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Devonshire Goldsmiths

Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 4, (1907), p. 88.

By J.F. Chanter

Transcribed by Michael Steer

[See also Punchard 1907.]

In the Transactions of the Devonshire Association for 1905 (vol. xxxvii), p. 146, I gave a list of Devonshire goldsmiths. Can any of your readers help me to perfect this, and also to fill in the blanks in the places of residence. Since the list was printed, I have discovered that Thomas Blake, 1724-1759, resided and worked at Exeter. He was bap. 1697, son of Rev Thomas Blake of Alwington, and was alive in 1763. When he proved the will of his brother, the Rev George Blake, and is described as Thomas Blake of Exeter, Goldsmith.

David Jones, 1762-1781, was also of Exeter, affidavit made 6 July, 1763, by David Jones of Exeter, Goldsmith.

Richard Punchard, 1655 Totnes was residing at Barnstaple in 1649, as Richard Punchard, Goldsmith, appears on the rate book of that date.