Directory of Devon (1878-79)
- Poole Saml. 4 Somerset pl. Teignm'th
Directory of Devon
- Poole Sl. 2 Somerset pl. We. Teignmouth
Directory of Devon
& Cornwall (1893)
- Poole Samuel, 2 Somerset pl. Teignmth
Directories from the University
Indexed 1871- 1901 Census Images from Ancestry.com
1881 Census Transcript & International Genealogical Index (IGI)
from the LDS Church's web site FamilySearch
Partial Transcript of the GRO Index from FreeBMD
1842-1939 : a brief directory
for photograph collectors, by C.G.
Scott, 1985, The PhotoHistorian
Supplement No. 101, ISSN 0957-0209
Many thanks to Roger Vaughan
for kind contributions
of images and information.
|Samuel Poole (c1823-1906)
of Teignmouth & Exeter, and
Samuel James Poole (1850-1903) of Putney
was born at Taunton, Somerset in about 1823.
there and worked in his 20s as a house builder. He and his
Mary Ann lived in Park Street and had at least six children before
moving to 43 Teign Street, Teignmouth in Devon between 1857 and 1859,
where they had a
further three children by 1868. Mary Ann Poole died in 1890
Samuel remarried, in 1895, to a widow Sarah Rossiter.
Taunton SOM d. 1906 Teignmouth DEV m1: Mary Ann
b. c.1826 Taunton
SOM d. 1890 Teignmouth SOM m2: 1895 Teignmouth DEV Sarah ROSSITER
Compton Martin SOM
POOLE b. 1849 Taunton SOM m: 1869 Teignmouth DEV Edward ROBERTS b.
c.1849 Truro COR
ROBERTS b. 1870 Teignmouth DEV
Rose Emily ROBERTS
b. 1873 Ilminster SOM
ROBERTS b. 1875 Sunderland DUR
ROBERTS b. 1877 Sunderland DUR
Samuel James POOLE
b. c.Aug 1850 Taunton SOM d. 1903 Putney LON m: 1872 Teignmouth DEV
Ellen Rosina SYMONS b. c.1854 Teignmouth DEV d. 1895 Putney LON
Rosina Mary L.
POOLE b. 1876 Torquay DEV
POOLE b. 1877 Putney LON
POOLE b. 1878 Putney LON d. 1896 Putney LON
Violet Ethel POOLE
b. c.1879 Putney LON
POOLE b. April 1881 Putney LON
POOLE b. c.1852 Taunton SOM
POOLE b. c.1853 Taunton SOM
POOLE b. c.1855 Taunton SOM
b. c.1857 Taunton SOM
POOLE b. c.1862 Teignmouth DEV
Beatrice POOLE b. c.1864 Teignmouth DEV
Frank POOLE b. c.1868 Teignmouth DEV m: 1898 Teignmouth Alice SLATER b.
c.1872 Burrington DEV
opened a photographic studio at Teign Street in
in 1859, and this remained open until at least 1866,
after which it
moved to 5
Somerset Place (1869),
Place (from 1870), and 2 Somerset Place (from c.1883 until
1893). There appear to have been additional premises at 19
Wellington Street in 1890. However, he
also had a studio
at 5 East Southernhay, Exeter from 1872; this later became 6 East
Southernhay from 1873 to 1876. Several of the children worked
the studio at one time or
another, including Samuel James Poole
(1850-1903) and William Poole
(c1852-) in 1871, Arthur H. Poole
(1855-) in 1881, and Rosa Mary Poole
(c1862-) in 1891.
From 1881 onwards the shop also sold music and, when son Reginald Frank
Poole (1868-) took over the shop after his father's apparent retirement
after 1893, it appears that he ceased the studio photography business
music. Samuel Poole senior died at West Teignmouth in 1906.
Eldest son Samuel
initially worked in his father's studio in Teignmouth,
where he was at the time of the April 1871 Census, and where he
probably received his training. After marrying Ellen Rosina
Symons in 1872, however, he spent a brief period in Torquay, where his
eldest daughter was born, before moving to Putney in South London
(Surrey). There he set up a studio at 3 Alexander Terrace
later moving to 116 Upper Richmond Road (1891 and 1901). He
three years before his father, in 1903.
you have any further information about the various members of the Poole
family and their
studios, or if you have any photographs by them, please email
contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this
If you are able to identify or provide further information of any of
the subjects of the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen
hearing from you.
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Collection of Brett
CDV Mount 64
x 101.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 93.5 mm
Type I (black), simple text, 3 fonts.
probably taken c. 1869-1873
Square corners. Lower corner clipped, and trimmed at bottom.
probably in her 20s, three-quarter-length seated portrait with letter.
Collection of Roger
Carte de visite
Type II (brown), text in 3 fonts on front
probably taken c. 1880-1884
Unidentified woman, probably in her 30s or 40s, three-quarter-length
seated portrait with hat/posy.