Posted: June 25, 2012 Filed under: Devon, Early, England, History, John Hayman, Leather Industry, Markets, Mills, Moses Vicary, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Rebecca Duke, Richard Haymen, Serge, Tanyards, Wool | Tags: Boot and Shoe Merchant, Devon, England, John Hayman, Leather Industry, Moses Vicary, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Rebecca Duke, Richard Haymen, Serge, Wool, Wool Industry
Aligned with the wool industry the leather industry also thrived in Newton Abbot as shown in an agreement in 1580 between John Hayman and Richard Haymen. Another family which helped the leather trade to flourish were the Vicarys. The industry was still thriving circa 1800 when Moses Vicary was married to Rebecca Duke, a daughter of a wealthy boot and shoe merchant and the Vicary families helped the town to prosper, despite the ceasing of the manufacture in Newton Bushel of serge by 1805.
Posted: June 24, 2012 Filed under: Bradley Lane, Devon, Early, England, Halcyon Road, History, Leather Industry, Lords of the Manor, Manors, Mill Leat, Mills, Moses Vicary, Newton Abbot, Samuel Brancombe, Tanyards, Wool | Tags: Branscombe, Branscombes, Halcyon Road, Leather Industry, Lord's Manor The, Manor, Mill Leat, Moses Vicary Lords of the Manor, Newton Abbot, Samuel Brancombe, Sheep Skins, Tanyard in Bradley Lane, Textiles and Nonwovens, Vicarys, Wash Wool, Wool
The Branscombes owned a wool business on the corner of Halcyon Road. In 1787 Samuel Brancombe and Moses Vicary made agreements with the Lords of the Manor to wash wool and skins in the Mill Leat. Later the Samuel Branscombe’s business failed and sold out his wool business to the Vicarys and in 1837 Samuel’s son, who was in the leather industry, sold their tanyard in Bradley Lane to the Vicarys.
Wool and Sheep
Posted: June 23, 2012 Filed under: Devon, Early, England, Leather Industry, Markets, Mills, Mills, Moses Vicary, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Newton Bushel, Vicary Family, Wool, Wool | Tags: Cloth, Export Duty, Fibers, Government, Irish Wool, Natural, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Petition, Textiles and Nonwovens, Vicary Family, Wool, Wool Industry
In 1739 the government debated the removal of export duty on Irish wool and cloth and several citizens of Newton Bushel sent a petition protesting against the removal. Following this the Vicary Family became involved in the wool industry and influenced growth. In 1786 after the death of Vicary his ten year old son and wife continued the wool trade.