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

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HENRY BULLIN

New Market Street, Neath


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J. WILLIAMS

Merthyr


............Several of the prizes were subscribed by the inhabitants of Blackwood, and Mr. Evan Jenkins, Newbridge. The silver spoons and sugar tongs were given by Mr. J. Williams, silversmith, Merthyr.

Source: Western Mail - 17th February 1870

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JOSEPH SAUM

19, High Street, and Chester Street, Mold


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NUGENT WELLS & SON

Goldsmith's Buildings, 22, High Street, Newport


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Source: Johns's Newport Directory - 1889



Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Nugent Weils and Henry Francis Morgan Wells, carrying on business as Jewellers, Silversmiths, and Opticians, at Newport, in the county of Monmouth, under the style or firm of Nugent, Wells, and Sons, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 31st day of January, 1890. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Nugent Wells, who will henceforth carry on the said business alone.–

Dated this 17th day of February, 1890.

NUGENT WELLS.
HENRY FRANCIS MORGAN WELLS


Source: The London Gazette - 21st February 1890



At Chepstow Police-court, on the 18th ult., Charles Woodhouse Sheppard, clerk in holy orders, late of Caldicot, was brought up on remand, upon a number of indictments, for obtaining goods and money under false pretences, including a charge of that being bailee of a diamond ring, a gold watch and gold chain, the property of Nugent Wells, jeweler, of Newport, he did unlawfully appropriate them to his own use by pawning them. Nugent Wells, jeweler, trading as Nugent Wells and Son, deposed that on June 1st he received a letter from defendant, in consequence of which he went to Caldicot with a selection of jewelry, from which defendant selected certain articles, defendant telling him that he was going to marry Miss Micklethwaite in September. Shortly afterwards he returned two of the rings; another had since been returned, but the fourth ring, a half-hoop diamond valued at £30, had not been returned. On the 13th of June, in consequence of a telegram, he sent defendant, among other things, two small gold chains and a set of gold studs and sleeve links, which he had returned, except one of the chains, valued at about 55s., and the studs. On the 24th June defendant went to his shop and stated that he wanted some gold watches for Miss Micklethwaite to see, and he selected three and took them away. He kept one valued at £11 and returned two, which he subsequently pawned. Malyn Sheppard, gentleman, of South Haven, Weston-super-Mare, father of the accused, stated the pretensions to property made by the defendant were false, and he had no income of his own, except what was given him voluntarily by his mother, and what fees he occasionally got by officiating as a clergyman. His (witness's) wife allowed prisoner voluntarily £200 a year at least, and he himself had several times during the last eight years paid debts for him to the amount of at least £2,000. He was committed for trial.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st August 1893



Clergyman Shepherd Gets Three Years' Imprisonment

About six months ago we reported this case, in which the above reverend gentleman had obtained certain articles of expensive jewelry from Nugent Wills, Newport, and others, and had subsequently pawned them. An ingenious defence was set up, but at last he has been brought in guilty and sentenced to three years' penal servitude.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1893



On 17th October a very interesting and successful Swimming Gala was held at the Corporation Baths. The principal items were 50 yards handicap, 50 yards scratch race for Boys who had not won a prize, and 150 yards race for the Battalion Challenge Trophy, presented to the Battalion by Nugent Wells, Esq.

Source: The Boys' Brigade Gazette - December 1895


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Nugent Wells & Son, Ltd. - Newport - 1899

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E.E. WILLIAMS

94, Dock Street, Newport


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H. DUFNER

63, later, 43, Commercial Street, Newport


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H.Dufner - Newport - 1899

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H.Dufner - Newport - 1920

Late Heitzman.

Established in 1870.


WEDDING AT NEWPORT. –A pretty wedding was celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Newport, on Wednesday, between Mr. Joseph Maurer, of Ennis, Ireland, and Miss Clare Dufner, daughter of Mr. H. Dufner, jeweller, Newport. The bride, wearing a dress of crepe de chine, trimmed with lace, and a lace veil, and carrying a shower bouquet of lilies and roses, was given away by her father. The bridesmaids attired in pale blue, and wearing picture hats, were Miss Rose Dufner (sister of the bride), Miss Minnie Faller (cousin, Galway), Miss Rosa Dufner (Loughborough), and Miss Annie Wernet (Newport) ; Mr. J. Dufner acted as the best man. The marriage was performed and the Nuptial Mass celebrated by the Rev. Father Hickey, Rector of St. Mary's, and was a very impressive ceremony. The guests to the number of about 40 afterwards adjourned to Collier's Restaurant, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The happy couple left in the afternoon for London and Dublin for the honeymoon. The bride wore a travelling costume of brown, and brown hat.

Source: The Tablet - 14th September 1907

For more information relating to the Maurer, Faller and Dufner families that were based in Ireland, see: Firms Working in Ireland in the Late 19th and 20th Century

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GEORGE KOOS

41-43, High Street, Aberavon


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Geo. Koos - Aberavon - 1916


MADELEY, Harold, lately carrying on business as GEORGE KOOS and COMPANY, 41 and 43, High-street, Aberavon, Port Talbot, in the county of Glamorgan. JEWELLER.
Court–NEATH and PORT TALBOT.
No. of Matter–1 of 1929.
Date of First Meeting–Feb. 15, 1929. 3 p.m.
Place–The Official Receiver's Offices, Government Buildings, St. Mary's-street, Swansea.
Date of Public Examination–Feb. 26, 1929. 11 a.m.
Place–The Free Library, Gnoll-road, Neath.


Source: The London Gazette - 8th February 1929

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COUNTY JEWELLERS

98, Albany Road, Cardiff


Release of Trustees

Sutton, Leslie James, of 37, Tymawr Avenue, Rumney, Cardiff, carrying on business as a watchmaker and jeweller under the style of County Jewellers, at 98, Albany Road, Cardiff. Court: Cardiff, 1957. Trustee: Meredith, Walter Harold, County Court Building, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Official Receiver. Date of Release: November 27, 1958.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - January 1959

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JOHN INGRAM

High Street, Cardiff


Never Try to Serve Two Customers at One Time.– The other evening, while Mr. John Ingram, of High Street, Cardiff, was selling a watch, another man came in and asked to have a worthless ring repaired. Taking the job of him, he left the watch on the counter. After the departure of the latter the watch was missing. Fortunately it turned out the man was not in his senses, and the watch was recovered ; but it would have been just as easy for a thief to have done it.

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

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H.B. CROUCH

16, St. Mary Street, and, 48, Queen Street, and, 9, High Street Arcade, Cardiff


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H.B. Crouch - Cardiff - 1914


Mr. H. B. Crouch, an enterprising jeweler, of St. Mary Street, Cardiff, displayed a very effective device on the day of the funeral of the late Duke of Clarence. It consisted of a shield of black satin, on which was executed in white a ducal coronet, with the monogram " A.V.," and "In memoriam," surrounded with white chrysanthemums and ferns interspersed with crape and white satin rosettes. Beneath this were some apt lines. At the side entrance to the shop was an excellent life-like steel engraving of the late duke, encircled by a magnificent wreath of choice flowers and ferns, and from the roof hung the Union Jack half-mast high, with the pole draped in crape.

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


Window Smashing at Cardiff.–Mr. H. B. Crouch, of St. Mary Street, Cardiff, recently had his window smashed much in the same way as those of Mr. J. W. Benson, simply because the man " felt miserable." The stipendiary, however, was inclined to take a much more lenient view of the matter than his brethren in London, and instead of punishing the rascal only bound him over to be of good behavior for six months!

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

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JOHN HOOD WILLIAMS

High Street, Haverfordwest


Bankruptcy Proceedings

Williams, John Hood. High-street, Haverfordwest, watchmaker and jeweller.

Creditors :–
£ s. d.
Feldman. M - Birmingham ... ... £23-19-00
Sloane and Carter - Birmingham...£115-00-00


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd February 1891


Bankruptcy Record

Williams, John Hood, High-street, Haverfordwest, watchmaker and jeweler. Application for debtor's discharge : Temperance Hall, Pembroke Dock, July 16, at 11.30.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1891

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E.B. KILPIN

16, Mostyn Street, Llandudno


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HENRY JAMES WILLIAMS

Nott Square, Carmarthen


Selling- Silver Plate without a Licence

At the Carmarthen borough sessions, on the 13th ult, Henry James Williams, watchmaker, Nott-square, was summoned by Charles Whiteoak, Inland Revenue officer, for dealing in plate without a licence. The Inland Revenue officer at St. Clear's said that he went to the shop on February 4th, and asked the defendant's son, who was in charge of the shop owing to his father's illness, for a silver albert. He replied that there were none in the shop, but that if he called later on he would have one for him from a jeweler's traveller, who was then in the town. He subsequently returned, and purchased a silver albert, which was about 5dwt. in weight, and was marked with the plain retail price of 24s. – Mr. Whiteoak, Inland Revenue officer at Carmarthen, said that the chain weighed 2oz. 6dwt. The defendant's son denied that he told the last witness he would get the albert from the traveller. He had bought it recently from his uncle's jewelry shop in Lammas-street, and he also denied that there , were any silver watches or alberts for sale in the shop. The Bench retired to consider their verdict, and, on returning, said that they had found the case proved, and had decided to fine the defendant £3, including costs. The Mayor said that he did not agree with the decision.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st April 1893

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ABBOTT

Cardiff


A Cardiff jeweler named Abbott was sitting in his shop after closing hours the other night when a man burst into the place. Abbott, who is an elderly man, closed with the intruder, who promptly shot the jeweler through the lung. Despite his injury the jeweler clung to his man and a policeman and a passing pedestrian overpowered him. The jeweler is in the hospital in a precarious condition.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th October 1920

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the Late 19th and 20th Century

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S.G. SUNNUCKS

6, Llanarth Street, later, 2,Commercial Road, Newport


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S.G. Sunnucks - Newport - 1899


Noted as located at 6, Llanarth Street, Newport in Johns' 1897 Newport Street Directory.

Noted as located at 2, Commercial Road, Newport in Johns' 1914 Newport Street Directory.

Noted as located at 2, Commercial Road, Newport in Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales - 1920.

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HOOPER & ALLEN

Duke Street, Cardiff


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Hooper & Allen, Duke-street, Cardiff, watchmakers and silversmiths. March 31. Debts by W. A. Allen.


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

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GEORGE MARTIN

Wind Street, Swansea


MONTHLY RECORD OF BANKRUPTCIES

Liquidations by Arrangement or Composition

Martin, George, Wind Street, Swansea, jeweller. June 18. At Queen's Hotel, New Street, Birmingham. Hartland, Davies & Isaac, sols., Swansea


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th July 1879

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OWEN JONES

Carnarvon


Fourteen Convictions since 1879.

At the last Carnarvon Sessions Owen Jones, a thirty-five year old watchmaker, was sentenced to nine months' hard labor for converting to his own use a watch entrusted to him for repair. For the greater part of his life this disgrace to humanity had been clever enough to find people sufficiently foolish to entrust their valuables to him, and during the last fourteen years has had a corresponding number of sentences passed upon him.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st February 1894

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DAVID HARRIS

33, Church Street, Abertillery


HARRIS, David, Jeweler, etc., 33, Church-street, Abertillery, Mon. The receiving order and order of adjudication were made on March 12th. The first meeting will be held on the 4th inst., at 12 noon, at 65, High-street, Merthyr Tydvil, and the examination on 20th inst., at 10.30 a.m., at the County-court, Town Hall, Tredegar

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd April 1894

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J.J. REESE

Portmadoc


A Boy Robs a Watch Job Case

On the 8th ult. the shop of J. J. Reese, Portmadoc, received a visit from a boy of twelve summers, at a time when the attendant had retired into the kitchen. While the latter was in the vicinity of the larder he heard someone in the shop, and going thither saw a lad standing at the door, whom he asked what he wanted. "A penny watch" being the reply, a curt answer of " We don't sell them" was considered to end the case. Subsequently, however, it was discovered that a watch had been taken from the job case. Ultimately the boy was caught offering the watch for sale, and was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labor, and four years in a reformatory.


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

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