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, Anthony133
De la Beche131, 134
Edward I131
Edward II131
Elizabeth I131-2, 136
Gilbert, Adam Esq. (Adrian)131
Henry V131
Kingdon, Dr131
Litson, Mr133
Lysons brothers134
Miller, Messrs135
Petter, Mr135
Pine-Coffin family133
Roberts, Richard, gent131
Shapland, Mr135
Way, Mr Albert137