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by MCB
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: POLLOCK, John (Grimwade p.629)
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

POLLOCK, John (Grimwade p.629)

The Will of John Pollock, Goldsmith late of Beltone Street, Westminster, was proved for probate on 27th November 1755 (National Archives reference PROB 11/819/138).
by MCB
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MORE, Jacob (Grimwade p.600)
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

Re: MORE, Jacob (Grimwade p.600)

The christening of Elizabeth, the daughter of Jacob and Betty More, was registered at St George, Bloomsbury in 1777. He is listed in the 1795 London Poll Book, along with Robert More, as jewellers at 20 New Street, Covent Garden. He had entered a mark alone as a small worker in that year from that a...
by MCB
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MOORE, Edward (Grimwade p.599)
Replies: 0
Views: 987

MOORE, Edward (Grimwade p.599)

He may have been Edward, son of the late William Moore, a farmer from Horton, Cumberland, who applied for freedom by redemption in the Merchant Taylors Company in 1750 and was listed in the 1768 London Poll Book as a freeman of the Merchant Taylors Company at St Anne’s Lane having notified Goldsmith...
by MCB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: London Apprentices
Replies: 0
Views: 799

London Apprentices

From a document discovered with the 1664 apprentice indentures for an Eleazor Oates of Aronall (Arnold?), Nottinghamshire. Instructions for the Apprentices of the City of London You shall constantly and devoutly on your knees every day serve God Morning and Evening, and make Conscience in the due he...
by MCB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MOODY, George (Grimwade p.598)
Replies: 0
Views: 879

MOODY, George (Grimwade p.598)

In 1711 John, the son of Thomas Bibb Cutler of Fish Street, London, signed to be his apprentice. He was listed in Fleet Street in the 1727 London Poll Book as a freeman of the Haberdashers Company and continued to be assessed to Land Tax on property there until 1747. The Will of George Moody, Haberd...
by MCB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MILLINGTON, Thomas (Grimwade p.285)
Replies: 1
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MILLINGTON, Thomas (Grimwade p.285)

Thomas, the son of Thomas Millington deceased surgeon and apothecary of Moorfields, was apprenticed to John Reed of the Weavers Company in 1738 and free in 1745-6. These indentures appear relevant because of the entry in the 1768 London Poll Book (see below). In 1752 Elizabeth Millington, presumably...
by MCB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PLUMMER, William (Grimwade p.628, 763-4)
Replies: 0
Views: 735

PLUMMER, William (Grimwade p.628, 763-4)

His son Michael (Grimwade p.628) was assessed to Land Tax on the business property in Gutter Lane from 1792.
The Will of William Plummer, Clothworker late of Gutter Lane, was proved for probate on 8th October 1791 (National Archives reference PROB 11/1210/37).
by MCB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PICKETT, William (Grimwade p.623, 763)
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

PICKETT, William (Grimwade p.623, 763)

Grimwade’s speculation as to Pickett’s origins and apprenticeship is resolved in a document dated 29th April 1757 relating to a petition alleging that either he or his master William Hunter, having been offered an opportunity to his advantage, Hunter remitted the remaining 7 months of Pickett’s term...
by MCB
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PHIPPS, Thomas (Grimwade p.623, 763)
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

PHIPPS, Thomas (Grimwade p.623, 763)

Charles Kay (Grimwade p.567) signed to be his apprentice in 1793.
The Will of Thomas Phipps, Goldsmith late of Gutter Lane, Cheapside, London, was proved for probate on 7th May 1824 (National Archives reference PROB 11/1686/57).
by MCB
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PARR, Thomas I (Grimwade p.615)
Replies: 0
Views: 865

PARR, Thomas I (Grimwade p.615)

Michael Boult (Grimwade p.445) of Southwark in 1706 and Thomas Burrows of Northampton in 1712 both signed to be his apprentices.
The Will of Thomas Parr, Goldsmith late of St Vedast, London, was proved for probate on 1st June 1728 (National Archives reference PROB 11/622/356).
by MCB
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MEWBURN, John (Grimwade p.596)
Replies: 0
Views: 853

MEWBURN, John (Grimwade p.596)

Thomas Paine Dexter (Grimwade p.491) signed to be his apprentice in 1796. Grimwade noted John’s son Barak (Grimwade p.596) was made free by patrimony in 1817 although websites suggest 1821. The Will of John Mewburn, late of Goswell Road, was proved for probate on 13th February 1830 (National Archive...
by MCB
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: METTAYER, Lewis (Grimwade p.596, 759)
Replies: 0
Views: 867

METTAYER, Lewis (Grimwade p.596, 759)

A website family tree notes he was born in St Quentin, France in 1680 and baptised at La Haucort, Picardie, again France, in the same year. John Corporon (Grimwade p.473) signed in 1709 to be his apprentice. He paid Duty in 1725 for the apprentice indentures of Edward Newsham of St Giles in the Fiel...
by MCB
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PARGETER, Richard (Grimwade p.614, 761-2)
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

PARGETER, Richard (Grimwade p.614, 761-2)

Listings were made in the 1750 Poll Book for Richard Pargeter as a Goldsmith of New Street and in 1768 by Richard Pargiter as a Goldsmith of Fetter Lane. The Will of Richard Pargiter or Pargeter, Goldsmith late of London, was proved for probate on 5th September 1768 (National Archives reference PROB...
by MCB
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: NEALE, Jacob (Grimwade p.605, 760)
Replies: 0
Views: 813

NEALE, Jacob (Grimwade p.605, 760)

The Will of Jacob Neal or Neale, Goldsmith late of Tower Hamlets, was proved for probate on 3rd February 1743 (National Archives reference PROB 11/724/47)
by MCB
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MEARS, William (Grimwade p.285)
Replies: 0
Views: 886

MEARS, William (Grimwade p.285)

His application in 1765 for freedom by redemption in the Goldsmiths Company is endorsed “jeweller”. He entered a mark at Goldsmiths’ Hall in 1768 as a small worker from New Rents, St Martin le Grand and was assessed to Land Tax there from 1765-68. He notified a move to Oat Lane in 1769 and was asses...
by MCB
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MASSEY, Samuel (Grimwade p.284, 378)
Replies: 0
Views: 843

MASSEY, Samuel (Grimwade p.284, 378)

He may have been the son of Samuel Massey of the Wheelwrights Company apprenticed to James Kingman (Grimwade p.572) of the Goldsmiths Company in 1763 and free in 1770-71. He entered a mark in 1773 at Goldsmiths’ Hall as a small worker from “Mr Ford’s”, 8 Fetter Lane. Samuel Massey, a jeweller, marri...
by MCB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Some London Advertisements and Information
Replies: 754
Views: 288364

Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

JAMES CLOTHIER He was born the son of William, a sawyer and his wife Elizabeth around 1816 and christened James Jenkin Clothier at St Paul, Deptford on 29th September. No record of an apprenticeship has been found for him. He married Mary Legg at St James, Westminster in 1841 and was listed in the ...
by MCB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: JHW makers mark, help identifying.
Replies: 10
Views: 14164

Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Welcome to the Forum. It's possible the business founded by John H Wynn continued to 1967 and items carried the same mark he registered however there are no internet advertisements in the name now. Equally the mark could have been registered by another but it would be unusual that such a maker was a...
by MCB
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The Work of Alexander Fisher - Silversmith & Enamellist
Replies: 19
Views: 9624

Re: The Work of Alexander Fisher - Silversmith & Enamellist

Alexander Fisher was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1864 the son of Alexander and Annie. He was listed living with his parents in Devon in 1881 and, like his father, was a ceramic painter. In subsequent Census documents he referred to himself as an artist, sculptor and enameller. He was an expert witness...
by MCB
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 39281

Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

I BEGHIN Ildephonse Joseph Beghin was born around 1810 in St Armand, France (of which there are several) and listed on the 1851 Census as a wine merchant in St Helier, Jersey. His children are shown as born in St Helier around 1841-48. He was temporarily absent from his home for the 1861 Census, be...

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