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Devon Game Lists - Exeter Flying Post

During the period 1800-1860 Trewman's Exeter Flying Post carried a large number of official advertisements listing Gamekeepers and holders of Game Certificates. This information is presumably obtained from the "registers of gamekeepers and of game certificates taken out as required by the Acts of 24 Geo III, c.43 (1784) and 25 Geo. III, c.50, by which 'every person qualified in respect of property to kill game' and every person 'who shall keep any dog, gun, net or other engine for the taking or destruction of game' was to register and take out a certificate annually. The registers give name and status of gamekeeper, manor to which his deputation related, name of lord or lady of manor, date of deputation and date of certificate; the 'Certificate' book gives name and abode of person registering and date of certificate." (Description from Kent Archives Service's catalogue, quoted here by permission.)

Digital images of the pages of the Flying Post are available online in the 19th Century British Library Newspapers Collection, accessible via Gale Cengage Learning, a service that is accessible via numerous libraries. Gale's indexing and searching facilities provided are somewhat unreliable, presumably due to optical character recognition problems, so the best way of locating a known article is via its document number, as assigned by Gale. The listing below provides such numbers for all the Game Certificate advertisements so far located, and provides links to the transcripts that have been produced. The transcripts vary somewhat in format, since they attempt to mimic the form and layout of the original advertisements, which changed over the years. The total number of entries is approximately 38,000, though many individuals appear in successive lists over a number of years.

Though these transcripts have been produced carefully, they have not been subject to complete independent checking. Each message list has in general been dealt with separately, and (as can be readily seen from the name index that has been produced by simply sorting the consolidated set of names appropriately) little attempt been made to compare lists from different years in an effort to decipher unclear names, leave alone to correct errors in the original published message lists. Each index entry identifies the relevant issue of the Flying Post, and gives the document number of the digital image in the Gale Archive. Names are almost always given in the advertisements in the form "Surname, Forenames", but very occasionally one finds a name of the form "Initials Surname" - our policy is to transcribe the text as is, though this means that such names will be sorted, and hence appear in the index, based on their initials. Note also that the paper's issue numbers are not always properly ordered.

NAME INDEX

This name index covers just the names of persons holding game certificates, not those listed as having made such appointments. Select a letter from those below to go directly to the relevant section of the index.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Y   Z

 

NAME LISTINGS

Issue        DayMonthYear          Document No.
     
19006Mar1800Y3200646887
192718Sep1800Y3200647166
192825Sep1800Y3200647168
19292Oct1800Y3200647183
193223Oct1800Y3200647203
19773Sep1801Y3200647565
197917Sep1801Y3200647578
198024Sep1801Y3200647584
19811Oct1801Y3200647591
20282Sep1802Y3200647939
20299Sep1802Y3200647946
203230Sep1802Y3200647968
203310Oct1802Y3200647975
208215Sep1803Y3200648326
208322Sep1803Y3200648333
208429Sep1803Y3200648338
213230Aug1804Y3200648694
21336Sep1804Y3200648701
213413Sep1804Y3200648707
213520Sep1804Y3200648713
21855Sep1805Y3200649100
N/A12Sep1805Y3200649107
218719Sep1805Y3200649113
218826Sep1805Y3200649121
219117Oct1805Y3200649146
22374Sep1806Y3200649519
223811Sep1806Y3200649528
223918Sep1806Y3200649534
224025Sep1806Y3200649543
22412Oct1806Y3200649550
22913Sep1807Y3200649983
229210Sep1807Y3200649995
229317Sep1807Y3200650002
229424Sep1807Y3200650013
231515Sep1808Y3200650527
231622Sep1808Y3200650537
231729Sep1808Y3200650543
23186Oct1808Y3200650553
232020Oct1808Y3200650571
232223Nov1808Y3200650599
232424Nov1808Y3200650624
23352Feb1809Y3200650736
236714Sep1809Y3200651049
236821Sep1809Y3200651054
236928Sep1809Y3200651060
23705Oct1809Y3200651070
237112Oct1809Y3200651079
237723Nov1809Y3200651143
23797Dec1809Y3200651163
234513Sep1810Y3200651552
234620Sep1810Y3200651560
234727Sep1810Y3200651568
234911Oct1810Y3200651589
235813Dec1810Y3200651680
23613Jan1811Y3200651710
237511Apr1811Y3200651849
239819Sep1811Y3200652057
239926Sep1811Y3200652068
24003Oct1811Y3200652078
240110Oct1811Y3200652087
240324Oct1811Y3200652105
240721Nov1811Y3200652146
242526Mar1812Y3200652324
245417Sep1812Y3200652563
245524Sep1812Y3200652568
24561Oct1812Y3200652579
24578Oct1812Y3200652583
245815Oct1812Y3200652594
245922Oct1812Y3200652601
250616Sep1813Y3200653057
250830Sep1813Y3200653075
25097Oct1813Y3200653084
251121Oct1813Y3200653101
251625Nov1813Y3200653162
25357Apr1814Y3200653359
255815Sep1814Y3200653676
255922Sep1814Y3200653587
256029Sep1814Y3200653593
256213Oct1814Y3200653613
256427Oct1814Y3200653633
25708Dec1814Y3200653697
258912Apr1815Y3200653891
261014Sep1815Y3200654094
261121Sep1815Y3200654105
261228Sep1815Y3200654112
261412Oct1815Y3200654134
261626Oct1815Y3200654156
26227Dec1815Y3200654218
26394Apr1816Y3200654379
266212Sep1816Y3200654619
266319Sep1816Y3200654628
266426Sep1816Y3200654640
266610Oct1816Y3200654661
266824Oct1816Y3200654683
267221Nov1816Y3200654728
26782Jan1817Y3200654798
271311Sep1817Y3200655201
271418Sep1817Y3200655212
27179Oct1817Y3200655254
271923Oct1817Y3200655279
272213Nov1817Y3200655317
273215Jan1818Y3200655439
276510Sep1818Y3200655819
276617Sep1818Y3200655833
276724Sep1818Y3200655846
277229Oct1818Y3200655909
277519Nov1818Y3200655946
28169Sep1819Y3200656485
281716Sep1819Y3200656498
281823Sep1819Y3200656511
28207Oct1819Y3200656542
28346Jan1820Y3200656694
287014Sep1820Y3200657205
287121Sep1820Y3200657219
28735Oct1820Y3200657243
287519Oct1820Y3200657264
288130Nov1820Y3200657332
292013Sep1821Y3200657870
292120Sep1821Y3200657888
29234Oct1821Y3200657913
292625Oct1821Y3200657950
293313Dec1821Y3200658050
294031Jan1822Y3200658155
299612Sep1822Y3200658548
299819Sep1822Y3200658563
30003Oct1822Y3200658593
304711Sep1823Y3200659301
304818Sep1823Y3200659319
30502Oct1823Y3200659340
30519Oct1823Y3200659355
30556Nov1823Y3200659408
30999Sep1824Y3200660093
310016Sep1824Y3200660106
310123Sep1824Y3200660113
310521Oct1824Y3200660172
310918Nov1824Y3200660229
31518Sep1825Y3200660847
315215Sep1825Y3200660857
315322Sep1825Y3200660878
315429Sep1825Y3200660893
31593Nov1825Y3200660968
316224Nov1825Y3200661014
31957Sep1826Y3200661685
319714Sep1826Y3200661690
319921Sep1826Y3200661720
320012Oct1826Y3200661775
320921Dec1826Y3200661941
324113Sep1827Y3200662583
324320Sep1827Y3200662600
324427Sep1827Y3200662608
324511Oct1827Y3200662657
32471Nov1827Y3200662706
325413Dec1827Y3200662825
326321Feb1828Y3200663025
329011Sep1828Y3200663511
329118Sep1828Y3200663526
329125Sep1828Y3200663543
329430Oct1828Y3200663608
330819Feb1829Y3200663845
333724Sep1829Y3200664314
333915Oct1829Y3200664346
334129Oct1829Y3200664366
335321Jan1830Y3200664542
33859Sep1830Y3200664942
338616Sep1830Y3200664951
338723Sep1830Y3200664967
338914Oct1830Y3200664984
34471Dec1831Y3200665489
349211Oct1832Y3200665745
34951Nov1832Y3200665786
351414Mar1833Y3200666063
395623Sep1841Y3200672509
395914Oct1841Y3200672547
397320Jan1842Y3200672787
398514Apr1842Y3200672962
400722Sep1842Y3200673319
40096Oct1842Y3200673350
403620Apr1843Y3200673812
405821Sep1843Y3200674192
406126Oct1843Y3200674287
409830May1844Y3200674795
411626Sep1844Y3200675105
412131Oct1844Y3200675198
41471May1845Y3200675611
416018Sep1845Y3200675925
416416Oct1845Y3200675977
419230Apr1846Y3200676429
450422Apr1852Y3200684980
452630Sep1852Y3200685802
453028Oct1852Y3200685972
47229Oct1856Y3200693297
480115Apr1858Y3200695860
482530Sep1858Y3200696618
483111Nov1858Y3200696768
485314Apr1859Y3200697480

Brian Randell, 15 Jun 2014