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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby MCB » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:33 pm

JOHN MALLETT OF ST HELIER, JERSEY.

Some more information from Census records regarding John Mallett mentioned above.
He was born around 1825 the son of John Mallett a watch maker of High Street, Barnstable, Devon and was listed there with his father in 1841.
He was recorded as a watch maker at 5 New Street, St Helier, Jersey in 1851 where he lived with his wife Louisa born in Dorset and a 4 months old daughter who had been born on the island
The 1861 Census listed him as a watch maker employing one man and living at 7 Don Street, St Helier with his wife and four children aged from 1 to 8 years who were also all born in St Helier.
The family had grown by two more children by 1871 when they were living at 41 King Street, St Helier. Both John and his son John H (born around 1853) were watch makers.
He was still in the same trade at 41 King Street in 1881. His son Walter born around 1860 was then also a watch maker. Son John was still watch making, had married Julia who was born in London and they lived at 4 Elizabeth Place, St Helier.
John had died by 1891 when his wife Louisa was listed as a widow and jeweller at 41 King Street. Son John with his wife had rejoined his mother as a watch maker. Walter had married and was a watch maker living at 33 Bath Street.
Louisa had retired to live with a daughter elsewhere in St Helier by 1901and was still there aged 87 years in 1911. John H had remarried and continued as a watch maker at the King Street address where he was still listed in 1911 adding jewellery dealing to his activities. Walter continued watch making and lived at other St Helier addresses being last recorded in 1901.
The 1911 Census is the last on-line.


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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:28 am

ALFRED COHU

Guernsey

Alfred Cohu was recorded as a Working Jeweller, Engraver, Watch and Clockmaker, working at Guernsey during the period c.1858 - c.1874.

He may have been the Alfred Cohu who was born at Castel, Guernsey in around 1835, and was still resident at Guernsey (St. Peter Port) in 1901.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:47 am

M. MOSS

Grand Carrefour, High Street, Guernsey


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M. Moss - Guernsey - 1815

M. MOSS, WATCH-MAKER, AND JEWELLER, Grand Carrefour, High street, grateful for the many favours received, begs leave to inform the Ladies, Gentlemen, and Inhabitants in general, that he has received a handsome assortment of watches, plate, jewellery, plated goods, etc. of the best quality, which he sells on the most moderate terms; also a large and handsome assortment of clocks, (much under the usual prices) well worth the attention of the public. M.M. feels assured that those who wish to purchase will not be disappointed on inspecting the above goods.

N.B. The following high prices given for
French Crowns,......£0-5-9 each
Dollars,................0-5-4
Napoleons,............1-0-0
Louis d'or,.............1-3-0
Doubloons,............4-0-0
Old silver..............0-5-9 per oz.
And all other silver and gold proportionaly high.


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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:27 am

G. GALE

18, Union Street, St. Helier

Noted as a Silversmith, Jeweller, and Watchmaker of 18, Union Street, St. Helier, in the Jersey Almanac of 1868.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:30 am

W. ISSACHAR

Queen Street, St. Helier

Noted as working as a Silversmith, Jeweller, Watch and Clockmaker, from 1845 until 1852.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:19 am

EDWARD AUBIN

St. Helier, Jersey

Possibly a retailer only, a 1788 advertisement shows him as an importer of silverwares from England.

He is likely to be the same Edward Aubin, aged 50 years, who was recorded in General Don's Muster list of the Jersey local Militia in 1815 as holding the rank of Serjt Batteries at St.Helier.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:36 am

EDMUND NICOLLE

7, Beresford Street, St. Helier, Jersey

Recorded as a Watchmaker and Optician in the 1856 and 1868 Jersey Almanacs.


As a side note, Edmund Nicolle's son, Edmund Toulmin Nicolle (1868-1929) was a well-known figure at Jersey, his obituary is recorded below:

MR. E. TOULMIN NICOLLE
Dr. R. R. Marett, Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, who is also President of the Société Jersiaise, writes from Jersey:–
Mr. Edmund Toulmin Nicolle, F.S.A., who died suddenly of a heart attack on August 13, at the age of 61, held the ancient and honourable office of Vicomte in the Island of Jersey, a crown appointment. From 1894 he had been a member of the local as well as the English Bar, and for nearly 18 years before his appointment as Vicomte in 1917 had served prominently among the deputies of the Town of St. Helier's in the Insular States. Apart from his public services, which were much appreciated by his compatriots, he was widely known as an antiquary. So far back as 1893 he edited the revised edition of Ansted and Latham's well-known book on the Channel Islands, and has since been wholly or in part responsible for numerous publications, the most notable of these perhaps being "Mont Orgueil Castle: Its History and Description," Jersey, 1921. In a very real sense, however, he might be said to be behind most of the work, both exploratory and literary, of the Société Jersiaise for the last 20 years. Its Bulletins and occasional publications, the value of which as treasuries of sound material both prehistorics and as regards Norman origins is well recognized by experts, owe most of the inspiration to Nicolle; for not only was his knowledge accurate and wide, but he had a singular gift for organization, and in the capacity of secretary mobilized every scrap of intelligent enthusiasm and not a little of spare money in the island in the interest of archæological discovery and research. The least self-seeking or self-advertising of men, he might have been almost said to revel in anonymity; but his many friends and colleagues–thanks largely to his efforts, there is hardly a representative islander who does not support the Société Jersiaise–fully realize that in his scientific thoroughness wedded to a genius for quiet leadership lay the secret of their united strength; so that they mourn him as one who will not be forgotten and cannot be replaced.


Source: The Times - 19th August 1929

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:26 pm

DEREK BIRCH & SON

4-6 Le Pollet, St. Peter Port, Guernsey

An example of the work of Derek Birch & Son, a goblet in a Modernist design with a black and red enamel plaque, 4½" (11.5cm) in height and weighing 194 grams. Assayed at Birmingham in 1971.


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Derek Birch (b.1939-d.2009) arrived at Guernsey in the early 1960's and set up his jewellery business. The firm is now in the hands of Mike Birch.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:20 am

RICHARD BLAMPIED - ARUM

2½, Charing Cross, St Helier, Jersey


Pforzheim trained Richard Blampied established his jewellery and silversmithing business at St. Helier in 1968, and created ARUM jewellers in 1971.

Amongst the larger commissions the firm has carried out are a model of Nelson’s HMS Victory, a flagship piece commissioned by the Coombe Trust in 1982, and a replica of the 17th Century Bailiff’s mace in 1989 that was presented by the States of Jersey to HM Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her visit to Jersey.

The business is registered with the London Assay Office.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:57 pm

SNOWDON MALZARD

St. Peter, Jersey


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Snowdon Malzard, for a number of years employed in the local Birks store, died recently at St. Peter's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Quite a young man, only about twenty-seven years of age, Snowdon was very popular with his fellow-employees and with the patrons of the Birks store. He went overseas with the 47th Battalion in the early days of the war. Enlisting as a private, he gradually worked himself up to the position of sergeant-major. He was wounded and gased several times, and returned to Vancouver after his discharge. He preferred to live on the other side of the Atlantic, however, and his untimely death came as the result of a severe cold, his splendid constitution having become undermined by the stress and strain of the battle front.


Source: The Trader & Canadian Jeweller - March 1920

Although not part of the Channel Islands silver trade, the above detail is worth recording. Snowdon Malzard was born on the 28th November 1888 to Gordon and Rebecca Malzard of Prospect House, Mont Fallu, St Peter, Jersey. He was recorded in the Jersey Censuses for 1891 and 1901, before leaving for Canada in 1905.

An excellent account of the life of Snowdon Malzard can be found here: http://www.greatwarci.net/journals/51.pdf

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:34 pm

A listing of silversmiths and allied trades working on the island of Jersey in the year 1834:


Anderson, J. - 1, Halkett Place
Benjamin, E - Halkett Place
Damer, J. - 7, Library Place
De Gruchy, - 2, Brook Street
Falle,T. - 29, Beresford Street
Guillet - Cheapside
Hamon, G. - 48, King Street
Ireland, H. - 23, King Street
Josephs - 10, Dumaresq Street
Kerby, F. 10, Royal Square
Le Fortier, S. - 17, King Street
Lee, H. - King Street
Nelson - King Street
Plummer, S. - 38, Parade PLace
Quesnel, C.W. 9, Broad Street
Quesnel, J. - Library Place
Sebire, A.P. - 4, Broad Street
Toutain, - 14, Library Place
Tarrone, - Queen Street

Source: Guide to the Island of Jersey - Abraham Jones Le Cras - 1834

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:46 am

JOHN WALDEN

5, York Street, St. Helier, Jersey


Another old member of the Horological Institute, Mr. John Walden, of St. Helier's, Jersey, has also passed away. Mr. Walden was a man of intellectual tastes, an enthusiastic watchmaker, and a prominent member of the New Church Society.

Source: The Horological Journal - March 1887


John Walden's business was thought to be established by at least 1872, and continued until 1927.

Member ezemm wrote:

I have an engraved gold watch , "Presented to / W. J. Carrington C.E.P.P.S.E.M.J.M.E. / by the employes / of the / Jersey Waterworks Company / and friends / Jersey / Sept. 19th, 1872", with movement engraved "John Walden / 5 York Street, St. Heliers , Jersey / 2012".
Mr. Walden must already have been making watches then...


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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:50 am

LC

Jersey


An unknown Jersey maker, working in the late 18th/early 19th century.


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There are thoughts that the name of this silversmith was Chevalier.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:14 am

JOSEPH EDWARD GAVEY

Joseph Edward Gavey, who died on Friday, the 19th, at his home, 410 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, was tor 44 years in the employ of Tiffany & Co., and was superintendent of their fine jewelry manufacturing department under Paulding Farnham. He was the inventor of one of the first processes for the incrustation of gold, also of several electro-plating processes. Mr. Gavey was born in the island of Guernsey in 1833. He was a man generally liked and highly esteemed by his employers and associates. His death was caused by heart failure, brought on by general debility. A widow and three grown children survive him. The funeral services took place Sunday, the 21st.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 31st January 1894

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby ezemm » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:14 pm

i have an engraved gold watch , "Presented to / W. J. Carrington C.E.P.P.S.E.M.J.M.E. / by the employes / of the / Jersey Waterworks Company / and friends / Jersey / Sept. 19th, 1872", with movement engraved "John Walden / 5 York Street, St. Heliers , Jersey / 2012".
Mr. Walden must already have been making watches then...

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:30 am

Hi ezemm,

Welcome to the Forum.

Thank you for the information, it is appreciated.

I've updated the post regarding John Walden.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 am

P.W. DAVEY & Co.

4, Smith Street, Guernsey


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P.W. Davey & Co. - Guernsey - 1883

Noted as an Electro Plater, Gilder, Watchmaker and Jeweller, working in 1885. He is thought to be the only 'in house' electro plater working at Guernsey at this time. His father's (W.T. Davey) business was located in Jersey. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15471&p=74253&hilit=davey#p74253

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Fri May 25, 2018 1:27 pm

G. WILSON

St. Julian's Avenue, St. Peter Port, Guernsey


Noted as being in business at St. Julian's Avenue, St. Peter Port, Guernsey as Jeweller and Watchmaker in 1964.

Noted as a member of the British Horological Institute.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:55 am

JEAN Le PAGE I & II

Pollet Street and 3, High Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey


An example of the work and mark of Jean LePage:

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Jean Le Page I was in business since at least 1799. He was working until at least 1826 at Pollet Street.

Jean Le Page II, son of above, was in business by 1826 in High Street. The pair appear to have used the same mark. This family business continued up until the 1940's.

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Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - The Channel Islands

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:49 am

JOHN Le GALLAIS

2, Brook Street, St. Helier, Jersey


THE ROYAL VISIT TO JERSEY

Our respected townsman, Mr. John Le Gallais, silversmith, of Brook-street, requested permission to present each of the royal children with the silver medal which had been struck in commemoration of her Majesty's former visit, in 1846. This was granted; on which Mr. Le Gallais had the honour to presents the medals, which were most graciously received.


Source: The Jersey Independent - August 1859

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15471&p=72652&hilit=gallais#p72652

And: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15471&p=72358&hilit=gallais#p72358

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