The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary
- Devon. Liscombe, Thomas. 1813. Chapman. Well known as supplying the counties of Devon and Cornwall with ballads, etc. is apprehended for the murder of Sarah Ford, wife of a farmer, near Kingsbridge, Devonshire. He also confessed to the murder of a girl named Margaret Huxtable, at Dodbrooke. Sources: MM Jan. 1813 p.568.
Appledore. Clapp, Jerome. 1840-1850. Congregational minister and printer. Owned a printing press on which he printed hymn books in the 1840s. Father of Jerome K.Jerome.
Awliscombe. SAWYER, Wlliam. 1833. Printer. Registered press 1833. Sources: DRO Q/S 68.
Bampton. BROOK, Edmund. 1852. Chemist, druggist, bookseller. 1852d. Only listed as chemist and druggist 1844d, as druggist and wine merchant 1850d.
Bampton. CHERRY, Charles. 1830. Printer, druggist, ironmonger. 1830d.
Bampton. DORE, Lawrence. 1852. Printer, stationer. 1852d.
Bampton. PHILLIPS, William Baker. 1840. Chemist, druggist, bookseller, stationer. 1840d.
Bampton. POORE, E. 1842. Stationer.Bankrupt EFP 7/7/1842 3f.
Bere Alston. Liverton, Arthur John. 1939. Printer. Bere Alston 1939. Sources: Directories.
Bovey Tracey. MANN, T. 1856. Bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1856d.
Bradninch. LAVERY, John. 1844. Bookseller, printer, stationer. 1844d.
Bradninch. SAVORY, John. 1848. Stationer. 1848d.
Broadclyst. BROADCLYST BOOK SOCIETY. 1858. Library. Library of 800 volumes EFP 18/2/1858 5c.
E_EN_DEV BUCKFASTLEIGH. Devon.
Buckfastleigh. Godfrey, John. 1889. Printer. Buckfastleigh 1889. Sources: Directories.
Buckfastleigh. Yeo, Dr. Daniel. 1844. Printer, stationer. 1844. Sources: Directories.
Combe Martin. Gribble, Bartholomew C. 1914. Printer. Combe Martin 1919. Sources: Directories.
Combe Martin. Gribble, Mrs Olive. 1919. Printer. Combe Martin 1919. Sources: Directories.
Dunsford. CHEESWORTH, C.N. 18. Stationer. 1856d.
Hartland. Burrow and Co. 1902-1939. Printer. Hartland 1902-1926 ; Fore Street 1935 ; 45 & 46, Fore Street 1939 . Sources: Directories.
Hatherleigh. Folland, Samuel. 1914-1926. Printer. Bridge Street, Hatherleigh 1914-1926. As Samuel A. Folland 1926. Sources: Directories.
Hatherleigh. Pidsley, Richard. 1893-1902. Printer. Post Office, Bridge Street 1893 ; Bridge Street 1902. Sources: Directories.
Hatherleigh. Southcott, Henry. 1878-1889. Printer. Bridge Street 1878-1889. Sources: Directories.
Hemyoch. Ayres, William John. 1939. Printer. Station Road, Hemyock, Cullompton 1939. Sources: Directories.
Kingsteignton. Mann and Denley. 1939. Printer. 4 & 6, Newton Road 1939. Sources: Directories.
Lustleigh. DAVY, William. Clergyman, printer. Born: 1743. Died: Lustleigh 13/6/1826. Printed 14 copies of his 26 volume System of divinity a page at a time on a press of his own devising, assisted by his housekeeper Hole using a battered font of type obtained second-hand from Trewman of Exeter. Registered press 27/9/1799 Devon Q/S 52. Imprints: 1795-1807: Davy; 1796: Davy; 1797: Davy. Sources: Dredge p.35; Timperley; Radford, Ursula. "William Davy, priest and printer", Trans. Devonshire Assoc. v. 63, (1931) pp.325-39. Palmer, John E.C. "The Davy divinity press at Lustleigh, Devon", Factotum, 4, (1978) pp.21-23.
Lustleigh. HOLE. Housekeeper, assistant printer. Housekeeper to Rev. William Davy q.v. and assisted him in printing his System of divinity between 1795 and 1807.
Lynton. Clarke, Sydney J. 1923-1939. Printer. Albion Press, Queen Street 1923-1939. Sources: Directories.
Lynton. Palmer, William. 1893. Printer. Lynton 1893. Sources: Directories.
Lynton. Reeves, Reginald T. 1923-1939. Printer. Lee Road 1923-1939. Sources: Directories.
Lynton. Trix, Henry. Bookseller, librarian, fancy repository, hot and cold baths, grocer, druggist and lodging house keeper. Lynmouth 1830d-1856d. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks) c1825: 1480; c1840: 1553.
MILLBROOKE. Now in Cornwall.
Millbrooke. JORDAINE, John. Printer. Published handbill for Barnard privateer 1756. John Jordaine of Milbrook by will dated 18/1/1775 left £100 for the poor of St. David, Exeter. Sources: Dredge p.115; Charity Commissioners report for Exeter col. 338; Worh pp.509-10.
NORTH TAWTON. Devon.
North Tawton. BLIGHT. Printer. Died: EFP 17/11/1853 8f.
North Tawton. BLIGHT, Samuel. [no trade]. 1855h.
PLYMPTON SAINT MARY.
Plympton Saint Mary. CLANBROOK. 1829. Bookseller. Advert EFP 8/10/1829 1c.
Plympton Saint Mary. Parish, Ellen, Mrs. 1889-1902. Printer. Fore Street, Ridgeway 1889-1902. Sources: Directories.
Salcombe. Fairweather, James. 1878-1902. Printer. Courtenay Street 1878 ; Ringmore House, Courtenay Street 1889 ; 67, Fore Street 1902. Sources: Directories.
Salcombe. LITERARY SOCIETY. 1852. Library. 1852d.
Salcombe. Marshman, Ernest P. 1914. Printer. Fore Street, Salcombe 1910-1926 ; 67, Fore Street, Salcombe 1935-1939 ; 37 Fore Street, Kingsbridge 1914-1919. Sources: Directories.
Salcombe. Merrell, Maurice M. 19110-1926. Printer. Fore Street, Salcombe 1910-1926. Sources: Directories.
Salcombe. Pearce, Samuel. 1844-1856. Stationer. 1844d-1856d. Also coal dealer 1850d.
Seaton. HILL, J. 1856. Bookseller, stationer. 1856d
Seaton. Newberry, John. 1878. Printer. Queen Street 1878. Sources: Directories.
Seaton. Newbery, Robert Edward. 1889-1893. Printer. Seaton 1889-1893. Sources: Directories.
Shaldon. MORTIMER, William. 1830. Printer, bookseller, stationer, stamp distributor. 1830d.
Shebbear. THORNE, Samuel. 1829-1856. Printer, bookseller. 1829-1856d. Registered press 15/5/1829 (DRO Q/S 68). Circulating library of 2,000 volumes to be sold, Mr Snell, bookseller of Bideford has catalogues NDJ 17/7/1834. The famous Bible Christian leader.
Shebbear. WESTERN HERALD. 1838. Newspaper. Published 8/11/1836-20/2/1838.
Sidbury. GODFREY, Mrs. A. 1856. Stationer. 1856d.
South Brent. Gill, Robert Henry. 1902-1923. Printer. South Brent 1902 ; Post Office, Fore Street 1923. Sources: Directories.
South Brent. Vickery, W. E. 1935-1939. Printer. Station Road 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.
South Pool. Oversteps Books1992-2015. Publisher. 6 Halwell House, South Pool, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2RX (Company number: 6849758 registered office 2015). Oversteps Books publishes contemporary poetry, covering a wide range of established and new poets. There is a rigorous editorial policy, and the books are produced to the highest standards. Oversteps poets also give regular poetry readings at festivals and other events. Oversteps Books was founded in 1992 by the poet and translator, Anne Born (1924 – 2011). The poet and lecturer, Alwyn Marriage, became Managing Editor in 2008. Sources: Website, accessed March 2015.
Starcross. SOUTHWOOD, Harriett. 1844-1852. Bookseller, stationer. 1844d-1852d.
Starcross. SOUTHWOOD, James. 1850. Bookseller, librarian. 1850d.
Starcross. SOUTHWOOD, Mrs. M. 1856. Bookseller. 1856d.
Topsham. Richards, Reuben. 1878. Printer. Fore Street 1878. Sources: Directories.
Uffculme. Grease, Edward. 1878. Printer. Square 1878. Sources: Directories.
Winkleigh. HAMNETT, William. 1866. Newsagent. Vine Street 1866. Married: EFP 22/8/1866 5c.
Woolacombe. Beer, Francis. 1910-1919. Printer. Post office, Woolacombe 1910-1919. Sources: Directories.
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