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A transcript of trades and professions from the Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce and Manufacture, Vol 2, late 1700s has two cabinet makers:
Wm Monday, cabinet-maker and upholsterer
W Quint, cabinet-maker and ironmonger

Deaths. 1830, March. William Monday, aged 75, cabinet maker and auctioneer.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 27 March 1830, p3 col1

In May 1837 Mrs Monday, relict of the late Mr William Monday, cabinet maker, married Thomas Ferris jnr., a mercer and tailor.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 13 May 1837, p2 col6
Insolvent debtors. Thomas Metherill, formerly of Ashburton...late of Torquay....., Cabinet maker and upholsterer
London Gazette issue 19364 11 March 1836, p491

When Caroline Husson, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth,  was baptised in July 1838, her father was described as a cabinet maker.
Edward was still a cabinet maker when his son Edward was baptised in 1840, and when William Walter was baptised in 1843.
By 1844, when Albert was baptised, Edward was describing himself as a victualler.
Parish records

Thomas S Mugridge, aged 51, was in East Street at the time of the 1851 census, with his wife Letitia and children Hugh, Lavinia and Joseph. Thomas was a cabinet maker.
1851 census HO107, piece no 1871, folio 288, p4

The previous year Thos. Shephard Mugridge, jun., late of Ashburton, married Miss Creek* of Ashburton at St Pancras Church, New Road, London.
They had a 4 month old daughter, Eliz., and were in St Pancras for the 1851 census. Thomas was a cabinet maker.
Western Times 23 February 1850, p5 col1
* Elizabeth
1851 census HO107, piece no 1494, folio 256, p4

Henry Gard Mugridge married Lavinia Cornish in the St Germans registration district in 1877, and a son, William Henry Cook Mugridge, was baptized in Ashburton the following year. Henry Gard's occupation was that of cabinet maker.
Parish records

Henry Gard Mugridge was living in East Street in the 1911 census, next to William Henry Cook Mugridge (see People and Properties 1900s). Both were cabinet makers.
1911 census RG14, piece no 12728


1870s Policy No. 588428 from the Phoenix Assurance Company. Mr John Mead, cordwainer, took out fire insurance for three properties in Heavyhead Lane, totalling £170, at an annual premium of 14s 4d.

Included on the schedule is:

'£120 on a dwelling house, stone timber and slated, in tenure of John Maddock, Edward Just (?) and others as a private dwelling house, except that in a room on the ground floor, lighted by candles and warmed by common fire place with high guard in front, said Mr Maddock carries on his trade as a cabinet maker, situate in Heavyhead Lane Ashburton aforesaid.
For more on this policy, see the 1870s section of the Virtual Museum

John Vincent Maddick, son of Vincent and Prudence, was baptised in Plymouth in April 1805
Plymouth parish records

In 1851 John V Maddock was a lodger in East Street. A cabinet maker, he had been born in Plymouth
1851 census HO107, piece no 1871, folio 287, p3

John Maddock of East Street was planning to dispose of his cabinet making business in 1856. It would be a 'good opportunity' for 'any person with a small capital'.
Western Times 22 November 1856, p4 col2

The voters' lists were being revised in October 1861. John Vincent Maddock was described as being the owner of a house and land at East Street and an orchard at Ballant, and land, Dorcas, at Ballant, at a rental of £15 a year.* The original owner of the property, with whom the claimant lodged, gave up the tenancy to Mr Maddock, and receipts showed that he had since paid the rent. His vote was allowed.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 11 October 1861, p6 col3
*I hope that I have interpreted this correctly

In 1871 John Vincent Maddick was a lodger at the Culloden Inn in North Street. Aged 67, he was a cabinet maker
1871 census RG10, piece no 2080, folio 53, p17

In 1881 77 year old John Maddick, cabinet maker, is shown as living in Heavyhead Lane. His relationship to the head of the house, Maria Pengilly, is uncertain. She is a widow - also living in the house are Lewis Pengilly, Richard and James Gilly, all described as 'son law', and Eliza Syms, described as a niece.
1881 census RG11, piece no 2161, folio 75, p25

John Maddock, 77, was buried on 8th April 1881, 5 days after the census was taken.
Parish records

Many thanks to Bob Heath for much of the above information

In 1957  Albert Frederick Coole, of 53 East Street, Ashburton, cabinet maker, purchased Hannaford's Court.
Conveyance document.
With thanks to Fiona Garratt
For more on this see Hannaford's Court under People and Properties.