Chollocombe Boot and Shoemakers

The Chollocombes were a family of boot and shoemakers based on the corner of Market Place and Church Street before Church Street was widened in the 1870s:
  • The first representative of the family appears to have been Lawrence Chollocombe 1764 to 1846 and he was variously described as a boot and shoemaker and also a currier and leather dresser.
  • He had two sons who followed him into the business: Richard Chollocombe , 1796 to 1854, who was based in the Hundred and John Chollocombe, 1798 to 1864, who was based in the family shop of his father in the Market Place.
  • John Chollocombe did not have any sons to follow him into the business but Richard’s son, Edwin Chollocombe, 1828 to 1887, took over the family business after his Uncle’s death.  He had referred to himself in 1841 as a “cordwainer” but was subsequently described as a boot and shoemaker.
  • Romsey Register 29 Nov 1866 :- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN’S FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE WAREHOUSE, MARKET PLACE, ROMSEY.  EDWIN CHOLLOCOMBE, (Nephew to the late JOHN CHOLLOMBE). In returning his sincere thanks to the Clergy, Gentry, and Inhabitants generally of Romsey and its Neighbourhood for past favours conferred upon him, begs respectfully to inform them that he has taken
  • THE OLD-ESTABLISHED SHOPWhere the above business was for nearly Seventy Years carried on by his late Uncle and Grandfather; and he trusts, by carefully and promptly executing all orders with which he may be favoured, and by using the best materials combined with first-rate workmanship to secure a large amount of that patronage which was so liberally bestowed upon his Grandfather and late Uncle.
Romsey, Jan . 31,1866