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Silversmiths & Allied Trades--Limerick

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:58 pm

A listing of silversmiths and allied trades filtered from Pigot's Directory of Limerick--1824

Baynham, Benjamin..Watch & Clockmaker..................... 22 Patrick-street
Colgan, James..........Cutler & Hackle-maker...................21 Patrick Street
Delany, Margaret......Cutler.......................................29 Denmark Street
Fitzgerald, William.....Silversmith & Jeweller.........................Patrick Street
Glover, W ................Watch & Clockmaker.....................11 Rutland-street
Homan, Robert..........Watch & Clockmaker........................Georges-street
Mahony,D.F.G.............Cutler...........................................Georges Street
O'Connor, Christopher...Engraver............................... 8 Merchant's-quay
O'Hogan, Lawrence....Watch & Clockmaker......................... Arthur's-quay
O'Shaughnessy, Robert..Watch & Clockmaker.............. 18 George's-street
Palmer, Robert............Watch & Clockmaker................ 2 Merchant's-quay
Purcell, John................Watch & Clockmaker.................. 43 Patrick-street
Purdon, Samuel.......Jeweller.........................................12 Rutland Street
Ward, William...........Silversmith & Jeweller....................7 Charlotte Quay
Welsh, Thomas.........Jeweller.........................................23 Patrick Street

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Postby dognose » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:08 pm

Some notes on the above silversmiths.

William Fitzgerald: Registered at Dublin under the Statute 23 & 24 George III c.23 (Ireland 1783) in 1800, address entered as 15, Patrick Street. He was known to be in Mary Street in 1794. Known as William Fitzgerald & Son 1800-1824.

Robert O'Shaughnessy: Jeweller, watch & clockmaker. Known to be working 1820-1846. A Robert O'Shaughnessy from Limerick registered at Dublin in 1802, perhaps father?

John Purcell: Watch & clockmaker & silversmith. Working in Patrick Street in 1820, moved to Henry Street 1824-1846. Married June 1820 to Eliza Kennedy.

Samuel Purdon: Manuufacturing jeweller & silversmith. Also noted at 3, Charlotte Quay (1800-1846). Married Joanna Lannen on 13th February 1811, they had four daughters. Samuel Purdon died in March 1849.

William Ward: Working at Bal's Bridge 1798-1810. He registered at Dublin in 1798.

Thomas Welsh (or Walsh): Also noted as working at 6, Charlotte Quay (1790-1846). Registered at Dublin in 1806. Known as Thomas Welsh & Co., 1, Patrick Street in 1846.

Sources:
Pigot's Directory of Limerick 1824
Collecting Irish Silver. Douglas Bennett
Jackson’s Silver and Gold Marks. Ian Pickford


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Postby dognose » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:05 am

The mark of William Fitzgerald of Limerick

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Photo courtesy of Carey Hill

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Postby dognose » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:41 pm

Some additional notes.

Samuel Purdon: Son of John Purdon and Mary Quinn. Baptised 10th April 1780.

William Ward: Bailsman at the Tholsel Court in 1795. Died August 1832.

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:22 pm

Henry & Coghlan's Directory of 1867 lists two silversmiths in Limerick:

Henry Sterling, 115, George Street, Limerick.
Richard Wallace, 129, George Street, Limerick.

Richard Wallace is most likely the R. Wallace who in partnership with H. Smith registered at the Dublin Assay Office in 1830 (See Jackson p.704 & 727). The business of Richard Wallace continued until the 1930's.

Henry Sterling, was there ever a finer name for a silversmith!

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades--Limerick--1824

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:09 am

RICHARD WALLACE

Richard Wallace was recorded as a Jeweller, Watchmaker, and Optician, located at 124, George Street, Limerick, in 1856, and 129, George Street, Limerick, from 1867 until at least 1881.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades--Limerick--1824

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:40 pm

HENRY SMITH

Limerick


Mr. Henry Smith, of Limerick, jeweller, returning to that city from Tralee, by steamer, via Tarbert, lost a box, containing 560l., besides a number of watches and jewellery. A large reward is offered for the recovery of the property.

Source: The Morning Post (London) - 8th April 1843

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades--Limerick

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:58 am

SAMUEL PURDON

An example of the work and mark of Samuel Purdon of Limerick:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=51872

and: https://www.925-1000.com/IrishProvincial_07.html#M

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