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 21, 2012 Filed under: Devon, Early, England, Gilbert Yarde, History, Markets, Markets, Mills, Mills, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Newton Bushel, Walter Yarde, Wolborough Street, Wool | Tags: Bradley Manor, Coarse Woollen Cloth, Gilbert Yarde, Kersey, Markets, Newton Bushel, Serge, Sheep, Undercover Market, Walter Yarde, Wolborough Street, Wool
Gilbert Yarde inherited the markets and Bradley Manor from Walter Yarde and he built an undercover market in Wolborough Street. Wool continued to be the main commodity with Newton Bushel reputed for producers of Kersey (Coarse Woollen Cloth) or Serge.