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

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

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THOMAS HEYWOOD

Waterloo Place, Bangor


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

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LLEWELLYN RICHARDS

Bute Road, Cardiff


Alleged Theft of a Watch at Cardiff.–At Cardiff Police Court last month, Llewellyn Richards, who carried on business as a watchmaker in Bute Road, Cardiff, was committed for trial at the quarter session on the charge of stealing a gold watch, of the value of £20, belonging to Harriet Morgan, and which was entrusted to him to repair last November. The police found the watch pledged at the shop of Mr. Shibko, pawnbroker, Roath, where, it was alleged, the prisoner had pledged it for £5.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1889

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

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A.W. MERRIDEW

24, Bodfor Street, Rhyl


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

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AUGUST WERNET

Commercial Street, Newport


Loss of One Hundred and Fifty Nuptial Bands

Mr. Wernet, a Newport jeweler, recently discovered that at sometime or other,probably within a week, he had lost a tray of 150 wedding rings. As he neither knew when, where, or how the loss occurred, and wedding rings have such a bullion value, and nothing much to distinguish them, we fear the robbery is not likely to be traced.


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


Loss of 150 Wedding Rings

The confederate trick was successfully worked upon August Wernet, Commercial-street, Newport, in November last, by a man and woman who professed to require a number of articles, and even selected some to be sent to a butcher in the town. The woman having got rid of the assistant, decoyed August Wernet outside, and in the meantime someone entered and stole the 150 nuptial bands. Some evidence has leaked out - which the prisoners regard as the outcome of a grudge of someone who has rounded on them–which has resulted in the apprehension in London of Henry Price, nineteen, a tipster, and his wife, who have been committed for trial.



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


Sequel to the Newport Ring Robbery

It will be remembered that recently there was a charge of ring stealing at Newport, where a man, Price, and his new wife were traced to London, but unfortunately got off. They have since been arrested in Wales and taken to Newcastle. During the journey the female made her escape to Birmingham and has since been taken in London. The man has been sentenced to three years' penal servitude for a jewel robbery from the shop of Mr. Wilson, a jeweler, of Grey-street, Newcastle. Their method of work was for the woman to engage the attention of the assistant, either inside or outside, and then for the man to come in for some trifling thing, and take the opportunity of seizing the valuables. In the case at Grey-street, 36 rings, valued at, £200, were stolen. Price, although only 19 years of age, had been previously convicted.


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

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

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BULLOCK BROTHERS

Portland Street, Swansea


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Bullock Bros. - Swansea - 1913

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Bullock Bros. - Swansea - 1918

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

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VAUGHAN

Commercial Street, Newport


Presentation to Mr. Matthew Johns, May 20th, 1865. On Thursday, a soiree, in connection with the Newport Athenaeum was given at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms, and which was mainly intended to celebrate the presentation of a testimonial to Mr. M. Johns, late secretary of the Institution, and who, from inevitable causes, had been reluctantly compelled to resign his office, which he had filled for nine years. Mr. Johns had been an efficient and devoted servant of the Athenaeum, and a widespread appreciation of his services was evidenced by the promptness with which, by the members of the Institute, subscriptions were offered on the intention of the directors to convey to him some mark of respect being known. Nearly £30 was subscribed, and the amount was expended in the purchase of an elegant English gold consular three-quarter plate lever watch, with expansive balance, jewelled in six holes, and a gold albert with drop chain. The value of the watch and chain was £28, and they were supplied by Mr. Vaughan, jeweller, Commercial Street. The watch bore the following inscription :–" Presented to Mr. Matthew Johns, by the members of the Newport Athenaeum on his retirement from the office of secretary, the duties of which he has faithfully discharged for nine years, May 18th, 1865."

Source: Historic Newport - James Matthews - 1910

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

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ELIZA WHITE

Egyptian House, 31, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth


Bankruptcy Record

White, Eliza, Egyptian House, 31, Terrace Road, Aberystwith, Lapidary and Jeweler.

Wild and Co - London - £86
Aberystwith Gas Company - Aberystwith - £13
Harries, T. D. - Aberystwith - £10
Peake, R. - Aberystwith - £12
Wemyss, W. H. - Aberystwith - £54
Loneridge Bros. - Birmingham - £50
Bevington, - Hanley - £10
Russell, T. - Haverfordwest - £24
Ritter, - Oberstein - £157
Bankers' Claim - £10

Preferential Creditor. - Powell - West Bromwich - £16


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

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DAVID EVANS

39, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth


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W.R. JONES

32, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth


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W.R. Jones - Aberystwyth - 1885

The firm was noted as still being in business in the early 1930's.

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W.R. WOOD

14, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth


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

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EVANS

Abergavenny


In the City of London Court, before Mr. Commissioner Kerr, last month, Mr. James Francis Kendal (trading as Kendal & Dent), watch manufacturer, of 106, Cheapside, E.C., brought an action against a Mr. Evans of Abergavenny, to recover the sum of £17 odd, balance of an account of £195 11s. 6d. The plaintiff's representative said that the plaintiff had watch clubs formed all over the country, and well-known tradesmen carried them on, receiving payment for so many watches sold. The defendant had for some months had watches sent to him and repairs executed to watches to the value of £195 11s. 6d., all of which he had accounted for except £17, for which he was sued. The defence was that defendant only acted as an agent, that the clubs were rather risky, and that the defendant had sent all the money lie had received. The Commissioner, after eliciting that the defendant was paid by commission, decided in his favour, but said the plaintiff could have a jury if he wished.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1888

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

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C.J. HOFFMANN

Goldsmiths' Hall, High Stret, Tenby


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C.J. Hoffmann - Tenby - 1907

This was Carl Jacob Hoffmann, a German, who became a naturalized citizen of the UK. He was recorded as taking the Oath of Allegiance on the 2nd April 1906.

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

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JAMES COLSON

24, Royal Arcade, Cardiff


BANKRUPTCIES

COLSON, James, Watchmaker and Jeweler, 24, Royal-arcade, and in apartments, 22, King's-road, Cardiff. In this case a receiving order was made on July 1st, and the first meeting of creditors held on July 24th. The examination was fixed for August 1st, at the Town Hall, Cardiff.


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

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

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LEOPOLD BAER

Castle Street, Swansea


OBITUARY

We regret to say that Mr. Leopold Baer, jeweler, of Castle-street, Swansea, was taken ill on Sunday, the 5th ult. , and was unable to appear as a witness in the case of Signor Moro ; and on the following Tuesday succumbed to paralysis.


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

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TRUSCOTT & MORGAN

Tenby

Alfred Truscott and Thomas William Morgan, trading as Truscott and Morgan, at Tenby, Pembroke, watchmakers, jewellers, and silversmiths, dissolved their partnership in 1887.

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MILL & JONES

42, Castle Street, Swansea


Notice is hereby given, that we, the undersigned, William H. Mill and John E. Jones, lately trading as Mill and Jones, at No. 42, Castle-street, Swansea, in the county of Glamorgan, Watchmakers and Jewellers, have this 10th day of August, 1887, by mutual consent, dissolved partnership. The business in future to be carried on by Mr. W. H. Mill, to whom and by whom all payments in connection with the above-mentioned partnership are to be made.–Dated this 10th day of August, 1887.
W. H. Mill.
J. E. Jones.


Source: The London Gazette - 2nd September 1887

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T.H. ASHTON

Bridgend


Marriages

Ashton T.H. - Bevan Katie - 03/03/1868 - St. Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest. By the Rev. T. Ault

Mr. Ashton, watchmaker etc, Bridgend. Bride 3rd daughter of the late Mr. Jas. Bevan, watchmaker of High Street, Haverfordwest.


Source: Glamorgan Gazette - 13th March 1868

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JAMES BEVAN

Haverfordwest


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Ashton T.H. - Bevan Katie - 03/03/1868 - St. Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest. By the Rev. T. Ault

Mr. Ashton, watchmaker etc, Bridgend. Bride 3rd daughter of the late Mr. Jas. Bevan, watchmaker of High Street, Haverfordwest.


Source: Glamorgan Gazette - 13th March 1868

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

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GEORGE THOMAS

Swansea


THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1883
Receiving Orders

To surrender in the Country.–Thomas, George, Swansea, watchmaker.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st March 1889

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

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JOHN KEEPFER

High Street, Denbigh


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