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04 July 2014

Devon book trades: Okehampton

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 7
The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary


Okehampton. Janes, Sydenham John and Miss Ada. 1893-1939. Printer. Fore Street 1893-1902 ; 2 Arcade, Okehampton 1902-1939. As S. and A. Janes 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Okehampton. Literary Society. Established 1834. Has library 1850d.

Okehampton. Pitts, Christiana. Bookseller, librarian. Parade 1840d; [no address] 1844d.

Okehampton. Richardson, Joseph. Printer. East Bridge 1823d. Registered press 4/11/1819. Sources: DRO Q/S 52.

Okehampton. Simmons, A.B. Stationer. Advert EFP 9/7/1840 1b.

Okehampton. Simmons, Albany Thomas. 1889-1893. Printer. Parade 1889-1893. As Albany Simmons 1889. Sources: Directories.

Okehampton. Simmons, Elizabeth, Mrs. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Okehampton 1850 ; Parade 1856 ; West Street 1878. Trading as Thomas and Elizabeth Simmons 1850d, alone 1856-1878. Sources: Directories.

Okehampton. Simmons, Thomas I. Printer, bookseller, stationer. 1830d-1855h; Parade 1840d. Married: Elizabeth died 22/11/1886 aged 86. Children: Thomas, successor died 19/11/1870 aged 45. Died: 14/2/1848 aged 48. Succeeded by son and widow Thomas and Elizabeth Simmons 1850d. First apprentice of Chave of Tavistock. The first Okehampton printer according to Worth but preceded by Joseph Richardson. The family were Okehampton benefactors. Sources: Clamp; Worth p.512.

Okehampton. Smale, Miss Ann. Bookseller. Fore Street 1823d; [no address] 1830d. Died: EFP 15/11/1838 2e.

Okehampton. Sprague Mrs. Mary. 1914-1919. Printer. Station Road, Okehampton 1914-1919. Sources: Directories.

Okehampton. Townshend, Mrs. Elizabeth. Printer. Fore Street 1856-1889 ; 7, Fore Street 1878. Married: John, printer q.v. Died: 25/5/1891 aged 73. Succeeded husband on death with help of grandson Sydenham John James and granddaughter. Sources: Directories ; Clamp.

Okehampton. Townshend, John. Printer, bookseller. Fore Street 1840d; [no address 1844d-1855h. Married: Elizabeth q.v. Died: 17/10/1853 aged 46 EFP 27/10/1853 8f. Succeeded by widow. Sources: Clamp.

Okehampton. Weeks, Mrs. Bookseller. Advert EFP 22/3/1765 3a.

Okehampton. Yeo, William Henry. 1902-1939. Printer. West Street 1902 ; 3 West Street, Okehampton 1910-1939. S. A. Yeo proprietor 1923-1939. . Sources: Directories.

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