GEORGE LUMSDENHigh Street, Pittenweem
is recorded as a Watchmaker located at High Street, Pittenweem, in 1837.
Source: Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of Scotland
- James Pigot - 1837
was recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker, located at High Street, Pittenweem, in 1862.
Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross
. - A. Westwood - 1862
For details of what is almost certainly to be George Lumsden
's nephew, also called George Lumsden
, who had a career in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, go to: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27039&start=60
noted the following:
No UK Census record has been found for a George Lumsden
in Pittenweem in 1841. He may have died between the date of the Directory entry in 1837 and the date of the 1841 Census. Lumsdens continued to trade in Pittenweem as follows.
aged 24 years was listed in 1851 as a watch maker living on the High Street with Agnes Lumsden
who was a house proprietor.
born in Pittenweem around 1833 was listed in 1861 as a master watch maker employing Richard James aged 15 years as an apprentice. They lived in High Street with George’s mother Agnes and a sister aged 26 years.
He was listed in the same trade and at the same address in 1871 still living with his mother and sister.
He had married Ellen by 1881; they had 4 children aged from 3-8 years all born in Pittenweem. He was still at the same address as a watch maker and jeweller employing 3 boys and a shopkeeper.
In 1891 he was listed as a watch maker at the same address.
Ellen was still in Pittweem in 1901 living on her own means.