OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 01, 2016.
Webpage updated: April 01, 2016

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"THE PLYMOUTH AND PLYMOUTH-DOCK WEEKLY JOURNAL"

The Plymouth and Plymouth-Dock Weekly Journal commenced publication in August 1819.  It is said that it was issued on the same day as "The Plymouth Gazette", i.e. August 19th 1819.  It supported the Liberal cause.

On October 22nd 1823 the partners involved in the production of this newspaper, Messrs Edward Nettleton, Edward Hoxland and William Colman, trading as Messrs Nettleton, Hoxland and Company, was dissolved.  Edward Hoxland and William Colman continued in partnership and appear to hav taken the newspaper with them.

When Plymouth-Dock became Devonport on January 1st 1824 the paper changed its title to "The Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal and General Advertiser for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset".

Plymouth Central Library holds the oldest copy known to be in existence, dated September 21t 1820, but only issues from 1821 onwards are available on microfilm.