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04 July 2014

Devon book trades: Totnes

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

TOTNES. Devon.
Press and type for sale by R.J.Luscombe EFP 14/6/1776 3b.
1785. Anonymous imprints. Sources: Dredge p. 118.

Totnes. Assembly and Public News Rooms. 1848. Fore Street 1848d. Proprietor William Hannaford 1848d.

Totnes. Atherton, John. 17--. ESTC file.

Totnes. Baynham, Ann Pinyon. 1785. Stationer. Sun insurance policy 505219 1785. Guidldhall Lib. ms 11,396/329.

Totnes. Bearne, John. 1840-1855. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Behind the Walls 1840d, 1851-1855h; Fore Street 1841-1850d. Born: Highweek, aged 66 in 1841. Married: Grace (?Crooks 29 Apr 1824). Sources: Census 1841.

Totnes. Bishop, John. 1848. Librarian. Mechanics' Institute 1848d.

Totnes. British and Foreign Bible Society. 1848. Agent Thomas Lloyd 1848d.

Totnes. Cleave and Fisher. 1797. Printers, booksellers. Imprints: 1797: Collection.

Totnes. Cleave, Walter. 1767-1796. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, pocket book maker. 1783d-1785p. Children: daughter married EFP 5/4/1804 4b. Adverts EFP 16/1/1767 4a, 8/1/1768 2a, 4c, 27/1/1769 2cd, 4cd, 5/1/1770 2c, 1/1/1773 2c. Takes adverts for EFP 5/1/1775 3, 4b. Sun insurance policy 393533 £200 1777/8, Guildhall Lib. ms 11,396/263. Advert for books EFP 26/6/1778 2a. Agent for lottery tickets EFP 17/11/1780 1d. Advert EFP 30/8/1782 3a. Disclaiming debts of son William EFP 11/8/1796 1c. First Totnes printer known to Worth. Succeeded by Fisher. Imprints: 1769: Turner; 1773: Puddicombe; 1789: Exeter. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.106; Worth p.511.

Totnes. Cole, T. AND R. 1765. Booksellers. Adverts EFP 11/1/1765 4c, 22/2/1765 3a.

Totnes. Compton, Henry. 1850. Music dealer and professor. Fore Street 1850d.

Totnes. Daw, George. 1823. Printer. Totnes 1823d.

Totnes. Daw, Thomas. 1807-1845. Printer, bookseller, stationer, circulating library. 1811d-1823d; Upper Main Street 1830d; Fore Street 1840d-1844d. Born: Devon, aged 69 in 1841. Died: EFP 6/3/1845 2g.Agent for patent medicine EFP 3/12/1807 3c. Agent for lottery EFP 1/7/1815, 4/4/1816 1c, 28/1/1819 3d, 7/2/1822 1d. Issued policies of Dorchester and Sherborne Militia Insurance Society c1806. Label recorded c1806. Sources: Attwood p. 138; Worth p.511; Census 1841.

Totnes. Denner, George. 1840-1841. Printer, bookbinder. Fore Stret 1840d-1841. Born: outside Devon, aged 41 in 1841. Married: Maria Penny 21 Sep 1820. Died: by 1851. Children: John, printer. Sources: Census 1841, 1851.

Totnes. Denner, John. 1848-1889. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Born: Totnes, aged 15 in 1841. Fore Street 1848d-1856 ; 46, Fore Street 1878-1889. Sources: Directories Census 1841.

Totnes. Denner, Maria. 1844. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1844d.

Totnes. Dyer, George jun. 1814-1819. Printer, bookseller. Agent for state lottery EFP 6/1/1814 1d. Succeeded Fisher, succeeded by Samuel Hannaford. Imprints: 1819: Hawkins. Sources: Dredge p. 115; Worth p.511.

Totnes. Fisher, C 1806-1814. Printer, bookseller. Testifies to Cordial Balm (advert) EFP 30/10/1806 3e. Succeeded Cleave, succeeded by Dyer. Imptints: 1814: Removal order. Sources: Worth p.511.

Totnes. Fisher, P.C.C. 1811. Printer, stationer. Totnes 1811d.

Totnes. Foal, Henry. 1841. Apprentice printer. Fore Street 1841. Born: Devon, aged 17 in 1841. Apprentice lodging with Samuel Hannaford 1841. Sources: Census 1841.

Totnes. Hannaford, Mrs E. 1856. Bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1856d.

Totnes. Hannaford, Frederick William. 1851. Apprentice printer. Fore Street 1841-51. Born: Totnes, son of Samuel I, printer, aged 10 in 1841. Apprentice printer in 1851 census. Sources: Census 1841, 1851.

Totnes. Hannaford, Jane. 1844. Agent for the London newspapers. Fore Street 1844d.

Totnes. Hannaford, John. 1823-1848. Printer, bookseller, stationer, library. 1823d; Lower Fore Main Street 1830d; Fore Street 1840d-1848d. Born: Devon, aged 59 in 1841. Children: son P.A.Hannaford, printer, of Exeter. Apprentices: Edward C.Cockrem, later of Torquay. Imprints: c1800: History. Sources: Dredge p.119; Worth p.514; Census 1841.

Totnes. Hannaford, Jonathan. 1821. Bookseller. Lottery agent EFP 4/1/1821 1e.

Totnes. Hannaford, Samuel [1]. 1823-1852. Printer, bookseller, stationer, library. 1823d; Upper Main Street 1830d; Fore Street 1840d-1855h. Born: Totnes, aged 44 in 1841. Married: Elizabeth Died: EFP 4/11/1852 8f. Advert EFP 4/11/1852 8f. Librarian South Devon Library 1848d. Succeeded George Dyer, succeeded by Henry Toms. Used old-fashioned wooden press. Sources: Worth p.511.

Totnes. Hannaford, Samuel [2]. 1851. Apprentice printer. Fore Street 1851. Born: Totnes, son of Samuel I, printer, aged 13 in 1841. Sources: Census 1841, 1851.

Totnes. Hannaford, Theodore. 1850-1860. Printer, bookseller, stationer, librarian. Fore Street 1850d-1856d. Born: Totnes, aged 32 in 1851. Married: Jane. Succeeded uncle. Established Totnes times 1860. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1850: 23, 25, 3405; c1855: 159. Sources: Worth p.511; Census 1851.

Totnes. Hannaford, William. 1810-1820. Bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. 1811h. Children: daughters married EFP 3/10/1811 4b, 31/12/1812 3b. Died: EFP 21/9/1820 4b. Schoolmaster. Librarian of South Devon Library EFP 1/11/1810 1d. Agent for letting cottage EFP 22/7/1819 1e. Sources: Worth p.511.

Totnes. Hannaford, William. 1848. Proprietor of Assembly and News Rooms, Fore Street 1848d.

Totnes. Harris, William Tucker. 1841. Printer. Fore Street 1841. Born: outside Devon, aged 25 in 1841. Married: Mary Doble Gillard 8 Sep 1836. Sources: Census 1841.

Totnes. Legassicke, Richard. 1724-1741. Bookseller. Sold sermons of Z.Mudge (name not in imprint) 1739. Apprenticeship indentures printed for him by Andrew Brice c1724, in London 1735, 1741. Sources: Plomer; Dickinson.

Totnes. Lloyd, Thomas. 1848. Bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1848d. Agent for British and Foreign Bible Society and Religious Tract Society 1848d.

Totnes. Luxmoore, John Vellacott. 1845. Printer. Registered press 31/3/1845 (DRO Q/S 68). Moved to Crediton.

Totnes. Martyn, Richard. 1830-1850. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Lower Main Street 1830d; Fore Street 1840d-1850d. Born: Devon, aged 40 in 1841. Married: Elizabeth Lane 21 Sep 1825. Apprentices: 18--. Edward Sluman. Deputy registrar for Totnes district 1840d. House for sale EFP 29/4/1852 1b. Sources: Census 1841.

Totnes. Mechanics' Institute. 1844-1848. Fore Street 1848d. Rules etc 1844 (DRO Q/S 56/27). Librarian John Bishop 1848d.

Totnes. Mortimer Brothers. 1893-1939. Printers. 34 Fore Street, Totnes 1893-1939. Sources: Directories.

Totnes. Mortimore, Theodore Col and Albert Edward. 1889. Printer. 34, Fore Street 1889. Sources: Directories.

Totnes. Punchard, Lewis. 1675. Bookseller. Imprints: 1675: Burthogge. Sources: Dredge p.38.

Totnes. Religious Tract Society. 1848. Agent Thomas lloyd 1848d.

Totnes. Salmon, B. 1785. Printer, bookseller. 1785p. Imprints: c1785: Full.

Totnes. Sluman, Edward. 1841. Apprentice printer. Fore Street 1841. Born: aged 18 in 1841. Apprentice printer lodging with Richard Martyn 1841. Sources: Census 1841.

Totnes. South Devon Library. 1810-1848. Meeting for establishment, William Hannaford librarian for 1811 EFP 1/11/1810 1d. List of trustees EFP 15/11/1810 1c.Opening EFP 3/1/1811 4d. Selling tickets for agricultural show EFP 1/4/1824 4c. Librarian Samuel Hannaford 1848.

Totnes. Stokes, Thomas William. 1889-1902. Printer. 12, High Street 1889-1902. Sources: Directories.

Totnes. Taylor, B. 1856. Bookseller. Discovered a diamond EFP 30/10/1856 7f.

Totnes. Taylor, Mrs J. 1856. Bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1856d.

Totnes. Taylor, John. 1830-1852. Bookseller, stationer, library. Upper Main Street 1830 ; Fore Street 1840d-1852. Born: Batheaston, Somerset, aged 48 in 1841. Married: Phillis (probably widow named Hodges) aged 48 in 1841. Died: by 1861. Sources: Census 1841, 1851, 1861.

Totnes. Taylor, Mrs P. 1864. Bookseller. Fore Street 1864. Premises damaged by fore EFP 24/2/1864 7e.

Totnes. Toms and Co. 1889-1893. Printer. 21, High Street 1889-1893. Sources: Directories.

Totnes. Toms, Henry. 1841-1878. Printer. Fore Street 1841; Priory Street 1851-1856 ; 21, High Street 1878. Born: Totnes, aged 28 in 1841. Married: Mary Anne, born Liskeard. Jorneyman to Samuel Hannaford 1841. Succeeded Samuel Hannaford. Owned wooden press previously used in turn by Cleave, Fisher, Dyer and Hannaford. Sources: Directories ; Worth p.511; Census 1841, 1851.

Totnes. Trounson/Trownson, John. 1767-1793. Bookseller, stationer, shopkeeper. 1783d-1785p. Adverts EFP 11/9/1767 4b, 8/1/1768 2a, 4c, 20/1/1769 2cd, 4cd, 5/1/1770 2c, 1/1/1773 2c. Takes adverts for EFP 5/1/1776 3a, 4b. Advert for books EFP 26/6/1778 2a. Sun insurance policy 499640 £200 1784 Guildhall Lib. ms. 11,936/324. Agent for lottery plan EFP 19/9/1793 2d. Imprints: c1750: Roberts; 1756: Girrard; 1769: Turner; 1773: Puddicombe. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.25, 104, 106.

Totnes. Vessey, Samuel J. 1939. Printer. 12, High Street 1939. Sources: Directories.

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