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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Exeter I-L

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 7
The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary. Exeter. Surnames: I-L
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Institution. Fl. 1835. Library &c. Cathedral Yard 1835d. See Devon and Exeter Institution.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Isaac & Rodd. Fl. 1836. Booksellers. King Street 1836d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Isaac, William. Fl. 1830-1835. Stationer. St. George 1830-35; George's Square 1833d-1835d. Married: Sarah. Children: Caroline Louisa bap. 24/11/1830, Mary Ann bap. 18/12/1833, William John bap. 29/7/1835 all at St. George.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Isaac, William. Fl. 1837. Bookseller. 7, Paris Street 1837d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jackson, Orlando. Fl. 1803-1820. Printer. St. Sidwell 1803-20. Aged 17/30 1803. Born: Kenn 1784,Son of Richard and Elizabeth, bap. 3/6. Married: Jane Flood 13/4/1805 St. George. Son Richard bap. 22/1/1815 St. Sidwell, another son bap. 4/6/1820 St. Sidwell. In artillery 1803. Sources: Exeter militia list 1803; IGI.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jacobs, Esther. Fl. 1837-1849. Bookseller &c. Harts Row 1837d-1840d. Born: Lyme, Dorset 1790/1. Married: widow 1851. Children: Emanuel, born Exeter 1821/2 successor by 1849. Sources: Census 1851 1869/299.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jacobs, John. Fl. 1835-1836. Bookseller. Harts Row 1835d-1836d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jago, Charles James. Fl. 1851. Printer. Cowick Street 1851. Born: Truro, Cornwall 1836/7, son of James, brushmaker. Sources: Census 1851 1867/156.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jane, James. Fl. 1828-1831. Printer. St. Paul 1828-30; Paul Street 1831d. Married: Mary. Children: Anna Maria bap. 27/7/1828, Sarah Isaac bap. 30/5/1830 both at St. Paul.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jarman, John. Fl. 1851. Compositor. 86, South Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1834/5, son of John, revenue clerk. Sources: Census 1851 1869/297.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jeanes, Edwin. Fl. 1837-1841. Bookseller. Opposite Guildhall 1837; 56, High Street 1838d-1839d; 57, High Street 1840d-1841d; 270, High Street 1841-1842d; St. David's Hill [1841?]. Taken over business he had long conducted for William Strong EFP 12/10/1837 2d. List of books for sale EFP 24/5/1838 1ef. Adverts EFP 6/9/1838 2e, 23/1/1840 2d, 28/5/1840 2c. Bankrupt EFP 15/4/1841 3f. Stock for sale (notes that business started by Gilbert Dyer, succeeded by his son, then William Strong) EFP 15/7/1841 3e. Moved premises to Charles Coles opposite Grammar School EFP 2/12/1841 1a. Advert EFP 19/1/1843 2d. Book label (wrongly dated to ca.1820 by Attwood). Copy of Divinity, or Discourses on the being of God by William Davy (Exeter : W. C. Featherstone, 1825) known with bookseller's ticket inscribed: E. Jeanes, opposite Guildhall, Exeter.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jenkins, William. Fl. 1850. Engraver. 129, Sidwell Street 1850d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jeraneau(?), William. Fl. 1851. Printer. 6, Smythen Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1828/9, son of Anna, nurse. Unmarried 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1869/302.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jerman, W. Fl. 1851. Stationer. 90, North Street 1851d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jessop, James. Fl. 1848-1855. Bookseller, stationer. 1848d-1851d, printer and lacemaker 1853d-1855d+. Sidwell Street 1848d-1855d+; no. 31 1849d-1851d, 1856d; 31, High Street 1855h; 69 South Street 1862d. Died: EFP 7/5/1862 5c [J.P.Jessep].

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jervis, George. Fl. 1851. Printer. 13, Sandford Street 1851. Born: Guernsey 1837/8, son of Eliza, widow. Sources: Census 1851 1868/83.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jervis, James. Fl. 1851. Compositor's apprentice. 11, Catherine Street 1851. Born: Cheriton Bishop 1834/5, son of Mary Ann, charwoman, widow. Sources: Census 1851 1868/310.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. John de Shireborne. Fl. See Shireborne.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Johns, Samuel. Fl. 1851. Postboy. 2, Adelaide Court, St. Sidwell 1851. Born: Bratton Clovelly 1794/5. Married: Anne, born Georgham 1803/4. Children: born St. Sidwell 1830/1, 1840/1,1845/6, Cullompton 1832-33. Sources: Census 1851 1868/135.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Johns, William. Fl. 1851. Bookbinder's apprentice. Holloway Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1832/3, son of Martha, widow, sempstress. Sources: Census 1851 1868/527.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jones, Frederick. Fl. 1851-1853. Lithographic artist. Magdalen Street 1851. Born: Bristol 1826/7. Unmarried, visiting Jane Tole, librarian 1851. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks) 1853: 620. Sources: Census 1851 1868/453.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jones, John. Fl. 1828. Working jeweller and engraver. Goldsmith Street 1828d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Joslin, William J. Fl. 1851. Apprentice compositor. 6, Portland Place 1851. Born: Chulmleigh 1831/2, son of Mary Anne, widow, plainworker. Sources: Census 1851 1868/191.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jukes, F. Fl. 1791. Print publisher. Imprints: Single prints (Somers Cocks) 1791: 794, 795.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Jury, John. Fl. 1848. Photographic artist. New North Road 1848d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Keate. Fl. 1810/40? Postboy. Born: c1770. Married: Ann, born Barnstaple 1771/2. Children: born Barnstaple 1810/1. Died: by 1851 when widow living in Elstons Court, St. Sidwell. Sources: Census 1851 1868/180.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Keen, James. Fl. 1832. Printer. St. Pancras 1832. Married: Elizabeth Osborne 17/12/1832 St. Pancras.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Keenan, Francis. Fl. 1800. Print publisher. Imprints: 1800: Keenan (Somers Cocks S25).

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Kendall, J. Fl. 1822. Engraver. To publish print of Cathedral EFP 9/5/1822 4d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Kent, Edward. Fl. 1835. Reporter. 5, Nelson Place 1835d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. King, John. Fl. 1784. Engraver. Continuing business of Woodman EFP 26/2/1784 3b.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. King, Peter. Fl. 18. Compositor. 2, Poltimore Square 1851. Born: Brixham 1823/4. Married; Ellen, laundress, born Crediton 1825/6. Children: born Exeter 1847-49. Sources: 1868/264.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Knight, John. Fl. 1848-1849. Bill poster. Smythen Street 1848-49. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lake, James. Fl. 1803. Bookbinder. St. Edmund 1803. Born: Exeter, bap. 12/11/1781 St. Edmund, son of Thomas and Mary or 14/9/1785 St. Thomas, son of William and Mary [?], aged 17/30 1803. Unmarried 1803. Willing to serve in militia 1803. Sources: Exeter militia list 1803; IGI.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lakin, Francis H. Fl. 1851. Music seller. 5, Hlls Court, St. David 1851. Born: Manchester 1821/2. Married: Maria P, born Bolton, Lancs 1819/20. Children: born Bradford, Yorks 1845/6. Sources: Census 1851 1869/5.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lamacraft, James Henry. Fl. 1827. Printer. Married: Mary. Children: Mary Eliza bap. 6/11/1827 Cathedral.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lambert, Newton. Fl. 1851. Lithographer. Okehampton Street 1851. Born: Basingstoke, Hants 1834/5, son of William, bookseller. Sources: Census 1851 1867/165.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lambert, William. Fl. 1848-1851. Bookseller. Salem Place 1848d-1851d; no. 6 1848d; Okehampton Street 1851. Born: Sherborne, Dorset 1810/1. Married: Mary, born Sherborne 1810/1. Children: Newton, lithographer, born Basingstoke 1834/5. Sources: Census 1851 1867/165.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lamerton, John. Fl. 1851. Compositor. 9, King Street Terrace 1851. Born: St. Sidwell, Exeter 1810/1. Married: Mary, born Launceston, Cornwall 1809/10. Children: St. Sidwell 1841-43. Sources: Census 1851 1868/128.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lamson, T. Fl. 1762. Printer, bookseller. 1762. In Exeter, America, not Devon.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Landray, William. Fl. 1822-1823. Stationer. 103, Fore Street 1823d. Married: EFP 28/11/1822 4b. To open business, partnership with Warren dissolved EFP 13/6/1822 4d. Advert EFP 1/8/1822 4d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Langdon, James. Fl. 1842. Bookseller. Died: 12/9/1842 aged 66 EFP 22/9/1842 2e.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Larcher, Glanche. Fl. 1544-1554. Bookbinder. Allhallows Goldsmith Street 1544. Apprentice/servant to John Gropall of Exeter 1554. Brother Stationers' Co. 1566. Received a piece of new cloth to make him a new cloak and 20s. in money in his master's will. Sources: Exeter freemen; Chope (1918); Plomer (1917).

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Larkworthy, J.L. Fl. 1844-1847. Bookseller &c. Bedford Street 1844-47. Previously listed as comb and toy shop. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Laskey, Mrs. Fl. 1834. Stationer. Advert EFP 6/11/1834 2e.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Laskey, E.F. Fl. 1835-1842. Bookseller &c. Bedford Street 1835d-1842d. Advert EFP 2/4/1835 3e. Sources: Directories ; Exeter Flying Post.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Laskey, Robert. Fl. 1833-1845. Law stationer. Bartholomew Yard 1833-34; Bedford Street 1836-45. Removal of premises EFP 6/11/1834 2e. Sources: Directories ; Exeter Flying Post.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Latimer & Glanville. Fl. 1874-1901. Printers. 143, Fore Street, 1874-1901. Hugh Latimer and S. H. B. Glanville. Printers of Western Times. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Latimer, Hugh. Fl. 18. Newspaper editor. Born: 1843, younger son of Thomas Latimer. Died: 1920. Took over management of the Western Times from his father Jan. 1873.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Latimer, Thomas. Fl. 1827-1873. Reporter 1835d, journalist, shorthand writer 1835, printer 1835-1855d+, newspaper proprietor and printer. 2, Summerland Cottages, Topsham Road 1835d; 162, Fore Street 1836d-1839d; 143, Fore Street Hill 1840d-1856. Born: Bristol 9 Aug. 1803, son of Jacob, merchant's clerk. Married: Frances Ann Perry (1807/8–1892) of London. Children: Twelve born Exeter 1830-49, daughter Jessey Gordon born 1/11/1835 bap. 28/11 St. Olave. Younger son and four daughters survived him. Died: 5 Jan. 1888. Apprenticed to a printer, largely self-taught. Worked briefly for the Morning Post as a writer of jokes, then for the radical Albion. Moved to Exeter. Not freeman of Exeter. Members of Devon County Reform Club paid his salary on Devon County Chronicle for one year. First shorthand reporter in Devon; on one occasion at Exeter assizes with Charles Dickens. Worked on Plymouth Journal; in 1830 edited periodical Philo-Danmonian. In 1830 Latimer joined the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette and became editor. His leaders on parliamentary reform led to his dismissal and he joined Exeter's leading radical newspaper the Western Times as editor from 27 June 1835. He sympathised with the plight of Exeter's poor, attacked the leadership of the city, and counducted a campaign against Henry Phillpotts (1788–1869), an uncompromising high-churchman who had become bishop of Exeter in 1831. He opposed his attempts to control elementary education, his intolerance of dissenters and catholics, his feathering of the family nest and his patonage of livings. When the Tories were in power he espoused the cause of opposition to the Corn Laws and in favour of free trade. In 1844 he supported railways but later urged caution over speculation. He felt the telegraph was too expensive and Dickens assisted by sending advance copies of London papers. In 1845 he acquired a new steam press to print eight pages per issue,and soon began to use wood engravings. In 1846 a dispute between the duke of Somerset and Phillpotts over the appointment of James Shore, an evangelical clergyman came to a trial before the court of arches with Shore having to pay the costs, which led to his imprisonment for debt. Latimer printed a speech by the duke's son, Lord Seymour, attacking the bishop, with a fieryeditorial, provoking Phillpotts to bring a charge of criminal libel against ‘Thomas Latimer, labourer’. In March 1848, when Latimer was successfully defended by Alexander Cockburn (1802–1880), later lord chief justice. Employed 10 men, 9 apprentices 1851. Presentation to him EFP 8/1/1858 5d. Latimer remained a committed radical and became an overseer of the poor and an improvement commissioner in 1849 and a magistrate in 1851. Western Times became a daily in 1866. Deafness led him to pass editorial duties to his son-in-law in the late 1860s. His younger son Hugh (1843–1920) took over management of the Western Times in Jan. 1873. Premises occupied by Wheatons booksellers during 20th century. Blue plaque affixed to premises by Exeter Civic Society to commemorate Latimer and Dickens in 2013.Sources: Hoskins Two thousand years in Exeter p.114; Richard S. Lambert, The Cobbett of the West, 1939 ; R. K. Webb, ‘Latimer, Thomas (1803–1888)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 16 Aug 2013] ; Census 1851 ; Western Times, 6 Jan 1888, 11 Jan 1888 ; Lithograph (after photograph by O. Angel), in Echoes of the Exe, 9 Oct 1885 ; G. G. Palmer, lithograph "Exeter election 1868. Shakespeare illustrated no. 5 ; directories

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Latimer, Thomas Tracey. Fl. 1851. Newspaper reporter. 143, Fore Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1830, eldest son of Thomas, newspaper proprietor. Died: 1881. Emigrated to New Zealand, bought newspaper by father, failed, returned to Exeter and later went to London. Sources: Lambert, R.S. The Cobbett of the West, 1939; Census 1851 1869/287.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lawrence, W. Fl. 1856. Stationer. 160, Sidwell Street 1856d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Leary, Samuel. Fl. 1834. Printer. St. Pancras 1834. Married: Grace. Children: Samuel Lock bap. 9/2/1834 St. Pancras.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Le Beau, Timothy. Fl. 1787. Publisher. To republish Barbarian cruelties EFP 4/1/1787 3b.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lee, Edward. Fl. 1756-1772. Bookseller. Close 1756; College 1772. Married: Christine Patey of Exeter, spinster, licence 17/5/1736. Married: Ann Langdon of Woodbury, spinster, licence 9/2/1756. Selling prints of Exeter Cathedral EFP 7/2/1772 3a. Imprints: 1741: Knapp, William.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lee, James. Fl. 1851. Lithographer. Pancras Street 1851. Born: 1824/5 Budleigh Salterton. Married: Elizabeth, born Zeal Monachorum 1818/9. Children: born Exeter 1847-49. Sources: Census 1851 1869/244.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lee, Samuel. Fl. 1851. Bookbinder's apprentice. Cornish's Court, North Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1832/3, son of Thomas, picture frame maker. Sources: Census 1851 1869/185.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lethaby, Richard. Fl. 1838. Printer. North Devon Publishing House, Paul Street 1838. Born: Chulmleigh 1812, son of William. Children: William born 1837 and four others. Died: 1888. Active in Wesleyan Society at Mint Chapel 1837-39. To London as foreman for William Clowes 1839. Returned as printer to Sidmouth 1861, editor of Sidmouth Journal. Member of Devonshire Association. Sources: Trans. Devonshire Assoc., vol. 21.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lewis and Eveleigh. Fl. 1848-1853. Engravers, lithographers, printers. Magdalen Street 1848d-1853d; no. 18½ 1848d; no. 19½ 1850d-1851d. Previously Jane Lewis. Moving premises EFP 20/3/1851 5b.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lewis, George H. Fl. 1825-1844. Engraver, also lithographer 1843d-1844d. Goldsmith Street 1825d; 5, Maddocks Row 1827d; 19½, Magdalene Street 1828d-1844d; also 9, High Street 1833d-1840d. Died: EFP 25/4/1844 3d. Taken over business of Mr. Roper EFP 5/10/1837 2f. Engraved frontispiece map of Devon for Trewman's Pocket Journals. Succeeded by Jane Lewis.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lewis, Jane. Fl. 1845-1849. Engraver and lithographer. 19½, Magdalene Street 1845d-1849d. Succeeded George H. Lewis. Continued as Lewis & Eveleigh.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Ley, Edward. Fl. 1848-1855. Bill poster, newsman. Upper Paul Street 1848d-1855d+; Mint 1881d-1885d. Born: Exeter 1807/8. Married: Elizabeth, born Brampford Speke 1807/8. Sources: Census 1851 1869/209.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Liscombe, James. Fl. 1723-1725. Bookseller. St. Martin's Lane 1725. Apprenticed to Edward Score. Freeman of Exeter 1/7/1723. Advertised "catalogue of valuable books in divinity, history, antiquity and physick &c. which will be sold by auction at the dwelling-house of James Liscombe ... on Monday May the 3d, 1725" Brice's WJ 30/4/1725. Bondsman for marriage of Joseph Shoulders and Anne Condy 24/5/1725. Imprints: 1725: Liscombe, James. Sources: Exeter freemen; Dredge p.98; Worth p.506.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Liquorish, J.H. Fl. 1847. Bookseller. Advert, also commencing business as travel agent EFP 27/5/1847 2f,3b.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Little, W P. Fl. 1906. Printer. 30, South Street, 1906. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lobb, John. Fl. 1851. Postboy. Gidley's Buildings, Old Castle Street 1851. Born: Honiton 1806/7. Married: Elizabeth, born Tavistock 1816/7. Children: born Exeter 1832-39. Sources: Census 1851 1869/151.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lock, William. Fl. 1889-1893. Bookseller. Higher Market, 1889-1893. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Longbrook Newsagency. Fl. 1967. Bookseller. 29-31, Longbrook Street, 1967. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Loram, James. Fl. 1849. Engraver. Invented new process EFP 18/1/1849 5e. Transfers engravings to panels of wood EFP 22/2/1849 8a.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Loveridge, Arthur. Fl. 1607. Bookbinder. Apprenticed to John Rolf. Freeman of Exeter 1606/7. Sources: Exeter freemen.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luckey, William U. Fl. 184-01842Printer. Mary Arches Street 1840-42. Advert EFP 19/3/1840 2a. Sources: Directories ; Exeter Flying Post.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luckham, J W G. Fl. 1955. Circulating library. 96, Fore Street, Heavitree, 1955. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luckombe, Philip. Fl. 1776. Printer. Son of John Luckombe, tailor. Freeman of Exeter by succession 2/11/1776. Voted for John B.Cholwich 1776. Sources: Exeter freemen; Exeter poll book 1776.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luff, Augustus Frederick. Fl. 1865. Bookseller. Died: EFP 22/3/1865 5d.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luget, Mrs. Fl. 1897. Bookseller. 37, Magdalen Street, 1897. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Luny, William. Fl. 1851. Postboy. Cheeke Street 1851. Born: Hatherleigh 1790/1. Married: Margaret, born Crediton 1798/9. Children: born Crediton 1823-30, St. Sidwell, Exeter 1837-42. Sources: Census 1851 1868/123.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lyle, John. Fl. 1965-1967. Bookseller. 1, Deanery Place, 1965-1967. Sources: Directories.

E_EN_DEV_Exeter. Lyon, William & Co. Fl. 1892-1894. Bookseller. 223, High Street, 1892-1894. Sources: Directories.

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