Watch Engravers, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, London

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Watch Engravers, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, London

Postby davy26 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:39 am

A long shot I know, but just wondering if someone here might be able to help please with a piece of research on which I've become stuck.

I am trying to identify an Engraver active in circa 1850 and located at 73 Buttesland Street, Hoxton. This address is not listed in any of the contemporaneous directories I have consulted. All else I know is that the craftsman at this address had a brother who also worked as a watchmaking/jewelling engraver and that he/they may have been associated with Charles Maunder (or Mander), a gilder located at 14 Queen Street, Clerkenwell.

Any information or signposting ideas would be most gratefully received.

David Buckden
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Re: Watch Engravers, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, London

Postby davy26 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 am

Typical! - as soon as I had posted this I thought of another way of looking for this man and I believe I've found him: William A Hudson, 'silver chaser.'

It looks as though he was born in 1806. If anyone knows anything about him or his work, please do let me know.

Many thanks.

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Re: Watch Engravers, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, London

Postby silverly » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:56 am

6 January 1806 William Arthur son of William & Sarah Hudson of Hoxton Square birth recorded at Saint Leonard Shoreditch.
1841 UK Census William Hudson Silver Chaser aged 35 years is listed on Great Chart Street in Hoxton and was born in Middlesex County.
1851 UK Census William A Hudson Journeyman Silver Chaser aged 45 years is listed at 73 Great Chart Street and born in Shoreditch.
1861 UK Census William A Hudson Silver Chaser aged 55 years listed at 20 Hereford Terrace Borough of Tower Hamlets.
1871 UK Census William A Hudson Retired Silversmith aged 65 years listed at 14 Graces Road Camberwell Lambeth.
1881 UK Census William A Hudson Silver Chaser aged 75 years listed at 82 Kynaston Road Stoke Newington Finsbury.

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Re: Watch Engravers, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, London

Postby davy26 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 am

silverly wrote:6 January 1806 William Arthur son of William & Sarah Hudson of Hoxton Square birth recorded at Saint Leonard Shoreditch.
1841 UK Census William Hudson Silver Chaser aged 35 years is listed on Great Chart Street in Hoxton and was born in Middlesex County.
1851 UK Census William A Hudson Journeyman Silver Chaser aged 45 years is listed at 73 Great Chart Street and born in Shoreditch.
1861 UK Census William A Hudson Silver Chaser aged 55 years listed at 20 Hereford Terrace Borough of Tower Hamlets.
1871 UK Census William A Hudson Retired Silversmith aged 65 years listed at 14 Graces Road Camberwell Lambeth.
1881 UK Census William A Hudson Silver Chaser aged 75 years listed at 82 Kynaston Road Stoke Newington Finsbury.

Thanks Silverly for your confirmation - I'd found the Census information shortly after my post yesterday. My previous no-luck stemmed from my source reference having him at 73 Buttesland Street, whereas Directories and Census at the time treated the higher house numbers in Buttesland as being in Great Chart.


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