This page is one of a series of county listings which are being developed to bring together biographical information relating to localities throughout the British Isles which is currently scattered in other sections of the Exeter Working papers. They are not intended as exhaustive listings. The main sources covered are bankruptcy notices 1731-1806, apprenticeships 1710-1777 and insurance policies 1775-1787. Other information is being added and entries amalgamated as information is available.
Simmonds, Samuel, bookseller, bookbinder, Blandford, DOR, 1764-1786. Apprentice bookbinder Dyett, Samuel, £4/00/00. IR/1/55, fo. 124. Sun policy 494175, £200, 1784. Publ. catas. Imprint: 1786: Browne, John, Poetical translations. Source: Nichols ii 687.
Sollers, William, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, Blandford, DOR, 1775-1786. Royal Exchange policy 67630, £950, 1775/7. Royal Exchange policy 88490, £400, 1783/5. Imprint: 1775: Library of Rev. Christopher Twynihoes [to be sold at Town Hall, Blandford]. Sources: Plomer; Munby & Coral; Berry & Poole.
Gould, Samuel, bookseller and stationer, Dorchester 1733-86. Died 6 Mar. 1786? [no forename given]. Imprints: 1756: Girrard, J., Practical lectures on education; 1786: Browne, John, Poetical translations. Sources: Plomer; Musgrave; Pendred; Dredge 104.
Lockett, Thomas, printer, bookseller, stationer, Dorchester, DOR 1780/1-1798. Sun policy 438610, £400, 1780/1. Imprints: 1787: Instructions for merchants; 1797: Kress: S5558. Sources: Berry & Poole; Dredge 116; Pendred.
Compton, John, stationer, Poole, DOR 1766. Bankrupt: GM Jan 1766. Final dividend declared for Dec. 22 1767, for John Compton, late of the Town and County of Poole, stationer (London Gazette 28 Nov 1767)
Ledgard, Richard, stationer, Poole, DOR, 1785/6. Sun policy 516118, £700, 1785/6.
Bettinson, William, printer, Sherborne 1731-46. Imprints: 1741: Domett, Philobeth, A sermon preach'd in Heywicke Chapel, in Newton-Bushel; 1746: Fisher, John, Sermons on several subjects. Source: Plomer; Dredge 102.
Cruttwell, William printer, bookseller, Sherborne, DOR 1764-1804. Mentioned in St. James's chronicle 3 Jan 1775. Printed Sherborne journal 1778-84. Bankrupt, certificate 16 Jan. 1778. Imprints: 1780: The new-years-gift, of the men who distribute the Sherborne Journal; 1786: Browne, John, Poetical translations; 1790: Pryce, William, Archaeologia Cornu-Britannica; 1795: Boswell, Edward, The civil division of the county of Dorset; 1796: Gardiner, John, Brief reflections on the eloquence of the pulpit. Sources: Plomer; Pendred; Dredge 106.
Royal Exchange policy 90723, £1200, 1784/5.
Goadby, Robert I, printer and bookseller, Sherborne 1749-78. B. 1721; d. 12 Aug. 1778 aged. 57. Apprentice 1768 Watts, James, £105/00/00. IR/1/25, fo. 152; McKenzie 3291. Printer of Sherborne mercury. Sun policy 402594, £1000, 1778. A friend to religious truth and versed in several languages. His Illustrations of the holy scriptures in three folio volumes was widely read in several editions. Also wrote A rational catechism, The Christians's instructor, a pamhplet on the death of Mr Dodd 1777, and several cheap periodical publications which were widely disseminated. A supporter of political liberty. Left various bequests to the poor. Imprints: c1750: Roberts, William, The divine institution, 4th ed.; c1750: An apology for the life of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, 3rd ed; 1752: Southcomb, Lewis, The christian's peculiar character; 1769: Alcock, Thomas, The endemial colic of Devon; 1769: Head, Isaac, A confutation of the observations on free masonry; 1769: Turner, John, A sermon; 1770: Rowles, Samuel, An appeal to the sober reflections of Mr. J.M.; 1770: Toulmin, Joshua, Sermons, principally addressed to youth; 1770: Vivian, Thomas, An exposition of the catechism. Sources: BNB; Musgrave; Nichols iii, 435, 723-6; Timperley 743-4; Gent. mag. 54: 93-5; Dredge 25, 29, 85
Goadby, Robert II, printer, Sherborne 1778-96. Trading: as Goadby & Co. 1785P-1786; as Goadby and Lerpiniere 1796. Printers of Western flying post or Sherborn and Yeovil mercury 1785P. Adverts taken in by W.S.Goady, Royal Exchange and five coffee houses in London 1785P. Imprints: 1781: Coven, Stephen, The militant Christian; 1786: Instructions for merchants; 1786: Browne, John, Poetical translations; 1789: Nation, William, The dramatic pieces; 1789: Bidlake, John, The slave-trade, 2nd ed.; 1791: Alcock, Thomas, An apology for Esau; 1794: Bidlake, John, Poems; 1795: Webb, Mrs., A letter to His Grace the Duke of Portland; 1796: Gardiner, John, Brief reflections on the eloquence of the pulpit. Sources: Plomer; Dredge 83, 116, 117; Pendred.