Bowe - 1791   from the Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture.

B O W E,      Devonshire

Is 188 miles from London, and a little to the west of Credition [sic]; has a market on Thursday, and a fair in Whitsun week, and another Nov. 22.  The court of the Duchy of Lancaster is commonly kept here.

A cross-post from Crediton to Hatherleigh passes through every Saturday, Monday, and Thursday.  It is a poor place, having nothing of note either in the town or neighbourhood.  The following are the principal inhabitants:

Coles, Carpenter

Easterbrook, Butcher

Easterbrook, Fountain Inn

Greenslade, Taylor

Greenslade, Taylor

Hatherleigh, Blacksmith

Herd, Baker

James, Blacksmith

Jarman, Shopkeeper

Norley, Baker

Packer, Tanner

Pidler Mrs. Shopkeeper

Rowden, Blacksmith

Rowden, Butcher

Scott, Shoemaker

Snell, Shopkeeper

Sweet, Chandler

Sweet, Serge-maker

Toser, Blacksmith

Toser, Jun. Blacksmith

Tucker, King’s Arms Inn

Watts, Victualler, (Red Cow)

Western, Shoemaker

Western, Carpenter

Willicott, Shoemaker

Wrevit, Chandler