OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: January 04, 2020
Webpage updated: July 20, 2020

        

WHO WAS WHO IN OLD PLYMOUTH

SURNAMES - S

Herbert Hards Sanders (1873-1941).

George Selleck Scoble (1882-1963) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1938-1939.

Reginald Cyril James Scott (1915-2006) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1982-1983.

James William Selleck ran a dining room in Plymouth and after the Second World War opened Selleck's Wesley Restaurant in the derelict Ham Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Ebrington Street.

A Mr Sellon was a partner in the Plymouth Bank.

Henry Oberlin Serpell (1853-1943), son of Mr Robert Coad Serpell (1816-1886), inherited the business of Messrs R C Serpell and Company but changed the name to Messrs H O Serpell and Company and later moved it to South Street in Reading, Berkshire.  He died at his home in Surrey on September 13th 1943 but was buried at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery in Plymouth.

Robert Coad Serpell (1816-1886), a Cornishman, founded the Plymouth business of Messrs R C Serpell and Company and was Mayor of Plymouth for 1870-1871.  He died suddenly on Monday October 25th 1886.

Michael Arthur Sewell (1931-2006), son of Roland Sewell (1898-1976), was the owner of the Polytechnic Bookshop in Mayflower Street, Plymouth.

Roland Sewell (1898-1976), the founder of Messrs Rowland Sewell and Son, stationers, of Plymouth, was born in Exeter but died in Plymouth.

Jacob Shaw was Mayor of Plymouth for 1780-1781.

Mrs Rebecca Shaw, widow, by her will dated January 28th 1807, gave 100 to her sisters for the distribution of gifts to the poor of the Tything of Compton Gifford at Christmas time.  It was known as Shaw's Gift.

John Shelley was Mayor of Plymouth for 1882-1883.

Bernard Thomas Richardson Shelton (1881-1947), a native of Shropshire, came to Plymouth in 1911 to join Mr Freeman William Hunt at Messrs Balkwill and Company, chemists and druggists.  The partners decided to retain the old name.  When Mr Hunt retired in 1924 Mr Shelton continued the business on his own but in 1930took on a young asistant,Mr Ernest Charles Burrow.  On the night of March 21st 1941 the premises were destroyed by fire.  The business moved to number 5 Bedford Row, Tavistock Road.  The name had been changed by then to Messrs Balkwill and Company (Chemists) Limited.  In the early 1950s they also had a branch at 171 Pike Road, Efford, which was also a sub-post office.  Mr Bernard Thomas Richardson Shelton died at Alston House, Plym Bridge Road, Plympton on August 23rd 1947.

Amos Shillibeer (1849-1939).

George Shillibeer (1758-1833).

George Shillibeer (1874-1944).

William Shillibeer (1788-1869).

William Harold Shillibeer (1882-1948).

James Skardon was Mayor of Plymouth for 1858-1859.

John Fawke Skittery (1907-1968).

Leslie John Burgoyne Smithson (1904-1974), of Plymouth birth and educated at Cattedown Road Senior School, was for many years the station announcer at Plymouth Station (North Road).  He retired in 1969 and passed away in 1974.

Henry John Snell (1843-1924).

George W Soltau was Mayor of Plymouth for 1838-1839 and 1841-1842.

William George Culme Soltau-Symons (1831-1916).

Joseph Davidson Sowerby (1863-1919).

R T Spearman left 12,000 in 1824 to be applied, after the death of certain parties, in founding an almshouse for poor women above the age of 60, and who were members of the Established Church.

Arthur Edmund Spender (1871-1923) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1908-1909.

Edward Spender (1833-1878) helped to found The Western Morning News.

Richard J Squire was Mayor of Plymouth for 1820-1821.

Thomas Henry Loram Stanbury (1901-1987) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1966-1967.

Leading Aircraftman William Henry Starke, of The Bungalow, Marloes, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, who was stationed at RAF Mount Batten, was one of the crew of the Blackburn Iris Flying Boat S238 that crashed in Plymouth Sound on Wednesday February 4th 1931.

Solomon Stephens (1864-1950) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1922-1923 and 1923-1924 and Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1937-1938.

Thomas Stevens was Mayor of Plymouth for 1854-1855.

Leading Aircraftman William George Stevens, of Isy Coed, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, who was stationed at RAF Mount Batten, was one of the crew of the Blackburn Iris Flying Boat S238 that crashed in Plymouth Sound on Wednesday February 4th 1931.

Hector John Watt Stirling (1907-1970).

Frederick John Stott (1907-1977) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1960-1961.

William Strong was Mayor of Plymouth for1735-1736 but died in service and was replaced by Greenhill Darracott.

William Symons was Mayor of Plymouth for 1794-1795.