burden can discharge their cargoes. Ship-building is carried on to a very considerable extent, and gives employment to many of the inhabitants. Silk-weaving was introduced here in 1650, and after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in 1685, many French Protestants settled in the town, and established the manufacture of silk and cotton, but the trade has long since died away.

 

During the Civil Wars two small forts were erected on the banks of the river, and a third at Appledore, which were garrisoned in the interest of Parliament, until they were taken for the King by Colonel Digby, after the battle of Torrington, September 2nd, 1643, who soon afterwards entered the town, which had been evacuated by the Parliamentary troops. On the eastern side of the river are the remains of one of these fortifications, called after the Parliamentary General, Chudleigh; it is surrounded by a stone wall, turreted at the top.

 

Bideford has been the birthplace of several individuals worthy of record, amongst the foremost of whom may be noticed Sir R.Grenville, who distinguished himself in 1591, in an action fought near the island of Flores, with a Spanish fleet , consisting of fifty-three sail and 10,000 men; nor did he surrender till he had spent all his ammunition, and then only on honourable terms. Dr. John Shebbeare, a noted political writer, was born here in 1709: his writings giving offence to the ruling powers, he was sentenced to stand in the pillory, but was attended by a servant who held an umbrella over his head; the sheriff was prosecuted for not enforcing the sentence. Those celebrated mathematicians, Abraham and Benjamin Down, the latter of whom published maps of Devon and Cornwall, were born here.

 

On October 29th, 1855, the extension line of the North Devon Railway was opened from Barnstaple to Bideford, which was the occasion of much rejoicing by the inhabitants. The New Town Hall, erected in 1850, is a handsome and ornamental building. It is used for Magisterial business, concerts, balls, etc., for which it is admirably adapted.

 

The Literary and Scientific Institution is held in the Town Hall. Mr Charles Wood, Secretary. There are Private Reading Rooms on the Quay: Mr. A. Harvie, Proprietor.

The Savings Bank is in the New Road. Mr. Richards, Manager.

The Dispensary is in Bouport Street, and is liberally supported by donations and subscriptions. Mr. J. C. Saunders, Dispenser.

The Inland Revenue Office is held at the New Inn: Mr. C. R. Solomon, Collector; Mr. S. Doble, Clerk; Mr Edwin Trent, Supervisor.

The Custom House is in Bridgeland Street: C. Gill, Esq., Collector; Mr. Alfred Gossett, Comptroller; Mr. John Curtis, Locker.

The Harbour Office is on the Quay: Mr. Yeo, Clerk.

The Police Station is under the Town Hall. Mr. Snell, Superintendent.

The County Court is held at the Town Hall. John Tyrrell, Esq., Judge; Thomas Rooker Esq., Registrar; Richard H. Buse, Esq., High Bailiff; Mr. T. Husband, Bailiff. 

 

The Church of St. Mary is a spacious structure, in the Early English style of architecture, supposed to have been erected about the 14th century. The interior contains a handsome stone screen, a Norman font, and some interesting monumental memorials. The living is a Rectory, valued in the King's Book  at £27 7s. 0d, in the patronage of L. W. Buck Esq., Rev. F. L. Bazley, Rector; Rev. J. Tagert, Curate; Mr. J. Wickham, Organist; Mr. W. S. Blight, Clerk. Divine Service is also performed in a Chapel in East-the-Water: and is supplied by the above Ministers.

 

The Baptists have a small Chapel in Honeston Lane, erected 1838; Rev. Mr. Willshire, Minister.

The Congregationalists are now erecting a new chapel on the site of the old one in Bridgeland Street; Rev. J. Whiting, Minister. The Wesleyan Meeting House is in Allhalland Street; Rev. Mr. Hardy, Minister. The Bible Christians have also a small place of worship in Silver Street; Rev. Mr. Blackmore, Minister.

 

Bideford Grammar School in 1849
Bideford Grammar School in 1849

 

The Grammar School, Bridgeland Street, is a very old foundation, and various sums of money and property have a different times been left for its support. Rev. A. K. Thompson, Headmaster; Mr. Bostock, Second Master.

 

The Bideford Commercial School is held in the same building as the above. This establishment is free, and 10 boys are on the foundation. Mr. Lepper - Master. The British Schools are in Honestone Lane. Number of children - boys,130; girls, 80. Mr. C. Wood, Master; Miss Rider, Mistress.

 

The Infant School, in connection with the National School, is at the top of Honestone Lane. Number of children, 130. Miss Emma Ogleby, Mistress.

 

The Union Workhouse is at the top of Meddon Street, and is a substantial erection, built in 1835-6. Thomas Pridham, Esq., Surgeon; Rev. R. H. Halford, Chaplain; Mr. H. A. Harvie, Clerk; Mr. James Stevenson, Governor; Mrs. Stevenson, Matron; Mr. W. Coles, Schoolmaster; Miss M. E. Martin, Mistress. Board days, alternate Tuesdays.

Alphabetical List of Clergy, Gentry, Etc.

Adams Henry B., Esq., Forest Hill
Arthur Rev. B. Baptist Minister, Strand
Ash Mrs., Margaret, Quay
Baller Mrs., Buttgarden Street
Barratt Samuel, Esq., High Street
Bartlett Mr.Richard, Strand
Bazley Rev. F. L., Rector, Rectory
Bowden Mr. Richard, Torrington Street
Bowen Mrs., Woodbine Cottage
Bowen Mr. Walter, High Street
Buck L. W., Esq., Magistrate, Morton House
Call Captain George J., Bridgeland Street
Callon Mr. William, Bridgeland Street
Carter Charles, Esq., Mill Street
Cawthron Mr. William, Bridgeland Street
Chanter Thomas B., Esq., Magistrate, Queen Street
Clyde Mrs Sarah, Bridgeland Street
Cole Mrs. Elizabeth, Meddon Street
Collis Jervois, Esq., Pill Head House
Colmer Mr. George, Meddon Street
Crowe Colonel, Farleigh
Dalgety Mrs. Mary, Hampton Terrace
Day Captain, High Street
Dennis Mr. John, Meddon Street
Denton Mrs., New Road
Denton Mrs. Ann, Bridge Street
Forester Mrs., Bridgeland Street
Foulkes Mrs.
Froude James A., Esq., Northdown House
Glynn Admiral, Torrington Street
Glynn Captain John, Chingswell Street
Grant Miss, Middleton Cottage
Halford Rev. H., Chaplain of Union, Bridgeland Street
Handford Captain Richard, Quay
Handford Captain Thomas, Quay
Haywood Miss Harriet, Quay
Heath Mrs., High Street
Howarth Miss, Rock Cottage
Huxham Mr. Thomas, New Road
Isaac Mr. Thomas, Mill Street
Jennings Rev. E., Wesleyan Minister, Buttgarden Street
Jenkins Mr. William, Mount Pleasant
Jewell Mrs. Margaretta, Quay
Jones A. N. Esq., Magistrate, Quay
Ley Mr. Henry O., Magistrate, Quay
Ley Mr. Thomas, Quay
Maine Captain John, High Street
Major Mr. D. W. Woodland Terrace
Manning Mr. Thomas, Bridge Street
Martin Miss, Quay
Maxwell Mr. John G., Bridgeland Street
Newcombe Mrs., Bow Cottage
Pekome Miss Ann, Mill Street
Pemley Mrs., Buttgarden Street
Pollock Miss Sarah, Bridgeland Street
Pridham Mrs., Bridgeland Street
Pridham Mrs. P., Bridgeland Street
Pridham T. L. Esq., Magistrate
Pyke Captain, R. N., Ford House
Reed Mrs. Ann, High Street
Reeves Mr. Stephen, Bridgeland Street
Reynolds Mrs., Mount Pleasant
Richards Mr. G., Actuary at Savings Bank, New Road
Roberts Mrs., New Road
Shopland The Misses, 2, Queen Street
Spencer Miss, Willett Street
Stap Mr. Randol, High Street
Tagert Rev. John, B. A., Curate
Tamlyn The Misses, Mill Street
Tardrew Mrs. Mary, Quay
Thomas Captain W. N., Bridgeland Street
Thompson J., Esq., Mayor, Buttgarden Street
Tranter Miss Eliza, Meddon Street
Tucker Miss Eliza, Mill Street
Vansten Mr. James, 4, Victoria Terrace
Vellascott Mrs. H., 1, Victoria Terrace
Walters Miss Ann, Buttgarden Street
Wheeler Mr. Richard, Quay
Whitaker Mrs. Elizabeth, Meddon Street
Whiting Rev. J., Congregational Minister, Strand
Windeatt Mrs., Cold Harbour Cottage
Yeo Mr. Thomas, High Street


Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.

Abbott William, beer retailer, High Street
Ackland William, surgeon, Chingswell Street
Ackland William H., surgeon; Bridgeland Street
Ackland William Henry, surgeon, Chingswell Street
Aishton Mary, New Inn family and commercial hotel and posting house,
Market Place
Algar S. J., grocer, tea and provision dealer, Buttgarden Street
Ashton Henry, cabinet maker and French polisher, Mill Street
Ashton J., beer retailer, Dove, Honestone Lane
Avery Levi, victualler, Mariner's Inn, Cooper Street
Babbage G., linen and wollen draper, High Street
Bailey William and Co.,wine and spirit merchants,agents for the Universal
Life Insurance Company, Market Place
Bale James, glass and china dealer, carpenter and joiner, 3 High Street
Baleh R., victualler, Terminus Inn, Old Town
Baleh S., victualler, White hart, Queen Street
Baker Henry, victualler, First In Last Out, Old Town
Baker Isaac, marble and stone mason, New Road
Baker Thomas, victualler, Swan, Mill Street
Barnecott Charles, baker, Mill Street
Barrow James, beer retailer, Quay
Bartholomew W, victualler, Dolphin, Market Place
Bartlett Bryant, painter and glazier, 13 High Street
Beard J., Royal Arms commercial hotel, Allhalland Street
Beard James, wine and spirit merchant, Allhalland Street
Beer James, tailor and draper, Mill Street
Beer John, tailor, Chingswell Street
Berry Jane, greengrocer and fruitier, Allhalland Street
Berry Joseph, basket maker and second-hand bookseller, Mill Street
Berry W., shopkeeper and basket maker, Quay
Bettey Sarah, milliner, Honestone Lane
Bideford Bank, R. E. Yelland, Esq., manager; draw on Commercial Bank
London; open from 10 to 3; High Street
Bishop John, printer, bookseller and stationer, Mill Street
Blight George, rope maker, Honestone Lane
Blight William S., bookseller, and stationer, music seller, Librarian
to the North Devon Institution, and Secretary to the
Christian Knowledge Society, High Street
Bradd William A., shopkeeper, Silver Street
Bragg John, victualler, Globe, Meddon Street
Braund Charles, painter and glazier, Meddon Street
Braund George, linen and woollen draper, haberdasher, and hosier,
Market Place
Braund Jessie, carpenter, Tower Street
Braund John, tailor, Meddon Street
Braund William, boot and shoe maker, Meddon Street
Bray Samuel, shopkeeper, Mill Street
Brayley George, solicitor, High Street
Brayley William, boot and shoe maker, Bullhill
Brend Joseph, hat maker, Market Place
Brooks William, farmer, Upcot
Brownscombe James, shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Brownscombe Phillip, victualler and maltster, Malt Scoop, Cooper Street
Boyle George, linen and woolen draper,haberdasher, and hosier, Market Place
Boys David, victualler, Torridge Inn
Bridgman George, baker and confectioner, High Street
Brown Christopher, furniture dealer, Bridge Street
Brown Joseph, fancy repository and ladies shoe warehouse, High Street
Burdick William, victualler, Angel, Market Place
Burnet Sarah, day school, High Street
Burnard Wm. H. E., solicitor, Clerk to the Trustees of the Bideford
Turnpike, North Devon Cottage
Burrow James S., Relieving Officer, Meddon Street
Buse R. H., solicitor, notary public, Mill Street
Cadd William, chemist, druggist, and grocer, Market Place
Cann Edward, shopkeeper, Meddon Street
Capern Edward, shopkeeper, and Post Office messenger, Mill Street
Carter John C., seedsman, Mill Street
Cawsey Lewis W., victualler, Pack Horse, Union Street
Chalk John, licensed to let horses, Old Town
Chanter T. B., merchant, Queen Street
Chappell J., beer retailer, Lamb, Honestone Lane
Ching Bryant, coal merchant and potter, Torrington Lane
Chope Henry, saddler, Honestone Lane
Chope Walter, marine store dealer, and shopkeeper, Market Place
Chubb Richard, farmer, Lodge
Clerke George, grocer, tea and provisions dealer, painter and glazier,
Mill Street
Clarke John L., tailor, Pottery Lane
Clements Abraham, grocer, tea and provisions dealer, Market Place
Clerk Betsy, shopkeeper, Market Place
Clewer Daniel, farmer, Newton
Clotworthy John, shopkeeper, Market Place
Cole John, farmer, Gammaton
Cole W., stationer, book and music seller, Allhalland Street
Cole W. W., printer, bacon and cheese factor, Allhalland Street
Colwill Phillip, farmer, Tennacott
Cook John, shopkeeper, Meddon Street
Colley John, beer retailer, Tradesman's Inn, Cooper Street
Colwell William, victualler, Swan, Torrington Street
Craig W., cooper and shopkeeper, Allhalland Street
Crocker, Samuel, potter, Pottery Lane
Crocker Samuel, potter, Strand
Dannell Bartholomew, baker, Mill Street
Dannell Edwin, hat maker, Allhalland Street
Daniel James, farmer, Adjuvin
Daniel J., victualler, London Inn, Barnstaple Street
Danniel James, coal merchant, Barnstaple Street
Dark John, hat maker, Meddon Street
Dark W., boot and shoe maker, Barnstaple Street
Davey W., boot and shoe maker, Barnstaple Street
Davies Wm. G., tailor, draper, agent to the Protector Loan and Annuity
Society, Mill Street
Davis John, chimney sweeper, New Road
Dennis Harriet, furrier, High Street
Dingle Edward, grocer, tea and provision dealer, chemist and druggist,
Bridge Street
Doherty George, Inland Revenue Officer, Barnstaple Street
Doidge Wm. H. grocer, tea dealer, wine and spirit merchant, High Street
Down Edward, tallow chandler and marine store dealer, High Street
Down E. H., tallow chandler, Mill Street
Down R., clock maker and gun maker, High Street
Drew John, shopkeeper, Meddon Street
Dullam Mary, dress maker, High Street
Edwards Adams, chemist, druggist, tea dealer, tobacconist, agent to the
Caledonian Insurance Company, Mill Street
Elliott Richard, victualler, Ship, Cooper Street
Ellis Charles, coal merchant and maltster, Quay
Ellis James, dyer and stay warehouse, agent for the English Provident Life
and Tontine Annuity Offices, Church Gate
Ellis James, dyer, High Street
Ellis Marine, stay maker, High Street
Ellis Thos, corn factor and Maltster, 1, Queen Street
Ellis William, Peacock, Market Place
Elson Edwin, tailor, Mill Street
Embury William, Shopkeeper, Barnstaple Street
Facey Margaret, day school, Cooper Street
Fishley Bartholomew, victualler, Old Ring of Bells, Honestone Lane
Flood T., marine store dealer, Honestone Lane
Fowler Hugh, marine store dealer and shop keeper, Old Town
Ford the Misses, milliners, Marine Gardens
Freeman E., victualler, Steam Packet, Quay
Friendship Ann, confectioner and pastry cook, High Street
Friendship James, beer retailer, Union, Mill Street
Friendship James, Licensed to let horses, Barley Mow, Mill Street
Fry William Henry, chemist, druggist, and agent to the Minerva Insurance
Company, High Street
Fulford W., boot and shoe maker, High Street
Gabbage Gilbert, linen and woolen draper, haberdasher, hosier, and agent
to the Royal Exchange Insurance Company, 2 High Street
Galliver Samuel, ship smith, Barnstaple Street
Geen Thomas, tailor, Honestone Lane
Gibbins James, victualler, Old Portobello, Honestone Lane
Gibbens William, marine store dealer, Torrington Lane
Giddy George, victualler, Cornish Arms, Bullhill
Giddy Richard, maltster, corn, hop, and seed merchant, Bridgeland Street
Gill Clifford, Collector of Customs, Quay
Glover John, shopkeeper, Barnstaple Street
Goull Ann, milliner, Bridge Street
Goull William, linen draper and cabinet maker, Bridge Street
Grant John, victualler, Plough, Honestone Lane
Grant, J. H., victualler, Farmers' Exchange, Market Place
Grant Robert, tailor and draper, High Street
Green G., glass and china dealer, 5 High Street
Gregory T., veterinary surgeon, Meddon Street
Griffiths Thomas, chemist, druggist, bookseller and stationer, High Street
Grigg John, shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Haddon Alfred, shopkeeper, Mill Street
Hamlyn John, insurance agent, High Street
Hammett William, sail maker, Torrington Street
Harding Mary E., shopkeeper, Barnstaple Street
Harkness Amelia Ann, grocer, tea and provision dealer, Allhalland Street
Harris James, victualler, King of Prussia, New Street
Harvey Elizabeth, beer retailer, Bridge Inn, Bridge Street
Harvey George, shopkeeper, Torrington Street
Harvey Harry Arthur, solicitor, Vestry Clerk, Clerk to the Union and
Magistrates, proctor, and agent to the Norwich Union Insurance
Company, Church Gate
Harwood Thomas, shopkeeper, Mill Street
Hatherley The Misses, school, Bridgeland Street
Hatherley William F. W., solicitor, agent to the London, Fire, Life, and
Marine, National Live Stock, Law, Property, and Trust, and
Colonial Life Offices, Bridgeland Street
Hawkesley George, furniture dealer, Meddon Street
Hawkesley Jonathan, shopkeeper, Meddon Street
Hay william, baker, Barnstaple Street
Haycroft William, boot and shoe maker, Honestone Lane
Headon Samuel, painter and glazier, Bridge Street and Grenville Street
Heard Peter, grocer, tea and provision dealer, and maltster, Market Place
Heard Richard, timber merchant New Road
Heard & Son, auctioneers, Colonial Building
Heard Thomas, coal dealer, shopkeeper, and block maker, Cooper Street
Henwood Richard S., shopkeeper, Torrington Street
Hern James, blacksmith, Pottery Lane
Hewett John W., solicitor, Warmington House
Hoare John, boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
Hobbs John, shopkeeper, Meddon Street
Hogg Thomas, chemist and druggist; agent to the Phoenix Fire,
and London Mutual Life Insurance Companies, Bridge Street
Hole Charles, solicitor, Bridgeland Street
Holman Rd., licensed to let horses, Honestone Lane
Holman Richard, butcher, Allhalland Street
Holman Robert, clerk, Chingswell Street
Holman Thomas, butcher, Allhalland Street
Honey Eliza, printer, stationer, bookseller, and agent to the Crown Life
Insurance Company, Grenville Street
Hookaway James, boot and shoe maker; agent to the National Guardian Life,
and Essex Economic fire Offices, Mill Street
Hookaway, William, shopkeeper, Old Town
Hooper Richard E., boot and shoe maker, New Road
Hooper William, furniture dealer, house agent, pawnbroker and auctioneer;
agent to the General Fire and Life Office, Quay
Hopson Edward, picture restorer, Strand
Hornabrook Peter, hat maker, Grenville Street
How & son, wine and spirit merchants, Honestone Lane
How William, general merchant, New Road
Hunt Thomas, farmer, Warmington
Husband Thomas, auctioneer, Old Town
Huxtable Edwin, clothier and outfitter, 4, HighStreet
Huxtable John, shopkeeper, Barnstaple Street
Huxtable Mary, milliner, 4, High Street
Huxtable Mary, milliner and straw bonnet maker, Grenville Street
Hutchings Peter H., cooper, tea dealer, grocer, and coal merchant, New Road
Jacobs Sarah, fancy repository, 7, High Street
Isaac John, shpkeeper, Bridge Street
Jeffery Jane, baker, New Road
Jeffery Maria, milliner, Mill Street
Jenkins Henry, beer retailer, Appledore Inn, Chingswell Street
Jenkins John, baker, Honestone Lane
Jenkins Thomas, boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
Jenkins William, blacksmith, High Street
Jerman William, shopkeeper, Barnstaple
Jewell John, victualler and shopkeeper, Castle, Allhalland Street
Joce James, chemist and druggist, Grenville Street
Johns John, beer retailer, Red Lion, Honestone Lane
Johns Williqam, victualler, New Ring of Bells, Honestone Lane
Jones A. Newell, surgeon, Quay
Jones Emma, stay maker, Mill Street
Jones John, coal merchant, New Road
Johnson Mrs Ann, ship builder, Barnstaple Street
Johnson John, ship builder, Barnstaple Street
Kievell J., victualler, Sailor's Inn, Torrington Lane
Kievell Thomas, shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Lake William, victualler, Railway Inn, Barnstaple Street
Lamerton John, wheelwright and carpenter, Honestone Lane
Lamerton Thomas, carpenter, Bridge Street
Lee Frederick, cabinet maker, Buttgarden Street
Lee Jas, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Victoria Terrace
Lee John, farmer, Saltern
Lee John and Son, cabinet makers, upholsterers, carvers, gilders, painters,
house agents and auctioneers; agents to the Palladium and
Imperial Insurance Companies
Lee William, mason, Chingswell Street
Lee William Yeo, hairdresser and toy dealer, reading room, High Street
Lee William, clock and watch maker, High Street
Lethbridge Ann, shopkeeper, Allhalland Street
Lendon Thos. P., boot and shoe maker, and clothier, Bridge Street
Lendon William S., ironmonger, tinman, and brazier, Mill Street
Lerwill John, Boot and shoe maker, Cooper Street
Ley Arthur, Solicitor, Bridge Street
Ley Mrs, boarding and day school, Quay
Ley Thomas, merchant, Quay
Lock George, cabinet maker and upholsterer, Chingswell Street
Lock Richard and John, cabinet makers and upholsterers, Allhalland Street
Long George, tanner, Westcombe
Lord John, Mason, Clinton Cottage
Mackenzie Joseph, professor of music, Quay
McNamara J., shopkeeper and teacher of navigation,Mill Street
Major William H., boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
Martin Thomas, dairyman and farmer, licensed to let horses, Mill Street
Maunder John, Victualler, Newfoundland Inn, Quay
May William, baker, Barnstaple Street
Maynard James, boot and shoe maker, Allhalland Street
Middleton Robert, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Mills William J., clock and watch maker, 12, High Street
Mock John, blacksmith, Allhalland Street
Monkley The Misses, milliners and dress makers, Buttgarden Street
Monkley Thomas, builder, Buttgarden Street
Mountjoy John, tailor, Meddon Street
Moyse John, shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Murphy Thomas, carver and guilder, Mill Street
Narraway John, currier, Honestone Lane
National Provincial Bank; H. O. Ley Esq., Manager; draw on the London and
Westminster Bank; open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Quay
Norman Thomas, corn merchant, Torrington Lane
Norman Thomas, seed merchant, Meddon Street
Oatway George, haidresser, fancy depository, High Street
Oatway George jun., agent to the Britain Life Office, High Street
Oatway William, tailor and draper, High Street
Oatway William H., boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
Organ William, clock and watch maker, Mill Street
Paddon J., boot and shoe maker, Torrington Lane
Pain Richard, miller and corn factor, Westcombe
Palmer Richard, brightsmith, High Street
Parkin Geoge E., boat builder, Torrington Street
Parramore Thomas, family and commercial hotel and posting house, New Road
Parsons Francis, veterinary surgeon, Buttgarden Street
Parsons Henry, baker and blacksmith, Bullhill
Pedler Christopher,linen and woolen draper,haberdasher and hosier,
Grenville Street
Penrose James, butcher, Mill Street
Phillips Elizabeth, shopkeeper, Old Town
Phillips Susan, shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Pickard John, accountant and schoolmaster, Market Place
Pickard John, shopkeeper, Market Place
Plucknett John, victualler, Torrington Street
Pollard Anna Maria, shopkeeper, Torrington Street
Pound William, painter and glazier, Mill Street
Powe John H., shopkeeper, Honestone Lane
Powe Richard, coffee-house keeper, Buttgarden Street
Powe Robert, boot and shoe maker, Grenville Street
Prance, James, victualler, Three Tuns, Quay
Pridham Thomas, saddler and harness maker, GrenvilleStreet
Prince Thomas, shopkepper, New Road
Prior Robert, painter and glazier, Mill Street
Prouse Charlotte, milliner, Mill Street
Prouse Hugh, boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
Prust E. and C., glass and china dealers, Mill Street
Prust Michael, maltster, brewer, and corn dealer, Mill Street
Prust Thomas, butcher, Allhalland Street
Purchase Francis, shopkeeper, Pottery Lane
Pyke Benjamin, inspector of vessels, Bridgeland Street
Radford William, victualler and maltster, Honestone Lane
Redclift James, carpenter and joiner, Meddon Street
Redclift Mary J., milliner, Meddon Street
Rendle Jonathan, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Richards Dorothea, saddler and harness maker, Market Place
Rigsby Thomas, shopkeeper, Bridge Street
Risdon Joseph, surveyor and land agent, Bridgeland Street
Risdon Mary, milliner, Bridgeland Street
Rooke Fanny, straw bonnet maker, Bridge Street
Rooker James, solicitor, Clerk of the Peace, and to County Court, and agent
to the Royal Exchange Life Office, Bridge Street
Sanguin Thomas, Currier, Buttgarden Street
Saunders John, carpenter, Barnstaple Street
Saunders John C., chemist and druggist, Quay
Saunders Thomas, carpenter, High Street
Saunders William P., ironmonger, tinman, and brazier, High Street
Seldon Henry, ironmonger, Bridge Street
Shepherd William, coal merchant, Gunstone Lane
Short Samuel, shopkeeper, Mill Street
Short Samuel, clock and watch maker, agent to the United
Kingdom Provident Society, 73, High Street
Skews William, agent, Barnstaple Street
Sluman G., victualler, Ship on Launch, Barnstaple Street
Snell John, commercial traveller, Meddon Street
Smale Charles, solicitor, High Street
Smith Thomas M., surgeon, Bridgeland Street
Squires Elizabeth, dress maker, Chingswell Street
Squire John, grocer, tea and provision dealer, High Street
Stafford Robert, victualler, King's Arms, Quay
Stanbury Thomas, coal merchant, Barnstaple Street
Stone Sophia, milliner and straw bonnet maker, Bridge Street
Sweet Emily, milliner, Allhalland Street
Sweet Emily, milliner and straw bonnet maker, Grenville Street
Sweet John, painter and glazier, Allhalland Street
Tardrew and Son, ironmongers, iron and steel merchants, and agents to the
County Fire and Life Office, 9, High Street
Tardrew William, ironmonger, tinman, and brazier, 17, High Street
Taylor Elizabeth, farmer, Cadd's Down
Taylor Robert, builder, Quay
Thompson John, surgeon, Buttgarden Street
Thorne Jane, fancy repository, 14, High Street
Thorne Richard, shopkeeper, Torrington Lane
Thorn Richard, gardener and seedsman, Meddon Street
Tremear John, carpenter, High Street
Trewin & Co., grocers, tea and provision dealers, Market Place
Trick Charles, victualler and maltster, Joiner's Arms, Market Place
Trick Margaret, boarding and day school, Mill Street
Tuckett J., manure and salt merchant, Barnstaple Street
Turner Charles, surgeon, Mill Street
Turner George, solicitor, Buttgarden Street
Turner William, lime merchant, Torrington Street
Turner Richard, farmer, Grange
Vellacott William, woollen and linen draper, haberdasher, and hosier, Stamp
Office, High Street
Vincent William, tailor and draper, Bridgeland Street
Vinson Thomas and Son, linen and woollen drapers, hosiers and haberdashers,
8, High Street
Waters Thomas, ship builder, Barnstaple Street
Watts Henry, beer retailer, Three Crowns, Barnstaple Street
Westcott William, marine store dealer, Meddon Street
Whitaker George, boot and shoe maker, Mill Street
White E. M., builder and gas manager, Strand
White John P., tailor and woollen draper, Mill Street
White Joseph, saddler and harness maker, Mill Street
Wickham & Co, wine, spirit, and tea dealers; agents for Burton ale,
High Street
Wickham Thomas, wine merchant, Quay
Willcock Stephen, wine and brandy merchant, High Street
Williams John, clock maker, bell hanger, and gunsmith, Mill Street
Williams John, ironmonger, ironmonger, tinman, and brazier, agent to the
Sovereign Life Office, High Street
Williams William, H., ship broker, Bridgeland Street
Wills George H., linen and woollen draper, haberdasher, hosier and milliner;
agent to the Unity, Fire, and LIfe Office, High Street
Wilson John, ship broker, printer, bookseller, and stationer, Bridge Street
Wrey Richard, victualler, London Inn, Quay
Wyatt James, linen and woollen draper, haberdasher, and hosier, High Street
Yelland R. E., Esq manager at bank, agent to the Albion Life

and Sun Fire Office, High Street
Yeo William, carpenter, Silver Street
Young Joseph, shopkeeper, Mill Street

 

 
 
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