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Customer ‘Tradesmen Account’ Holders 1863‑1872

The relatively short list below may well be of Historical Interest to local families and historians.

The days have long gone whereby, in a large village, a variety of tradespersons existed. In the nineteenth and early 20th century there would be Carpenters, Cobblers, Ironmongers, Smiths, Millers, Bakers, Butchers, Wheelwrights and Thatchers to name a few. Certainly up to and just after the second World War there would probably be a Grocer, a Post Office, a Pub, a Parish Church and invariably a Baptist or Wesleyan / Methodist Chapel and a School. Nowadays to find a village with an active school, a shop, a pub and a Church (other than a Parish Church) is uncommon and certainly very few with the trades listed below.

The following all had, back in the 1860s and early 1870s, accounts with the Company. The year refers to the year of entry shown in the Accounts Book.

1863     Banbury, Lewis          Ironmonger         Stratton
1863 Berry, John Ironmonger Crediton
1863 Bevans, Richard Shoemaker Drewsteignton
1863 Cory, Richard Smith Northlew
1863 Edwards, John Smith Chulmleigh
1863 Gay, John Wheelwright Northlew
1863 Good, William Ironmonger Beer
1863 Gowman, Thomas Currier North Tawton
1863 Hatch, John Shoemaker Hatherleigh
1863 Oads, George Shoemaker South Zeal
1863 Orchard, Thomas Timber Dlr Tedburn St Mary
1863 Parrott, James Wheelwright Chagford
1863 Priston, John Carpenter Tedburn St Mary
1863 Reeds, William Builder Torrington
1863 Statt, John Smith Chagford
1864 Dewdney W.R. Papermaker Stoke ?
1866 Crump R.W. Unknown Trade Moretonhampstead
1866 Thorn & Sons Saddler Chagford
1866 Thorn & Tamlin Ironmonger North Tawton
1866 Vickery,William Ironmonger Bridport
1868 Adams, William Wheelwright Poltimore
1868 Godfrey, James Ironmonger Sidmouth
1868 Higgs, James Draper Holsworthy
1868 Palk, Sir Lawrence Landowner Haldon Ho:
1868 Tremlett R. Smith Silverton
1869 Bovey Tracey Pottery
1869 Mitchell, R.B. Druggist Chulmleigh
1870 Eddy J. Smith Kennford
1870 Holman, Robert Shoemaker South Zeal
1870 Squires, Francis Smith Dawlish
1871 Coming R. Ironmonger Thorverton
1871 Northcott, Richard Ironmonger Otterton
1871 Pitts, Frederick ? Matford, Alphington
1871 Prideaux G.W. Plumber Dulverton
1871 Seymour & Bond Ironmonger Okehampton
1872 Burrows, John Machine Mfr. Broadclyst

July 2023
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See also:
The Great, the Good and the Godly
Foundry Customers 1910-45Stove Customers
Stove Sales 1850-1870

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