Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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J.W. BENSON

London


William Francis Vallat - (Assistant)


SHOW-CASE ROBBERY

Charles Richards, a labourer, with no home, but who was dressed in a canvas jacket and trowsers which are usually given to vagrants who tear up their own clothes while seeking nightly shelter in the casual wards of the unions, was placed at the bar at Guildhall, before Mr. Alderman Besley, charged with wilfully breaking a large pane of plate-glass in a show-case belonging to Mr. Benson, watchmaker and jeweller, of Ludgate-hill, and stealing therefrom a pair of plated spoons, value 12s. William Francis Vallat, assistant to Mr. Benson, said that about half-past eleven o'clock that morning he heard a smash of glass outside the shop, and went to see what damage had been done. He found that a sheet of plate-glass in the show-case, value 22s., had been smashed, and two plated spoons had been taken from the case. Shortly afterwards the police-constable same up with the missing spoons, and the prisoner in custody. The spoons produced were his employer's property, and their value was 12s. The prisoner was remanded.


Source: The Brecon County Times - 6th February 1869

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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BELLINGER, ALTSHULER & Co.

London


L. Cohen - (Diamond Mounter)

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30091&p=173974&hilit=BELLINGER#p173974

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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CRICHTON BROS.

London


Albert Charles Lowles - (Jeweller's Assistant)

RUINED BY GAMBLING

At Clerkenwell, London, Albert Charles Lowles, 38. jewellers' assistant, pleaded guilty to stealing various articles, valued at £176. the property of Messrs. Crichton Bros., jewellers, Old Bond-street, and was sentenced to four years' penal servitude. In 1892 Lowles was convicted of stealing jewellery from his then employer, and on his release was helped by friends and kept steady for three years. Horse-racing again attracted his attention, and, to cover looses, he committed thefts.


Source: Evening Express - 8th September 1898

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=53398&p=174866#p174866

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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THE ALEXANDER CLARK MANUFACTURING COMPANY

London


Arthur Flowers - (Manager)

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=51381&p=174819&sid=6da12a69e4366d096c7e3b6cdc167dd8#p174819

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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CHANDLER & SON

London


James Smith - (Traveller and Clerk)


STEALING £200 WORTH OF JEWELLERY

At Marlborough-street Police-court, London, yesterday, James Smith, 35, a traveller and clerk, living at Drayton-gardens, West Ealing, and until recently in the employ of Messrs. Chandler and Son, jewellers. No. 12, Newman-street, Oxford-street, surrendered to bail before Mr. Plowden to answer the charge of stealing jewellery worth £200 belonging to that firm.— It appeared that the prisoner, who was entrusted with quantities of jewellery to show the customers, pledged seventeen gold rings, two brooches, and two bracelets, instead of leaving them with firms on approbation. Becoming worried over the offence he had committed, he got drunk, in order that he might be taken in charge and confess his crime. He was arrested, as he had anticipated, and told Detective-sergeant Tomblin what he had done. —After the jewellery had been produced by pawnbrokers, Mr. Lewis stated that the prosecutors desired the magistrate to decide the case at this court.—Mr. Horwood said Smith would plead guilty, and pointed out that this was the only offence he had committed during thirteen years, and that a gentleman was prepared to give him employment after his term of punishment was served.—Mr. Plowden said this was a case of persistent theft, and the prisoner, seeing how serious the matter was, ought to be thankful he was not going for trial, where a much heavier sentence than the one to be inflicted would, doubtless, be passed. He would have to go to prison for six months, with hard labour.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 11th September 1902

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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CHARLES DALGLEISH (DALGLIESH)

Edinburgh


Charles Dalgleish was known to have taken the following apprentices:

John Sutter: apprentice indentures booked: 4th September 1815
James Allison: apprentice indentures booked: 1815
James Edward: apprentice indentures booked: 21st November 1817
George Letham: apprentice indentures booked: 21st November 1817
John Bone: apprentice indentures booked: 21st November 1817(?)
Alexander Dick: apprenticeship transferred from James McKenzie: 24th November 1818
John Gilbert II: apprentice indentures booked: 23rd January 1819

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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BREWIS & HIGGINS

London


Henry Russell - (Apprentice)


EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF A YOUTH

RESULT OF READING ROMANCES


At the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday, before Mr. Justice Grantham, Henry Russell, 17, was indicted for having attempted to commit incendiarism on the premises of Messrs. Brewis and Higgins, silversmiths; also for stealing two bags of polishings, their property: and there was a further count charging him with having caused wilful damage exceeding £5. - At first the prisoner pleaded not guilty generally, but he subsequently admitted his guilt as to the wilful damage. — Mr. Gill, who prosecuted, stated that the case was a peculiar one. The accused had for three years been apprenticed to the prosecutors, and he had taken an extraordinary dislike to one of them. On the night of June 27 he was to have slept in the house, Mr. Brewis and a clerk being also on the premises. The prisoner appeared to have prepared an elaborate plan for the purpose of leading his employers to suppose that the place had been broken into by burglars, and that he had got wounded in frustrating their attempts to set fire to the house. In carrying out his scheme he collected a quantity of shavings, and poured four gallons of oil and turpentine upon them, broke the locks of several doors, and smashed the glass of a number of windows. He fired twice with a revolver into the shavings, presumably with the view of setting the shaving on fire, also wounding himself on the hand and leg with the same weapon. After his arrest inquiries were made, and it was quite evident that he had not slept in his bed at all on the night of the offence. While accepting the plea of guilty on the minor count, the prosecutors desired to be protected from the accused, who had made some extraordinary threats against them, and had a revolver with which he might at any moment carry out his threats. — Mr. Besley, who defended, said the prisoner was a total abstainer, and the son of respectable parents, who could only account for his conduct by supposing that his imagination had become excited by the reading of romances.—Mr. Justice Grantham remarked that he would not be doing his duty if he did not inflict such punishment as would make the accused feel personally the enormity of the crime he had committed. He would, therefore, be sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour.


Source: Western Mail - 16th September 1887

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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SYDENHAM

Birmingham


George Shepherd - (Managing Clerk)

George Shepherd, managing clerk to Mr. Sydenham, manufacturing jeweller, Birmingham, has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for stealing a number of gold brooches, gold rings, bracelets, neck-lets, &c., belong to his employer. Prisoner, who recently retired from the army on a pension, which he will now lose, presented most of the stolen articles to a young woman, representing that he was a partner of the prosecutor.

Source: The North Wales Express - 14th September 1883

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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HAWKSWORTH, EYRE & Co.

Sheffield


Francis Owen - (Occupation unknown)


Deaths

Owen. - Oct. 2. Mr. Francis Owen, aged 74 years; for 62 years an employee of the firm of Hawksworth, Eyre & Co., Silversmiths, of this town.


Source: Sheffield and Rotherham Independent - 4th October 1869

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Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

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UNITE & SON

Birmingham


George Vernon - (Silversmith)


BIRMINGHAM POLICE COURT

YESTERDAY


Before Mr. T.C.S. Kynnersley, Mr. Westley Richards, and Dr. Melson

ROBBING AN EMPLOYER. - A youth named George Vernon, a silversmith, residing in Regent Place was charged with having stolen several pieces of silver, the property of his masters, Messrs. Unite & Son, silversmiths, Caroline Street. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was committed to the House of Correction, with hard labour, for six months.


Source: The Birmingham Daily Post - 3rd September 1863

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