The 1900s 


Right and below:
An In Memoriam card for Jane Petherbridge, who died aged 82, October 17th 1901.
When folded the card is 11½ x 7½ cm (4
½ x 3 inches). The funeral was to be at Landscove on Tuesday, the 22nd inst., leaving Ashburton at 1pm.
Jane was born Jane Coaker circa 1819 at Lydford. She married Richard Petherbridge in the September quarter of 1839.
See Anne Brooks' website www.annebrooks.ca/index.php for more details. Accessed 05-08-2017
On the 1861 census (as Pethybridge on FreeCen) they are living at 'Bura' Ashburton - Jane is 42, and Richard, a farmer, is 44. He was born in Buckfastleigh.
On the 1891 census (as Pethybridge on FreeCen) Jane is a widow and living in West St.
https://www.freecen.org.uk/
From my own collection

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Left:
Auction notice for plantations and woods, market and public buildings, a freehold dwelling house and premises (No. 50, North St) and a freehold blacksmith's shop and premises (behind No. 50) being sold by Messrs Sawdye and Son at the Golden Lion Hotel 27th June 1905

Lot 27 (No. 50) is in occupation of Mr J Whiddon, yearly tenant at an annual rent of £6.

Lot 28 (Blacksmith's shop behind No. 50) is in occupation of Mr G French as a yearly tenant at an annual rent of £4.


Above and right: Why in 2013 No. 56 North Street is followed by No. 50.
In 1950 a search of No. 50 was conducted on behalf of Mr William Martin. Mr Martin was of 44 North St and also of the Rising Sun, Woodland, publican.
By this date the property was described as: 'All that dwelling house and premises with the stable and yard in the rear situate in North St in the Parish of Ashburton in the County of Devon and now known as No. 50 North Street aforesaid.'

In 1959 the property was described as: '50 North St and land, formerly cottages No. 52 and No. 54, also land formerly blacksmith's shop.'

For more on blacksmiths, see the Banks and Businesses section, 1900s.
Many thanks to Jill Harrison for allowing me to view and photograph the documents above.


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Left and below: A clock produced to celebrate the golden wedding of Robert Coard Tucker and Katherine Margaret Kitson in July 1907. For more on the Tucker family see Individual Families.
Many thanks to Brendan Tucker for these photographs

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Right and below: 'Boswell's Life of Johnson' given as a prize at Ashburton Grammar School in 1908.
The recipient was H Willcocks, then in From 4; the headmaster was James Mortimer.
H Willcocks was possibly (but not certainly) Harold Willcocks, the son of Charles and Rebecca Willcocks.
By the time of the 1911 census the family were living in Stone Park Terrace, and Harold, 15, is still at school.

His elder sister Winifred Mary is a student teacher employed by Devon County Council.
1911 census RG14, piece no 12725

See the 1910s section of the Virtual Museum for another prize book from Ashburton Grammar School.
Many thanks to Kevin Twomey for this object