The British book trades: topographical listings. Wales
This page is one of a series of country and 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. In the case of Wales no further work is intended in view of the publication of Eiluned Rees, Libri Walliae.
WALES (not more precisely identified)
Thomas, Evan, Died on Wednesday last [12 Jan 1814] Thomas Evans [i.e. Evan Thomas], a native of Wales, formerly a clergyman, afterwards a maker of rhymes, and a printer; latterly a judicial astrologer, and an inmate of the house of industry, Shrewsbury. Morning Chron. 19 Jan 1814. Sources: Berch, alo Timperley p. 853.
Reed, Samuel, printer, bookseller, stationer, Newport, Mon 1822-1855 ; 42, High Street 1844. Born: 1785. Died: 1855. Also trunk maker. Distributed items printed by Keys of Devonport. Succeeded by M A Reed and William Weston. Sources: Eiluned Rees, Libri Walliae ; Pigot's directory 1844
This page last updated 3 May 2012
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