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Names of Cloth and Leather Trade Workers

from

The Industrial Heritage of Bampton, Devon:
roads, the mail, quarries, leatherworking,
sheep & the wool trade, markets & fairs

By T.J. Francis

Tiverton: Fort Press, (2006) 52pp.

Provided by the author

The following is an alphabetical list of Bampton parish and some Clayhanger people who have so far come to light who were involved in the cloth and leather trades, with the years in which they feature. Documentation from earlier centuries is almost non-existent for Bampton. The detail has been taken from directories, property deeds, wills, and many other documents concerning the parish such as the 1851 census return. Occasionally the dates beside a name seem inordinately long. This is because two or more people of the same name followed that trade and there is no way of knowing which is whom - usually father and son. Most of the trades are self explanatory, but a few may need clarification:

Mercers were dealers in fine fabrics.
Clothiers were simply clothmakers, usually making rolls of unfinished cloth known as kerseys.
Corwainers are usually accepted as being shoemakers, but a lot of their produce was a little more refined. Cordwain was the finest tanned & dressed goatskin from Cordova in Spain used for bags, gloves and the like.
Curriers dressed and coloured tanned leather.
Fellmongers were dealers in animal skins

Atkins, William, shoemaker (Shillingford) 1841
Badcock, Abraham, clothier 1690; sergemaker 1693-1714; 1751, 1768
Badcock, Daniel, sergemaker 1677-1738
Badcock, Peter, sergemaker 1674-1714
Ball, Henry, clothier 1670's, 1704; sergemaker (deceased) 1706
Boumlain, William, saddler 1851
Bowden, Richard, mercer 1725, 1762, 1770
Bowden, Richard junior, mercer 1819
Brewer (Bruer), John, woolcomber 1693
Brewer, John, bootmaker, cordwainer 1851, 1853
Brewer, Robert, cordwainer 1851; shoemaker 1883
Brewer, Thomas, shoemaker 1851
Brewer, William, cordwainer 1849
Bristow, Arthur, shoemaker 1912, bootmaker 1923
Bristowe, John, sergemaker 1810
Bryant, Francis, mercer 1738, 1741, 1742, 1751
Bryant, Jacob, clothier 1678, 1702
Bryant, James, clothier 1690 [possibly same as Jacob]; mercer 1762
Bryant, John, saddler & harnessmaker 1838-1851
Burge, George, shoemaker 1841
Burge, Hannah, lace worker 1851
Bustard, Henry, cordwainer 1851; shoemaker 1841, 1857
Carter, Harry, shoemaker 1841
Carter, William, shoemaker 1841, 1851
Catford, John senior, saddler & harnessmaker 1838-1857; John junior, saddler 1851
Catford, Jonathon, saddler & harnessmaker 1830
Chidgey, Richard, sergemaker 1793
Cleveland, Samuel, sergemaker 1714
Collard, William, cordwainer 1870, 1871, 1873
Cook, Jonathon, cordwainer 1714
Cooke, Richard, sergemaker 1736-1757
Cottrell, Charles, shoemaker 1851
Cottrell, William, cordwainer 1861, saddler 1883
Court William, (Oakford Bridge), cordwainer 1845
Crocker, John, woolworker 1658
Davey, Frederick C., saddler 1906-1923
Davis, Isiah, woolcomber 1685
Dawes, William H, apprentice saddler 1851
Dibble, John, tanner 1854
Escott, James, cordwainer 1848, 1849, 1852; bootmaker & shoemaker 1850-1883
Escott, John, bootmaker & shoemaker 1830 1841 1857; cordwainer 1844 1851 1853
Escott, Mary Ann, shoe binder 1851
Escott, Robert, bootmaker & shoemaker 1793-1857; cordwainer 1851
Escott, Samuel, sergemaker 1793
Escott, Thomas, bootmaker, shoemaker 1841, 1850
Escott, Walter, bootmaker & shoemaker 1878, 1883
Escott, William, bootmaker & shoemaker 1793-1851; cordwainer 1852 - 1858
Escott, William junior, (1), age 22, shoemaker 1851
Escott, William junior, (2), age 15, apprentice shoemaker 1851
Farrant, Samuel, tanner 1850
Farrant, Thomas, tanner 1830-1844
Fewings, Dennis, shoemaker 1851; cordwainer 1853
Fisher, Edward, mercer 1681, 1700
Flew, Jane, lace worker 1851
Flew (Flue), lace flowerer 1841
Gibbings, Samuel, shoemaker & bootmaker 1883-1912
Glasse, Daniel senior, mercer 1671
Glasse, Daniel, mercer 1733, 1751, 1767
Glasse, Thomas, mercer 1625, 1626
Gold, Gould, John, cordwainer 1770, 1780
Goodman, George, sergemaker 1725
Goodman, John, clothier 1654, 1690; sergemaker 1694, 1725, 1751, 1759, 1767
Goodman, John, senior & junior, sergemakers 1741, 1762, 1770
Greedy, James, cordwainer (Clayhanger) 1851
Greedy, William, cordwainer (Shillingford) 1870
Gregory, William, saddler 1851, harnessmaker 1853, collarmaker 1857
Griffin, Henry, wool comber 1841
Hagley, John, mercer 1690
Hagley, John junior, mercer 1702
Hall, William, woolcomber 1685
Harding, Simon, tanner 1713
Harris, William, sergemaker 1762
Hayward, Thomas, cordwainer (Shillingford) 1851
Hayward, William, shoemaker (Petton) 1857
Heyward, James, shoemaker (Petton) 1851
Heyward, Richard, cordwainer (Clayhanger) 1851
Heyward, Thomas, cordwainer (Bampton) 1852
Heyward, William junior, shoemaker (Petton) 1851
Hill, James, saddler 1738, 1742
Hoare, Samuel John, saddler 1906, 1912
Hodge, John, apprentice shoemaker 1851
Hole, John, cordwainer 1845; shoemaker 1841, 1851
Hole, Richard, shoemaker 1841, 1851
Hole, William, shoemaker 1657
Ingram, William, sergemaker 1681
Jefford, J, bootmaker 1923
Jorden, Thomas, cordwainer 1730
Keene, William, woolcomber 1681
Kerslake, Henry, bootmaker 1912
Kerslake, James, cordwainer 1863, 1866, 1872, 1877; bootmaker 1878, 1883
Kerslake, Robert, cordwainer 1877, 1878; bootmaker & shoemaker 1906-1923
Land, Mary, lace worker 1851
Ludlow, Samuel, sergemaker 1750
Marley, John, shoemaker 1793
Mogford, Michael, apprentice currier 1841
Moore, Mark, bootmaker & shoemaker 1878-1906
Norman, William, shoemaker 1841; cordwainer 1851
North, John, sergemaker 1704
Oxenham, George, saddler 1851
Oxenham, John, sergemaker 1711, 1714
Oxenham, John, tanner 1790
Oxenham, Robert, bootmaker & shoemaker 1830-1857
Oxenham, Roger, tanner 1733, 1735, 1741
Oxenham, Roger (2), bootmaker & shoemaker 1838-1857; cordwainer 1846
Oxenham, Thomas, tanner 1751
Oxenham, William, fellmonger 1790
Pearse, John, saddler 1850
Periam, William, tanner 1793, 1806
Perry, John, shoemaker, 1871
Perry, Thomas, cordwainer 1847, 1850; shoemaker 1851
Portbury, William, mercer 1733, 1741, 1751, 1762, 1770
Richards, Daniel, sergemaker 1709
Row, George, tanner 1793
Rudall, George, shoemaker 1841, 1883
Salisbury, Henry, bootmaker & shoemaker 1838, 1841, 1851
Salisbury, Thomas, bootmaker & shoemaker 1838, 1841; cordwainer 1845
Sampson, Richard, woolstapler 1751, sergemaker 1762, 1780, 1793
Sampson, Richard junior, sergemaker 1770
Shore, Henry, saddler 1912
Short, John, apprentice saddler 1841
Short, John, collar & harnessmaker 1856, 1860, saddler, harnessmaker 1878, 1883
Short, William, sergemaker 1793
Slade , John, sergeweaver 1685
Spurway, Richard, mercer 1693, 1720
Spurway, Richard, parish shoemaker 1785
Strong, Jane, shoebinder 1851
Strong, John, cordwainer 1845, 1848, 1850, 1854; shoemaker 1841, 1851, 1857
Style, John, cordwainer 1743-1778
Style, Thomas senior, woolcomber 1742
Style, William, mercer 1777-1791, 1805, 1814
Surridge, James, bootmaker & shoemaker 1838-1857
Surridge, William, cordwainer 1867, 1869, 1871 - 1873
Thirley, William, tanner 1841
Toze, John junior, harnessmaker 1878
Trenchard, George, tanner 1830, 1836
Trickey, William, apprentice saddler 1851
Tucker, James, sergemaker 1793
Vickery, Henry, cordwainer (Clayhanger) 1851
Vickery, John, cordwainer (Clayhanger) 1851
Webber, John, apprentice shoemaker 1851
Whitfield, Hugh, bootmaker & shoemaker 1830-1851
Whitfield, William, bootmaker & shoemaker 1851-78; cordwainer 1872
Williams, Charles, tanner 1850
Williams, Michael, weaver 1682
Williams, Thomas, shoemaker (Shillingford) 1857
Yeandall, William, cordwainer 1666, 1690;
Yeandall, Yandall, William, sergemaker 1780, 1793