The County of Devon

Devonshire Is bounded, North by the Irish Sea, East by Somerset and Dorsetshire, South by the English Channel, and West by Cornwall. It is 73 miles long, and 63 broad. It is divided into 31 Hundreds : — Axminster, Bampton, Black-Torrington, Braunton, Budleigh, Cliston, Coleridge, Collyton, Crediton, Ermington, Eiminster, Fremington, Halburton, Hartland, Hayririge, Haytor, Hemiock, Lyfton, South-Molton, St.Mary- Otiery, Plympton, Roborough, Shebbear, Sherwill, Stanborougb, Tavistock, Tawton and Winckley, Teignbridge, Tiverton, Witheridge, and Wonford. Rivers, — the Tamar, the Exe, the Taw, the Lad, the Oke, the Teem, the Torridge, and the Dart. It has 1 City, and 34 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese or Exeter, and in the Western Circuit. It contains 2579 square miles, or 1,650,560 acres, and 465 parishes. Population, 533,460.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Devon Towns & Villages

Newton Abbot Devon – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Newton, or Newton Abbot, an improving market and post town of England, in Devonshire, 14 miles S.W. from Exeter, consisting of the adjacent towns of Newton Abbot, in the parish of Wolborough, and Newton Bushel, in the parish of Highweek. The entire town contains four churches, several chapels for nonconformists, a town-hall, and a mechanics’ institute. It has a large trade in the produce of the surrounding district, and possesses one of the chief markets in Devonshire for the sale of corn and cattle. Continue reading “Newton Abbot Devon – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870”

Appledore Devon – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

APPLEDORE, a small seaport town of England, in the county of Devon, on Barnstable Bay, 37 miles N.W. from Exeter. It was a place of some importance before the Norman Conquest, and in the time of the Norman and Plantagenet kings. Pop. including the parish of Northam, in which it stands, 3687.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

Henry Russell – Tormoham Devon – London Gazette 1850

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Declaration of Dividend under a Fiat, dated the 23rd day of July 1849, against Henry Russell, of Tor, in the parish of Tormoham, in the county of Devon, Innkeeper. OTICE is hereby given, that a First Dividend, at the rate of 7d. in the pound, is now payable, and that warrants for the same may be received by those legally entitled, at my office, Queen-street, Exeter, on any Tuesday between the hours of eleven and three. No war rants can be delivered unless the securities exhibited at the proof of the debt be produced, without the special di rection of a Commissioner. Executors and administrators of deceased creditors will be required to produce the probate of will or letters of administration.—April 13, 1850. HENRY 1, AKE HIRTZEL, Official Assignee.

Joseph Shepherd and Benjamin Shepherd – Exeter Devon – London Gazette 1850

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Declaration of Dividend, under a Fiat dated 19th day of April 1847, against Joseph Shepherd, and Benjamin Shepherd, of the city of Exeter, Wine and Spirit Mer chants and Copartners in Trade. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Second Dividend, at the rate of 23d. in the pound, in the separate estate of Benjamin Shepherd, is now payable, and that warrants for the same may be received by those legally entitled, at my office, Queen-street, Exeter, on any Tuesday between the hours of eleven and three. No warrants can be delivered unless the securities exhibited at the proof of the debt be produced, without the special direction of a Commissioner. Executors and administrators of deceased creditors will be required to produce the probate of will and letters of administration.-April 13, 1850. HENRY LAKE HIRTZEL, Official Assignee.

George Stone Baron – Plymouth Devon – London Gazette 1850

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Declaration of Dividend under a Fiat, dated 20th day of August 1845, against George Stone Baron, of Plymouth, in the county of Devon, Money Scrivener, and also carrying on a trade or business at the Sutton Chemical Works, in Plymouth aforesaid. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Second Dividend, at the rate of 1s in the pound, is now payable, and that warrants for the same may be received by those legally entitled, at my office, Queen-street, Exeter, on any Tuesday after the 23rd instant, between the hours of eleven and three. No warrants can be delivered unless the securities exhibited at the proof of the debt be produced, without the special direction of a Commissioner. Executors and administrators of deceased creditors will be required to produce the pro bate of will and letters of administration.-April 13, 1850. HENRY LAKE HIRTZEL, Official Assignee