86, Spencer Street, Birmingham, later, Chalybeate Terrace, Aberystwyth
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT
Wednesday. Before Alderman John Jones (mayor), Dr Rice Williams, Messrs John Rees and David Williams.
APPLICATION FOR PAWNBROKER'S LICENSE
Mr John Ashwin, of Birmingham, who was represented by his wife and Mr Osborne, applied for a pawnbroker's license. Mrs Ashwin said her husband carried on business at 86, Spencer-street, Birmingham, where he had been a manufacturing jeweller for the last 14 years. Mr Osborne said he had served notices on Mr Rowland Morgan, overseer, also on the Superintendent of Police, and by placing a notice on the church doors for two consecutive Sundays. He had known Mr Ashwin for four years, and he was a respectable man, suitable to conduct the business of a pawnbroker. It was intended to carry on the business at shop formerly occupied by Mr David Jones, grocer, in Chalybeate-terrace. The Mayor said the bench were satisfied with the evidence given, and therefore the application was granted.
Source: The Aberystwith Observer and Merionethshire News - 7th April 1883