- ISBN 9781150750878 / 1150750871
- Title Memorials of Exmouth
- Author William Webb
- Format Paperback
- Year 2010
- Pages 40
- Publisher General Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 229mm x 8mm x 152mm
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1872 Original Publisher: T. Freeman Subjects: Law / General Law / Administrative Law
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... On June 12th, 1838, R. Pering, Esq., of the Beacon Hill House, Exmouth, died at the Old Hummums Hotel, Covent Garden. This gentleman had formerly been Clerk of the Cheque at Sheerness and Plymouth, and was an active magistrate for the County of Devon. He possessed considerable literary and scientific acquirements, and obtained several patents for valuable inventions, particularly that of the improved anchor known by his name, which is used in every ship in Her Majesty's Navy, and has been the means of saving thousands of lives, and property to an immense extent. 1839. The sermon for the Exmouth National Schools was this year preached in August, by the Rev. E. B. Pusey, D.D., Reg. Professor of Hebrew, Oxford. 1840. The Rev. Richard Prat died on the 6th of June, aged 76, having been Vicar of Littleham-cnm Exmouth 27 years. He was the only son of the Rev. Richd. Prat, Rector of Glastonbury, and Vicar of Butleigh, in Somersetshire. He was succeeded in the Vicarage by the Rev. Thomas Hill Lowe. This Vicar had been Precentor and Prebendary (1832) of Exeter Cathedral, which office he resigned for the Deanery of Exeter, June 27, 1839. His Curates in Littleham were, his son, the Rev. Geo. Lowe, the Rev. Wm. Marshall, and the Rev. John Horndon. The former greatly improved the Exmouth Church Sunday Schools. Mr. Marshall was afterwards Mr. Coope's Curate at Falmouth. November 20th.—Immense shoals of herrings were driven into the Bight, it is supposed by the dog-fish and the hake, and were caught in nets opposite Powderham. The quantity caught was so great that they were retailed in Exeter at 4s. per thousand, and in the streets of the city at 6d. and even 4d. per hnndred. It will give some idea of the growth of the town if it be remembered that between the years 183...
William Webb is Head of Research and Development and Senior Technologist at Ofcom, a Visiting Professor at Surrey University and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.