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Postby dognose » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 am

JAMES OGSTON

Aberdeen

James Ogston was recorded as having served his apprenticeship under George Angus. The apprenticeship was registered in 1801.

Source: The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen 1450-1850 - Dr. I.E. James - 1981

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JAMES NICHOLSON

Aberdeen

James Nicholson was recorded as having served his apprenticeship under John Gartly. The apprenticeship was registered in 1801.

Source: The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen 1450-1850 - Dr. I.E. James - 1981

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WILLIAM ROBERTSON

Aberdeen

William Robertson was recorded as having served his apprenticeship under John Barron. The apprenticeship was registered in 1801.

Source: The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen 1450-1850 - Dr. I.E. James - 1981

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WILLIAM L. FINNIE

26, Broad Street, Aberdeen

William L. Finnie is recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 26, Broad Street, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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THOMAS LAMB

40, Market Street, Aberdeen

Thomas Lamb is recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 40, Market Street, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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JAMES MAITLAND

55a, Schoolhill, Aberdeen

James Maitland is recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 55a, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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GEORGE SHAKLE

15, Correction Wynd, Aberdeen

George Shakle is recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 15, Correction Wynd, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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ROBERT YULE

7, Correction Wynd, Aberdeen

Robert Yule is recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 7, Correction Wynd, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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JOHN LISTER

46, Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen


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At 66, St Nicholas Street, Aberdeen, on 3rd February, in her 61st year, Cathrine, third daughter of the late William Minty, of Fortree, Ellon, and beloved wife of John Lister, Lapidary, much and deeply regretted. American, Australian, and New Zealand papers please copy. Funeral on Friday at 2pm. All friends are respectfully requested to attend.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 5th February 1891


John Lister is recorded as a Lapidary, located at 46, Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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R.B. RATTRAY

17, Market Gallery, Aberdeen

R.B. Rattray is recorded as a Lapidary, located at 17, Market Gallery, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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JAMES ALEXANDER

113, Union Street, Aberdeen

James Alexander is recorded as a Watchmaker & Jeweller, located at 113, Union Street, Aberdeen, in 1893.

Source: Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland - 1893

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HUGH GORDON

Broadgate, Aberdeen

That Hugh Gordon, who has for some time followed the business of clock and watchmaker at Edinburgh, London, &c., having now settled in this place, hereby acquaints the public that all gentlemen and others may be furnished with new clocks and watches made by himself, and have old ones repaired to the best advantage, at reasonable rates. And if any boys of a suitable genius incline to follow this business, he will, upon having a trial of their capacity, agree with them upon reasonable terms. He lives at Craigie Forbes's house in the Broadgate, Aberdeen.

Source: Aberdeen Journal - 8th November 1748

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Postby dognose » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:06 pm

JOHN BARRON & SON

11, Nether Kirkgate, Aberdeen

John Barron & Son are recorded as a Clock and Watchmakers located at 11, Nether Kirkgate, in 1837.

Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland - James Pigot - 1837


John Barron, son of George Barron, Wright, was apprenticed to George Morrison, Clock and Watchmaker, on 1st November 1780, his apprenticeship was completed on 20th February 1786. Admitted member of the Hammermen on 8th February 1796, and admitted as Watchmaker Burgess on 23rd October 1797. On 23rd September 1796 he took Alexander Courage as his first apprentice, and by 1825 eleven apprentices had worked under him.

Source: The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen 1450-1850 - Dr. I.E. James - 1981


The Aberdeen Directory 1824 shows John Barron living next door to his premises at 11, Netherkirkgate. In 1832 he was joined by his son, also called John, and the firm was restyled John Barron & Son.

In 1833, John Barron jnr. took Alexander Gray as an apprentice, and the two were later, in 1846, to go into partnership as Barron & Gray. Around this date John Barron snr. retired and he died in 1852. He was buried on the 1st June, his home address being recorded as 83, Crown Street.

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:11 am

A. & J. SMITH

191, Union Street,Aberdeen

Example of a medal made by Alexander and John Smith of Aberdeen


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A & J. S - ABDN

Formed as a shield surmounted by an angel, the ribbon engraved 'Gloria In Excelsis Deo', the reverse 'T.C.L 1914, ABDn

John and Alexander Smith formed their partnership in c.1867. The firm survived until the middle of the 20th century.


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A. & J. Smith - Aberdeen - 1921

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:18 am

ZAMEK & EDELSHAIN

Bridge Street, Aberdeen

Dissolutions of Partnerships

Zamek and Edelshain - Watchmakers and Jewellers - Bridge Street, Aberdeen - May 5th


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1892

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JAMES E. BEATTIE

Correction Wynd, Aberdeen

Fire in an Aberdeen Jeweller's Shop

About 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, fire was discovered to have broken out in a shop in Correction Wynd, occupied by Mr. James E. Beattie, jeweller. The fire brigade had the outbreak subdued in a very short time. Several drawers containing silver and jewellery were destroyed, and the shop and fittings were considerably damaged. The fire is supposed to have originated under the counter, where some waste paper and sweepings were lying. The loss of stock is covered by insurance.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st April 1890

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:43 am

JAMES SMITH

Aberdeen


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Admitted into the Hammermen of Aberdeen on the 14th February 1778, and described in 1779 as a Journeyman Silversmith. Admitted as a Goldsmith Burgess on the 4th September 1783. He was Deacon of the Hammermen in 1789.

Recorded as taking James Erskine as apprentice on the 30th September 1781.

James Smith's working period was thought to have been 1780 until his death in 1828.

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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:39 am

LAZARUS BURWELL

Cathcart Street, Greenock

ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY AT GREENOCK

On Thursday night, or early Friday morning, a daring robbery of jewellery was perpetrated from the premises of Mr. Lazarus Burwell, fancy emporium, Cathcart Street, Greenock. The burglars obtained access through the roof, which is partially covered with canvas, by cutting a hole with some sharp instrument. They appear then to have descended into the back part of the bazaar, which was guarded by two ferocious dogs; and having secured some lucifer matches, they commenced their plunder. Selecting the best of the stock, they carried off, amongst other articles of value, the following:- 160 gold rings, 30 gold pencil cases, 12 gold guard chains, seven Albert chains, 65 gold pins, 2 gold bracelets. The value of the whole property stolen amounts to about £500. The robbery has been committed by persons thoroughly acquainted with the premises, as they passed through the case of jewellery, and picked the most valuable articles which they contained, and, after securing their booty, decamped without detection by unlocking the back door.

Source: The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser - 9th May 1857

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:43 am

JOHN MENZIES

3, Hamilton Street, Greenock

John Menzies is recorded as a Working Silversmith and Jeweller, located at 3, Hamilton Street, Greenoak, in 1837.

Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland - James Pigot - 1837


Marriages

At 14, West Blackhall Street, Greenock, on the 19th inst. by the Rev. W R Thomson, George Halliday, Joiner and Wood Merchant, Kames Sawmill, North Bute, to Janet Shaw, eldest daughter of the late John Menzies, Silversmith, Greenock.


Source: Glasgow Herald - 21st April 1870

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JOHN MENZIES

He was born in Greenock around 1806.
He was recorded on the 1841 Census as a silversmith at West Blad Hall (Blackhall) Street, Greenock living with Hugh Robinson and family.
The 1851 Census recorded him at West Blackhall Street, Greenock as a jeweller employing one man and living with his wife Mary and 3 children aged 2-8 years including daughter Janet born 1843.
He was at the same address in 1861 but reported he was a retired silversmith.
No further detail has been found for him.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:53 pm

CHARLES STEPHEN

Peterhead

Peterhead Presentation

.............The watch is a full hunting English lever, was supplied by Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead, and bears the following inscription:- Presented to Mr Alexander Aiken by friends and wellwishers, in token of their respect and esteem - On his leaving Peterhead - February 1890.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 10th February 1890


Miss Louey Stephen, daughter of Mr Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead, has gained the honours certificate of the London College of Music for elocution.

Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 3rd August 1891


Situations Vacant

Journeyman Watchmaker Wanted, immediately; liberal wages to good workman; none other need apply. - Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 14th November 1895


Deaths

Stephen - At 53, Queen Street, Peterhead, on the 25th inst., Margaret Don Lumsdon, beloved wife of Charles Stephen, Jeweller, Peterhead.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 27th October 1899

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