Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:01 pm

GEORGE ARLOW

Dromore, Co.Down


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Arlow George, Dromore, Down - Watchmaker - Plaintiff: Maurice Silverston, Birmingham - Amount: £18-18s-7d - Costs: £4-7s-2d


Source: Kemp's Mercantile Gazette - 29th August 1872

(Maurice Silverston was a wholesale jeweller of 28, Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham).

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JOSEPH RUTH

King Street, Belfast


BELFAST CUSTODY COURT - Yesterday

Before Mr. F.G. Hodder R.M

ALLEGED THEFT OF A WATCH

Constable Mulrooney charged Maggie M'Coo and Mary Ann Murray with the larceny of a lady's gold watch the property of Joseph Ruth, watchmaker and jeweller, King Street. Mr. Ruth stated that one evening recently the two girls came into his shop begging. After they went he missed the watch. They had no authority to take the watch. Michael Carn, pawnbroker, Peter's Hill, deposed to having received the watch in pledge from the two prisoners. Murray was remanded until Friday, M'Coo was allowed out under the First Offenders Act.


Source: The Belfast News-Letter - 29th September 1899


The 1901 Irish Census records Joseph Ruth as a 66-year-old German born Watchmaker. He resides at 2, King Street, Belfast, which is described in the census as a shop and private dwelling. He is unmarried and lives alone. His religion was recorded as Roman Catholic.

He does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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SOLOMON NORMAN

Belfast and Manchester


POLICE INTELLIGENCE

CUSTODY COURT - Yesterday

Before Messrs. F.J. MacCarthy, R.M.; James Jenkins, J.P.; and Arthur Hamill, J.P.

CHARGES OF LARCENY

David Lowenberg was charged with the larceny of seven watches, the property of Solomon Norman, jeweller and watchmaker. Constable Mates deposed that when the prisoner was arrested he said he took the watches. He said if he got a chance he would redeem them. They were afterwards found in a pawn-office in Mill Street. In reply to Mr. M'Erlean, the witness said the prisoner had been in the employment of Mr. Norman. Mr. S. Norman stated that he resided in 60, Herbert Street, Manchester, where he carried on the business of watchmaker. He also had an establishment in Belfast, which was managed by his son. The prisoner had been in his employment, but he came over to discharge him. He could not identify the watches. David Norman identified six of the watches as his father's property. He did not give the prisoner permission to pawn them. By Mr. M'Erlean - The prisoner did not give him the pawn tickets, nor did he give him permission to pawn them for the purpose of backing a horse. John C. Harper deposed that the watches were pawned by the prisoner in his own name. Mr. Lewis applied for a remand, which was granted, the prisoner being allowed out on bail - himself in £10, and two sureties of £5 each.


Source: The Belfast News-Letter - 6th November 1894


Solomon Norman was probably the 'S.E. Norman' of Manchester, noted as a creditor in the bankruptcy of Robert Smith of Lurgan (see above post).

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:11 pm

AGNES McDOWELL

33, Royal Avenue, Belfast


Obituaries

Mrs. R.S. Turner

Mrs. R.S. Turner, who died suddenly at her home, Mount Pleasant, Finaghy Road South, Belfast, was well-known in the jewellery trade in Northern Ireland.

For 27 years she had been in business at 33, Royal Avenue, Belfast, under her maiden name of Agnes McDowell. She was 70.


Source: Jeweller & Metalworker - 15th March 1962

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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WILLIAM O'DELL

Old George's Street, Cork


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At Cork, January 17

William O'Dell, late of Old George's-street, city of Cork, jeweller.


Source: Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser - 22nd November 1865

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ROBERT RIDDELL McDOWELL

Belfast


Latest Wills

McDowell, Mr. Robert Ridell, Jeweller, estate in Britain and Northern Ireland (Duty paid in Northern Ireland, £13,054) £112,822.


Source: The Times - 7th January 1971

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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JOHN SLEITH

6, Thomas Street, Armagh


The 1901 Irish Census records John Sleith as a 30 year-old, Co. Tyrone born, Jeweller and Cycle Agent. He is unmarried and resides at 6, Thomas Street, Armagh, a property that the census describes as a Cycle Depot. His religion was recorded as Presbyterian. He has one live-in household servant.

Also residing with John Sleith is his employee, Jeremiah White (see below post), a Watchmaker.

John Sleith does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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JEREMIAH WHITE

6, Thomas Street, Armagh


The 1901 Irish Census records Jeremiah White as a 20 year-old, Co. Cavan born, Watchmaker. He is unmarried and is in the employ of John Sleith (see above post) and residing at 6, Thomas Street, Armagh. His religion was recorded as Church of Ireland.

Jeremiah White does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:38 pm

ALBERT LE BAS(S)

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Albert Le Bas as a 32 year-old, Dublin City born, Jeweller. He is married to Bridget, who is 24 years-old and also born in Dublin City. The couple have three sons and one daughter, Samuel 9, Albert 7, Leopold 5, and Alexandra 3. The family reside at 1, Leo Street, Inns Quay, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private residence. Their religion was recorded as Church of Ireland.

In view of the age of the children, Bridget's age may have been mis-recorded, or perhaps she is Albert's second wife.

The 1911 Irish Census records Albert A. Le Bass as a 42 year-old Assay Master at the Custom House. He is now married to 29 year-old Henrietta, who was born in Dublin. They have been married one year. The couple reside at 3, Le Bass Terrace, Dublin and live with three of their children, Albert H. 17, Leopold C., 15, and Gladys N. 13 years of age. They have one live-in servant.

Albert A. Le Bass was appointed Assay Master in 1905, he succeeded his brother, Samuel William Le Bass (1890-1905) and his father, Samuel Le Bass (1880-1890) in the position. Albert A. Le Bass died in April 1941 and was buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. His address at the time of his demise was recorded as 1, Le Bas Terrace, Leinster Road West, Dublin.

The alternative spelling of the name Le Bas/Le Bass is found throughout all documents seen.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18123&p=136832#p136832

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Postby dognose » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:26 pm

MARGARET FYLAN

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Margaret Fylan as a 12 year-old, Dublin City born, scholar. She lives with her father, James Fylan, a 49 year-old Cook and a widower, and her six sisters. They reside at 37, Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin, which is described in the census as a shop and dwelling. Margaret's religion was recorded as Irish Church.

The 1911 Irish Census records Margaret as aged 20 years, she still lives with her father, but now only two sisters. There is no record of Margaret's Occupation. The family has removed to 25, Leo Street, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. Margaret's religion is now recorded as Roman Catholic.

The above details appear to be those of Margaret Fylan, who was to become the Deputy Assay Master at Dublin.

Reading between the lines, Margaret had a sister, named Henrietta, and age-wise would fit that of Albert Le Bas's (see above post) wife.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18123&p=136832#p136832

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SAMUEL LE BAS(S)

5, Fleet Street, Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Samuel Le Bass as a 64 year-old, Dublin born, Silversmith. He is married to 70 year-old, Dublin born, Rebbecca. They reside at 5, Fleet Street, Dublin, which is described in the census as a dwelling, along with their two unmarried daughters, Maria 37 and Rebbecca 27 years old. Their religion was recorded as Church of Ireland.

The 1911 Irish Census reveals that Samuel has passed away. His Widow, Rebbecca, now styled Le Bas, records herself as 78 years-old and born in Co. Wicklow. She lives with her daughter Maria Downes Le Bas, still unmarried and now aged 42! They reside at 106, Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private residence.

The census notes that Samuel and Rebbecca were married for 52 years, had 11 children, of whom 5 were living.

The above appears to relate to Samuel Le Bass who was Assay Master at Dublin from (1880-1890) succeeding George Twycross, and the father of future Assay Masters, Samuel William Le Bas and Albert A. Le Bas.

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SAMUEL WILLIAM LE BAS(S)

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Samuel Le Bas as the 40 year-old, Dublin City born, Assay Master. He is married to 34 year-old, Dublin City born, Bridget. The couple live with their two sons and two daughters, Edward 12, Rebecca 11, Olive 4 and Albert 1 year old. They reside at 11, S.C. Road, Portobello, Dublin, which is described in the census as a shop. The census records that Samuel, Edward, Rebecca, and Albert's religion is Irish Church, and Bridget and Olive's as Roman Catholic.

The 1911 Irish Census reveals that Samuel (now Le Bass), now 50 years of age, has a new wife of four years, 25 year-old, Dublin City born, Annie. He is now recorded as a Silversmith. The family have the addition of three more daughters, Mona 9, Beatrice 7, and Edith 2 years-old. The family's religion is now all recorded as Church of Ireland, with the exception of Rebecca, who is Roman Catholic. They reside at 105, Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private residence.

The family live next door to Samuel's widowed mother (see above post).

The family have one live-in servant, 17 year-old Naomi Fylan, who is perhaps the sister of Margaret, and maybe also the sister of Henrietta (see above posts).

Samuel William Le Bass was appointed Assay Master in 1890, succeeding his father, Samuel Le Bass, and served in that position until 1905 when he was succeeded by his brother, Albert A. Le Bass.

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JAMES LANGAN

Newbridge, Co.Kildare


The 1901 Irish Census records James Langan as a 56 year-old, Co. Mayo born, Jeweller. He is unmarried and boards at the house of Mary Foran at 11, James Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare. His religion was recorded as Roman Catholic.

James Langan does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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HARTE & McCORMACK

18, Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo


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Harte & McCormack - Ballina - 1958

Styled Harte's Jewellers in the 1940's.

The premises at 18, Pearse Street is now occupied by Rouse Jewellers.

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LEWIS BENJAMIN

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Lewis Benjamin as a 21 year-old, Russian born, Jeweller. He is unmarried and a boarder at the house of Harris Baigel, another Russian, at 32, Lennox Street, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private residence. His religion was recorded as Jewish.

Lewis Benjamin does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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HENRY POWER

17, Ellis's Quay, Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Henry Power as a 42 year-old, Dublin City born, Watchmaker and Jeweller. He is a widower, and lives with his two sons, Harold 20, and Albert 19 years of age, and daughter, Mary, aged 13 years. They reside at 17, Ellis's Quay, Dublin, which is described in the census as a shop and tenements. There religion was recorded as Roman Catholic.

The 1911 Irish Census reveals that Henry has remarried. His wife of ten years is 33 year-old, Dublin City born, Catherine. The couple have a further two children, Thomas Fredrick 7, and Kathleen 6 years of age. Henry's age is now stated to be 55 years. The address remains unchanged.

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W.R. BOX & Co.

68, Dame Street, Dublin


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W.R. Box & Co. - Dublin - 1920


Messrs. W. R. Box and Co., Dublin

This Firm was founded in 1830 by Mr. W. R. Box, and at the present time holds a foremost place among the Irish manufacturers of harness, saddlery, etc. Every department of coach and carriage ironmongery making is carried on at the premises in Middle Abbey Street, where, under the one roof, forging, and plating harness, currying hides and manufacturing patent leather; saddletree blocking, stuffing and covering; bridle cutting, collar, whip and horse-cloth making, in their several stages are in progress. It may here be mentioned that Messrs. W. R. Box and Co. supplied the harness for O'Connell's equipages when the Liberator entered the city as the first Lord Mayor of the reformed Corporation. The carriage mountings and ornaments which decorate the carriages of the present Lord Mayor were also made at this old and well-known house, which manufactures to a larger extent than any other in Europe—at least their factory has the reputation of being one of the largest and most complete. With the exception of the manufacture of the raw leather itself, Messrs. Box and Co. make everything in connection with saddlery and harness, from the saddletree iron to the harness fittings. The various processes are carried on in twelve different departments, the Firm giving a large amount of employment and spending a large sum yearly in employing Irish skilled labour. In their heraldry department, the making of the various crests and monograms required for harness, etc., is carried on with very great artistic skill and finish. The Crests, State and Civic ornaments, harness mountings, carriage, coach and harness ornaments displayed in one of the Firm's cases at the Exhibition, closely resemble a display of gold and silver jewellery, so fine is the outline, design and finish. In another case will be found saddles beautifully fashioned and mounted; bits, stirrups, etc., while in a smaller compartment a minature horse is placed fully accoutred with a set of tiny harness —every portion of which, even to the turning of the patent leather cuttings, has been made at Messrs. Box and Co's famous works in Dublin. The entire exhibit is one of the most artistic and substantial objects in the building, and we are not surprised to learn that the Firm which has produced them obtained no less than 3 prize medals and 6 certificates—truly the lion's share—at the Irish National Exhibition of 1882.


Source: Illustrated Guide to the Cork International Exhibition - H C. Hartnell - 1883


The well-known Dublin firm of saddlers and harness makers, Messrs. W. R. Box & Co., Middle Abbey Street, has just become a limited liability company. The capital has been fixed at £70,000, divided into 40,000 five per cent. cumulative preference shares of £1 each, and 30,000 ordinary shares of £1 each, of which 20,000 shares of each class constitute the present issue. The Company has been formed to acquire as a going concern, and to further develop, the old-established wholesale and retail business of Messrs. W. R. Box & Co., leather merchants, saddlers, tanners, ironmongers, brassfounders, &c., carried on at 105 Middle Abbey Street, and 65 Dawson Street, Dublin; Rutland Tannery, Dolphin’s Barn, Co. Dublin; and at branches in Belfast and Limerick. The certified net average annual profits for the three years ending 3rst December, 1896, is said to have been £3,079 11s. The business is certainly the most extensive of the kind in Ireland. The subscription list opened on the 29th, and closed on the 31st March.

Source: Saddlery and Harness - April 1897

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JOHN HEITON

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records John Heiton as a 23 year-old, English born, Silversmith. He is unmarried and boards at the house of Nicholas Perkins at 76, Innisfallen Parade, Dublin. His religion was recorded as Church of England.

John Heiton does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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JOHN C.H. O'DOWDA

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records John C.H. O'Dowda as a 50 year-old, Dublin City born, Silversmith. He is married to 47 year-old, Newry, Co. Down born, Anne. They live with their two daughters, Elizabeth 13, and Eva C. 10 years-old, and John's Brother-in-law, Thomas J. McKeon. They reside at 1, Mountjoy Parade, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. John's religion was recorded as Irish Church Episcopalian, although the rest of the family is Roman Catholic.

The 1911 Irish Census records John O'Dowda as being 65 years-old. He is now a boarder in the house of Andrew Joseph Lee at 32, Summer Street, Dublin, along with daughter Lily 22, and Eva, who is now recorded as being 18 years of age. There is no mention of wife Anne, but presumably she is still alive as John is recorded as married, rather than as a widower. The census appears to show that John and Anne have been married for 24 years.

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THOMAS L. CAMPBELL

48, Narrow West Street, Drogheda


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Thomas L. Campbell - Drogheda - 1958

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