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Dispensary, Exeter

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of 25 Queen Street, Exeter

1818 Established “for the purpose of affording advice and medicine to poor people”. The Dispensary collected money and offers from physicians and surgeons to work at no charge.

1836 18th AGM held. Long report. Resident Dispenser is Samuel Hele.[1]

1840 The Dispensary moved to its present location on the corner of Queen Street and Northernhay Street

1851 Resident is James Gilbard (age 30 born Exeter), Resident Dispenser. With his mother and sister.[2]

1861 Resident is James Gilbard (age 40 born Exeter), Dispenser of Medicine. With his wife and MIL.[3]

1881 Resident is Richard Challice (age 47 born Exeter), Dispenser and Dentist. With his wife Eliza and two daughters.[4]

1889 Listed are Robert Challice (Dispenser and Secretary) and George Ross (Dentist).[5]

1891 Resident is Richard Challice (age 57 born Exeter), Dispenser and Secretary. With his wife Eliza and two daughters.[6]

1911 Resident is Alan Henry Ware (age 40 born Woodbury), Secretary and Dispenser. With his wife Blanche Ethel and his daughter and SIL.[7]

1939 Resident is Edmund G. W. Hodge (born 1901), Chief Pharmacist and Secretary. With Winifred Hodge.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 18 February 1836
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. 1889 Exeter Directory
  6. 1891 Census
  7. 1911 Census
  8. 1939 Census