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Captain Ackerman in 1712 may a bequest of £2 2 shillings to the churchwardens of the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Plymouth, for ninety poor widows, known under the title of Ackerman's Gift.
Sir John Acland, by deed poll dated August 20th 1619, directed that the Mayor, Recorder and two senior Aldermen of the Borough of Exeter should pay the sum of £2 12s to the Mayor of the Borough of Plymouth for the weekly provision of 13 loaves of bread to 13 of the poorest people in the Borough, known by the title of Acland's Gift.
Samuel Addis (died 1737), by his Will, left many bequests to the Plymouth Guardians of the Poor and others under the title of Addis's Gift.
William Henry Alger (1836-1912) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1885-1886 and 1886-1887.
Miss Barbara Allen (died 1974) was the founder of the Barbara Allen Babettes, later the Barbara Allen Babes, who appeared regularly at the New Palace Theatre of Varieties, under which entry is a potted biography.
Samuel Allen was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1706-1707 and again in 1729-1730, but he died in service and was replaced by William Cock.
Ambrose Andrews (1855-1930) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1928-1929.
Arthur Harry Andrews was granted a cinema licence in 1910 for the 'Magnificent New Picture Palace', otherwise the Andrews' Picture Palace, in Union Street, Plymouth, run by Messrs Andrews Pictures Limited.
Horace Andrews was the ..... brother of Mr Arthur Harry Andrews mentioned above.
John Arthur was Mayor of Plymouth for 1783-1784; 1799-1800 and 1812-1813.
R Arthur, Captain, Royal Navy, was Mayor of Plymouth for 1818-1819 and 1826-1827.
Jacob Austen was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1754-1755 and 1763-1764.
Joseph Austen was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1781-1782.
William Henry Avery (1830-1904) was born at Devonport on May 30th 1830; joined the South Devon Railway Company at Plymouth in 1854, of which he became Goods Manager at Plymouth in 1865; married Miss Fanny Louisa Harris Hammond at East Stonehouse, 1860; continued as Goods Manager with the Great Western Railway Company and retired on December 31st 1890. Mr William Henry Avery died at his home, 81 Durnford Street, East Stonehouse, on Tuesday April 19th 1904 and was buried at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery. His eldest daughter, Miss Mary Avery, married Mr Richard Robinson Rodd at East Stonehouse in 1887.