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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:45 am

ALEXANDER BLACK

119, High Street, Kirkcaldy

Alexander Black was recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker, and Jeweller, located at 119, High Street, Kirkcaldy, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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ALEXANDER BLACK
Kirkcaldy, Fife
He was born in Burntisland, Fife around 1804 and is listed in the 1841 UK Census as a journeyman watch maker living in Linktown, Abbotshall, Fife with his wife Jane and 4 children aged from 2 to 9 years, all born in Abbotshall.
He was listed in 1851 as a watch maker employing 1 apprentice living in High Street, Linktown without his wife but with his 4 children. His son James aged 17 years was probably the apprentice.
In 1861 he was still a watch maker living at 245 High Street, Kirkcaldy with his daughters aged 25 and 28 years.
In 1871 he was in the same trade at 247 High Street, Kirkcaldy, the last record found for him.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JOHN & THOMAS BLACK

99, High Street, Kirkcaldy

John and Thomas Black were recorded as a Watch and Clockmakers, located at 99, High Street, Kirkcaldy, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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JOHN & THOMAS BLACK
Kirkcaldy, Fife.

John Black
He was born around 1820 in Abbotshall, Fife. He was the brother of Thomas.
In 1851 he was a watch repairer living with his mother Sarah at 242 High Street, Kirkcaldy.
He was listed in 1861as a master watch maker at 97 High Street, Kirkcaldy living with his nephew James Black aged 12 years.
In 1871 he was again listed as a watch maker. He had married Isabella (born in England) and they had 3 children aged from 3-9 years all born in Kirkcaldy. They lived at 92 High Street, Kirkcaldy.
He had retired by 1881 living with his wife and 3 of their children at 41 Milton Road, Abbotshall.

Thomas Black
He was born around 1821 in Abbotshall, Fife. He was the brother of John.
In 1851 he was also a watch repairer living at 242 High Street with his wife Euphrates (born in England) but as a separate household .
He was listed as a watch maker in 1861 living at 94 High Street, Kirkcaldy with his wife and mother Sarah.
He and his wife were at 88 High Street by 1881 where he was a watch maker employing 1 man, probably his nephew James (see above) then a watchmaker aged 22 years and living with them
Thomas has retired by 1881 still living with his wife at 88 High Street where James ran the watch making business.
Thomas continued to be recorded in Kirkcaldy until at least 1901.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:47 am

WILLIAM HUNTER

248, High Street, Kirkcaldy

William Hunter was recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker, and Jeweller, located at 248, High Street, Kirkcaldy, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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Mrs. WILLIAM PETRIE

225, High Street, Kirkcaldy

Mrs. William Petrie was recorded as a Jeweller, located at 225, High Street, Kirkcaldy, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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MRS WILLIAM PETRIE
Kirkcaldy, Fife
She was Mary Petrie born in Kirkcaldy around 1820 and was the widow of William who was listed in 1851 as a watch maker and jeweller at 108 High Street.
She was listed in 1861 as a dealer in toys and jewellery at 225 High Street where she lived with her son James aged 13 years.
She and James were listed at 87 Downham Road, Hackney, London in 1871. They were visitors living in the house of John Gibb a stationer’s traveller also born in Scotland. She is listed without an occupation.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:50 am

WATSON & LAW

232, High Street, Kirkcaldy

Watson & Law were recorded as a Jewellers, located at 232, High Street, Kirkcaldy, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GEORGE LUMSDEN

High Street, Pittenweem

George Lumsden 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


George Lumsden 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

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GEORGE LUMSDEN
Pittenweem, Fife.
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.
David Lumsden aged 24 years was listed in 1851 as a watch maker living on the High Street with Agnes Lumsden who was a house proprietor.
George Lumsden 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.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:55 am

JOHN BLAIR

2, High Street, Scoonie

John Blair was recorded as a Working Jeweller, located at 2, High Street, Scoonie, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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MCB noted the following:

JOHN BLAIR
Scoonie, Fife
He was born in Edinburgh around 1788 and listed in 1841 as a working jeweller living with his wife Janet and a daughter aged 10 years at Shorehead, Scoonie
He was listed in both the 1851 and 1861 UK Census as a jeweller living on the High Street, Scoonie with his wife Janet. This is the last record found for him.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:02 am

WILLIAM C. WATERS

Milnathort

William C. Waters is recorded as a Clock and Watchmaker located at Milnathort, in 1837.

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


William C. Waters was recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker, located at Milnathort, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:04 am

DAVID CROMBIE

Auchtermuchty

David Crombie was recorded as a Watch and Clockmaker, located at Auchtermuchty, in 1862.

Source: Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross. - A. Westwood - 1862

David Crombie of Auchtermuchty appears in the Appendix Section of the above directory under the heading of 'Delete'. Retired? Bankrupted? Moved away? Died? As yet unknown.

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DAVID CROMBIE
Auchtermuchty, Fife
He was born around 1822 in Auchtermuchty and is listed in 1851 as a watch maker living at Back Wynd, Auchtermuchty with his mother Hellen (sic) and two siblings, John and Janet.
The 1861 Census record for him has not been found which may be for the same reason the directory appendix mentioned in the previous post also lists him missing.
He appeared in both 1871 and 1881Census records as a watch maker living with his brother John, a farmer and his sister Janet at Blinkbonny, Auchtermuchty. This is the last record found for him.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:08 am

JOHN MILLER

Pittenweem and Stromness

MILLER, JOHN: watchmaker, sometime in Pittenweem, now in Stromness, and Jean Wilkie, his spouse; Contract of Separation; 3 June 1829 [B60.8.2 folio 31-35]

Source: PITTENWEEM BURGH DEEDS, 1721-1881

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES FAULDS

Kilmarnock

James Faulds, a Kilmarnock Clockmaker, was recorded as having died in 1796.

Source: Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 - John Smith - 1921

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:11 am

DAVID STEVESON

Kilmarnock

David Steveson, a Kilmarnock Clockmaker, was recorded as having died on the 13th January 1786.

Source: Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 - John Smith - 1921

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:13 am

JOHN BALLANTYNE

12, South Street, Armadale

Link to an image of a watch paper:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/3572836215/

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:16 am

WILLIAM BAIRD

28, Lumley Street, Grangemouth

Link to an image of a watch paper:

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:17 am

GEORGE STEPHEN

Comrie

Link to an image of a gravestone erected by George Stephen, in Comrie Churchyard, Perthshire:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41583834@N03/6979765041/

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:19 am

EDWARD BUCHAN

22, High Street, Fraserburgh

Link to an image of a clock label:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobthelomond/4009832224/

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:14 am

JAMES HENRY

Mid Street, Keith

James Henry is recorded as a Clock and Watchmaker located at Mid Street, Keith, in 1837.

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

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:15 am

JAMES LAING

Mid Street, Keith

James Laing was recorded as a Clock and Watchmaker located at Mid Street, Keith, in 1837.

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

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:17 am

GEORGE LAWRENCE

Fife Keith

George Lawrence is recorded as a Clock and Watchmaker located at Fife Keith, in 1837.

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

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 am

JAMES GRAY

Macduff

James Gray is recorded as a Watchmaker located at Macduff, in 1837.

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

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MCB noted the following:

JAMES GRAY
Macduff, Banffshire
He was born in New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire around 1806 and is listed in the 1841 UK Census as a watch maker living in Duff Street, Gamrie (near Macduff) with his wife Helen and 3 children aged from 4 months to 6 years.
He was in the same trade at 38 Shore, Gamrie in 1851. Another 4 children aged from 6 months to 4 years had joined the previous three.
In the same trade in 1861 he had moved to 69 Shore, Gamrie. His son James (born 1846) was a watch maker’s apprentice.
He had changed address to 70 Shore Street, Macduff by 1871 and was still a watch maker employing 1 hand (sic). His son James, who had married and lived down the road at 50 Shore Street, was a journeyman watch maker and may have been his father’s right hand man.
James senior was dead by 1881 when his wife was listed as an annuitant living with a daughter at 70 Shore Street.


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