BERKENHEAD, John (Grimwade p.363-4)

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BERKENHEAD, John (Grimwade p.363-4)

Postby MCB » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:51 am

Goldworkers List (Section VII).

Born 1757.
Christening record for St John Zachary register dated 17th June 1757 son of John And Elizabeth Burkenhead.
1782-91 Trade Directory entries as a jeweller at 31 Gutter Lane.
Probably died 1835.
London Deaths & Burials Index for St Mary, Islington register dated 29th July 1835 of a John Berkenhead aged 78 years of Chelsea.
See also the Forum " Some known journeymen" topic.

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Re: BERKENHEAD, John (Grimwade p.363-4)

Postby MCB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:35 am

He entered marks at Goldsmiths’ Hall in 1789 and in 1800 in partnership with Samuel Jobson as gold workers from 31 Gutter Lane. James Berkenhead (Grimwade p.363) had previously entered marks in 1772 and 1777 at Goldsmiths’ Hall as a small worker and gold worker from this address and had been assessed to Land Tax there until 1786.
On the death of George Seatoun (Grimwade p.283) in 1787 his apprentice James Saunders was turned over to Berkenhead who is identified in the document as a freeman of the Weavers Company and a jeweller in Gutter Lane.
As John Berkenhead & Co he was assessed to Land Tax on property in Gutter Lane from 1787-1800. Later assessment books are missing.
Others who signed indentures to be his apprentice were Edward Renwick of Walthamstow in 1787 and Walter Colley Sanderson of Clerkenwell in 1793.


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