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Pigot's Directory of Herefordshire

Ross 1822

 

 

ROSS is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Wye; it is a nominal borough, in the county of Hereford, 127 miles from London, 16 from Gloucester, 14 from Hereford, 12 from Ledbury, and 8 from Newent. Its municipal government is vested in a mayor, (who is nominated) a serjeant at mace, and four constables. The town of Ross, is celebrated, on account of it's having been the residence, of the "Man of Ross," and during his long life, the scene of his active benevolence. The church is a spacious and neat edifice, originally founded by Robert de Betun, Bishop of Hereford, in the 13th century. There are also three other places of worship, for dissenters. The Blue Coat School, (originally set up by Dr. Charles Whiting, rector of this place, in 1709, and restored by Walter Scott, in 1786) has educated and clothed in its charity, thirty of each sex. There is also a Workhouse, the gift of a Mrs. Jane Furney, a native of this town, who was remarkable for her piety and benevolence. In the Grammar School, called St. Mary's, are educated free, two boys, the master of which is endowed with a small stipend. There are also other Schooks, on the Madras principle, supported by voluntary contribution. There are five Alms Houses, the principal of which is Webb's, which has a fair endowment. Fairs occus on the following days, Thursday after March 10th, Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi, July 20th, (wool principally) Thursday after October 10th, and Dec. 11; market day is Thursday. The census in 1801, was 553 houses, and 2347 inhabitants, in 1811, 517 houses and 2261 inhabitants, and in 1821, 585 houses and 2957 inhabitants, being an increase of 696 in ten years.

 

Post Office, Town-end. Richard Dee, Post Master. 

Academies:-

DAVIS Thos. (gentleman's day)

WILLIAMS Miss (ladies' boarding)

 

Attorneys:-

COLLINS John Stratford

COOKE John

HARRIS John

HOLDER John

HOOPER William

RUDGE Thomas

SCRIVENS John

 

Auctioneers:-

MORGAN John

SHARP Charles

TRISTRAM John

 

Bakers:-

BIGGS Richard

FAWKE John

HUMPHREYS William

JONES Thomas

JONES Charles

PREECE James

TAYLOR John

 

Bankers:-

JONES, JONES and MORGAN

NEWMAN and PRICHARD

 

Basket Makers:-

EVANS James

NEWTON William

 

Booksellers, Binders & Stationers:-

FARROR Williams (& printer)

POWLE Benjamin

 

Boot, Shoe and Pattern Makers:-

BENNETT James

BLAKEWAY James

CHAMBERLAIN Wm.

COLLINS Daniel

COLLINS Richard (boot & shoe only)

PARRY Richard

POTTER Providence (boot & shoe only)

WAIT William (boot & shoe only)

WATKINS George

WATKING Walter (boot & shoe only)

 

Brazier & Tin Plate Worker:-

BLAKE William

 

Cabinet Makers:-

HOLE Amos

MORGAN John

 

Carpenters, Joiners & Builders:-

BOND William

BOX Charles

DEAKINS George

HUGHES James

MORRIS Walter

SEYMOUR James

TRISTRAM John

 

Confectioners:-

BLAKEWAY John

JONES Thomas

SHERMAN Thomas

 

Coopers:-

DAVIES John

REDDING Robert

STEELE Richard

WILLIAMS George

 

Corn & Flour Factors:-

RUSSELL Joseph, (& cheese)

HART Thomas, (& mealman)

WHEELER Thomas

 

Curriers and Leather Sellers:-

BLAKEWAY James

JACKSON Richard

MATTHEWS Thomas

SPRAKE Thomas

 

Druggist:-

COOKE Thomas, (& tea dealer)

 

Fire & Life Offices:-

Atlas - Charles Sharp

Bristol Crown, (fire) - T. W. Purchas

Bristol Union - Richard Shute, jun.

Norwich - John Holder

Phoenix, (fire) - John Cooke

Royal Exchange, (assurance) Wm. Thomas

Salamander, (fire) - David Roberts

 

Flax Dressers:-

LAYTON John, (and pattern maker)

NEWTON Joseph, (and rope maker)

 

Glass, China and Earthernware Dealers:-

DEE Richard

THACKWELL Martha

 

Grocers:-

BENNETT John

BRIGHT Hannah

COPE Thomas and Son

DEW John

JAMES James

KIBBLE James

LLOYD Timothy

ROBERTS Elizabeth

THOMAS Arnold and Son

 

Grocers and Retail Dealers in Cheese, Bacon, &c:-

BAILEY John

GREEN John

HARRIS Richard

JACKSON Josiah

 

Gun and Pistol Makers:-

ANDREWS Benjamin

HARDWICK John

 

Inns:-

George, Thomas Green Prichard

King's Head, Edmd. Waring

Nag's Head, George Evans

New Inn, John Wellington

Swan & King's Arms, John Green

 

Iron Mongers:-

HARDWICK John

RUDGE Elizabeth

WALL Samuel

 

Linen Drapers:-

ETHERIDGE Thos. (& woollen & silk mercer)

GREEN Joseph

HOWELL W. (& woollen & silk mercer)

MORGAN N. (& woollen & silk mercer)

PARTRIDGE Jas. (and shoe seller)

PENNER Edward

ROBERTS James

 

Malsters:-

BIGGS James, (and hop dealer)

BOUGHTON Elizabeth

FRERE James

LAYTON John

PROSSER Charles, Wilton

SHARP Charles

TROTTER Samuel, (and hop dealer)

WELLINGTON John

 

Milliners:-

EDWARDS Mary

LEE Alicia

POWLES Elizabeth

THACKWELL Mary, (and toy dealer)

 

Painters:-

BIGGS James

DAVIS Rowland

HICKS Joseph

PHILLIPS John Henry

WALWYN Thos. (& paper hanger)

 

Physicians:-

EVANS Richard

LEWIS William

 

Plasterers and Tilers:-

BIRD Humphrey

GRIFFITHS Thomas, sen.

GRIFFITHS Thomas, jun.

HICKS William

JACKSON Josiah

LEWIS John

MYNETT Thomas

SIMMONDS William

WALWYN Thomas

 

Plumbers and Glaziers:-

HILL James

HILL Thomas

PHIPPS Thomas

 

Pump Makers:-

BEVAN John

PHIPPS John

PHIPPS Thomas

 

Saddlers and Harness Makers:-

GEORGE William

MERRICK George

PREECE John

ROGERS James

RUDGE Mary

 

Salesmen:-

BARNARD & LEVI, (& pawn brokers)

CROSS John

LAZARUS Moses

 

Seedsmen:-

LEWIS William

REYNOLDS James, (& nursery)

 

Stone Masons:-

CLARKE John

CLARKE Robert

HOPKINS William

JARVIS John

KNIGHT John

WEBB Thomas, Wilton

 

Straw Hat Manufacturers:-

BARRY Elizabeth

TYNDALE Mary

 

Surgeons:-

AVELINE George

BROOKES Samuel Philpot

GYTTINGS William

ROOTES George

WILLMOTT Edward

 

Tailors:-

DAVIS Samuel

EVANS Philip

HARDWICK John, (and draper)

JONES James

LEWIS Jonathan, (& draper)

MORGAN Thomas, (& draper)

TYNDALL Emanuel, (& draper)

WEAR Job

 

Tallow Chandlers:-

JAMES James

KIBBLE Jas. (and soap boiler)

ROBERTS Elizabeth

THOMAS Arnold & Son, (& soap boilers)

 

Tanners:-

BOUGHTON Elizabeth

FRERE James

 

Taverns & Public Houses:-

Barrel, William Hope

Bear, Thomas Hughes, Wilton

Butcher's Arms, William Prichard

Crown, Charles Sterrey

Green Dragon, William Deeley

Horse and Jockey, James Bird

Lamb, John Mayo

Pounds, James Partridge

Royal Oak, Thomas Tippins

Saracen's Head, Benjamin Jenkins

White Lion, Thomas Webb, Wilton

 

Wheelwrights:-

MATTHEWS Thomas

VOBES Thomas

 

Wine and Spirit Merchants:-

PURCHAS Thomas W.

SIMKIN Thomas

 

Woolstaplers:-

LLOYD William and Sons

MERRICK Roger and Co.

 

Miscellaneous:-

BLAKEWAY John, hosier

EVANS Thomas, breeches maker

HICKS Samuel, wire worker

HYBERT Thomas, hat manufacturer

JENKINS Thomas, M. gentleman

JENKINS Mary, glover

MORGAN James, umbrella manufac.

Stamp Office, deputy distributor, David Roberts

TAYLOR Rd. & John, timber mchts.

TRANTER John, fell-monger

WILLIAMS George, furniture broker

 

Carriers:-

LONDON, Troke's Waggons, Monday and Thursday mornings at four.

BRECKNOCK, from the George, Waggons every Wednesday evening.

GLOUCESTER, Joseph Page's Waggons, Wednesday and Saturday.

HEREFORD, Joseph Page's Waggons, Tuesday and Friday.

HEREFORD, Troke's Waggons, Tuesday and Friday mornings at nine.

MONMOUTH, Robt. Jones's waggons, from the Nag's Head, Tuesday & Fri.

NEWNHAM, William Deely's Waggons, occasionally.

WORCESTER, and all parts of the North, Robert Jones, from the Nag's Head.

 

Coaches:-

LONDON, the Royal Mail, from the Swan and King's Arms, at eleven every forenoon.

LONDON, from the Swan and King's Arms, Tuesdau, Thursday & Saturday, at half-past five in the morning.

LONDON, from the King's Head, every morning at four.

BATH and Bristol, from the Swan and King's Arms, (Saturdays excepted) at half past five every morning.

CARMARTHEN, The Regulator, from the Swan and King's Arms, (Sun. excepted) at eight every morning.

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