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

        

WHO WAS WHO IN OLD PLYMOUTH

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Herbert Hards Sanders (1873-1941).

P Sanders appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Richard Sanders appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Frederick Sanford appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

J Saunders appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Saunders appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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.

G Searle appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

George Searle appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Joseph Sedmonds appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Nathaniel Seecombe appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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.

E Shea appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

T Shea appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

George Down(e) Shellabear (1843-1932), a native of Great Torrington, Devon, was the founder of Messrs G Shellabear and Son Limited, building contractors, in Plymouth.  They were responsible for the construction of the Roborough Reservoir, Friary Station, Number 2 Dry Dock at the Royal Dockyard, and the Royal Naval Engineering College in Keyham Road, Devonport.  They also purchased the Pounds Estate and delivered some 8,000 houses.  Mr Shellabear, a plumber and glazier at the time, married Miss Ann Dawe at Charles Church, Plymouth, on September 22nd 1867.  He was presented with an illuminated address by the Mayor and Corporation of Plymouth for assistance in clearing the Plymouth Leat during the Blizzard of 1891.  Mr George Down(e) Shellabear died athis home, "Welby", Tavistock Road, Peverell, Plymouth, on Wednesday October 12th 1932.

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.

W Shepheard appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Thomas Shepherd appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Shillabeer appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Amos Shillibeer (1849-1939).

George Shillibeer (1758-1833).

George Shillibeer (1874-1944).

William Shillibeer (1788-1869).

William Harold Shillibeer (1882-1948).

John Shilston appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

William Shilston appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Thomas Short appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Thomas Shutter MD appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

G Single appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

James Skardon appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832 and was Mayor of Plymouth for 1858-1859.

John Fawke Skittery (1907-1968).

P Sleeman appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

W Smale appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

J Smith 1 appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

J Smith 2 appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Smith 1 appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Smith 2 appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Richard Smith appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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).

J Snell appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Joseph Snell appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

William Soady appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

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

John Southwood appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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.

H Spillar appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Clarence Newby Spooner (1869-1951) was the second son of Mr John Dawson Spooner and his wife, the former Miss Clare Elizabeth White.  He was born in Plymouth on December 21st 1869 and baptised at at South Molton Parish Church on August 10th 1870.  Mr Spooner married Miss Edith Rose Pethick at Buckland Monachorum Parish Church on June 2nd 1897.  He was at the head of Messrs Spooner and Company Limited when the business was sold to the Drapery Trust Limited in 1927.  Mr Clarence Newby Spooner died on December 25th 1951.

John Dawson Spooner (1844-1900) was the eldest son of Mr Joseph James Spooner and his wife, the former Miss Anne Eliza Snell.  He was born at Plymouth in 1844.  Mr Spooner  married Miss Clare Elizabeth White at South Molton, Devon, on March 5th 1867.  Mr John Dawson Spooner died at his home, "Furzecroft", Yelverton, on Wednesday June 13th 1900 at the young age of 55 years and was buried in the churchyard at Buckland Monachorum Parish Church.

John Dawson Spooner (1868-1935) was the eldest son of Mr John Dawson Spooner (1844-1900) and his wife, the former Miss Clare Elizabeth White.

Joseph James Spooner (1815-1859), the founder of Messrs Spooner and Company Limited, drapers, was born at Greenwich, Kent, on November 3rd 1815 and was baptised there at the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Alfege on December 1st 1815.  He appears to have done his apprenticeship with a Mr James Webb, linen and woollen draper, at 6 Market Square, Stafford, Staffordshire.  Mr Spooner married Miss Anne Eliza Snell, the daughter of Mr John Snell, ironmonger, at Tiverton, Devon.  Mr Joseph James Spooner died suddenly at his home, Halwell House, Halwell Street, Plymouth, on Monday November 14th 1859 at the very young age of 44 years and was buried in a walled grave at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery on November 18th 1859.  His widow continued the business.

Newby Abraham Spooner was the younger brother of Mr Joseph James Spooner (1815-1859).  He assisted his brother in the drapery business at number 26 Whimple Street, Plymouth.

J Squire appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

F Stanbury appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

P Stapleton appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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.

Michael Steer appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

J Stephens appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

James Stevens appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Robert Tyeth Stevens was the son of Mr Robert White Stevens (1806-1870).

Robert White Stevens (1806-1870), printer, chart seller, and stationer, at number 15 The Parade and 21 Southside Street, Plymouth, was the younger brother of Mr Thomas Stevens (1799-1869).

Robert William Stevens appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.  NOTE:  This entry is thought to refer to Mr Robert White Stevens (1806-1870).

Sanders Stevens (1826-1910) was the second son of Mr Thomas Stevens (1799-1869) and his wife Mrs Mary Maddick Stevens, formerly Miss Sanders.  Baptised at Brixham, Devon, on January 30th 1826, he became a ship broker.  Mr Stevens married Miss Emma Ruth Marshall at the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Plymouth, on June 24th 1851.  Their eldest child was Marshall Stevens, born 1853.  Mrs Emma Ruth Stevens died at Plymouth on October 17th 1899 and was buried at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery, after which Mr Stevens married Miss/Mrs Kate Thackthwaite at the Anglican Church of the  Holy Trinity, Plymouth, on May 9th 1903.  Mr Sanders Stevens died at Teignmouth, Devon, just previous to Monday March 21st 1910 but was buried at the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery, Plymouth, on an unknown date.

Thomas Stevens (1799-1869) appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832 and was Mayor of Plymouth for 1854-1855.

Thomas Jones Stevens (1824-1901), insurance, customs and ship broker, was the eldest son of Mr Thomas Stevens (1799-1869), coal merchant, and his wife, Mrs Mary Maddick Stevens, formerly Miss Sanders.

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).

J Stone appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

Richard Stook appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

John Stribling appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

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

Alexander Sutherland appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Sydenham appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

John Symons appeared on the list of "Freemen and House-holders of the Borough of Plymouth, entitled to vote for Members of Parliament" in July 1832.

William Symons was Mayor of Plymouth for 1794-1795.