The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary. Surnames: M
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. McCULLAM, John. 1841. Stationer. Died: EFP 20/5/1841 2f.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. McCULLUM, Robert. 1797. Printer. Public apology for forging theatre tickets EFP 20/4/1797 3c.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, Ann. 1809. Stationer. Married: James, stationer. Died: EFP 25/1/1827 4b. To continue late husband James's business EFP 5/1/1809 4d.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, George. 1849. Stationer. Died: EFP 10/5/1849 8f.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, James. 1803-1809. Stationer, paper maker and warehouse. St. Paul or Bradninch precinct 1803; Fore Street 1809d. Born: 1756/7, aged 46 1803. Married, wife died EFP 25/1/1827 4b. Died: EFP 5/1/1809 4d. Willing to serve in militia 1803. Business continued by widow Ann EFP 5/1/1809 4d. Creditor of John Davy, bankrupt, wheelwright of Holsworthy EFP 7/4/1814 1d. Sources: Exeter militia list 1803.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, Mrs. Margaret. 1841-1851. Bookseller, stationer etc. 91, Fore Street 1841d-1849d; Post Office, no. 92 1848d-1851d. Born: 1786/7 Exeter. Married: Thomas, stationer q.v. EFP 25/1/1810 4b. Children: (see Thomas Mack). Head of household, sister, Mary Symes, born Exeter 1787/8 assistant 1851. Succeeded Thomas Mack. Agent for sale of guano EFP 5/12/1844 2b. Sources: Census 1851 1869/341.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, Thomas. 1811-1840. Stationer, bookseller etc. from 1836d. Fore Street Hill 1822d; Fore Street 1811d-1827d; no. 91 1820-1840d. Married: Margaret EFP 25/1/1810 4b. Children: James bap. 11/1/1814, Thomas born 1/6/1815, bap. 27/6, Thomas Courtenay born 6/2/1817, bap. 13/2 (later bookbinder), George James born 31/3/1819, bap. 18/4, George born 27/2/1824, bap. 21/3 all at St. Olave. Voted for Courtenay and Newman 1818. Sold Carrol's lottery tickets 1820. Lottery agent EFP 31/1/1822 1d. Son saved drowning child EFP 10/11/1837 3d. Succeeded by Margaret Mack. Sources: Clamp.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MACK, Thomas Courtenay. 1841-1847. Bookbinder. 91, Fore Street 1841d-1847d. Born: Exeter, son of Thomas Mack 6/2/1817.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. McKENZIE, Isabella. 1851. Bookbinder's wife. Waterbeer Street 1851. Born: Scotland 1815/6. Children: born Scotland 1835-43, Exeter 1845, 1849. Head of household 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1869/249.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. McKENZIE, Joseph. 1793-1812. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. Catherine Street 1793d; opposite Half Moon, High Street 1795; High Street 1796d. Trading as McKenzie and Son 1795-1812. Not freeman of Exeter. Children: son Peter partner with father. Printing address delivered to Tithe Association EFP 6/4/1797 3c. Advert EFP 19/10/1797 3d. Partnership with Peter McKenzie dissolved LG 20/2/1798. Partnership with Peter McKenzie, John Pim and Robert Brooks of Exeter and Wear Mills in the parish of Topsham, paper makers dissolved 15/3/1798 LG 24/3/1798. Bankrupt, to pay dividend EFP 4/6/1812 1b. Imprints: 1795: Exmoor, Living, Orphan, Paradise; 1796: Strong; 1797: Pullen. Sources: Exeter freemen; Dredge.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. McKENZIE, Peter. 1795-1798. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. High Street 1795-1796d. Son of Joseph, printer q.v. Partnership with Joseph Mckenzie dissolved LG 20/2/1798, 24/3/1798.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAGGS, J.H. 1879-1881. Bookseller, stationer, account book manufacturer. 223, High Street 1879-1881d. Adverts, Devon Evening Express 25/2/1879, EFP 14/5/1879 4b. Sources: Clamp.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MANNING, James. 1791. Bookseller. High Street 1791d.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MANNING, John [Glanville]. 1793-1807. Bookseller. High Street 1793d-1796d. Married: Eleanor Thorn, bookseller, widow of Richard 7/8/1796 St. Martin EFP 11/8/1796 3b, GM Sept. 1796 p.787. Died: EFP 26/3/1807 4b. Advert for move EFP 29/7/1790 2c. Sells Jones's solid black lead pencils EFP 24/5/1792 2d. Imprints: 1793: Eastcott; 1795: Carpenter. Sources: Dredge.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MANNING, John. 1836. Book maker. Married Eliza. Children: John William Lawes bap. 12/6/1836 Cathedral.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARCH, John. 1709-1726. Bookseller. near the [Great] Conduit [top of Fore Street] 1712-1717; Bible, a little below St. Martin's Lane 1719-1727. Died: 21/5/1726 a few miles from Bath after a few hours illness returning from London, Farley's EJ 27/5/1726. Not freeman of Exeter. Subscribed to Walker's Sufferings of the clergy 1714. Advertisement label notes that he sells "mathematical instruments, navigation books, sea charts, maps, prints, paper hangings" also that he "buys all sorts of books, particularly clergymens and gentlemens studies" [1719?]. Trade bookplate in Defoe's History ... of Duncan Campbell 1st ed., 1720 (Sotheby 4/10/1976 lot 11). Bondsman for marriage of Robert Hole of Morchard Bishop and Thomazin Hearnman 8/5/1723. Stock sold commencing 29/11/1726 Brice's WJ18/11/1726-6/1/1727. Succeeded by Aaron Tozer 1727. Imprints: 1711: Wills; 1712: Atkins; 1713: Mortimer, Squire; 1714: Reed, Squire, Stogdon; 1715: Reed, Withers; 1716: Edgley, Squire; 1717: Manston, Newcomb (2 titles), Squire; 1718: Squire; 1719: Hallett (2 titles), Lily, Musgrave (2 titles), Peirce; 1720: Musgrave; 1723: Izacke; 1724: Izacke; 1725: March; 1726: Southcomb; printed forms 1709-23. Sources: Plomer; Dickinson; Dredge p.45; Worth p.506.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARE, H. 1858. Stationer. 68, Paris Street 1858-. Removal to 68, Paris Street EFP 7/10/1858 4b.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARKER, James. 1849-1851. Lithographic printer. St. Annes Chapel Almshouses 1851. Born: Exeter 1816/7, son of Sarah, lithographic printer, widow. Unmarried 1851. Dissolving partnership with Richard P.Frise EFP 11/10/1849 5b. Sources: Census 1851 1868/29.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARKER, Sarah. 1851. Lithographic printer. St. Annes Chapel Almshouses 1851. Born: Exeter 1787/8. Married: widow 1851. Children: James, lithographic printer q.v., Henry born Exeter 1822/3. Sources: Census 1851 1868/29.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARKES, C. 1812. Stationer. Advert for new business EFP 26/11/1812 4e.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARSH, Edwin. 1847-1851. Compositor. North Street. Born: Exeter, son of John, printer, bap. 20/4/1828 St. Paul. Married: Emma, born Taunton, Somerset. Children: born Exeter 1847-48. Sources: Census 1851 1869/235.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARSH, John. 1823-1837. Printer. St. Paul 1823-1833. Married: Mary [Ann]. Children: Robert bap. 15/6/1823, William bap. 6/1/1825, Edwin bap. 20/4/1828 (later compositor), Mary Ann bap. 10/3/1833 all at St. Paul, daughter died EFP 19/10/1837 2c. Died: EFP 16/9/1847 2f.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARTIN, J.A. 1884. Bookseller. Advert EFP 2/1/1884 4c.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MARTIN, James. 1826-1828. Printer. St. Stephen 1826; 236, High Street 1828d. Married: Mary Ann. Children: Margaret Discombe bap. 22/8/1826 St. Stephen.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MASON, Samuel. 1745. Printer. Married: Rebecca Sparke of St. Martin, widow, licence 15/1/1745.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MATTHEWS, Mrs. 1828-1835. Christian Knowledge Depot. Deanery Place 1828d-1835d.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAUNDER, John. 1830-1839. Bookseller. Musgraves Alley 1830d-1839d. Previously listed as music master? Married: Mary, died EFP 29/1/1862. Children: second son William died EFP 2/4/1840 2f. Died: EFP 17/1/1839 2d. Adverts EFP 15/3/1832 2d, 6/3/1834 1e, 25/6/1835 1de, 7/1/1836 1c, 31/3/1836 1ef (with prices), 19/1/1837 3b. Sale of books EFP 26/7/1838 1c. Mrs. Mary Maunder to carry on business EFP 31/1/1839 2e.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAUNDER, Mary. 1839-1843. Bookseller. Musgraves Alley 1840d-1843d. Married: John, bookseller q.v. Died: EFP 29/1/1862. Succeeded John Maunder EFP 31/1/1839 2e.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAY, George. 1680-1686. Stationer, bookseller, bookbinder. Married: Elizabeth Brocas licence 26/7/1678. Apprenticed to Abisha Brocas. Freeman of Exeter 1/3/1680. Apprentice: Joseph Hooker, freeman of Exeter 31/8/1691. Label: Sold by George May, bookseller in Exon c1683. Imprints: 1680: Long; 1681: Fullwood; 1686: Kendall. Sources: Dredge; Clough; Plomer; Exeter freemen; Clamp; Attwood.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAY, J. 1686. Bookseller. Imprint: 1686: Grenfield. Sources: Bibliotheca Cornubiensia, 1205; Dredge.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAY, Robert. 1695-1712. Bookbinder, stationer. Children: William freeman of Exeter by succession 10/7/1727. Apprenticed to Walter Dight. Freeman of Exeter 9/12/1695. Apprentice: John Stephens, freeman of Exeter 31/7/1727. Witness for marriage licence of Christopher Manning of Ugborough and Elizabeth Trennick 5/10/1706, of John Warwick and Elizabeth Tunstill 19/12/1712. Sources: Exeter freemen.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAY, William. 1727. Bookseller [?]. Son of Robert May, bookseller. Freeman of Exeter by succession 10/7/1727. Sources: Exeter freemen.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAYNE and Co. 1875-1877. Booksellers. Bedford Street -1875; 24, High Street 1875-. Moving premises EFP 21/4/1875 4b. Advert EFP 17/1/1877 4f.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MAYNE, Charles Down. 1854-1869. Bookseller, stationer. Castle Street 1854d; 4, High Street 1855d+; 244, High Street 1857; Bedford Street 1869-75; 24 High Street 1875-78. Trading as: Mayne and Co. 1875-78. See Ottery St. Mary for fuller biographical details. Advert EFP 12/1/1854 4f. Opening new shop in Exeter EFP 11/6/1857 4e. Partner with William Clifford 1862. Removal of premises EFP 5 Aug 1868, 24 Feb 1869. Sources: descendant.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MEAD, Lydia. 1851. Stationer and bookbinder's assistant. 43, High Street 1851. Born: Tiverton 1826/7. Unmarried 1851. Assistant to David Thomson, with whom she lodged 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1868/325.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MECHIE, Joshua. 1699. Tobacconist. Imprint: 1699: Winnell.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MILES, Joseph. 1851. Printer. 125, Sidwell Street 1851. Born: c1815/6, place not stated. Visitor 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1868/276.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MILLER, Francis. 1851. Printer and pressman. Cottage Court, Coombe Street 1851. Born: Teignmouth 1809/10. Married: Catherine, born Exeter 1803/4. Children: born Exeter 1830-33, Taunton 1837-48. Sources: Census 1851 1868/398.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MILLER, George. 1851. Lithographer. James Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1817/8, son of Richard, tailor. Unmarried 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1868/530.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MILTON, James. 1803-1816. Bookbinder. St. Martin 1803; Paul Street 1816d. Born: 1749/50, aged 53 1803. Married: by 1803. Children: 1 in 1803. Serving in volunteers 1803. Sources:Exeter militia list 1803.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MITCHELL, Thomas. 1861. Printer. Bartholomew Street 1861. Married: wife died EFP 23/10/1861 5c.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MITCHELL, William. 1851. Printer's apprentice. Townsends Court, Bartholomew Street 1851. Born: St. George the Martyr, Southwark 1835/6, son of John, tailor. Sources: Census 1851 1868/52.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MOLL'S COFFEE HOUSE1828-1835. Reading room. Cathedral Yard 1828d; 253, High Street 1835d.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MOON, John. 1820. Printer. Friernhay street 1820. Married: Elizabeth. Children: William Henry born 29/5/1820 bap. 18/6 St. Olave.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MORRIS, Aron. 1851. Engraver. New Golden Lion 1851. Born: Warsaw 1817/8. Unmarried, lodger 1851 Sources: Census 1851 1868/346.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MORTIMER, Harry. 1851. Printer's apprentice. Bartholomew Street 1851. Born: Exeter 1833/4, son of John, accountant. Sources: Census 1851 1869/368.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MOUNGWELL, John I. 1604-1661. Bookseller, stationer. Apprenticed to Michael Harte, bookseller of Exeter. Freeman of Exeter 1604/5. Died: after 1661, buried in Dunchideock, being the son of a minister there. Apprentices: Michael Hyde, free 7/3/1636, John Brockas free 10/4/1637, Richard Philipps free 3/11/1657, Abisha Brocas free 16/11/1657. R.Dymond possessed a copy of A concordance axiomaticall by William Knight (London : for John Bill , 1610), purchased by Robert Bennett of "Mr Mungwill, stationer" for 16/6d on 9/8/1647. In 1632 it had belonged to one Sam Alford and in 1629 to Barnabas Goche. Under his will dated 26 Oct 1658 he provided £5 per annum to find Bibles for poor scholars of St John's Hospital; a codicil dated 20 May 1661 stated that these were to be purchased at the shop of Abisha Brocas.Sources: Dredge; Exeter freemen. Historical Manuscripts Commission Report on the records of Exeter, p. 162.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MOUNGWELL, John II. 1635. Stationer. Son of William Moungwell (feltmaker, free 1606/7?). Freeman of Exeter by succession 25/5/1635. Apprentices: Robert Eveleigh free 19/7/1658, Edward Portburie free 6/9/1669. Sources: Exeter freemen.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MOXHAY, Richard H. 1825-1840. Musical repository. 1825d-1840d, also music master from 1827d. South Street 1825d; Paul Street 1827d-1833d; Upper Paul Street 1834d-1839d; 25½, High Street 1840d.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MUGFORD, Robert. 1851. Printer. Magdalen Street 1851. Born: 1819/20 Witheridge. Unmarried 1851. Sources: Census 1851 1868/471.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MUGG, Henry. 1775-1781. Bookseller. Fore Street. Died: EFP 31/8/1781 3a. Not freeman of Exeter. Opened shop EFP 30/6/1775 3b. Adverts EFP 5/1/1776 2c4d, 26/6/1776 2a (books and medicine), 25/6/1779 2c (sealing wax). Sun insurnce policies 387624 £600 1777, 436919 £500 1780/1 (Guildhall Lib. ms. 11,936/259,289). Business taken over by Shirley Woolmer EFP 18/5/1781. Shirley Woolmer his administrator EFP 31/8/1781 3a. Imprints: 1776: Lascells, Whittaker; 1778: Trelawny, Wright; 1779: Caldwell, Importance. Sources: Exeter freemen.
E_EN_DEV_Exeter. MURCH, Fidelio. 1760. Bookseller. Allhallows Goldsmith Street 1760. Married: Grace Chilcot of St. David, Exeter spinster licence 29/3/1760. Later active in Barnstaple.
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