M*CH*MORE One Name Study

MICHELMORE legal firms and land agencies

A disproportionate number of 19th century MICHELMOREs were solicitors and land agents, and some of the firms they founded are still in operation today. All but one of these MICHELMOREs are in Tree 17, and most of them are descendants of Thomas. All the solicitor and land agent firms currently known are summarised below, in each case listed in order of their original foundation. Some MICHELMOREs in Tree 17 also appear to have operated independently: Thomas and Charles as solicitors and Herbert as a land agent.

Land agents
Michelmore Hughes (Totnes)
  1851 Thomas sen and his son Thomas jun both recorded as land agents at Berry Pomeroy nr Totnes
  1861 another son of Thomas snr, Jeffery John, also recorded as a land agent
  1888 land agency J Michelmore & Son (also Michelmore & Son) established by Jeffery and his son Alfred at Gate House, 2 High Street, Totnes
  1893 Alfred becomes a partner in the firm
  1919 last recorded notice of Michelmore & Son
  1949 successor firm Michelmore, Loveys & Sons, Estate Agents and Auctioneers of Totnes and Newton Abbot, dissolved
  1965 firm reappears in the records as Michelmore, Hughes & Wilbraham, Gate House, Totnes, with branches in Newton Abbot, North Molton, South Molton and Tavistock
  1982 by now, name has been changed to Michelmore Hughes
  2010 Michelmore Hughes, chartered surveyors, are now at The Old Surgery, 26 Fore Street, Totnes and have four partners
Rickeard, Green & Michelmore (Exeter & Okehampton)
  1921 Exeter auctioneer firm in existence. [It is not known which MICHELMORE was involved in its foundation.]
  1951 further transaction recorded
  1956 organised sale of Whitley estate at Paignton; principal auctioneer Thomas Guy de Jonquieres
  1961 firm recorded at 82 Queens Street, Exeter
  2010 limited company registered at Estate House, West Street, Okehampton