Devon Heritage Centre holds a settlement certificate for Robert Hart, gunsmith, dated 1675.

Devon Heritage Centre, ref 1579A/24/42/16 - accessed 02-03-2024

John Horton, a gunsmith aged approximately 30, was living in West Street at the time of the 1841 census. Also in the household was 30 year old (approximately) Ann Horton, and Mary Ann Horton, aged 1.

HO107, Piece/Folio 253/20, p33
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John and his wife Ann were on the 1871 census at Ashburton, with John describing himself as a whitesmith. Also in the household was their son Henry, 19, who was also a whitesmith.
1871 census, RG10, Enumeration district 4, Entry no.19

For more on John and Ann, see The Horton family, under Individual Families

The 1861 census shows a father and son, both named James Conneybear, and both clock and watchmakers. 61 year old widower James, in addition to his main profession, is a gunsmith and plumber employing one man.