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                              SOUTH MOLTON               From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850SOUTH MOLTON is a municipal borough, and well-built market town, pleasantly situated on the bold western acclivity of the valley of the river Mole, 11 miles E.S.E. of Barnstaple, 18 N.W. by W. of Tiverton, 16 miles W. by S. of Dulverton, 28 miles N.W. by N. of Exeter, and 181 W. by S. of London. It gives name to a deanery, hundred, union, county court district, petty sessional division, and polling district; and is the chief place of election for the parliamentary representatives of the Northern Division of Devon. It is well supplied with pure soft spring water, and has gas works, erected in 1836, at the cost of £2200, raised in £10 shares. The principal streets are spacious and well paved, and contain several good inns and neat public buildings, and many handsome and well stocked shops. Its Parish comprises 6264 acres of land, many scattered farm-houses, the hamlets of Shallowford, High Bray, and Stag's Head; and the estates of Bremridge, Freynstone, Hache, North-Aller, Honiton Barton, &c., extending more than two miles west, north, and south of the town. The soil is generally fertile and well cultivated, and rises in bold undulations from the river Mole on the east, and the Bray on the west. The Mole, from which the town has its name, gives motion to several woollen and corn mills, and is here crossed by a good bridge of one arch, erected after the old one had been destroyed by a flood, in 1841. The parish had 2753 inhabitants in 1801; 2739 in 1811; 3314 in 1821; 3826 in 1831; and 4274 in 1841; but they have since increased to about 4800. The manor of South Molton was part of the ancient demesne of the Crown; but in the reign of Edward I., it was held by Lord Martin, under the Earl of Gloucester, by the service of finding a bow and three arrows to attend the Earl when he went a hunting in Gower. It afterwards passed to the Lords Audley, the Dukes of Exeter, and the Whitmore and Squier families. In 1700, it was purchased of the latter by the Corporation, who are still lords of the manor; but most of the soil belongs to Earl Fortescue, Sir T.D. Acland, Bart., and many smaller free and leaseholders. The town sent burgesses to parliament in the 13th of Edward I., but it never enjoyed that privilege afterwards. It was incorporated in 1590, by a charter of the 32nd of Elizabeth, and this charter was confirmed by one of the 36th of Charles II. The borough comprises the whole parish; and under these charters, the corporation consisted of a mayor, high steward, recorder, and 18 capital burgesses, and an indefinite number of freemen, with a town clerk and other officers, and a court of record and quarter and petty sessions. Under the Municipal Act of 1835, the town council now consists of a mayor, four aldermen, and twelve councillors; and since that year, the borough has petitioned for and obtained a commission of the peace. The style of the Corporation is, the "Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough and Parish of South Molton, in the County of Devon." The income of the borough, in 1840, was £1944. 6s. 8 ¾d., arising chiefly from rents, tolls, dues, and other manorial profits. Its expenditure in the same year amounted to £2411, the principal items of which were, £987 for renewal of leases; £412 for public works, repairs, "c.; £180, stipends; £98, salaries; £141, lighting and cleansing; £77, charities; and £64 for police and constables The borough is exempt from county rates, except in cases of prosecution for capital offences. It has quarter sessions at the usual periods, and petty sessions weekly, or when required. Petty Sessions are also held here on the first Monday of every month, by the magistrates of South Molton Division, to whom Messrs. Pearse, Son, and Crosse are clerks. The County Court for South Molton District is held here on the Thursday after the first Monday of every month, and Mr. James Pearse is the clerk, and John Manning the high bailiff. Its jurisdiction extends to all the 29 parishes of South Molton Union, except Rackenford. (See page 603.) These courts are hold at the GUILDHALL, a handsome building of Portland stone, on the south side of Broad street, projecting on arched pillars over the causeway, and having a commodious court room, a council room, and a large and elegant assembly room, where balls, banquets, &c., are occasionally held. The building is crowned by a turret and cupola, containing a bell and clock. The Borough Gaol, in East street, was built about twelve years ago, at the cost of about £2000, and comprises dwellings for the gaoler and the superintendent of police, and six cells, two large day rooms, and an airing yard for prisoners. The following are the present Town Council, Borough Magistrates, &c.:Mayor, Thomas Brown, Esq. || Recorder, W.M. Praed, Esq. High Steward, Earl Fortescue.Borough Justices, Earl Fortescue, Viscount Ebrington, and H.J.N. Bawden, Wm. Binford, and Wm. Hole, Esqrs.Aldermen, Wm. Flexman, Wm. Tapp, Jas. Maunder, and P. Tapp.Councillors, Messrs. W.G. Smyth, J.E.J. Riccard, J.E. Cutcliffe, John White, Wm. Binford, Thomas Brown, John Brown, John Tanner, F.M. Hitchcock, E. J. Riccard, Wm. Thorne, and E.J. Riccard, M.D.Town Clerk and Clerk to the Justices, J.G. Pearse.Clerk of the Peace, R.M. Riccard. || Treasurer, B. Dunn.Coroner, James Flexman. || Deputy-Coroner, J.T. Shapland.Gaoler and Crier, Philip Widgery. || Police Superintendent, W.H. Fisher.South Molton was one of the places appointed as the see of a Suffragan Bishop, by an act of the 26th of Henry VIII., but it did not long enjoy that dignity. In 1357, Nicholas Fitz Martin, being then lord of the manor, obtained a charter for a market, to be held here on Sunday, and a fair at the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The town has now a considerable market every Saturday, for corn, provisions, &c. The Market House, built by the Corporation in 1810, is a square brick building, standing on pillars and arches. The upper room is used for lectures, concerts, &c.; and corn, meat, &c., are sold in the basement story; but on Saturdays, the Broad street, or Market place, is lined with stalls of every description. Here are now two annual fairs, for cattle, &c., on the Wednesday before June 22nd, and the Wednesday after August 26th; and great cattle markets on the Saturdays after Feb. 13th and March 15th, and the Saturdays before April 23rd, August 1st, October 10th, and December 12th. The town has several wool combing establishments, and was formerly noted for the manufacture of serges, shalloons, and pelts. There is still one large woollen mill in the parish, employing about 150 hands; and in the neighbourhood are several other coarse woollen factories, and quarries of limestone, flagstones, &c. In the north part of the parish is a lead mine, which yields a considerable portion of silver. The Church (St. Mary,) is a spacious and handsome structure, in the perpendicular style, with a lofty tower containing eight bells. It was enlarged in 1833-'4, at the cost of £1400, and has now room for 1500 hearers. The interior was cleansed and beautified, and a new organ erected, in 1829, at the cost of about £600.The stone pulpit is of great antiquity, and is richly carved and ornamented. In the chancel and aisles are several handsome mural monuments, one of which is in memory of Henry Kerslake and his wife and two sons, who were burnt to death when their house was destroyed by fire, in 1749. According to the parish register, Wm. Lake died here in 1754, at the advanced age of 104 years. In 1547, this church was given by Henry VIII. to the Dean and Canons of Windsor, and they are still appropriators of the tithes and rectorial glebe, (242A.,) and patrons of the perpetual curacy valued in 1831 at £157, and now in the incumbency of the Rev. T.H. Maitland, M.A., who built a handsome Parsonage House about eight years ago. The tithes were commuted in 1839 for £910 per annum, and are held on lease by the Corporation. At Honiton Barton, about two miles from the town, is Trinity Chapel, belonging to the Southcomb family. It was built in 1730, at the cost of more than £500, by the Rev. Lewis Southcomb, on the site of an ancient chapel. It is handsomely fitted up, and the founder endowed it with £40 a year out of an estate in the parish, and directed that it should never be made a sinecure; that the stipend should be paid every Lord's day; and that when service was omitted, the stipend should go towards the repairs of the chapel, in which the founder and his father were both buried. There are four chapels in the town belonging to dissenters. The Independent Chapel is a handsome fabric, erected in 1834, at the cost of about £1000, on the site of the old one, which was built in 1700. The Baptists had a congregation here before 1715; but their present chapel was built in 1843, at the cost of about £900, in the lancet Gothic style. The Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1822, at the cost of about £600. The Plymouth Brethren have a small chapel in South Street; and there are in the town a few Mormonites and Bryanites, who meet at private houses. The Rev. Samuel Badcock, an eminent critic and divine, was born here in 1747, and was minister of the Independent Chapel, at Barnstaple, from 1770 till 1778, but afterwards conformed to the church, and was ordained by Bishop Ross. He and the late Judge Buller were educated at the FREE SCHOOL here, which was built, with a house for the master, in 1682, by Hugh Squier, who died in 1709, and bequeathed to the Corporation of South Molton, in trust for this school, and other charitable uses, Upcott farm, (52A.,) at Swimbridge, and the glebe and rectorial tithes of Northam. After paying reserved rent and fines to the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Corporation derive from this property about £340 per annum. Pursuant to the founder's will, they apply yearly £40 to the support of the schoolmaster; and the rest of the clear income is divided into two equal shares, one of which is expended in repairing the highways, and the other is given to the mayor, to enable him to defray the expenses of his office. Besides the annuity of £40, the schoolmaster has about £18 a year from stock, money, and turnpike securities, derived from savings of income in former years. He teaches reading, writing, and arithmetic to 30 free scholars, and is allowed to take other day scholars and boarders. The BLUE COAT SCHOOL, in the Churchyard, was established by subscription, in 1711, and afterwards endowed by various donors with £400, of which £200 was given by Eliz. Squier, in 1734, and £100 by Eliz. Northcote, in 1742. It has received many subsequent benefactions, and its present endowment consists of £2515 new four per cent. stock. The two school rooms, with a house for the master and mistress, were provided by the Corporation. They receive £35 a year for teaching 36 boys and 15 girls, who are clothed in blue once a year. Formerly this charity clothed and educated 45 boys and 20 girls. Here is also a large NATIONAL SCHOOL built by the Corporation in 1833-'4, at the cost of about £500, and attended by about 100 scholars. Sunday Schools are attached to the church and three of the chapels; and there are in the town various charitable and provident institutions; and among the latter is the North Devon Annuitant Society, and a branch of the Devon and Exeter Savings' Bank. In New road is a neat Freemason's Hall, erected in 1846, at the cost of £450, by Lodge No. 610, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month. South Molton Union is already noticed at page 603.CHARITIES. - By a decree of the Court of Chancery in the third of Charles I., it was determined that the Corporation should provide a house of correction for the borough at their own expense, and should pay a yearly rent-charge of £12 out of the Common Moor (6A.,) to the overseers for distribution among the poor. Two small tenements, left to the poor by Jane Whittle, in 1678, are now worth about £5 per annum. The poor of the parish, not residing here, have the interest of £130, derived from £100 left by Henry Harewood, in 1629. The resident poor have £12 a year from £200 left by Eliz. Squier in 1734; and £100 left by Wm. Hunt, in 1642, and now vested in turnpike securities. They have also £12 a year from £300 left by Mr. Rashleigh, in 1615, and nine other donors, and now vested in the South Molton turnpike. These sums, and the dividends, of £200 three per cent. stock, purchased with the gift of Nathl. Sprigg, in 1781, are distributed by the Corporation among the poor parishioners. For a weekly distribution of bread, they have an annuity of £2. 12s. from Sir John Acland's Charity. ( See Exeter.) Out of the market tolls the poor have 27s. 6d. per annum, pursuant to the bequest of Robert Brett, in 1597, and about £2 a year from the gift of Joan Webber, in 1623. They have also the following yearly doles, viz., 20s. left by Thomas Badcock, in 1663; £2. 12s. left by Agnes Badcock, in 1641, out of 2A. 31P. of land; 28s. from Mrs. Courtenay's Gift; £2 from £50 left by Joseph Palmer, in 1795; 8s. from £10 left by Wm. Gould, in 1801; £2. 5s. from £50 left by Thomas Nott, Nicholas Palmer, and Joshua Hole; and 30s. from £30 left by Mary Jones, in 1822. The CHARITY TRUSTEES appointed for this borough, under the Municipal Act, are Messrs. W.J. Tapp, Samuel Pearce, Thos. Cunningham, Thos. Brown, and Wm. Flexman.SOUTH MOLTON DIRECTORYThe POST OFFICE is in East street, and Mr. John Thomas is the post master. Letters are despatched to London, Exeter, &c., 5 minutes before 6 evening; to the North at 11 morning; to Barnstaple, &c, at 10 minutes past 7 morning, and 35 minutes past 3 afternoon; and to Chulmleigh, &c, at 20 minutes past 7 morning. Letters are delivered at 8 morning and 6½ evening, and there are foot posts every morning to North Molton, Chittlehampton, Filleigh, &c. Money orders are granted and paid.Allen Misses, TownsendAnthony Mrs, TownsendAvery William, thatcher, Back laneBawden Humphrey John N., Esq, South streetBawden Rev Joshua, B.A, lectrer. of Molland, East stBinford Wm., Esq. Broad st Burgess Frs, gent. Broad st Burgess Mr John, Broad st Chant Robert, purser to the Exmoor Wheal Eliza Copper Mine, King streetChapple W., par. clk. East stChapple Mrs A., Brnstpl stClarke Rev Theophilus, curate, Ivy cottageCock John, brickmaker, &c., Rose CottageCole Jas., relvg. officer and registrar, Adelaide placeComins J. & Co, wood turners, sawyers, &c., Molebridge; h South streetCotty John, gas managerCrosse Rt. Jennings, Esq, solr., Broad streetCunningham Thomas, gent. Barnstaple streetCutliffe Chas. Jno., gent. Alpha Cotg., Barnstpl. stDee Mrs Ann, East streetDunn Mr John, Church lnElsworthy Mrs M., South stFisher W. Hy., police supt.Froude Mrs F., South streetFurse Mrs Eliz., East streetGalliford John, clk. East stGiles Rev Thos., (lndpt.)Gillard G., poulterer, East stGould Josh., organist, East stHamilton S., matron, Wkhs Hargreaves Rev Jas., (Wes) Hartnoll Mr P., East street Haskins Wm., colt breaker, Back laneHearn Jas. farrier, TnsdHill Jas., sergt. major N.D.Y., (late of 10th Royal Hussars,) Albert PlaceHill Mr Wm., Madder lnHitchcock, Maunder and Hitchcock, woollen mfrs. and merchants, Higher Mole MillsHitchcock Frs. Maunder, & Wm. Maunder, mfrs.; house East street Hodgkin Mrs Chtte., Sth st Hole Wm. Esq. Churchyard Holmes Jas., clk. Albert pl Huxtable Mrs Eliz., Sth. stJones Mrs Eliz., East stJones R., superv., Mtplr. ctgKay Geo. Ptr, excise, Sth st Kemp Miss Jane, Duke stLeatherby Robert, turner, Mole bridgeLeatherby Wm., Prsng. lnLethbridge Wm., marine store dlr., East streetLeach Peter, veterinary surgeon, South streetLyon Pasquell, jeweller, &c. Broad streetMaitland Rev Thos. H., M.A. incbt., ParsonageManley Mrs My., South stManning John, sherriff's officer, and high bailiff of County Court, Church lnMaunder Jas., Esq., Duke stMerson Mr Wm., East stMills Mr John, New roadMoseley Mr Wm., Duke stNott Mrs Mary, East stOrum Wm., clk,, Albert plParamore Mrs Eliz., East stPassmore Rev H,, East stPearce Saml. gent. South stPearce Mrs Sarah, East stPearse James, Esq, solr. and clerk of County Court, Broad streetPearse John Gilberd, solr., town clerk, and clerk to magistrates, Broom HouseRadley Mrs Mary, Tnsnd.Redler T., gov. of Workhs.Riccard Jas. Edw. Jackson, Esq. solr. and union clk., ChurchyardRiccard Russell Martyn, solr., (clk. of peace for the Borough,) East streetSanders Jas. Hooper, woolstapler and fellmonger, South streetShipley Mrs My., Barstpl. stSmith Mrs Grace, East stSouthcomb Geo. & road survr. & toll colr., Mill ln. gateSouthcomb L., gent. East stSouthcomb Mrs S., East stSpencer Mrs Eliz., East stSutch Rev James, (Wes.) South streetTanner Misses, TownsendTapp Mr Philip and Mrs, TownsendTapp Joanna, worsted dlr., East streetTapp Wm. Jones, accountant, East streetTepper Mrs, East streetTepper Wm., overs., Sth. stThorne Mary, pawnbroker, South streetToms Mrs Mary, East stTrant Mr Wm., South stTurner Mrs Eliza, Duke st Venn John, excise, Albert pl Vile James, marine store dlr., South streetWebb Mr James, East stWhitford Capt. Wm. Hall, inspecting agent for South Molton silver and lead mine, and Exmoor Wheal Eliza copper mine, TnsndWidgery John, gent. Brd. stWidgery Pp., gaoler, &c.   ACADEMIES.   (Marked * take Boarders.)Blue Coat School, John and Ann WarrenAggott Margt. Mill lane* Free School, John Henry, East streetHulland Mary, South stKingsland Mary A., East stMaire Eliz., Back laneNational School, Letitia Neil, Back lanePearce Mrs & Miss, East st * Rossiter Wm., East street* Saunders Sarah, East st* Stanbury Eliza, Bnstpl. stWard Sarah, South streetWebber Jno. & My., South st    ATTORNEYS.Gillard Edw. K., Church ln Pease, Son & Crosse, (clks. to magistrates, and proctors,) Broad streetRiccard & Son, (& proctors,) ChurchyardShapland John Terrell, (dep. coroner,) Broad street   AUCTIONEERS.Manning Andw., Broad stManning John, Church ln   BAKERS.Bowden John, Cook's crossBowden Wm., Cook's crossChapple John, East streetClark Richard, Barnstpl. stHacche John, South streetHarris John, Barnstaple stKingdon Oliver, East streetKingdon Wm., East streetLatey James, East streetMarsden Thos, East streetThomas James, East streetVernon John, South streetVicary Thomas, TownsendWebb John, South street   BANKS. National & Provincial Bank of England, (draw on London & Westminster,) Jno. Longworth Dames, mngr. Broad street Savings Bank, Edward K. Gillard, sec., Church ln   BASKET MAKERS. Berry Geo., East street Bulled John, Cook's cross Kingsland Robt., Townsend    BLACK & W. SMITHS. Cardar Wm., South street Comins James, King street Dockings Wm., Clapry. Mill Grattan John, Hill Griffiths Chas., Broad st Harris John, Back lane Harris Wm., South street Holmes John, Barnstaple st Moore Richard, South st Sage James, East street Sutton Daniel, Parsonage ln Tepper Thos., Duke street   BOOKSELLERS, &c. Dunn Bickham, Broad st Searle George, Broad street Tepper Amos, Broad street    BOOT & SHOE MKRS. Adams John, Duke street Aggott James, South street Badcock G., Clappery Mill Bouchier J., Barnstaple st Cock George, King street Drake Thos., East street Eastmond Wm., East st Hobbs George, East street Hulland Wm. T., South st Huxtable Wm., East street Mairs Thomas, East street Mairs John, Barnstaple st Mole John, East street Nott John, Cook's cross Nutt Wm., East street Thomas John, East street Widgery Wm., New road Williams John, Cook's cross    BUTCHERS. Bowden Wm., Adelaide pl Bright James, New road Cock George, South street Cole Wm., East street Dunn Robert, Townsend Eastmond John, East st Fuke Richard, East street Harris Wm. G., Duke st Hill Edw. Steppa lane Skinner Wm., Knight's Bray Veysey John, South street    CABINET MAKERS. Hacche John, Cook's cross Kelly Richard, East st Kingdon Oliver, South st Mountjoy Wm., King st Snow Robert, King street    CARPENTERS, etc.   (* are builders)* Baker Henry, Duke street* Baker Thomas, Back ln* Cock Jno., Rose ctg., Sth. stCrispin George, Mill laneHacche John, Cook's crossHacche John, jun. South st* Smith John, South street    CHEMISTS & DRUGTS.Attwater A.H., Broad st Dunn Henry, Broad street Paige John A., South street Tanner John, Broad street   COAL DEALERS.Bentley J.M., Barnstpl. stGill Wm., TownsendKingdon Oliver, Mill laneLewis Thos., Cook's crossLewis Wm., East street   CONFECTIONERS.Fuke Simon, Cook's crossLatey James, East streetMarsden Thomas, East stOram Wm., East street   COOPERS.Collacott Joshua, East stCollacott John, Back laneLeatherby Wm., (& turner) Parsonage lane   CORN MILLERS. Haskings Joseph, Bonner's Redler John, Mole mills Redler Ts. & Geo. Hayne's    CURRIERS. Bentley Jas. M., Barnstpl. st Cole George, Queen street Reed Wm., East street Vernon John, South street    FARMERS. Barnes Wm. North Cockram Buckingham Jno. Clotworthy Burgess Wm. South Aller Bussell Hy. Daws Blackpl Chapple Jas., Neilds Town Clerk Rd., Barnstaple st Cridge Richard, Rock Dale Wm., East street Densem John, Townhouse Dunn Wm., South street Dyer Edw., North Woodhs Eastmond John, East street Elworthy John, Freynston Elworthy J. Honiton Barton Elworthy John, Hernamans Elworthy Rt., Kingsland Elworthy Wm., Sth. Woodhs Fry Wm., East street Hancock Robt. South Hill Hancock Wm., Lwr. Blkpl Harris Eliz. East Hache Lock Mary, Ford Manning Chas., West Hill Manning Henry, Stone and Combrew Perryman Wm. Ford Down Phillips Thomas, Coombe Shapland Geo. FreystonShapland James, SnurridgeSkinner John, BrembridgeSkinner John, MeethSkinner John Alexander, North AllerSkinner Henry, West FordSkinner Wm. Knigh's BraySmith Henry, Mill laneSmith Wm. W. ClotworthyTrix Wm. sen. & jun. Great HeleTucker John, LeyWidgery John, DowerlandsWinnacott John, South stYendell Saml, Mid. Blkpool   FIRE & LIFE OFFICES.Atlas, Jno. T. Shapland, B. stClerical, Medical, & General, John Gallaford, East stCounty Fire and Provident Life, John CominsEnglish & Scottish Law Life & Loan, Geo. SearleFreemasons', J.T. ShaplandGeneral, Rt. Sawtell, B. stGlobe, Rd. Tepper, Broad stLegal & Coml., Alex. H. AttwaterNorwich Union, Jas. E.J. RiccardPhoenix, George SearlePalladium, Cstn. SaundersRoyal Exchange Jno. CockRoyal Farmer's, B. DunnSun, Wm. Jones TappWest of England, Sl. Pearce   GARDENERS, &c.Leatherby John, Adelaide plRowland Ts., Barnstaple stSage Wm. Lucas, Brnstpl. stSanders Jas. H., South stTapp Joanna, East streetVernon John, East streetVicary Thomas, Townsend   GLOVERS.Kingdon Sarah, South stSanders Jas. Hooper, South st   GROCERS & TEA DLRS.Buckingham Ts. Broad stChant Robert, King streetDakin John, South streetDale Ann, Broad streetDeagon Wm., Queen streetHancock Josias, East stKingdon Abm., Broad stLatey James, East streetRadley James, South streetSheppard Rd., East streetSmith John, South streetTanner John, Broad streetVernon Henry, South street    HAlRDRESSERS.Burgess Francis, Broad stChapple Thomas, Broad stDunn John, King streetQuick John, East street   HAT MANUFACTRS.Aggott Henry, Barnstpl. stDoherty Susan, East streetPearce Wm., East street   INNS & TAVERNS.Anchor, Geo. Snow, South stBarnstaple Inn, My. Mountjoy, Barnstaple streetExeter Inn, Wm. Vickery, South streetFortescue Arms, John Bater, Broad streetGeorge, (posting,) Christian Saunders, Broad streetGolden Lion, Jno. Fry, Sth. st Half Moon, Ann Hill, Sth. st Hare & Hounds, Thomas Barrow, East street King's Arms, Wm. Thorne, King street New Inn, Philip Baker, South street North Country Inn, James Lake, Townsend Red Cow, W. Aggott, East st Red Lion, John Graddon, Barnstaple street Ring of Bells, Wm. Gaydon Harris, Duke streetRose & Crown, Hy. Searle, South street Star, Eliz. Dunn, Broad st Tiverton Inn, John Vernon, East street Town Arms, Jas. Mountjoy, East street Unicorn, Geo Cole, Queen st    BEERHOUSES.Dockings John, Cook's crossFry Wm., East streetKnill Charles, Cook's crossLeatherby John, Steppa lnOsmond John, Back lanePrescott John, East streetTout James, TownlandWotton Abm., East street    IRONMONGERS, BRAZIERS, &c.Breayley Wm., Barnstpl. st Comins James, King street Comins John, South street Griffiths Charles, Broad st Powell Lewis & Son, Sth. st Thorne Wm., Broad streetTrawin Henry, East street   LIME BURNERS.Burgess Wm South AllerCridge Richard, Rock   LINEN & WLN. DRAPRSBrown John, Broad streetFarley John, Broad streetHaydon John, Broad stHodge Thomas, Broad stHuxtable Robert, Broad stRadley James, South street Sawtell Robert, Broad stTrawin Mary, East streetWebber Mary, King streetWhite John, East streetWilmets Wm., East street   MALTSTERS.Cole George, Queen streetHooper Grace, East streetSanders James, East streetShapland Wm., Duke stSkinner John & Alexander, North AllerWinnacott John, South st   MASONS.Bowden Wm., Cook's crossCollacott Wm., Back laneCollacott Wm, Churchyard Gloyn John, East street Kingdon Wm., East street Nott John, East streetPhillips Robert, Adelaide plShapcott Henry, Alfred plThomas John, ChurchyardThomas Wm., Back lane   MILLINERS, &c.Allen Mary, South streetCarter Jane, South streetGreenslade Eliz., East stGriffiths Ann, Broad streetHarris Joanna, East stHill Jane, TownsendHolloway, Maria, Queen stHulland Mary, Cock's yardHuxtable Sarah, South stMacey Mary, Cock's yardManley & Lockyer, East stMarsh Eliz, Queen streetMatthews Eliz., Cook's crossMole Eliz., East streetMole Maria, South streetNutt Elizabeth, South stRowcliffe My. Ann, Broad stShapland Eliz., Duke stTapp Grace, Duke streetWebb Harriet, East street   PAINTERS, PLUMBRS., & GLAZIERS.Comins John, South streetGillard George, East streetPowell Lewis & Son, Sth. stPrescott John, East streetTrawin Henry, East street   PHYSICIANS.Riccard Edward Jackson, East streetThorne James Wilkins, Broad street   ROPE & TWINE MKRS.Bartlett Richard, Mill laneBennett Giles, Steppa laneBishop Wm., Barnstpl. stPhillips John, TownsendSparkes Robert, South st   SADDLERS.Flashman Ann, Barnspl. stHolmes John, South stPacker John, South streetSmyth Wm., Broad streetTepper Richard, Broad st   SHOPKEEPERS.Bishop Wm., Barnstaple stBlackford John, Mill laneBowden Mgt., Cook's crossChanter Thomas, South stColes Jas. Matthews, East stDale Ann, Broad streetDavies John, East streetDrake Robert, Barnstaple stDunn John, King streetKingdon John, East streetKingdon Wm., East streetHobbs Elizabeth, East stHuxtable John, TownsendLyddon Wm., Broad streetManning Mary, TownsendMayne Ann, Barnstaple stNott John, Cook's crossOdam George, Church lanePerry Thomas, East streetThorne John, Duke streetTuckett Wm., Barnstaple st   STRAW HAT MAKERS.Clark Jane, Barnstaple stGriffiths Ann, Broad stMatthews Eliz., Cook's crsNutt Eliz., South streetParsons Sus., Steppa laneRowcliffe M. Ann., Broad stShapland Eliz., Duke stWebb Harriet, East street   SURGEONS.Brown Thomas, Broad stCutcliffe John Elworthy, Broad streetFlexman James, (coroner,) Duke streetFlexman Wm., Duke streetFurse Robert, East streetSouthcomb Wm. Thomas, South streetTanner Richard Elworthy, East street   TAILORS.Blackford John, Mill laneHodge John, East streetHuxtable Wm., Barnstpl. stHuxtable Wm. jun., Sth. stJoslin Richard, Steppa laneKingdon John, South streetManning Charles, South stMoore Samuel, South streetNorman James, South stOdam George, Church lanePearce John, East streetSelley Amos, ChurchyardSheppard George, East stThorne John, Duke streetVernon Henry, South street Wilmets Wm., East street    TALLOW CHANDLERS. Deagon Wm., Queen street Mogridge (Wm.) & Odgers (John Johns,) South st   TANNERS.Furse George, East streetSmyth Wm. Gould, East st   TEA DLRS. (TRAVLNG.)Harris Thomas, East streetMcKelvie John, East streetMcKinnel Rd. (dpr.) East stTremeer Joseph, South st   TEMPRNCE HOTELS.Bidder John, East streetBidder Thos., Barnstaple st    WATCH & CLOCK MKS. Bickell Rd. John, (& jeweller,) Broad streetFoster Henry, East streetMills Sl. G., Barnstaple st    WHEELWRIGHTS.Chapple Wm., Barnstpl. stGriffiths Charles, Broad stMoor Frank, South streetMoor Henry & Son, South stSmith James, ClotworthySmoldon George, HillTaylor Wm., Steppa lane   WINE & SPIRIT MERTS.Chant Robert, King streetDeagon Wm., Queen street Huxtable Rt., Broad street Tanner John, Broad street    WOOLCOMBERS.Goole George, Back laneKingdon John, Cook's crossParsons John, Steppa laneNutt Humphry, New road   COACHES.Mails, &c. to BARNSTAPLE, Ilfracombe, &c. from the George Inn, at 7 morning " 3 & 5½ afternoon; & to TlVERTON to meet trains for London, Bristol & Exeter, at 9½ & 11½ morning, and at 5½ afternoon.   CARRIERS..To Barnstaple, Jas. Chapple, from the Unicorn daily; Wm. Deagon Queen st., daily; & Pp. Baker, New Inn, Friday.Chumleigh, Wm. Shaddick, South st. daily, (on foot.)Exeter, Thos. March, Mill lane, Mon. & ThursdayExeter, Crediton, Plymouth, &c., Pridham & Lake's Van, from the Union, dailyPlymouth, Wm. Osmond, Townsend and Rt. Letherby, Mill lane, Mon.Tiverton, Saunders & Hawkes from the George; & Thos. Avery, from Town Arms, Tues. Thurs. & Sat.; & Philip Baker, (New Inn,) TuesdayWaggons, &c. to all parts of N. Devon, from the George Inn, whence goods are forwarded to Tiverton Station
 Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999