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John Divett

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1811 Born in Bovey Tracey

1833 Married Henrietta Emma Buller in Whimple, Devon[1]

1851 John Divett 40, magistrate and proprietor of pottery, lived in Teignmouth with Henrietta Emma Divett 44 and Mary Elizabeth Divett 17[2]

1865 A Buller pottery was moved from Bovey Tracey to Hanley, Staffs

1866 Left the partnership of Wentworth William Buller and Co in Hanley

1871 John Divett 60, J.P., manufacturer of earthernware, in Bovey Tracey; also living there were Henrietta E Divett 64, Mary E Divett 37; visited by William Temple Hughes 49, of the Indian Army[3]

1877 Seems to have continued Bovey Tracey Pottery Co after Wentworth William Buller left

1881 John Divett 70, Magistrate & Acting Partner in Bovey Pottery employing 195 Persons, lived in Newton Abbot with Henrietta Emma Divett 75 and Mary Elizabeth Divett 47[4]

1885 Died in Bovey Tracey[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. National Probate calendar