Surname Index


Songs of Devon and Miscellaneous Poems


John Bradford

London: Simkin Marshall & Co. Crews: Newton Abbot (1843). xii, 156pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author appears to have been a native of North Devon, but settled at Newton Abbot about 1839. He was an Excise officer. Bradford held views a little in advance of his time, and was stigmatised as a freethinker. He dabbled in phrenology, had probably read Combe, and delivered lectures to the incipient 'Useful Knowledge Society' of Newton. Bradford wrote his book at Pavilion Place, a row of cottages between East Street and Hopkins Lane at Newton - a site that has long since disappeared. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the New York Public Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. 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.

Addison, Joseph 109
Alexander the Great vii
Avenel family 114, 119
Avenel, Ruben 113
Bayes 110
Bonaparte, Napoleon vii
Bowring, Dr, MP iii
Bradford, John iv, viii
Bulteel, Lady Elizabeth 25
Bulteel, Mr 25
Burns, Robert 1, 32
Burrington, Frederick 17-8
Byron, Lord 83, 152
Caesar, Julius vii
Cantwell 81, 83
Careless, Colonel 102
Charles I 102
Chatterton 21
Cuthbert, Saint 119
Galley 69-70, 72, 74
Goldsmith, Oliver 83
Holman 143
Humphrey 102-3
Kirby, Mr 143
Louis XVI 72
May, Mr Jonathan 69
Milton, John 83
More, Hannah 30
Oliver, Thomas (Buckingham Joe) 69
Pendrill 102
Scott, Sir Walter vi
Seizes, Abbé 72
Shakespeare, William 83
Trenmor 141
Turpin 69
Victoria, Queen 27
Washington, George vii