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by MCB
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOLADAY, Edward & Sarah (Grimwade p.549)
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: HOLADAY, Edward & Sarah (Grimwade p.549)

David Meades Bishop presented himself for examination on 6th August 1760 for a grant of freedom. He said he was the son of the late Thomas Bishop, carpenter of Thorpe, Surrey who had been bound apprentice for 7 years to Sarah, the widow of Edward Holladay (sic) deceased Citizen and Goldsmith, and wa...
by MCB
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DORRELL, William (Grimwade p.493)
Replies: 1
Views: 3025

DORRELL, William (Grimwade p.493)

William the son of Francis and Mary Dorrell was christened in 1711 at St Olave, Silver Street.
The Will of William Dorrell, goldsmith late of London, was proved for probate on 7th July 1766. Wife's name mentioned in the will was Jane. (National Archives reference PROB 11/920/299).
by MCB
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DAY, Samuel (Grimwade p.486)
Replies: 0
Views: 843

DAY, Samuel (Grimwade p.486)

The Will of Samuel Day, goldsmith late of London, was proved for probate on 17th January 1706 (National Archives reference PROB 11/486/199).
by MCB
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: FOWLER, Samuel (Grimwade p.513)
Replies: 0
Views: 881

FOWLER, Samuel (Grimwade p.513)

He was christened at St Giles, Cripplegate in 1706 the son of Richard and Susan. He had entered a mark at Goldsmiths’ Hall in 1729 as a small worker from “Fox & Crown”, Aldersgate Street and was assessed to Land Tax on property in Aldersgate from 1730-33. The widow Fowler was assessed in 1734. T...
by MCB
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: FOLKINGHAM, Thomas (Grimwade p.511)
Replies: 0
Views: 966

FOLKINGHAM, Thomas (Grimwade p.511)

He was christened the son of Thomas and Hannae (sic) at Trusley, Derbyshire in 1677.
His burial was recorded at St Benet Fink on 26th October 1729.
The Will of Thomas Folkingham, goldsmith late of London, was granted probate on 27th November 1729 (National Archives reference PROB 11/633/369).
by MCB
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOLDER, Richard (Grimwade p.549)
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

HOLDER, Richard (Grimwade p.549)

The marriage in 1725 of Richard Holder to Rebecca Bird at St Bartholomew the Great is probably relevant as they were both from St Nicholas Olave parish (see below). Their daughter Alison was christened at the same church in 1726. Walterhead (sic) Bannister of London and Thomas Harding (Grimwade p.53...
by MCB
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOLADAY, Edward & Sarah (Grimwade p.549)
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

HOLADAY, Edward & Sarah (Grimwade p.549)

He signed a bond in 1711 as a goldsmith of St Ann’s parish, Westminster to marry Sarah Feram of St Martin in the Fields parish thus confirming Grimwade’s suggestion that she had entered the marks at Goldsmiths Hall on 22nd July 1719 as Edward’s widow. He paid Duty in 1717 for the apprentice indentur...
by MCB
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HILMAN, John (Grimwade p.547)
Replies: 0
Views: 837

HILMAN, John (Grimwade p.547)

John Hilman entered a mark at Goldsmiths’ Hall between 1731 and 1733 as a sword cutler from Russell Street, Covent Garden. A John Hillman was assessed to Land Tax on property in St George, Hanover Square parish from 1749-65. The Will of John Hilman, sword cutler late of St George, Hanover Square, wa...
by MCB
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HICCOX, John (Grimwade p.545)
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

HICCOX, John (Grimwade p.545)

He may have been the John Hiccox, son of John Hiccox deceased malster of Birmingham, who was granted freedom by redemption in the Glovers Company in 1729 and listed in the 1750 London Poll Book in that Company as a watch maker from Hatton Wall. Land Tax assessments from 1729-34 on property in Bartle...
by MCB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: CROUCH, John I (Grimwade p.480-1)
Replies: 0
Views: 967

CROUCH, John I (Grimwade p.480-1)

He was christened in 1744 the son of Christopher and Mary Crouch at St John the Baptist, Clerkenwell.
The Will of John Crouch, silversmith late of St Olave’s parish, Silver Street, was proved for probate on 14th January 1799 (National Archives reference PROB 11/1317/101).
by MCB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COX, George (Grimwade p.476, 742)
Replies: 0
Views: 715

COX, George (Grimwade p.476, 742)

The Will of George Cox, Imbroiderer late of London, may be relevant as the goldsmith of the name was apprenticed in the Broderers Company; probate was granted on 13th September 1715 (National Archives reference PROB 11/548/126).
by MCB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: EWESDIN, Thomas (Grimwade p.505)
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

EWESDIN, Thomas (Grimwade p.505)

He was christened in 1686 at St Mary, Hitchin. His brother George was apprenticed to another brother William Ewesdin of the Goldsmiths Company in 1714. William, as with Thomas, had been an apprentice of Henry Grant. Indentures were signed in 1747 for Humphrey the son of John Whetton staymaker of Tow...
by MCB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DANIELL, Jabez (Grimwade p.483-4, 744)
Replies: 1
Views: 1829

DANIELL, Jabez (Grimwade p.483-4, 744)

He was christened the son of Jonathan and Hannah in 1725 at All Saints, Kingston on Thames, Surrey. In 1749 he married Jane (born 1724) the daughter of William and Mary Morrell at St Clement Danes. He was from St Vedast, Foster Lane parish and she from St George the Martyr parish. Their son Thomas (...
by MCB
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COURTAULD, Louisa Perina (Grimwade p.474)
Replies: 0
Views: 791

COURTAULD, Louisa Perina (Grimwade p.474)

The Will of Louisa Perina Courtauld, widow late of St John, Hackney, was proved for probate on 27th January 1807 (National Archives reference PROB 11/1454/224).
by MCB
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COOK, Abraham (Grimwade p.470,741)
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

COOK, Abraham (Grimwade p.470,741)

He was listed in the 1774 Poll Book as a goldsmith at Shug Lane, Haymarket.
The Will of Abraham Cook, goldsmith late of St Giles in the Fields, was proved for probate on 1st October 1788 (National Archives reference PROB 11/1170/143).
by MCB
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LASSELLS, Gervas (Grimwade p.296, 336)
Replies: 0
Views: 811

LASSELLS, Gervas (Grimwade p.296, 336)

The 1861 UK Census record shows he was born in Holborn, London around 1778. No record of christening, apprenticeship or freedom has been found for him. He entered a mark in 1799 at Goldsmiths’ Hall as a watch case maker from Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell. He married Charlotte Russell at St Bride’...
by MCB
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LARRAT, Solomon (Grimwade p.318)
Replies: 0
Views: 756

LARRAT, Solomon (Grimwade p.318)

He married Maryan Corcus (or Cerous) at St Leonard, Shoreditch in 1713. Their sons David and Stephen were christened at St Ann, Blackfriars in 1718 and 1719 respectively. He entered a mark in 1728 at Goldsmiths’ Hall as a case maker from Water Lane, Blackfriars. His son Stephen signed to be the appr...
by MCB
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: IRVINE, John (Grimwade p.557, 754)
Replies: 0
Views: 753

IRVINE, John (Grimwade p.557, 754)

Last noted by Grimwade in the Minories, London in the 1773 Parliamentary Report Irvine paid for trade directory entries as a working goldsmith and jeweller at 6 Lombard Street from 1785- 1790.
by MCB
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LAITHWAIT, John (Grimwade pp.304, 340)
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: LAITHWAIT, John (Grimwade pp.304, 340)

He is mentioned on page 186 of Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World with regard to a watch made in Liverpool in 1754. Many Liverpool watch makers registered their marks at the Chester Assay Office. The Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks 1570-1962 by Maurice H Ridgway and Philip T Prie...
by MCB
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LAITHWAIT, Ann (Grimwade p.333)
Replies: 0
Views: 794

LAITHWAIT, Ann (Grimwade p.333)

No records have been found to establish the relationship between Ann, John (Grimwade p.304, 340) who died in 1778 and William (Grimwade p.328) who was buried on 12th June 1790 all of whom entered marks at Goldsmiths’ Hall from 104 Gray’s Inn Lane. Also probably related to Robert (not in Grimwade’s b...

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