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12 January 2013


Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 15
The British book trades: topographical listings. Derbyshire

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 nationwide 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.

DERBYSHIRE (not located more precisely)

Steare, Thomas, papermaker, Derbyshire, 1742. Apprentice Dorman, Robert, £2/00/00. IR/1/50, fo. 165.

Dorman, Robert, apprentice papermaker, Derbyshire, 1742. Apprenticed to Steare, Thomas, £2/00/00 IR/1/50, fo. 165.


Brown, William, bookseller, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, c.1792 UBD. .

Walker, Widow, bookseller, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, c.1792 UBD.


Mason, Samuel, grocer & printer, Belper, Derbyshire, 1811. Holden.

Weston, John, stationer &c., Belper, Derbyshire, 1811. Holden.


Bradley, Job, bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1727. Apprentice Hergrove, John, £31/10/00. IR/1/49, fo. 077.

Bradley, Job, bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1722. Apprentice Langley, William, £30/00/00. IR/1/09, fo. 075.

Bradley, Job, bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1710. Apprentice Mason, George, £20/00/00. IR/1/41, fo. 049.

Bradley, Job, stationer, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1713. Apprentice Lowe, John, £16/10/00. IR/1/44, fo. 107.

Hergrove, John, apprentice bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1727. Son of George of York YOR. Apprenticed to Bradley, Job, £31/10/00 IR/1/49, fo. 077.

Langley, William, apprentice bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1722. Son of William of Thurnsea Grange YOR, gent. Apprenticed to Bradley, Job, £30/00/00 IR/1/09, fo. 075.

Lowe, John, apprentice stationer, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1713. Son of John, shoemaker. Apprenticed to Bradley, Job, £16/10/00 IR/1/44, fo. 107.

Mason, George, apprentice bookseller, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1710. Son of Robert of Chesterfield Derbyshire, barber dec. Apprenticed to Bradley, Job, £20/00/00 IR/1/41, fo. 049.

Saxton, John Thacker, bookseller, Chesterfield, DER 1804. Bankrupt: 26 May 1804 cert: 04 Aug 1804

White, Thomas, bookseller, Chesterfield, DER 1805. Bankrupt: 02 Feb 1805 cert: 20 Apr 1805


Arkwright, Richard, papermaker, Cromford, Derbyshire, 1782/3. Royal Exchange policy 86104, £3600, 1782/3.


Bage, Robert, papermaker, Darley, Derbyshire, 1751. Apprentice Wood, William, £5/00/00. IR/1/51, fo. 135.

Wood, William, apprentice papermaker, Darley, Derbyshire, 1751. Apprenticed to Bage, Robert, £5/00/00 IR/1/51, fo. 135.


Bilby, John, apprentice printer, Derby, Derbyshire, 1744. Son of William. Apprenticed to Drewry, Samuel, £15/00/00 IR/1/50, fo. 231.

Brown, William, apprentice bookseller, Derby, Derbyshire, 1770. Apprenticed to Roe, Jeremiah, £10/10/00 IR/1/57, fo. 154.

Drewry, John, printer, Derby, Derbyshire, 1784/5. Sun policy 501865, £1000, 1784/5.

Drewry, Samuel, printer, Derby, Derbyshire, 1744. Apprentice Bilby, John, £15/00/00. IR/1/50, fo. 231.

Drewry, Samuel, printer, Derby, Derbyshire, 1767. Apprentice Peat, Christopher, £2/00/00. IR/1/56, fo. 157.

Peat, Christopher, apprentice printer, Derby, Derbyshire, 1767. Apprenticed to Drewry, Samuel, £2/00/00 IR/1/56, fo. 157.

Potter, John, apprentice bookseller, Derby, Derbyshire, 1751. Apprenticed to Roe, Jeremiah, £10/00/00. [All Saints, Derby] IR/1/51, fo. 135.

Roe, Jeremiah, bookseller, Derby, Derbyshire, 1770. Apprentice Brown, William, £10/10/00. IR/1/57, fo. 154.

Roe, Jeremiah, bookseller, Derby, Derbyshire, 1751. Apprentice Potter, John, £10/00/00. [All Saints, Derby]IR/1/51, fo. 135.

Sanders, John, bookseller, Cornmarket, Derby, Derbyshire, 1782. Sun policy 460252, £500, 1782.


Cartwright, John, papermaker, Longford, Derbyshire, 1721. Apprentice Nicholson, Thomas, £1/00/00. IR/1/47, fo. 131.

Nicholson, Thomas, apprentice papermaker, Longford, Derbyshire, 1721. Apprenticed to Cartwright, John, £1/00/00 IR/1/47, fo. 131.

Bloxam, Matthew, stationer, Tissington, Derbyshire, 1782. Sun policy 462793, £1000, 1782.

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