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The following text and names have been taken from Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Devon. Published by J. Pigot & Co. 17, Basing-Lane, London, & Fountain-St, Manchester: 1830

WELLINGTON AND NEIGHBOURHOOD

Wellington is an ancient and respectable market-town, in the parish of its name and hundred of West Kingsbury; 152 miles from London, 57 from Bath, and seven from Taunton; situated on the high road from Bath and Bristol to Exeter, Devonport, &c.

The manufactures consist of serges and druggets, the former at one time employing a great number of hands. By its situation on the grand western canal, it enjoys the advantage of water-carriage, both for the manufactured articles and for the importation of coals and other necessaries. The anxiety to improve the Somersetshire towns has reached this place; and numerous alterations have been made, tending to give interest to and increase the respectability of Wellington; and others of magnitude are in contemplation-such as removing old buildings, paving the streets, erecting a new market-house, &c. The government of the town is vested in a portrieve or bailiff, and some inferior officers, elected at a court held annually for that purpose. This manor, for many centuries, was possessed by the bishops of Wells, who obtained from the crown a charter to hold two fairs and a market. The manor at present belongs to his Grace the Duke of Wellington, who takes his title from the town; - and, it may here be considered appropriate to give the other principal titles conferred upon the first General of the age; they are-

English - DUKE OF WELLINGTON, of Wellington; VISCOUNT WELLINGTON, of Talavera; and BARON DOURD, K.B. &C.

Spanish - GRANDEE OF SPAIN, OF THE FIRST CLASS; DUKE OF CUIDAD RODRIGO, &c..

Portugueze- MARQUIS OF TORRES VEDRAS, COND DE VIMIERA, KNIGHT OF THE GRAND CROSS OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ORDER of the TOWER & SWORD, &c.

At a short distance from the town, in a very commanding and beautiful situation, has been erected by public subscription a handsome pillar, to commemorate the signal victory obtained over the French at Waterloo.

The church, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a handsome Gothic structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and two small chapels; at the west end is a small embattled tower, with pinnacles and a turret on the south side. In the chapel, on the south side of the church, is a magnificent tomb, surrounded with a palisade of wood and iron, on the table of which lie the effigies of Sir John Popham and his lady; Sir John is dressed in his judge's robes, chains, and a small square black cap: on the lower basement, at the head and feet, are four other small figures of two men and two women kneeling face to face; on the north side of the same base are five boys and eight girls, dressed in black, kneeling in the same manner; over Sir John and his lady is a superb arched canopy, ornamented with a variety of carved work; and the whole supported by eight round columns of black marble, five feet high, with Corinthian capitals, coloured green and gilt; - on the west side of the canopy is the following inscription: " Sir John Popham, Kinght, Lord Chief Justice of England, and of the Honourable Privie Council to Queen Elizabeth, and after to King James, died the 10th of June, 1607, aged 76, and is here interred." This monument is highly worthy the attention of the curious in sepulchral ornaments. The living is a vicarage; the Rev. Robert Jarratt is the present incumbent, and the patron the Rev. Wm. Prockter Thomas, who is building a chapel at his own expense at the west end of the town, which is to be dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The other places of worship are a baptist, a Wesleyan, and an independent chapel, and a friends' meeting house. The principal charity is an hospital, founded and endowed by Sir John Popham (who was a great patron and benefactor to this town), for six poor and aged men and the like number of women. The market is held on Thursday, and is exceedingly well supplied with all sorts of provisions - it is also a large one for corn; the fairs take place on the Thursday before Easter and the Thursday before Whitsuntide. The entire parish of Wellington contained, by the last parliamentary returns, 4,170 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, South st., John Butler, Post Master, - Letters from LONDON, &c. arrive every afternoon at half-past 3, & are despatched every morning at half-past ten. - Letters from DEVONPORT and the West of England arrive every morning at half-past ten, and are despatched every afternoon at half-past three.

The selected list of inhabitants of Wellington in the Pigot’s directory was split-up under occupations. The following list of inhabitants in surname order has been compiled by using the occupation headings which means that it is not always clear exactly what the person’s occupation was, e.g. George Abbott is listed under the heading Grocers & Tea Dealers. For the purposes of the following list, he has been described as grocer and/or tea dealer.

ABBOTT George, South st, grocer and/or tea dealer

ALLEN Jobs, High st, basket maker

ALLWAY William, High st, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

AUSTIN John, High st, boot and shoe maker

BAKER James, Fore st, baker

BAKER James, Fore st, maltster

BAKER James, Mantle st, baker

BAKER James, Rockwell green, blacksmith

BAKER John, South st, baker

BAKER Thomas, South st, tallow chandler and/or soap maker

BAYNES Joseph, South st, rev.

BELLETT Hugh, Rockwell green, grocer and/or tea dealer and draper

BELLETT Hugh, Rockwell green, tallow chandler and/or soap maker

BELLETT Richard Baron, Sampford Arundel, esq.

BELLETT William, Sampford, gent.

BESLY William, High st, acadamies and schools

BESLY William, High st, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

BISHOP Peter, Fore st, Three Cups tavern or public house

BLACKMORE James, Fore st, baker

BLACKMORE James, Rockwell green, baker

BLACKMORE Jas., Fore st, carpenter and/or joiner and builder

BLACKMORE Thos., Rockwell grn, millwright

BRIDGE Stephen, Fore st, surgeon

BROCK Daniel, Fore st, hatter

BROOKS John, High st, saddler and/or harness maker

BROOM John, South st, tailor and draper

BROWN John, High st, Eight Bells tavern or public house

BUBEAR William, Mantle st, rope, twine and/or sack maker

BUSTON Samuel, OAK MILLS, miller

BUTLER John, South st, post master

CADBURY William, South st, esq.

CALWAY John, High st, tailor

CALWAY Richard, Mantle st, cooper

CHADWELL James, to Exeter and the West of England, carrier

CHADWELL James, to London, Taunton, Bridgwater, Bath & Bristol, carrier

CHADWELL James, to Tiverton, South Moulton and Barnstaple, carrier

CHADWELL James, to Wiveliscombe and Milverton, carrier

CHERRY George, Fore st, printer, bookseller, and stationer

CHORLEY William and Son, High st, painter and/or plumber and/or glazier

CLARKE James, South st, stone mason and builder

CLARKE Mrs James, South st, milliner and/or dress maker

CLAY William, Fore st, Castle Inn

CLEMENT James, South st, cooper

COOKSON Christopher, Nowers, capt.

COOPER Thomas, High st, carpenter and/or joiner

COSWAY Philip, High st, cabinet maker

COTTRELL John, Rockwell green, rope, twine and/or sack maker

CRAZE John, Fore st, glover

CRAZE Mary, Fore st, milliner and/or dress maker

CUFF John H., rev., South st

CULME Ann S., Wellington court house, mrs

CULVERWELL Henry, North st, baker

DAVEY John, Fore st, tailor

DAY and RANDOLPH, Woodlands, attorneys

DENNIS Ann, Mantle st, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

DENNY Edward, Were's cottage, sir

DYER Jos, High st, White Hart (& posting)

ELWORTHY Wm. & Thos., Westford, woollen manufacterers and/or woolstaplers

FARRANT Samuel, Fore st, linen & woollen draper

FLOOD Mary, Fore st, straw hat maker

FLOOD William, Westford, miller

FOURACRE John, Mantle st, Ship tavern or public house

FOX brothers, Wellington, woollen & worsted manufacturers and/or woolstaplers

FRY Elizabeth, Rockwell green, linen draper

FRY Hannah, Rockwell green, Clock tavern or public house

FURZE Richard, Fore st, brazier and/or tin man

GADD William, High st, King's Arms

GAY John, Fore st, currier and leather cutter

GILLARD William, High st, acadamies and schools

GILLARD, High st, mrs. acadamies and schools

GOVETT James, Andersays, lieut.

GREEDY John, Mantle st, baker

GREEDY Robert, Mantle st, boot and shoe maker

GREENSLADE James, Fore st, boot and shoe maker

HADDON Isaac Deacon, High st, linen draper

HANDFORD Thomas, Fore st, maltster

HAWKINS Robert, High st, Swan tavern or public house

HAWKINS Robert, Rockwell green, wheelwright

HAYCRAFT Samuel, High st, painter and/or plumber and/or glazier

HEWISH William, Fore st, saddler and/or harness maker

HEWS Henry, High st, boot and shoe maker

HILL William, Fore st, cooper

HOLDITCH Edward, Woolcombe, rev.

HOLLEY John, Fore st, carpenter and/or joiner and builder

HOLWAY Israel, Mantle st, boot and shoe maker

HOLWAY Richard, Rockwell green, wheelwright

HORSEY Richard, High st, rev.

HORSEY William Day, High st, branch of Stuckey's Banking Company

HORSEY William Day, High st, grocer and/or tea dealer

HORSEY William Day, High st, linen & woollen draper (and stamp office)

HORSEY William Day, High st, SUN fire, &c. agent

HOUSE Robt., High st, Duke of Wellington tavern or public house

HUMPHREY William, Fore st, chymist and druggist

JANES Joseph, Mantle st, wheelwright

JARRATT Robert, High st, rev.

JEWELL Sarah, Rockwell green, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

JONES William, Foxdown, esq.

JONES William, Rockwell green, saddler and/or harness maker

KIDGELL Richard, High st, surgeon

KINGDON John, South st, saddler and/or harness maker

LANGLEY Humphrey, High st, surgeon

LIDDON Amos, Fore st, chymist and druggist and apothecary

LOCK James, Fore st, pork butcher

LYDDON Richard, South st, attorne

LYDDON Sarah, Fore st, Squirrel Inn (& posting)

MANLEY Benjamin, Rockwell green, blacksmith

MARSHALL William, High st, china, glass, &c. dealer

MARSHALL William, High st, grocer and/or tea dealer

MILTON William, Rockwell green, boot and shoe maker

MORRISH William, Ash Mills, baker

MORRISH William, ASH MILLS, miller

MULES James, High st, rev

MULLETT and PARSONS, Fore st, chymist and druggist

OLIVER Daniel, High st, watch maker

OSMOND Israel, Fore st, brazier and/or tin man

PAIN John, South st, boot and shoe maker

PAIN Lucia, Fore st, milliner and/or dress maker

PARRY Henry, Mantle st, baker

PARSONS James, Fore st, ironmonger

PARSONS James, High st, carpenter and/or joiner

PARSONS James, High st, maltster

PARSONS Thomas, High st, carpenter and/or joiner

PARSONS, Fore st, the Misses

PAYNE William, Fore st, saddler and/or harness maker

PERCEY Thomas, South st, Bell tavern or public house

PERRY James, Mantle st, blacksmith

PLASE William, South st, tailor

POOLE Burnet Minifie, Gyles', attorney

PRING Ann, High st, milliner and/or dress maker

PRING John, South st, baker

PYNE William Collard, High st, surgeon

RALPH John, South st, tailor

RICE Thomas, North st, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

ROBERTS Jonathan, High st, baker

RODHAM William, South st, attorney

RODHAM William, South st, gent.

ROWE Isaac, Fore st, tailor

SALTER James, South st, painter and/or plumber and/or glazier

SANFORD Edward Ayshford, Ninehead court, esq.

SELLICK Maria, High st, confectioner

SERCOMBE George, Fore st, hair dresser and perfumer

SHARLAND John Market st, currier and leather cutter

SHARLAND John, Fore st, auctioneer

SHARLAND John, Fore st, WEST OF ENGLAND fire, &c. agent

SHARLAND John, Fore st, wine and/or spirit dealer

SIMPSON Robert, Mantle st, linen and woollen draper

SIMPSON Robert, Mantlr st, COUNTY (fire) and PROVIDENT (life) agents

SIMPSON Robt., Mantle st, tailor & draper

SLADE, High st, captain

SNELLGROVE Hy., R.N., Painton, capt.

SOUTHERWOOD Jos., South st, Green Dragon tavern or public house

SPARKS William, South st, baker

STEVENS John, High st, blacksmith

STONE Richard, High st, boot and shoe maker

STRADLING James, South st, grocer and/or tea dealer

STRADLING James, South st, linen draper

STRADLING John, Fore st, china, glass, &c. dealer

STRADLING John, Rockwell green, blacksmith

STRADLING William, Mantle st, grocer and/or tea dealer

STUBBS Benjamin, High st, baker

STUBBS Thomas, Buckwell, stone mason

STUDLEY Edward, South st, painter and/or plumber and/or glazier

SYMES John, North st, attorney

SYMES John, North st, NORWICH fire, &c. agent

THOMAS William Prokter, Drake's place, rev.

THORNE Richard, High st, maltster

TOTTERDELL George, South st, wine and/or spirit dealer

TOTTERDELL James, Fore st, tallow chandler and/or soap maker

TOWELLS Frederic, Millway, Half Moon tavern or public house

TREMLETT James, Chetson, maltster

TRENCHARD Ephraim, South st, grocer and/or tea dealer

TRENCHARD Ephraim, South st, linen draper

TRICKEY Jane & Elizabeth, South st, acadamies and schools

TROOD Richard, Fore st, tanner

TWOSE John, Fore st, pawnbroker

TWOSE Wm., Millway, Market House Inn

WEBBER James, High st, linen & woollen draper

WEBBER James, High st, PROTECTOR fire, &c. agent

WEBBER Mrs James, High st, milliner and/or dress maker

WERE Thomas W., Fore st, gent.

WERE William, South st, gent.

WERE, Fore st, the Misses

WHITE Frederick, South st, attorney and master extra-ordinary in Chancery

WHITE John, Rockwell green, shopkeeper and/or dealer in sundries

WOOD David, Fore st, tailor

WOODWARD John, Mantle st, boot and shoe maker

YATES Joseph, High st, china, glass, &c. dealer

YATES Joseph, High st, grocer and/or tea dealer