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Register of Pedlars Certificates of The City of Exeter – 1871-1874

This book was compiled by members of the Devon Family History Society in co-operation with the Devon Record Office. The booklet contains an extract of some information and further details may be obtained from the Devon Record Office. This Register of Pedlars’ Certificates is part of the Exeter City Archives collection held at Devon Record Office. It records certificates issued annually to pedlars between January 1st 1871 and May 1874, by the Head Constable of the City of Exeter Police Force, under the Pedlars Act of 1870. The register lists the name and residential address of each pedlar and the date on which the certificate was granted and expired. Almost all of the pedlars listed were residents of the city of Exeter. If a licence was lost, another could be granted. Pedlars could, however, be refused a licence if they had been previously convicted of a felony, and their licences could be confiscated for the same reason. The register records such cases.


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