The British book trades: topographical listings. Gloucestershire
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.
Lloyd, Joseph, papermaker, Abinghall, Glos., 1746-80; Gunns Mill 1770-80. Apprentices: 1746 Bayham, William £1/00/00 IR/1/50 fo. --- 1770 Carey, John £8/00/00 IR/1/57 fo. 138. Sun policy 431698 1780 £1000
Farley, Felix, printer, Bristol, Glos., 1736-1754; Bristol Green 1736. Apprentice: 1754 James, Benjamin £20/00/00 IR/1/52 fo. 015. Imprints: 1736: Bristol Corporation The city charters; 1744: Humphreys, J. A discourse on the story of Dives and Lazarus; Wesley, John A collection of moral and sacred poems
Gant, William, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, Bristol 1760-1779/80; Corn Street 1779/80. Apprentice bookbinder 1760: Harris, John £15/00/00 IR/1/54 fo. 009 Apprentice bookseller 30 Jul 1774: Thorbran, John £30/00/00 IR/1/59 fo. 100. Sun policy 424582 1779/80 £300
Palmer, John, bookseller, stationer, Bristol, Glos., 1750-1755. Apprentice stationer: 1753 Williams, John £31/10/00 IR/1/51 fo. 285. Bankrupt: 27 Feb 17500227, cert: 3 Mar 17500303, div: 23 Oct 17521023. Bankrupt: 9 Aug 1755
Richardson. Henry Ford papermaker, Bristol 1794-1796. British Book Trade Index. Not in Universal British Directory in the 1790s. Clare Street address is the only one recorded in directories or poll books
Richardson, John senior. Stationer and bookbinder 6 Clare Street, Bristol 1803-1821. Poss. born around 1770. Son John and probably William. Perhaps apprenticed around 1785, becoming free in the early 1790s Nothing obvious in Stationers' Company apprentice registers, apprentice records for Bristol unchecked. Sources: BBTI; Bristol Poll Book 1812, 1830, 1832, 1841
RICHARDSON, John jr & William. Stationers, bookbinders, booksellers and printers, Bristol, 6 Clare St 1820-39. Also patent medicine seller. Depository of Church of England tracts'. Printer in 1827. Sources: BBTI
Richardson, William. Bookbinder, 6 Clare Street Bristol 1820-1839, Dublin 1841-68. Son of John senior. Married: Elizabeth CANDY at Lyncombe and Widcomb (near Bath) 18 July 1824. Bristol Mercury: "of this City." (As widow Elizabeth went to live with their eldest daughter Emily Jones in Cork (died 29 Grattan's Hill Cork on 6 Jan 1872, buried with William at Mt Jerome, Dublin on 10 Jan). Children: 1. Emily, bap. St James Bristol 11 Sep 1825; mar. Robert Jones, St Peter's CoI Dublin 30 Jan 1862; died 29 Grattan's Hill Cork 14 Feb 1889; bur St Luke's CoI, Cork 15 Feb 1889. 2. Maria Louisa, bap. St Philip and Jacob Bristol 18 Mar 1827; mar. Elisha BARLOW St Giles Camberwell Surrey 25 May 1857; died 12 November 1909 Ealing. 3. Eliza, bap. St Philip and Jacob Bristol 22 Feb 1829; mar. Alfred William Churchill COOTE Kennington Surrey 31 Mar 1858; died Holdenhurst Christchurch Hampshire on 27 April 1901; bur. Wimborne Road Cemetery Bournemouth on 1 May 1901. 4. William, baptised at Philip and Jacob Bristol on 20 February 1831; buried in Mt Jerome Cemetery, Dublin on 11 April 1856. 5. Charles Frederick, baptised at St Philip and Jacob Bristol on 29 September 1833; mar. Louisa Matilda COX at St Peter's CoI Dublin on 24 February 1855; died at Manly New South Wales 5 Aug 1905. Died: 7 Havelock Square Donnybrook 26 Feb 1868, bur. Mt Jerome Cemetery Dublin 29 Feb 1868. Three death notices in Dublin papers but no obituary. Probably learned trade with John, presumably his father. Partner with John in Bristol c.1820-1839 before leaving for Dublin. Claimed to be librarian at Trinity College Dublin 1862 and recorded as librarian 1857-1868, and his wife's death certificate in 1872 made the same claim. So I think we can reasonably assume that he worked at TCD from about 1857 until 1868. Describes as bookinder in direoies and birth and marriage notices in both Bristol and Dublin 1820-1855. Member of the Consolidated Bookbinders' Union: listed as a clear member within Dublin branch in the trade circulars from 24 Mar 1853 (circular no. 40, list of members dated 20 Dec 1852) to 26 Dec 1854 (circular no. 54, list of members dated 20 Dec 1854). In circulars nos. 50, 52 and 54 (26 Jun 1854, 26 Sep 1854 and 26 Dec 1854) he is identified as being on tramp." (William or possibly his son, William junior who died in 1856 aged 25 of consumption).
Wilson, J., bookseller, Bristol, Glos., 1732-1744; Wine Street 1736-44; Bible & Sun, Wine Street 1736. Imprints: 1732 The West-country farmer; 1736: Bristol Corporation The city charters; 1744: Wesley, John A collection of moral and sacred poems.
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