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List of the known original workforce that went from Loughborough, Leicestershire to Tiverton, Devon

in 1816

This list is contained in A Dissertation for the Advanced Certificate in Local History, University of Leicester 1994 entitled Lace and Luddism: The Loughborough Exodus of 1816 by Dianne Birks. Alan Voce of the Tiverton Museum sent the list to Dianne. We would like to thank Dianne and Alan, who have both helped us enormously in untangling parts of our family history

This list was extracted from the Parish Magazine of St Paul's C of E Church Tiverton, which itself had contained an extract from a 1939 issue of the Loughborough Echo. Mr. AD Walsh of Loughborough compiled the list, he states:

  1. The list is incomplete
  2. The first 23 names* are those that John Heathcoat and Company possessed record of in 1938 as coming from Loughborough.
  3. Mr. Walsh added the remaining 24 as a result of his research up to the time of the article in 1939.

** Recorded twice

Thomas Alsop*

Framesmith

Sheepshead

John Asher

Nightwatchman

Loughborough

Thomas Barrington

Framesmith

Leicester

James Craswell*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

William Chantrill*

Not stated

Sheepshead

Thomas Cuthbert

Not stated

Loughborough

Thomas Delarew*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

William Fancotte**

Framesmith

Leicester

Joseph Fowkes*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

Thomas Gillispie

Not stated

Loughborough

John Harriman

Not stated

Loughborough

John Lee*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

Thomas Lester*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

John Metcalf

Head of Ironfoundry

Loughborough

Abel Oram

Not Stated

Sheepshead

Benjamin Oram*

Lacemaker

Sheepshead

Matthew Parrot

Not stated

Sheepshead

Thomas Peat

Not stated

Not stated

Richard Pegg

Sinker maker

Leicester

John Platts

Head of Brassfoundry

Loughborough

John Rowley*

Not stated

Leicester

William Smith*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

John Soar*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

William Soar*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

John Stevenson

Not stated

Loughborough

William Squires*

Lacemaker

Woodhouse

Edward Squires*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

James Streets*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

Thomas Swift*

Lacemaker

Countesthorpe

John Thompson*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

James Tongue

Weaver

Derby

John Tongue

Weaver

All Saints Derby

William Towndrow*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

James Ward*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

Joseph Whitmore*

Setter up

Hinckley

John Yates*

Lacemaker

Loughborough

Gilllispie, Cuthbert and Metcalf are recorded as becoming prominent members of the Tiverton Baptist Church. John Stevenson became superintendent of the Congregational Sunday School Tiverton.

A list of people Alan Voce extracted from the 1851 Census of Tiverton who were born in the Loughborough area:

 

St John's

Terrace

Address Name Age

Yrs

Occupation Where Born
251/2   James BALL 40 Labourer Lei, Newbold Verdon
312 Monserratt Elizabeth WILLIAMS 53 Wife of John Williams

born at Nether Stowey,

Somerset

Lei, Loughborough
    Thomas BAILEY 36 Son in law to J. Williams Lei, Loughborough
    Elizabeth BAILEY 35 Daughter of

J Williams

Lei, Loughborough
NB Monserratt, Cowley Moor, was a farm owned by John Heathcoat. The property, now in the centre of a

housing estate is still owned by the Heathcoat Family via the Heathcoat Trust. The tennant is usually a former

employee of the firm.

400 St Andrew St William CROSS 55 Mechanic, Lace Factory Notts, Sutton

Bonnington

    Harriet CROSS      
417 St Andrew St Thomas DELAREW

Jnr

36 Smith, Lace Factory Lei, Sheepshed
Wife and rest of family all born in Devon
417 St Andrew St Ann YATES 66 Widow, Lace Worker Derby, Derby
428 7 Broad Lane Elizabeth MOGFORD 64 Wife of Richard

Mogford

Lei, Loughborough
433 Rackfields John EDWARDS 48 Smith Lei, Loughborough
Wife and rest of family born in Essex
455 West Exe Joseph BURRIDGE 45 Whitesmith Lei, Sheepshed
Wife and rest of family born in Devon but all work in Heathcoat factory
458 Bridge Street Mary MORRISH
(nee RICE)
46 Widow -Lace Dresser Notts, Nottingham
    Hannah RICE 79 Mother of Mary

Morrish

Notts, Nottingham
489 Bridge Street William STEPHENSON 46   Lei, Loughborough
Wife and rest of family born in Devon
502 Back Lane Mary Ann SEARLE 30? Silk twister Lei
505 Back Lane Joseph HARRIMAN 50 Smith Notts Sutton

Bonnington

530 Leat Street Elizabeth BENNETT 48 Widow Lei, Loughborough
Rest of family all born in Tiverton
531 Melbourne Place Mary CLEMENS 50 Unmarried, lace

Warehouse

Lei, Loughborough
536 Exeleigh House Ambrose BREWIN 42 Lace Manufacturer Lei, Loughborough

 

 

Caroline BREWIN 41 Nee HEATHCOAT

JH's daughter

Lei, Loughborough
553 John Street Anne SIBSON 44 Unmarried, lace mender Lei, Loughborough
    Elizabeth SIBSON 39 Unmarried, lace mender Lei, Loughborough
    Sarah SIBSON 37 Unmarried, lace mender Lei, Loughborough
    Maria SIBSON 28 Unmarried, bonnet

maker

Lei, Loughborough
555 St John's Terrace Thomas GILLESPIE 56 Foreman Derbys, Shenton
    Susannah GILLESPIE 59   Lei, Emmington

?Hemington

Rest of family born in Tiverton
556 St John's Terrace Matthew PARROT 49 Mechanic Lei, Loughborough
Wife born in Devon
556 St John's Terrace Abel ORAM 45 Mechanic Lei, Sheepshed
Wife & family born in Somerset & Devon
558 Sparke's Row John ASHER 74 Smith Notts, Woollaton
563 Rudd's Building Ann JARMAN 45 Lace Dresser Notts, Woollaton
Wife of William JARMAN, born in Tiverton, children born Tiverton