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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Wed May 16, 2012 2:35 pm

JAMES CLARK

3, Bartlett Street, Bath

James Clark was noted as being a Jeweller, Silversmith, Optician, Clock and Watchmaker. His working period was 1849-1860. He was located at 3, Bartlett Street during the period 1858-1860.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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JACOB ABRAHAM

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J. Abraham - Bath - 1819

Recorded at the following addresses:

1809-1811 - St. Andrew's Terrace, Bath
1818-1842 - 7, Bartlett Street, Bath

1818-1837 - Adjoining Mr. Thompson's Pump Room, Cheltenham
1837 - Adjoining the Rotunda, Cheltenham

Jacob Abraham was believed to have been retired by 1845.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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JAMES FIELD

2, Bond Street, Bath

James Field was recorded as a Optician, Mathematical Instrument Maker, and Optical Instrument Maker, located at 2, Bond Street, Bath, in 1805. This business was styled as Field & Son during the period 1809-1811, where they are described as Opticians and Watchmakers and located at the same address.

The above are perhaps to be identified with Thomas Field, noted as working as a Watchmaker in Bond Street in 1792, and/or a W. Field, working as a Watchmaker, at 15, James Street, in 1818.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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EDWIN ROUTLEY

Bridge Street, Bath

Impudent Theft of Watches – Recently a young man entered the shop of Edwin Routley, Bridge Street, Bath, whilst the assistants were at dinner, and asked him some question about a clock. This necessitated his going outside, and during the half-minute he was so engaged, a second man stepped in and seized twenty-eight gold watches valued at £240. Seeing him rush out, Mr. Routley concluded what had happened, and unsuccessfully tried to stop him. Raising an alarm, the thief was ultimately caught with the watches in his possession. The other man was also apprehended, and both committed for trial.

Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller, and Silversmith - 1st November 1892

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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ROBERT CAMBRIDGE

38, Corn Street, Bath

Robert Cambridge was recorded as an Optician and Organ Maker located at 38, Corn Street, Bath in 1841. This business appears to be continued by a George Cambridge, described as an Optician, and located at the same address, during the period 1842-1846.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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LYON DAVIS

21, and later, 22, Orange Grove, Bath

Recorded as an Optician, located at 21, Orange Grove, Bath, in 1830, and at 22, Orange Grove, Bath during the period 1833 until 1846.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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THOMAS DAVIS

16, Milk Street, Bath

Recorded as an Optician, located at 16, Milk Street, Bath, during the period 1842 until 1846.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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NATHANIEL HEDGE(S)

4, New Bond Street Place, New Bond Street, Bath

Recorded as a Watchmaker, Clockmaker, and Optician, working at the above address in 1849. Also recorded as a former employee of James Bullock, Goldsmith, Silversmith, & Jeweller, of 31, Milsom Street, Bath.

Noted as bankrupt in 1850 (See above post).

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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WILLIAM JOHN SMITH

15, Axford's Buildings, Bath

Recorded as a Watchmaker & Jeweller at the above address in 1848, and as a Watchmaker, Clockmaker, Chronometer Maker and Optician located at 28, Broad Street, Bath during the period 1850-1860.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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EDWARD KITLEY

23, New Bond Street, and 5, Princes Buildings, Bath

Deeds of Arrangement
Kitley, Edward, 23, New Bond-street and 5, Princes-buildings, Bath, jeweller. Trustee : Walter Edward Mullins, 5, Margaret's-buildings, Bath, accountant. Composition of 13s. 4d. in the £, payable at two and four months from date hereof, secured by assignment to trustee. Filed December 20 ; unsecured liabilities, £334 19s. 10d. ; assets, £547 11s. 8d.

Creditors : –
King and Son - London - £11-7s-6d
Carthoux and Beamley - London - £14-3s-0d
Cooper - London - £17-10s-0d
Raves - London - £11-0s-10d
Lewis - Bath - £12-0s-0d
Sloane and Carter - Birmingham - £75-12s-7d
Harper - Birmingham - £13-13s-9d
Silveston and Co. - Birmingham - £11-0s-0d
Reynolds - Birmingham - £23-12s-2d
Lock - Birmingham - £19-10s-0d
Lyon - Birmingham - £14-10s-0d
Unna - Birmingham - £18-5s-1d
White and Son - Coventry - £14-14s-0d


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd February 1891

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:39 am

HARRY AMBROSE, formerly Ambrose Brothers

3, Quiet Street, Bath


Dissolutions of Partnerships

Ambrose Brothers, Watchmakers and Jewelers, 3, Quiet Street, Bath. April 30. Debts by Harry Ambrose.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st June 1892



Ambrose, Harry, Watchmaker and Jeweler, 3, Quiet Street, and Florence Villa, Gordon Road, Bath, Somerset.
Trustee : A. C. Turpin, 41, Broad Street, Bath. Secured creditors, £302. Dated Sept. 20 ; filed Sept. 27 ; unsecured liabilities, £1,214 14s. lid. ; estimated net assets, £1,182 15s. List of Creditors–

Dimier Bros. - London - £230-0s-0d
Bath Monetary Company - Bath - £85-0s-0d
Collins, Maurice - Bath - £45-0s-0d
Bowles, Henry W. - Bath - £172-0s-0d
Skinner, J. - Birmingham - £91-15s-0d
Silverston, J. and Co. - Birmingham - £140-0s-0d
Sloane and Carter - Birmingham - £155-3s-9d
Bourne, H. - Birmingham - £36-19-3d
Bankers' Claims - £320-0s-0d


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1892

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:01 am

WILLIAM BOTTLE & JEREMIAH WILLSHER

An example of the work of William Bottle and Jeremiah Willsher:


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A taper box assayed and hallmarked at London in 1798.

The partnership entered their mark with the London Assay Office on the 27th October 1796, the mark being entered by Fendall Rushforth, the former Assayer, then Warden at Goldsmiths' Hall, under Power of Attorney. The partnership was presumably over by the 6th March 1800, when William Bottle entered his mark alone.

Jeremiah Willsher served his apprenticeship under Thomas Howell of Bath (2nd August 1788 for seven years on payment of £42).

For more detail of William Bottle see: Grimwade's Biographies - Updates - William Bottle

See also: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=33945

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:56 am

SAMUEL SHEARING

40, Broad Street, Bath

Noted as a Watchmaker. His business went into administration in February 1892.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:39 pm

JOHN JAMES STEVENS

Pulteney Bridge, Bath

Member avondale16 kindly supplied the following information:

John James Stevens born 1790 & buried in March 1821. According to my research he was a Watchmaker living in Kingsmead Street between 1813 until his death. Family history says that he had a Jewellers shop on Pulteney Bridge & that he & one of his sons died as a result of a fire in the shop.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

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JOHN WILLIAM LEWIS

5, George Street, Bath


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Lewis - Bath - 1845

John William Lewis was desribed as a Working Jeweller & Ornamental Hair Worker of 5, George Street, Bath in Hunt & Co.'s Directory & Court Guide for Bath, Bristol & Wells of 1848.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:05 am

JAMES BULLOCK

31, Milsom Street, Bath


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James Bullock - Bath - 1845


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James Bullock - Bath - 1845

Established in 1829.

Nathaniel Hedges (see above post) was noted as a former employee of James Bullock.

James Bullock is perhaps to be identified with others with the same surname and same trades that were in business at Bath, eg. Grace Bullock, William Bullock, Thomas Bullock, and Zephanian Bullock.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:45 am

SHORTO

Salisbury

At Bath, Mrs Shorto; and, on the 20th, Mr. Shorto, her husband, an eminent silversmith and cutler, of Salisbury. Their remains were deposited, on the 23rd, in one grave, in St. Edmund's church-yard. During the solemnization of the funeral service, their infant son, three weeks old, was baptized in the church; and, on the whole, a most affecting scene was presented to a sympathizing congregation. They were both in perfect health a few days before.

Source: The Gentleman's Magazine - 1797

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:50 am

T. HARRIS & SON

5, Southgate Street, Bath


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T. Harris & Son - Bath - 1845

This may be the business of Thomas Harris, who entered two marks 'T·H' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the London Assay Office on the 28th January 1805.

It appears that by 1848 the business was styled under the name of John Dafter Harris.

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:30 am

MARY ANN HARRISON

13, Union Street, Bath


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Harrison - Bath - 1845

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Re: The Goldsmiths of Bath

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:20 am

ALEXANDER MOWAT

7, Quiet Street, Bath


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Alexander Mowat - Bath - 1845

Established in 1798. Successor to Charles Frankcom.

Charles Frankcom was recorded in Gye's Bath Directory - 1819 as a Watchmaker & Clockmaker.

Alexander Mowat was recorded in Hunt & Co.'s Directory & Court Guide for Bath, Bristol & Wells - E. Hunt & Co. - 1848, as a Watch and Clockmaker.

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