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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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CHARLES HENRY FARQUHARSON

26, Leith Street, Edinburgh

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C.H. Farquharson - Edinburgh - 1876

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Charles H. Farquharson - Edinburgh - 1881

Charles Henry Farquharson was born on the 9th April 1810, he was the son of the London jeweller John Russell Farquharson. He was enrolled into the George Watson’s Hospital School at Edinburgh, an institution that steered their pupils into apprenticeships with skilled trades, on the 3rd April 1821. Four years later on the 23rd July 1825, his indentures were booked with the Edinburgh silversmith, George McHattie. He married Janet Romanes at Edinburgh on the 27th April 1832, and established his business in 1838.

He is likely to be the same Charles H. Farquharson who was appointed to the rank of Captain in the 1st (City of Edinburgh) Rifle Volunteers on the 23rd July 1860.


Charles Henry Farquharson died on the 30th October 1882:

DEATH

At Jeassamine Cottage, West Preston Street, on 30th Inst., Charles Henry Farquharson, jeweller, 26, Leith Street, in his 73rd year. All friends please accept this intimation.


Source: The Edinburgh Evening News - 31st October 1882


Charles Farquharson entered his marks with the Edinburgh and Chester assay offices. The Edinburgh registration was on the 24th August 1864 'CHF' contained within a flattened oval punch. The Chester registration occurred on the 24th July 1880 'CHF' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners. The address entered with the Chester Assay Office recorded as, 26, Low Terrace, Leith Street, Edinburgh.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ARCHIBALD WELSH

64, Brandon Street, Motherwell

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Archibald Welsh - Motherwell - 1899

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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P.G. WILSON

Inverness

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P.G. Wilson - Inverness - c.1870

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P.G. Wilson - Inverness - 1878

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P.G. Wilson - Inverness - 1887

This was the business of Peter George Wilson. Born on the 2nd April 1843 at New Keith, Banffshire. He served his time as apprentice to his father, a jeweller also named Peter Wilson, in the mid 1850's and he opened his first shop at 100, Church Street, Inverness in the mid 1860's, he moved later that same year to 8, Union Street, Inverness.

Peter Wilson was a very canny man and never missed a trick where business was concerned. He cornered the market when gold was discovered in Scotland, paying over the odds for every ounce mined, but reaped the rewards when the end product was finished, as few could genuinely claim that their wares were made from real Scottish gold. In 1866 Peter Wilson had the very good fortune to be patronised by the Baron Rothschild and his party when they were touring the Highlands and when visiting Inverness they acquired several pieces from Wilson. Later, when the Rothschilds visited their friends, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Wilson's jewellery was much admired by them and in 1867 Wilson was summoned to appear at Balmoral with a selection of his jewellery and was favoured with several orders from the Queen and the Royal Family. It was an association that was to last several years and in the following year, 1867, Peter Wilson was granted the Royal Warrant.

In 1873 Peter Wilson removed to 44, High Street and on the 27th March 1879 he married Helen Whyte at Aberlour near the town of Elgin.

In 1882 Wilson purchased the old established business of Robert Naughten II at 27, Church Street, Inverness and in 1889 he moved to 1, High Street. His wife, Helen, died in March 1901 and Wilson relocated to 50, Church Street.

Peter Wilson's business was disposed of in 1915 by a public auction. It was a sad end to a once thriving business, as the sale details stated 'The auctioneer has every confidence in recommending the quality of the stock, although the goods and premises have been neglected on account of the propreitor's ill health'.

Peter George Wilson was to survive for another ten years, he passed away in January 1925. Items of his manufacture were marked ' PGW. INS' or 'P.G.WILSON INVERNESS'.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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FINLAY & FIELD

72, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

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Finlay & Field - Glasgow - 1851

Finlay & Field entered marks at both the Glasgow and Edinburgh assay offices in 1843. It is a little uncertain about which marks they used, but they certainly used a 'F & F' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners and also possibly a 'J.F' in an oblong, that John Finlay entered in 1828.

They were victims during the week long Glasgow bread riots of 1848. On Sunday the 4th March their shop in Buchanan Street was plundered and jewellery and watches to the value of £1,648 was stolen by the mob.


An example of the work and mark of Finlay & Field.

A long condiment spoon 5 1/2" (14cm) in length and weighing 17 grams. It is made in the Fiddle and Thread pattern and typically single struck, a characteristic often found in Scottish flatware. The bowl is gilded on both sides so its intended use may have been for salt.

It was assayed at the Glasgow office in 1847.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ALEXANDER GREEN

165, George Street, Aberdeen

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Alexander Green - Aberdeen - 1886

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Alexander Green - Aberdeen - 1890

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES MORRISON

Fochabers

This is likely to be an example of the work of James Morrison of Fochabers:

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'JM' - 'JM' - 'JM'

A teaspoon 5 1/2" (14cm) in length. Fiddle pattern without shoulders.

James Morrison was born at Aberdeen in 1795, he served his apprenticeship under Peter Lambert (Six years as from 5th November 1810). The apprenticeship started in Aberdeen and was completed at Berwick on Tweed, as his Master moved to that town in 1813. James Morrison returned to Aberdeen in 1817 where he is thought to have worked as a journeyman for many years. He moved to Fochabers in 1850 and set up business on his own account for probably the first time in his career, he was to stay in the town for around fifteen years before once again returning to Aberdeen in c.1865. He died in 1877, aged 82 years.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

WILLIAM ROBERTSON

128, High Street, Perth

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William Robertson - Perth - 1854

William Robertson was recorded as working at Perth from 1854 to 1868.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JOHN MUNRO

14, Charlotte Street, later, 5, Kinnoull Street, Perth

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John Munro - Perth - 1899

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John Munro - Perth - 1905

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John Munro - Perth - 1907

John Munro established his business in 1870, but he also continued that of David Munro, who was perhaps his father, that was noted by at least 1841. David Munro was born at Perth in c.1818.

David Munro entered his mark, 'DM' contained within a shield, with the Edinburgh Assay Office, and it is possible that the mark was continued to be used by John.

In 1891, John Munro was noted at Boyd's Buildings, 85, Canal Street, Perth.

The address of 14, Charlotte Street was also the one noted for David in 1891, and as can be seen from the above advertisements, a move occurred to 5, Kinnoull Street between 1905 and 1907.

John Munro continued in business until at least 1915.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILSON & SHARP

139, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Wilson & Sharp was the partnership of Robert Wilson and Andrew Sharp and was established in 1889.

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Wilson & Sharp - Edinburgh - 1897

Andrew Sharp served his apprenticeship with the Edinburgh firm of Hamilton & Inches. He left H & I to run the silver department at T.J. Paris & Co. of Liverpool.

Wilson & Sharp initially entered marks as the Glasgow Assay Office and later a wide variety of marks at the Edinburgh and London Assay Offices.

Wilson & Sharp were absorbed into the Mappin & Webb group in the 1970's.


Example of the retailer used by Wilson & Sharp. Noted on a condiment set manufactured by Martin Hall & Co. of Sheffield.
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An example of the mark of Wilson & Sharp on a menu holder assayed at Edinburgh in 1905:

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In line with other upmarket silver retailers in the first half of the 20th century, they also stocked antique silverware:

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Wilson & Sharp - Edinburgh - 1913

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Wilson & Sharp - Edinburgh - 1922

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Wilson & Sharp - Edinburgh - 1926

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DUNCAN FULLERTON

28, St. Enoch Square, Glasgow

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Duncan Fullerton - Glasgow - 1895

Successor to John Fullerton. Established in 1875.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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STRATZ & FEHRENBACH

31, High Street, Perth, and Athole Street, Dunkeld

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Stratz & Fehrenbach - Perth and Dunkeld - 1882

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Stratz & Fehrenbach - Perth and Dunkeld - 1884


The business of Louis Stratz and G.W. Fehrenbach.


NOTICE

The Copartnery Firm of STRATZ & FEHRENBACH, Watchmakers and Jewellers in Perth and in Dunkeld, of which the subscribers were sole Partners, was this day DISSOLVED of mutal consent.
Mr. Stratz will continue the Perth Business, and Mr. Fehrenbach the Dunheld Busuness, each separately and for his own behoof.
Dated at Perth this 10th day of May, in the year 1889.
L. STRATZ
G.W. FEHRENBACH
Witnesses to the Signatures of the said L. Stratz and G.W. Fehrenbach -
Donald M. Mackay, of Perth, N.B., Solicitor.
W.D. Forbes, of Perth, N.B., Bank Agent.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 14th May 1889

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES WISEMAN & SON

32, Cadzow Street, Hamilton

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James Wiseman - Hamilton - 1862


THE Estates of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son, and the said William Wiseman, as such Partner, and as an Individual, were Sequestrated on the 21st day of August 1894, by the Sheriff-Substitute of the County of Lanark. The first Deliverance is dated the 21st day of August 1894. The Meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners is to be held at twelve o'clock noon, Tuesday the 4th day of September 1894, within the Douglas and Clydesdale Hotel (Cameron's) in Hamilton. A Composition may be offered at this Meeting; and to entitle Creditors to the first Dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 4th day of January 1894. All future Advertisements relating to this Sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone.
ARCHIBALD & LOUDON, Writers,
88 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Agents.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 24th August 1894



RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estates of JAMES WISEMAN £ SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son, and the said William Wiseman, as such Partner, and as an Individual, hereby intimates that at the second Statutory Meeting of Creditors, held upon the 3rd day of October 1894, the Bankrupts offered to the Creditors a Composition on their whole debts of Twenty Shillings in the pound, payable in four equal instalments at four, ten, sixteen, and twenty-two months after their final discharge, with security, and that the Creditors present unanimously entertained the said offer for consideration ; and Notice is hereby given that it will be decided upon at a Meeting of the Creditors, to be held in the Office of the Trustee, 141 West George Street, Glasgow, upon Friday the 26th day of October 1894, at twelve o'clock noon.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, Trustee.
Glasgow, 4th October 1894.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 5th October 1894


In the SEQUESTRATION of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son, and the said William Wiseman, as such Partner, and as an Individual. I RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant, 141 West George Street, Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estates of the said James Wiseman & Son and William Wiseman, hereby call a General Meeting of Creditors, to be held in the Trustee's Office, 141 West George Street, Glasgow, on the 26th day of December 1894, at twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of considering and resolving upon what action should be taken in view of one of the Cautioners to the Composition offer made and accepted by the Creditors at their Meeting held on 26th October 1894, having refused to execute a Bond of Caution in terms of the Statute.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, C.A.,
Trustee.
Glasgow, 14th December 1894.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 14th December 1894


RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estates of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son, hereby intimates that the Commissioners have postponed a Dividend until the recurrence of another statutory period.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, C.A., Trustee.
Glasgow, 11th January 1895.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 11th January 1895


In the SEQUESTRATION of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son, and the said William Wiseman, as such Partner, and as an Individual. I RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant, 141 West George Street, Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estates of the said James Wiseman & Son and William Wiseman, hereby call a General Meeting of Creditors, to be held in the Trustee's Office, 141 West George Street, Glasgow, on the 23rd day of January 1895, at twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of considering an offer of Composition to be made by the Bankrupts, in terms of Minute of Meeting held on 26th ultimo, or otherwise deciding on what steps are to be taken in the matter.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, C.A., Trustee.
Glasgow, 15th January 1895.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 15th January 1895


In the SEQUESTRATION of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son. RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant in Glasgow, hereby gives notice that a first Dividend will be paid within his Counting House, 141, West George Street, upon the 24th day of June 1895.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, C.A., Trustee.
Glasgow, 13th May 1895.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 14th May 1895


In the SEQUESTRATION of JAMES WISEMAN & SON, Watchmakers and Jewellers, Hamilton, and William Wiseman, Watchmaker and Jeweller there, the only Partner of said Firm of James Wiseman & Son. RUTHVEN RUSSELL TODD, Chartered Accountant in Glasgow, hereby gives notice that a third and final Dividend will be paid within his Counting House, 141, West George Street, upon the 23rd day of March 1896.
RUTHVEN R. TODD, C.A., Trustee.
Glasgow, 31st January 1896.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 31st January 1896

As can be seen from the above, the business of James Wiseman was restyled at some point after 1862, to James Wiseman & Son. By 1894 William Wiseman was recorded as the only partner in the business.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:31 am

ALEX. S. WISEMAN

7, Merry Street, Cross, Motherwell

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Alex.S. Wiseman - Motherwell - 1899

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Alex.S. Wiseman - Motherwell - 1902

This is Alexander Struthers Wiseman, who, as can be seen in the 1899 advertisement, was once connected with James Wiseman & Sons (see above post).

Alexander Wiseman entered a mark with the Glasgow Assay Office in c.1905.

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BERTHA INGLIS

Edinburgh

An example of the work of the Edinburgh silversmith, Bertha Inglis:

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BI - Edinburgh - 1942

A set of four silver dessert spoons influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement with a hand-beaten finish in the bowls.


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BI - Edinburgh - 1938


Bertha Inglis was first noted in 1931. She died in 1966.

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A. TAYLOR & SON

259, Hope Street, Glasgow

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A. Taylor & Son - Glasgow - 1930

Andrew Taylor & Son entered their marks at the Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Chester assay offices. During the 1930's the business was noted as being in the sole ownership of Charles Taylor.

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ROBERTSON & WATT

24, Victoria Road, and 8, Westport, later, 72 - 73 High Street, Dundee

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Robertson & Watt - Dundee - 1930

Robertson & Watt were established in 1841 and are still in business today.

In 1862 the business appears to be in the hands of James Robertson and William Watt. At that time they were located at 24, Victoria Road, and 8, Westport, Dundee.

Robertson & Watt appear in the 1896 Dundee Directory as located at 73, High Street.


EXPANSION

The firm of Robertson & Watt, jewellers and watchmakers, 73, High Street, Dundee, which was established nearly 120 years ago, are extending their premises, taking over a shop at 72, High Street. Mr. Maurice R. Porter, who took over the firm in 1946, is the sole partner. Before that he was in business with his brother, who conducts the firm of James Porter & Sons, jewellers, Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - April 1960

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DAVID MACGREGOR

40, George Street, Perth

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David Macgregor - Perth - 1891

David McGregor was born at Perth on the 30th September 1839, he trained at the Edinburgh engravers, Begbie & Lee and Thomas Holiday. He returned to Perth to work at Constable & McGregor's (Isaac Constable and Albert McGregor) workshops at 40, George Street in 1863. He continued this business on his own account as from 1875. He was granted the Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria on the 14th October 1893. He died at Bridge of Earn on the 7th April 1909. His business at Perth was to continue into the second half of the 20th century.


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David Macgregor - Perth - 1899



The Queen's Badge of the Glasgow International Exhibition

The Executive Council selected the design submitted by Mr. Macgregor, art jeweller and engraver, of Perth. The badge is now completed, and was on view last month. Both in design and execution it is a most artistic production. The outline is a pointed oval, the margin is a belt of gold looped up at the base, and upon it is raised the inscription in mediaeval characters, "Glasgow International Exhibition, 1888." Concentric with the outer belt is the principal part of the design – a massive gold oval, with fourteen carved fleur-de-lis alternating with fourteen Scottish pearls, radiating out and resting on the belt. On the margin of this oval is a raised band, with the motto, "Palmam qui meruit ferat." The band is enriched with diamonds at the points. On the field in the centre is a figure of Fame, bearing a winged and snaked staff, and holding out a wreath of laurel, all carved in relief from the solid gold. The field shows a mosaic-like trellis of diamond-shaped panels, with the Glasgow arms repeated about seventeen times, cut on a space of about an inch surface, with minute diamonds set in the crossings, giving the field a starry-like effect. Immediately above the central oval is an imperial crown, standing upon which, and forming the apex of the design, is a miniature Scottish lion rampant, carved free in gold. Within the loop at the base of the design is a Royal helmet and gorget, with heraldic mantling, exquisitely carved from the solid gold. The following is the inscription on the back of the badge:–"Glasgow International Exhibition, State visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 22nd August, 1888."


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st September 1888


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David Macgregor & Co. - Perth - 1905



LORD BREADALBANE'S PRESENTATION

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The above sketch is taken from photograph of one of the silver vases which are to be presented to the Marquis of Breadalbane by the tenantry on his different estates. It will be remembered that a meeting of the tenantry was held at Killin, when it was decided to present his Lordship with two silver vases, valued at 300 guineas, on the occasion of his Lordship receiving the Order of the Garter. Mr David MacGregor, silversmith, Perth, was the successful competitor for the vases, and the workmanship which he has shown in the execution of the order shows that the work was entrusted to competent hands. On the broad central field between the wreaths, the chief parts of the design are displayed. In the centre is the chain or collar of the Garter with St George pendant, while the Breadalbane arms, chased and engraved, are enclosed. On the other side is the Breadalbane monogram and coronet. The four quarters of the centre are occupied with scenes of Taymouth Castle, the Queen on Loch Tay, Kilchurn Castle, and Loch Awe, and Forest Lodge with Loch Tulla. The cup rises from the base of fluted chased acanthus and roses, while the stalk is encircled with a Maquis' coronet, and chased boarheads and ornament resting on the lower base of chased work. The cover of the cup is surmounted by a royal stag on mountain top. The body of the cover has a representation of a boar chase, and on the other side a picture of a stag chase. The handles spring gracefully from a circle holding highland targets, and are surmounted by the boar's heads and clasped by the stag's heads at the finials. The base is formed of Ben Cruachan granite. The inscription is as follows:-

To the Most Honourable Gavin, Marquis of Breadalbane, Lord Stewart of the Household of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assemby of the Church of Scotland. 1894 - Presented to his Lordship on receiving the dignity of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter.

The vases are excellent specimens of the silversmith's work, and are handsome in appearance, standing 26 inches in height. The sketch given above is from a photograph of Mr Magnus Jackson, photographer, Princes Street, Perth.


Source: 'The Dundee Courier & Argus' - 30th October 1894


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David Macgregor & Co. - Perth - 1907

David Macgregor entered his marks with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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JAMES P. TAIT & SON

91, Commercial Street, Lerwick

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James P. Tait & Son - Lerwick - 1906

THE Copartnery of SMITH & TAIT, Grocers and Spirit Merchants, Lerwick, of which the Subscribers were the sole Partners, was DISSOLVED of mutual consent, on the ] 2th May 1878. Andrew Smith, who now carries on business as a Grocer and Spirit Merchant in the premises lately occupied by said Firm, is authorized to receive and discharge all debts due to, and will pay all debts due by, the late Copartnery.
ANDREW SMITH.
J. C. TAIT.
JAS. P. TAIT, Watchmaker, Lerwick,
Witness.

A. SANDISON, Stationtr, Witness.
Lerwick, 26th February 1879.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 14th March 1879


At Rose Cottage, Lerwick, on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr JAMES P. TAIT, watchmaker, of a son. - Shetland Times - 11th March 1882

At Rose Cottage, New Town, Lerwick, on the 7th instant, Mrs JAMES P. TAIT, of a son. - Shetland Times - 10th July 1886


Perhaps to be identified with:

In the Mason Hall, Lerwick, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. A. R. Saunders, M.A., JOHN TAIT, watchmaker, Lerwick, to HELEN, daughter of the late Robert Irvine, seaman, Whiteness. - Shetland Times - 22nd March 1884

At Albany Street, Lerwick, on the 23rd instant, the wife of JOHN TAIT, watchmaker, of a daughter. - Shetland Times - 26th September 1885)

At Brevik Cottages, Lerwick, on the 2nd instant, the wife of JOHN TAIT, watchmaker, of a daughter. - Shetland Times - 10th March 1888 (John Tait was recorded as being in business at Garthspool, Lewick in 1893. At the same time James P. Tait was recorded in Commercial Street, Lerwick.

Partial images of the premises of James P. Tait can be found at: http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/in ... Ijt9&pg=12 and http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/in ... O30=&pg=26

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ALEXANDER ALEXANDER

94, High Street, Elgin

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A. Alexander - Elgin - 1863

Great Robbery of Watches and Jewellery at Elgin

A robbery of watches and jewellery took place yesterday morning at the shop of Mr Alexander, Watchmaker and Jeweller, High Street, Elgin, which was found to have been broken open. One of the windows was almost completely rifled. Three gold watches, about half a score of silver watches, and a lot of gold chains, rings, and scarf pins, were carried away. Their value is estimated at £150. The shutter of the back window had been torn off, and a pane broken, through which the robbers had entered. They left nothing in the shop.

Source: The Dundee Courier & Argus - 23rd February 1870

Alexander Alexander was born at Elgin on the 17th June 1820. He opened his business in 1843, and married (Jessie Smith) on the 6th April 1847. Alexander Alexander was recorded as the last Merchant Burgess and Guild Brother in the City of Elgin. He died at Elgin on the 9th June 1900.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:25 am

GEORGE NEWLANDS

1, Portland Street, Kilmarnock

George Newlands appears in the 1851 Kilmarnock census as a 46 year old Jeweller and Watchmaker, born at Edinburgh, married to Bertha, who is 36 years old. Their children are Isabella 13 years, John 11 years, Mary 9 years, Margaret 7 years, and Jessie 3 years. George's sister, Janet 47 years, is also present. The family have one live in servant, their address is 3, Morton Place, Kilmarnock.

Bertha Newlands Maiden name is believed to be Muir.

George Newlands was also thought to be the father of the noted Architect, William Newlands (1853-1930)

The incorporation of Edinburgh Goldsmiths website has George Newlands date of death as 1853.

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