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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:32 am

J. NEWLANDS

22, Portland Street, Kilmarnock

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J. Newlands - Kilmarnock - 1868

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Box detail - Early 1900's

This may be John Newlands, son of George Newlands (see above post).

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MALCOLM M'DONALD

231, High Street, Elgin

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Malcolm M'Donald - Elgin - 1850

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JOHN & PATRICK RIACH

High Street, Forres

Although always billed 'John & Patrick Riach', it was Patrick (real name Peter) that was the silversmith in this partnership of two brothers. Patrick was apprenticed to the Elgin silversmith, Charles Fowler in 1809 and upon completion of his term journeyed to Edinburgh to further his skills. In 1817 he entered into partnership with his elder brother John as Ironmongers, Jewellers and Silversmiths of High Street, Forres. John Riach died in 1836 and Patrick continued to run the business alone until 1859. He died in 1864.

An example of the work of John & Patrick Riach of Forres:

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A tablespoon 8 1/2" (21.5cm) in length. Fiddle pattern.


John Riach was noted as having served his apprenticeship under the ironmongers, Robertson & Forsyth of Elgin.

Source: Annals of the Royal Burgh of Forres - Andrew Beaumont Robertson - 1934


John & Peter Rioch are recorded as a Iromongers located at High Street, Forres, in 1837.

Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland - James Pigot - 1837


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Although Patrick Riach's business is thought to have continued until 1859, the below advertisement shows that he desired to dispose of it many years earlier.

IRONMONGERY BUSINESS IN ELGIN

To be disposed of, an old established business, in the above line, with a select stock of goods, entirely adapted to the Town and Country demand; and the greater part of which has been recently imported. The shop is spacious, and moderately rented. The furniture is substantial and elegent, and the accommodation of the warehouse ample. The whole will be disposed of on very reasonable terms, with immediate entry if required. So favourable an opportunity for commencing business is of rare occurrence.
For further information, apply Mr Riach, Ironmonger, Forres; or to Grigor and Young, Writers, Elgin.
Elgin, 20th April 1840.


Source: Aberdeen Journal - 20th April 1840

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ALEXANDER McNAB

Perth

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Alexander M'Nab/Daniel Robertson - Perth - 1862

Alexander McNab was born at Perth in 1803. He died on the 14th May 1867.

Alexander McNab had earlier been in partnership with John McNab from c.1820 until 1856. The business being styled John & Alexander McNab. John McNab was born at Perth c.1792, he died on the 8th August 1856. The partnership entered a mark 'McN' contained within a shield, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

As can be seen from the above advertisement, Alexander McNab retired in 1862 and passed his business on to his nephew, Daniel Robertson, who had been in his employ for 16 years.

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GEORGE K. PAUL

19a, Castle Street, later, 57 Lothian Road, Edinburgh

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George K. Paul - Edinburgh - 1922

Likely to be, or perhaps the son of, the George Paul that was in partnership with George McBeath, styled 'McBeath & Paul'. The partnership being first noted in 1889, and last mentioned in 1891.

George K. Paul was first noted by the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1904, and last mentioned in 1938. He entered a mark 'G.K.P' incuse without outine. The EAO also have note of another punch 'G.K.P' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, which may be that of George K. Paul. Interestingly enough, this punch is still held in the safe at the EAO.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
MR. GEORGE KEITH PAUL, 13 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, carrying on business under the name of GEORGE K. PAUL, Jeweller, 57 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, having granted a Trust Deed for behoof of his Creditors, all persons having claims against the Estate who have not already lodged with me a statement thereof should do so within seven days from this date, and all parties indebted to the said George Keith Paul are requested to make payment within the like period.
D. W. GORDON, C.A., Trustee.
27 Alva Street, Edinburgh,
20th July 1938.


Source: Edinburgh Gazette - 22nd July 1938

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:36 pm

WILLIAM MORTIMER

18, later, 9, North Bridge, Edinburgh

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Wm. Mortimer - Edinburgh - 1857

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Wm. Mortimer - Edinburgh - 1867

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Wm. Mortimer - Edinburgh - 1868

William Mortimer entered his marks with the Edinburgh Assay Office. His working period is thought to have been c.1849 until c.1872.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:45 am

JOHN DOUGLAS & SON

5, later, 9, Hamilton Street, Greenock

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Douglas & Sons - Greenock - 1841

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Douglas & Sons - Greenock - 1865

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Box detail c.1904

The business of John Douglas & Sons was established in 1835.

John Douglas & Son entered their mark 'D & S' contained within an oblong punch, with the Glasgow Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:48 am

JOSEPH PEARSON

nigh the midsteeple, Dumfries


An example of the work of Joseph Pearson of Dumfries:

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IP - Fouled Anchor - Stag's Head - lower case 'e'

A large teaspoon 6" (15cm) in length. Old English pattern.


Another example of the work of Joseph Pearson:

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IP - Fouled Anchor - Stag's head

Large teaspoon, 5 1/2" (14cm) in length, Old English pattern.


Joseph Pearson's working period was 1784 - 1816.

An advertisement that appeared in the 'Dumfries Weekly Journal' of 7th July 1810 states 'Every article in the gold and silversmith business is now manufactured in his own premises nigh the midsteeple'.

Joseph Pearson's business was taken over in 1816 by Edward McKenzie.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:56 am

DAVID F. TURNBULL

Sydney court, Argyle street, Glasgow

Some details regarding David F. Turnbull can be found at: Some Macabre Stories of the Silver Trade

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:09 am

JOHN BELL

29, County Place, Perth

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J. Bell - Perth - 1891

John Bell was born at Cupar in c.1864. His working period at Perth was thought to the two years 1889-1891.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:01 am

MATTHEW MARK

15, later, 11, Newmarket Street, Ayr

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Matthew Mark - Ayr - 1870

By 1902 the business was styled as Matthew Mark & Son.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Business of Watchmaker and Jeweller carried on under the name of MATTHEW MARK & SON at Newmarket Street, Ayr,
by the Subscriber Hugh Niven, as Testamentary Trustee of the deceased Matthew Mark, has been transferred, as at 1st January 1903, to the Subscribers Andrew Mark and Matthew Mark, sons of the said deceased Matthew Mark, who will collect all the debts and discharge all the liabilities of the Firm.
HUGH NIVEN.
Signed by the said Hugh Niven before and in presence of–
J. H. GOUDIE, Solicitor, Ayr, Witness.
J. P. CAMPBELL, Law-Clerk, Ayr, Witness.
ANDREW MARK.
MATTHEW MARK.
Signed by the said Andrew Mark and Matthew Mark before and in presence of–
J. P. CAMPBELL, Law-Clerk, Ayr,
Witness.
DONALD MACDONALD, Clerk, Ayr,
Witness.
Ayr, 5th January 1903.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 9th January 1903


NOTICE
THE Business of Watchmaker and Jeweller carried on by the late Andrew Mark, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Ayr, and Matthew John Mark, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Ayr, under the firm name of MATTHEW MARK & SON, at eleven Newmarket Street. Ayr, has been sold an transferred to Matthew Mark, Watchmaker and Jeweller in Ayr. The Business will be carried on by the said Matthew Mark under the style or name of MATTHEW MARK & SON, and he will uplift all debts due to the said Business and discharge all debts due by it.
Dated at Ayr, this twenty-fifth day of November nineteen hundred and thirty-one.
JULIA MARK,
Executrix, duly confirmed, of the said deceased Andrew Mark.
MATTHEW J. MARK.
MATTHEW MARK.
J. H. GOUPIE, Solicitor, Ayr,
C. MURRAY, Solicitor, Ayr,
Witnesses to the Signatures of the said Julia Mark, Matthew John Mark, and Matthew Mark.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 27th November 1931

Matthew Mark & Son registered their mark 'M.M. & S' contained within an oblong punch with the Glasgow Assay Office. They business also registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office, entering the mark 'M M & S' contained within an oblong punch.

They are still in business today and still located at 11, Newmarket Street, Ayr. The owner of the business was noted in 2007 as William Brian Martin.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:27 pm

J. & R. GLEN

2 & 3, North Bank Street, later, 497, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The business of J. & R. Glen, Highland bagpipe makers of Edinburgh can be traced back to Thomas MacBean Glen (1804-1873) who was working at the Cowgate, Edinburgh in 1827. In 1866, Thomas's sons, John (1833-1904) and Robert (1835-1911), took over the business and the firm became styled as J. & R. Glen.

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J. & R. Glen - Edinburgh - 1879

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J. & R. Glen - Edinburgh - 1881

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J. & R. Glen - Edinburgh - 1884

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J. & R. Glen - Edinburgh - 1918

By 1911 the firm had passed to John's son, Thomas Glen (1867-1951) who moved the business to 497 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. Thomas Glen retired in 1940 and the firm was then managed by Andrew Ross, who had worked for J & R Glen since 1911. In 1954, Andrew Ross finally became the owner of the business that he had employed with for over forty years and he continued to run it until 1978, he died the following year, 1979 and soon after this business finally closed its doors after 150 years of manufacturing.

J & R Glen were registered at the Edinburgh Assay Office. Their mark was 'J.& R.G' contained within an oblong with cut corners.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:03 pm

JOSEPH SEWILL

Clutha Buildings, 126, Broomielaw, and 2, York Street, Glasgow

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Sewill's - Glasgow - 1884

The chronometer and watchmakers, Joseph Sewill were based in Liverpool and had branches in Glasgow and London. They registered marks at the Chester and London assay offices.

Chester registrations: ' J.S' contained within an oval punch, unrecorded but 1860-1863, recorded address: 61, South Castle Street, Liverpool. 'J.S star' incuse, contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners (missing register c.1886), recorded address: 35, South Castle Street, Liverpool. 'J.S' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners (missing register c.1890), recorded address: 35, South Castle Street, Liverpool.

London registrations: 'J.S' contained within an oval punch, 26th August 1862. 'JS' contained within an oval punch, 21st March 1863. 'JS' contained within an oval punch, 1st March 1869. 'JS' contained within an oblong punch, 1st March 1869. 'JS' contained within an oval punch, 24th March 1869. 'JS' 'JS' contained within an oval punch, 19th July 1870. 'JS' contained within an oval punch, 30th April 1872. 'JS' incuse without outline, 30th April 1872.

Other noted addresses: 15 & 16, Canning Place, Liverpool. 30, Cornhill, London EC.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30091&p=174183#p174183

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:00 pm

JOHN HERON

Greenock

Example of work and marks of John Heron of Greenock:

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'JH' - 'Anchor' - 'Tree'

Four large teaspoons 5 3/4" (14.5cm) in length. Celtic point with bright cut engraving.

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Mark image taken from: Old Scottish Communion Plate - The Rev. Thomas Burns, F.R.S.E., F.S.A. Scot. - 1892

John Heron's working period was c.1800 until c.1840. His mark is sometimes accompanied by an additional mark of a three masted ship in full sail.

He registered a mark 'J. HERON' contained within an oblong punch, with the Glasgow Assay Office, and a mark 'HERON' contained within an oblong punch, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Postby dognose » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:19 am

JAMES WILSON

69, Quarry Street, Hamilton

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Jas. Wilson - Hamilton - 1899

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Postby dognose » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:46 am

W. CATTANACH

24, Caledonian Road, Perth

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W. Cattanach - Perth - 1891

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Postby dognose » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:25 am

ALEXANDER St.CLAIR

24, Nethergate, Dundee

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Alex. StClair - Dundee - 1871

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Postby dognose » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:35 am

ALEXANDER KELT

104 & 106, Murraygate, Dundee

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Alexander Kelt - Dundee - 1871

Alexander Kelt was thought to have been in business since 1856.

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MCB noted the following:

ALEXANDER KELT
He was born in Perth in 1829, the son of Andrew and Agnes Kelt.
The 1841 UK Census listed him living with his mother at Spey Gate, Perth.
He was still there in 1851, now a watchmaker.
He married Eliza Adams in Dundee in 1852.They had 6 children.
The UK Census records list him in Dundee:
1861 at Bain Square, Well Gate as a master watch maker;
1871 at 102 Murraygate Street as a jobbing watch maker employing 2 men and 3 boys;
1881 at 28 Dalled (or Dallfd) Terrace as a watch maker employing 1 man and 1 boy.
A family tree on a website suggests he died in Dundee on 15th October 1881.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed May 01, 2013 5:36 am

ADAIR & ROSS, formerly JOHN ADAIR

139, High Street, Dumfries

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Adair & Ross - Dumfries - 1911

The business of Adair & Ross was a continuation of the firm of John Adair.

John Adair sent work for assay at both the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices. John Adair's punch, as noted in the records of the Glasgow Assay Office, was 'J.ADAIR' above 'DUMFs.' The punch continued to be used by Adair & Ross as it use has been noted on a teaspoon assayed at Glasgow in 1903.

Adair & Ross were in business for the period 1897-1935

John Adair was in business for the period 1867-1896

An earlier recorded business of T. Adair & Son, c.1862, is likely to be connected.


John Adair opened his shop at 114, High Street in 1867. In the Dumfries and Galloway Standard of 5.6.1867 an advertisement describes him as a manufacturing jeweller, electroplater, gilder and watchmaker. It also notes that he was employed by John McLean of Church Place. He is recorded as sending parcels of silver to the Edinburgh Assay Office from 1869-1873 and is also registered at Glasgow (see Sir Charles Jackson's book 'English Goldsmiths and Their Marks' page 528). He is given a half page description in Stratton's 'Glasgow and It's Environs' (page 298) published in 1891. On a receipt of 1888 his billhead describes him as a "Manufacturing Goldsmith, Jeweller and Watchmaker". He is listed in the Valuation Roll of 1880 and in the Police Roll of 1893-1896.

Source: Dumfries Silversmiths - Kirkpatrick H. Dobie, F.S.A.Scot.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon May 06, 2013 7:34 am

JOHN F.B. DONALDSON

Sign of Lion, 10, North Bridge, Edinburgh

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John F.B. Donaldson - Edinburgh - 1881

Established 1818.

John F.B. Donaldson entered his mark 'J.F.B.D' contained within a oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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MCB noted the following:

JOHN F B DONALDSON
The mark was first mentioned at Edinburgh Assay Office in 1897 and their website suggests it was renewed sometime after 1921. It was registered for use in watch and jewellery making.
The reference to his business being established in 1818 must relate to a predecessor as he was born in Edinburgh circa 1844.
The UK Census records list him in Edinburgh:
1851 aged 7 years living with his parents John G and Barbara Donaldson at Richmond Place; his father was a tailor and clothier;
1861as a watch making apprentice living with his parents at 4 Petterrow; his father was a spirit merchant;
1871 transcribed from the original onto website as “master out church and pariler employingshore apprentice” which may perhaps be translated as "master watch maker and jeweller employing one apprentice"? His name is similarly incorrectly transcribed as John JANE Baird Donaldson, his wife as CaHTerine ANN and he probably lived at 81a East Causewayside but who knows? The original record is not available for view as the Scottish authorities have not given permission for it to be published!
1881 & 1891 as a watchmaker and jeweller living at 17 Archibald Place with his wife Catherine Carr Donaldson and 4 children born between 1871 and 1879;
1901 as a master watch maker and jeweller at the previous address living with his 4 children, there is no mention of his wife.
He appears on the 1867 Post Office Directory and on websites in an undated directory as a watch maker and jeweller at 14 North Bridge and 92 West Bow, successor to J Millar. He had a house at 4 Lindsay Place. Perhaps it was Millar who established the business in 1818?
No Scottish Census records for 1911 or death records have been made available on line.


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