Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Devon.
Published by J. Pigot & Co. 17, Basing-Lane, London,
& Fountain-St, Manchester: 1830
Topsham is a small market and sea-port town, in the parish of its name, and in the hundred of Wonford; about 4 miles south of Exeter, and nearly 5 miles above the junction of the river Exe with the sea. Some years ago this was a very flourishing little place, in its foreign and coastin trade; but its welfare being much influenced by the prosperity or declension of the manufactures and exports of Exeter, it has consequently considerably declined in recent years. There is, however, still some good business done in the coal and timber trades, ship-building, and rope, twine and sack making; there is also an extensive paper-manufactory; and a large foundry for chain cables, anchors, &c. belonging to Messrs. Davy and Co.. The principal object that will arrest the attention of the stranger here is the beautiful strand, which is justly admired for the extensive and varied views presented from it. The buildings for divine worship here are, the parish church, and three chapels belonging to the methodists; and the principal charity is a large free-school, on Dr Bell's system, supported by voluntary subscriptions and a fund left by Captain Samuel Elliott. The church is dedicated to St Margaret, and the living is a perpetual curacy, in the presentation of the dean and chapter of Exeter; the Rev. Henry Thorp is the present curate. The great number of gentry and opulent individuals resident in Topsham, and its immediate vicinity, is a great source of benefit to its inhabitants, and bestows upon the general appearance of the place and neighbourhood an aspect pleasing and respectable. The market-day is Saturaday, and there is an annual fair on the first Thursday after the 18th of July. The entire parish contained, by the last census, 3156 inhabitants.
POST OFFICE, at the Globe Inn, Richard Harrison, post master.- Letters from LONDON and all parts arrive from EXETER every evening at five, and are despatched to that city every morning at eight.
GENTRY AND CLERGY
BELL William, gent.,
BOWDEN Mrs. Elizabeth
BRAKSPEAR Richard, gent.
BRAND Nicholas, esq.
BRIDGE John Philip Pile
BROWN Thomas L., lieutentant
BYRNE Mrs Margaret
CARRINGTON Edwin, lieutentant R.N.
CARTER Mrs Catherine
COLEMAN Mathew, master R.N.
COX Francis, gent.
CRESWELL John B., gent.
EDSALL Miss Mary
EDWARDS Robert, esq.
ELLIOT Miss Elizabeth
FOLLETT Frederick, lieutenant
FOLLETT John, rev.
FOLLIOTT Grace, Mrs
FOLLIOTT Robert, lieutenant R.N.
GEEDRIDGE James, gent.
HAMILTON Alexander, esq.
HEMER Fanny, Mrs.
HEWSON George, captain R.N.
HITT Thomas, gent.
ISAACS Mount, Mrs, Epford
KENDALL Mary, Mrs
LODGE Judith, Mrs
NOTT Francis John, captain R.N.
OXENHAM H.T., Rev., Grove House
PENHILL Henry, gent. Epford
PIM Edward, gent.
PINE Clara, Mrs.
PYLE Samuel, Rev
QUARRY Michael, lieutenant
RICHARDSON William, lieutenant
ROSS Thomas, gent.
SALMON Ann, Miss
SANDERS Ann, Mrs
SHARWELL Elizabeth, Miss
SHEPPARD James, gent.
SHIFFNER, Mrs, Epford
TANDY Daniel, captain R.N.
TAYLOR William, gent.
THORP Henry, Rev.
TOZER William, gent. ACADAMES AND SCHOOLS RANDALL Walter, master BELL'S FREE SCHOOL
DUNDRIDGE Mary, mistress BELL'S FREE SCHOOL
NEALE Francis, day school
QUICKE William, boarding and day school
TREMLETT Lucy, boarding school PROFESSIONAL PERSONS BRAMAH David, professor of music
BRAND Henry, attorney
PRIDHAM Edward, surgeon
RANNEY William, consul for Sweden and agent to Lloyd's
TOTHILL Thomas Charles, surgeon
YARDE Gilbert Henry, surgeon
YARDE William, surgeon INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES Philip Pyle, BRIDGE INN
LAKE William, COMMERCIAL INN
HARRISON John, GLOBE INN
HARRISON Richard, GLOBE INN, postmaster
DRAKE Robert, HALF MOON
PLEASE John, KING'S HEAD
IRELAND Sarah, LIGHTER INN
MARSHALL Thomas, LORD NELSON
SMITH Elizabeth, MASON'S ARMS
PYLE Philip, sen., PASSAGE HOUSE
ELLIS John, RED LION
HAYDON George, SALUTATION (& excise office)
HEW Jane, SHIP IN DOCK SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS ABBOTT John, miller
ADAMS William, block maker
BASS Samuel, basket maker
BENDING John, tallow chandler
BOWDEN Thomas, ship builder
BROWN John, tailor
BUDGE John, supervisor of excise
BURNETT Abraham F., wharfinger
BUSSELL Robert, coal dealer
CARLILE Wm., slater plasterer and mason
CARLILE William jun., auctioneer
CHAPMAN Thomas, butcher
CLAPP Geo., carpenter and joiner
CREED George, grocer &c.
CROCKER Thomas, basket maker
DAVY Daniel B. & Co., iron founders & manufacturers of chain cables and anchors and ship builders and owners
DODD James, coal dealer
DOWDNEY Abraham, grocer
ELFORD James, printer & stationer
ELLIS Henry, baker
FOLLETT Benjamin and Co., rope makers and timber merchants
FRANCIS Edmund, boot & shoemaker
FRANCIS John, carpenter & joiner
GILES William, baker
GREENSLADE Wm., boot & shoemaker
GUBB William, boot & shoe maker & leather cutter
HALLETT William, butcher
HARRIS William, wheelwright
HARRISON John, maltster
HAVILL Henry, slater plasterer and mason
HAYWARD John, butcher
HELMORE Wm., carpenter & joiner
HODDER Caesar, painter & glazier
HODDER Samuel, painter & glazier
HOOPER Chas., boot & shoe maker
HOOPER Isaac, boot & shoe maker
HORSEWELL Roger, slater & mason &c.
HURDLE Edward, coal dealer
HURT Edward, coal dealer
JACKSON Jno. C., maltster & corn dlr
KINGSTON John, coast waiter
LOCK Aaron, blacksmith
MADGE Samuel, ship broker
MAJAR Thomas, twine & sack maker
MANLEY James, grocer &c.
MANLEY John, baker
MANLEY Wm., rope maker
MARKWELL Wm., ship owner & wharfinger
MARTIN Robert, tailor
MATHER Mary, grocer & draper
MITCHELL Hezekiah, carpenter &c.
MORGAN William, cooper
MUDGE Gilbert, maltster
OSBORN Robert, tailor
OWEN Thomas, ship builder
PAINE Thomas, ship owner
PARKER Thomas, ship owner
PHILLIPS Wm., boot & shoe maker
PONSFORD William H., slate & coal dealer & ship owner
POPE George, maltster & brewer
POPE Jno., grocer & fire office agent
POPE Wm. Hy., painter plumber &c.
PORTBURY Richd., tin-plate worker
POWELL Wm., boot & shoe maker
PRIDHAM John, baker
PRIDHAM Joseph H., confectioner
PRIDHAM Thomas, baker
PYNE James, blacksmith
RAMSON Joseph, hair dresser
REDMAN John, boot & shoe maker
REW Susan, grocer &c.
RIDER Edwin, chymist & druggist
RIDLER Wm., carpenter & joiner
ROW William, block maker
SALTER Samuel, boot & shoe maker
SALWAY John, landing waiter
SCOBIE Robert, baker
SHEPHERD William, coal dealer
SHILES John, wharfinger
SIMEONS Edmund, gocer &c.
SLADE Abraham, twine & sack maker
SLEEP Robert, grocer &c.
STAMP Edmund, joiner & builder
STEVENSON William, butcher
STONE & HARVEY, coal & slate dealers
STONE Robert, twine & sack maker
SWAIN Richard, boot & shoe maker
SWAIN Samuel, boot & shoe maker
SWAINE John, coal dealer
TARR James, grocer & draper
THORN William, boot & shoe maker
TOZER Richard, butcher
TREVOR John, watch maker
TRICKS Thomas, tailor
TROAKE Marler, chymist & druggist
TUCKETT Jno., saddler & harness mkr.
VOYSEY John, sail maker
WALTER Thomas, butcher
WATERS Henry, butcher
WHITE Hugh, carpenter joiner builder and grocer
WILLIAMS Chas., painter & glazier
WOODFORD John, grocer & draper
THORN, cart daily to Exeter
Transcribed by Roy Parkhouse <roy[at]globalnet[dot]co.uk>, 16 Feb 1999
Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999