Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:21 am

RICHARD BURBERRY PRATT

Haverfordwest


HAVERFORDWEST QUARTER SESSIONS

Archibald Greenhorn, charged on the oath of Richard B. Pratt, silversmith, for that he the said Archibald Greenhorn, on the 14th day of March, in the parish of St. Mary, did feloniously break and enter the dwelling-house of him, the said Richard Burberry Pratt, there situate, and one silver watch, of the value of £4, of the goods and chattels of the said Richard Burberry Pratt, then and there being found in the said dwelling house, feloniously did steal take and carry away. The prisoner pleaded guilty. Sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labour.


Source: The Pembrokeshire Herald, and General Advertiser - 14th April 1848


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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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HENRY BROUGHTON

31, High Street, Swansea


SWANSEA JEWELLERS WIFE

Death of Mrs. Broughton


Her numerous friends will learn, with regret of the demise of Mrs. Broughton, wife of Mr. Henry Broughton, the well known jeweller, of High-street, Swansea. The deceased was exceedingly well known, her long association with the business having brought her into close touch with the townsfolk, many hundreds of whom purchased their wedding rings and other articles in the popular establishment in High-street.

Deceased, who had been in impaired health for some time past, succumbed at her residence, Uplands-crescent, on Sunday, aged 65. She was a native of Bridgend, her father being Mr. Evan David, who was a highly respected tradesman. Deceased leaves a widower and two sons, Mr. J. L. Broughton, who carries on the business, and Mr. G. H. Broughton, who resides in Derbyshire, and for whom the greatest sympathy is expressed.


Source: The Cambria Daily Leader - 24th January 1916

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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J.R.F. BRASH

42, Cardiff Road, Newport


JEWELLER'S SHOP BURGLED AT NEWPORT

Between Friday night and Saturday morning the shop of Mr. J. R. F. Brash, watch-maker and jeweller, of 42, Cardiff-road, Newport, was broken into by the door being forced. It is a lock-up shop, but the overhead rooms are occupied by a Mr. Gillard. Mr. Brash left the shop about 10 o'clock at night, but on going to the premises in the morning he found the place in confusion, about 30 watches and pocket-knives having been stolen. The most valuable of the articles, which were hidden by other goods, were, however, left untouched. The loss is estimated at about £10.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 21st December 1908

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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JAMES KEIR

Castle Arcade, Cardiff


BURGLARS BAFFLED

A CARDIFF JEWELLER'S REVISITED


A daring burglary was attempted at the Castle Arcade, Cardiff, some time between 4 and 4.30 a.m. on Saturday, when the premises of Mr Jas. Keir, watchmaker and jeweller, were tampered with. At 4 o'clock, when the policeman on duty passed the spot, everything was in order, but half an hour afterwards he returned through the Arcade, and discovered the marks of burglar's jemmies on the door, showing plainly a recent attempt to force it open. The frame of the door and the door itself were heavily indented, but, fortunately, it had been secured by a double lock, and before a forcible entry could have been made the burglars must have been disturbed by the sound of the footsteps of the returning constable.

The officer immediately sought assistance, and Inspector Davies and Sergeant Bingham came open the scent. They aroused Mr James, the arcade inspector, and with his assistance commenced a thorough search of the balconies and the roof, but the burglars had decamped, leaving no trace save the mark of their jemmies on the door.

Mr Keir, who resides at Canton, was immediately sent for, and he arrived about 6 o'clock, and found that everything inside was safe. Since he sustained a severe loss through a burglary about three years ago, Mr Keir has made it a practice to carefully lock up all his customers' watches and the more valuable articles of jewellery in the safe together with the money, and on Friday night there were quite a large number of valuable watches and several pounds in money in the safe, but many other articles which had been left in the shop, and which in the bulk would represent a handsome sum might easily have been taken away had the burglars not been disturbed.


Source: Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News - 26th May 1906

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FRANK FORD

Mumbles, Swansea


SWANSEA

Theft of Gold Rings.—At the Swansea County Police Court on Wednesday, William Bell, described as a weaver, of Glasgow, was charged on remand with stealing 18 gold rings, worth £6, the property of Mr Frank Ford, jeweller, of the Mumbles. Prisoner had gone to the shop to beg, and when he left the rings were missed. Eight of the rings were subsequently recovered. Prisoner was sent to gaol for three months.


Source: South Wales Daily News - 10th August 1899

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C.E. PECK

50, Tudor Road, Cardiff


In the early hours of Wednesday morning the shop of Mr. C. E. Peck, Jeweller and Watchmaker, of 50, Tudor-road, Cardiff, was broken into and raided.

Source: Western Mail - 29th September 1898

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OLIVER ERNEST WOODS

Caerphilly


BURGLARY AT CAERPHILLY

William Baker was indicted for burglariously entering the house of Oliver Ernest Woods, at Caerphilly, on Feb. 27th last year, and stealing four watches, nine silver chains, five necklaces, some gold and silver rings, seven bracelets, two gold brooches, and some other articles. —Mr Carslake Thompson prosecuted, and Mr Benson defended.—Prosecutor, who is a watchmaker and jeweller, said that during the night he was awakened, and on going down found the shutters had been removed and a pane of glass taken away, leaving an opening large enough for a man to enter. The place was in confusion, and the articles mentioned missing. Witnesses were called to prove that prisoner went into a public house at Cardiff and asked a man named Moss to pawn a watch for him. This be did, and gave the 7s. received to prisoner. This watch was identified as one of the stolen articles.—After hearing witnesses for the defence, prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to 12 months' hard labour.


Source: Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News - 16th August 1890

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W.C. DAVIES

Mountain Ash


DEATHS

DAVIES—On Friday December 31st, W. C. Davies, ,Jeweller, Llwyn Villa, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, aged 57. Funeral (private) Tuesday, January 4th, 1910.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 3rd January 1910

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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WILLIAM BAILE

Carmarthen


DIED

Lately, aged 67, Mr. William Baile, formerly an eminent and respectable jeweller and watchmaker, of Carmarthen.


Source: North Wales Gazette - 10th October 1811

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RICHARD JONES

Cardiff


DIED IN A TRAMCAR

RETIRED JEWELLER'S SUDDEN END AT CARDIFF


Another death occurred in a Cardiff tramcar on Wednesday evening, a passenger, Mr. Richard Jones (79), a retired watchmaker and jeweller, being suddenly taken ill and expiring before he could be removed from the car. The deceased, who lived with his married daughter, Mrs. Richard Davies, at 27, Colum-road, went to Roath Park in the afternoon, and did not return home to tea. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Davies met him in the park, and when returning home together Mr. Jones complained of being tired, and said he would go home by car. He boarded a car at Fairoak-road, but Mr. and Mrs Davies said they would walk. Upon their arrival home they were surprised to find that Mr. Jones had not arrived. It transpired that just when the car was near Wellfleld-road the conductor noticed that one of his passengers seemed very faint and ill. Attempts to revive him were of no avail, and Dr. Wallace was summoned, but before he arrived the passenger, who has since been identified as Mr. Jones, had breathed his last.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 17th July 1909

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L.S. ABRAHAMSON

Newport, Wales


Presentation of Gold Medals

Mr J. Pople, the stage manager at the Newport Empire, and Mr C. Wallington, his assistant, were on Friday afternoon each presented with a gold medal for having so gallantly aided Miss Ray Maskell, the danseuse, when in peril from fire at an Empire performance one evening last month, as already reported. The presentation was made by Mr L. S. Abrahamson, jeweller, Newport, who supplied the medals to the order of Miss Maskell. Each bore the inscription "For bravery, 1896. From Ray Maskell."


Source: South Wales Echo - 19th September 1896


LIABILITIES £ 9,000

NEWPORT JEWELLER AND HIS PUBLIC DUTIES


A meeting of the creditors of Mr. L. S. Abrahamson, jeweller and gold and silversniith, Newport (Mon.), was held at the Midland Hotel, Birmingham, on Thursday. Mr W. H. Davies, of S. Blankensee (Limited), presided, and there was a large attendance of creditors, several South Wales creditors being represented. Mr. G. H. Llewellyn,. of Newport, appeared for the debtor, and Mr. Walter Hunter, accountant, of Newport, submitted the statement of affairs, which showed the total liabilities of about £ 9,000, and assets estimated to realise £3,500. Debtor's solicitor attributed failure to bad trade, and loss on property. There was a feeling amongst the creditors that the debtor had devoted too much attention to municipal and other public affairs. No offer of composition was made, and eventually a committee of investigation was appointed, and the meeting adjourned till the 31st inst. to receive their report.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 18th October 1907

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COOPLAND

Beehive, Carnarvon (Caernarfon)


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LOWE & SONS

Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Lowe & Sons Gloddiarth-street, Llandudno, silversmiths and jewellers. June 2


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th July 1877

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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J. GABRIEL JONES

Pwllheli


Death of a Welsh Jeweler

The death, at Pwllheli, is announced of Mr. J. Gabriel Jones, who had been in the trade for over thirty-five years. He has passed away in the sixty-fourth year of his age.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd January 1893

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GEORGE SIMPSON

Market Square, Pontypridd


A meeting of the creditors of George Simpson, lately trading as a jeweller and as a watch and clock importer at Market-square, Pontypridd, was held at the offices of the Official Receiver, at Merthyr, on Tuesday. The statement of affairs showed gross liabilities £I,192 3s. 6d.; liabilities expected to rank for dividend £1,182 8s. 6d.; net assets available for distribution, £199 11s. 7d.; deficiency, £982 16s. 11d.

Source: Evening Express - 16th October 1895

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FREDERICK FRASER

Town-Hill, later, 42, High Street, Wrexham


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O.H. HUGHES

High Street, Prestatyn


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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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HENRY JOYCE

Vale Street, Denbigh


Mr Henry Joyce, jeweller, Vale-street, has on view in his window a handsome solid silver cup which is to be presented for the champion fat beast in Messrs Clough & Co's forthcoming Christmas Sale at Denbigh Smithfield.

Source: The Free Press - 3rd December 1904

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