my wife has inherited a substantial and complete canteen of Silver cutlery in its original case in mint condition, i don't think it was ever used. Its age would be pre WW1 we think, but no nothing of the marks if someone could help. The information we have is below. We are trying to verify the authenticity from the marks.(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
THOMAS McLELLAN 8, Castle Place, Belfast Thomas McLellan was noted in 1909 as a 'Cutler & Optician', and in 1922 as a 'Cutler & Silversmith', both of 8, Castle Place, Belfast.The 1901 Irish Census reveals Thomas McLellan as a 16 year old, Belfast born Salesman. He is the son of 51 year old, Scottish born Thomas, who was recorded as a Cutler, and a widower. Thomas jnr. has one brother, Alexander 7 years old, and two sister, Sarah 13, and Jeanie 10 years old. They reside at 51 Antrim Road, Belfast and have one live-in servant. The family's religion was recorded as Presbyterian.
The 1911 Irish Census reveals Thomas jnr. is now the head of the family. He is described as Cutler Shopman Master. The family now reside at 6, Cliftonville Avenue, Belfast.