Bow is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.
Parish registers begin: 1604
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian Unitarian, and Society of Friends/Quaker.
Bowe 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:
Easterbrook, Fountain Inn
Pidler Mrs. Shopkeeper
Toser, Jun. Blacksmith
Tucker, King’s Arms Inn
Watts, Victualler, (Red Cow)
Source: Universal British Directory 1791