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James Colley March

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James Colley March (1783-1858) Sometimes described as a solicitor and surgeon of Barnstaple

1783 July 30th. Baptised at Barnstaple the son of Richard March and his wife Mary.

1816 Partnership dissolved. '...Partnership between us the undersigned, Thomas Scott, James Colley March, and Samuel March, all of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon, Manufacturers of Elastic Cloth and Bleachers of Straw, was this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

1830 Listed under Surgeons as 'March James Colley, Boutport st.'[2]

1841 Living at Boutport Street, Barnstaple: James March (age c50), Surgeon. With Thomas March (age c45). One servant.[3]

1844 Listed under Surgeons as 'March James Colley, Boutport st.'[4]

1851 Living at Boutport Street, Barnstaple: James Colley March, (age 65 born Devon), general Practioner before 1815. Unmarried. Two servants.[5]

1854 Patent 1109 for 'Improvements in Vices'.[6]

1858 August 15th. Died

1859 February 22nd. Probate. Surgeon of Barnstaple.

1859 'Manufacture of the well-known MALT and OAT BRUISING MILLS, known as MARCH'S PATENT MILL'. This was taken over by the Barnstaple Foundry

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date: 6 February 1816 Issue:17107 Page:235
  2. 1830 Pigot's Directory
  3. 1841 Census
  4. 1844 Pigot's Directory
  5. 1851 Census
  6. The London Gazette Publication date: 2 June 1854 Issue: 21558 Page:1681