A Contribution to the Commercial History of Devonshire

Trans. Devon Assoc., 1890, Vol XXII, pp. 129-137.


H.W. Strong

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper was delivered at the Association’s July 1890 Barnstaple meeting. The author’s purpose was to address the diversity and variability of the industrial occupations of North Devon inhabitants during the preceding five centuries. His objective was to illustrate that there is a continuity in the strong manufacturing bent of the people, and to indicate the nature of many contemporary major industries existing in North Devon. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Bichner, Sir Beavis (Bulmer) Knt. 131
Bonvise, Anthony 133
Chapple 136
De la Beche 131, 134
Edward I 131
Edward II 131
Elizabeth I 131-2, 136
Gilbert, Adam Esq. (Adrian) 131
Henry V 131
Kingdon, Dr 131
Litson, Mr 133
Lysons brothers 134
Miller, Messrs 135
Petter, Mr 135
Pine-Coffin family 133
Roberts, Richard, gent 131
Shapland, Mr 135
Way, Mr Albert 137
Westcote 130-3