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BOW - ENTRY IN ROBSON'S DIRECTORY OF 1839

 

Bow, or Nymet Tracey, on a branch of the river Taw, 8 miles west from Crediton and 15 miles north-west from Exeter contained, in 1831, 962 inhabitants; the annual value of assessed property in 1815 being £2165.

 

A great market for cattle is held on the second Thursday in March and fiars are held on Holy Thursday and November 22nd, for cattles and sheep. The Court of the Duchy of Cornwall is usually kept here, and the town is governed by a portrieve* elected annually. At Bow is a manufacture of tanned leather

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The church, dedicated to St. Batholomew, is about one mile from the twon; the living is a rectory, value £335 per annum. This parish is in Crediton Union.

 

* Portreeve, portreve, portrieve. An old name, still retained in some ancient boroughs, for the mayor or other chief magistrate.

 

Alford, John
Tailor
Battershall, Elizabeth
Baker
Bibbings, John
Day School
Bickell, William
Baker
Bolt, Richard
Carrier
Bolt, Richard
Tailor
Bowden, Thomas
Maltster & Shopkeeper
Delve, Samuel
Bricklayer &c.
Down, William
Wheelwright
Ellacott, John
Carpenter
Ellacott, William
Beer retailer
Fey, ?
Shopkeeper
Harvey, John
Boot & Shoe maker
Harvey, John
Innkeeper - the King's Arms
Hatherley, Henry
Smith
Hatherley, Philip
Smith
Heard, Richard
Miller
Howe, William
Boot & Shoe maker
James, Thomas
Parish Clerk
Jarman, John
Shopkeeper & Shoemaker
Lethbridge, Rev. Thomas P.
Rector
Longman, Edwin
Saddler &c.
Madge, Thomas P
Glazier
Mallet, Gilbert
Innkeeper White Hart & Excise Office
Newcombe, John
Maltster
Newcombe, William
Beer retailer
Packer, William
Tanner
Parish, John
Shopkeeper & bricklayer
Pugsley, John
Tailor
Rowden, James
Baker
Rowden, James
Butcher
Rowdon, John
Smith
Sanders, James
Tanner
Sanders, John
Tanner
Snell, George
Butcher
Snow, William
Surgeon
Stuckey, Willliam
Postmaster, Beer retailer & Shoemaker
Tozer, Charles
Smith
Vogler, Thomas
Shopkeeper
Ward, ?
Wheelwright
Webber, William
Cooper
White, John
Tailor
POST OFFICE

Stuckey, William, Postmaster

Letters arrive via Crediton 10pm. Despatched half past 10 am

EXCISE OFFICE

Herdson, Mr.  - Collector

Lakeman, J, Supervisor

Mark, Joshua, Officer

CARRIERS

To Exeter - Bolt's Cart through Crediton on Fridays

To Exeter - Through Crediton carriers pass through Bow Wednesdays & Fridays

 

 
 
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