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The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

A topic for recording those in the West Country trade.

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A listing of those recorded working at Falmouth in 1827:

Abrahams, G. Church Street, Bullion Office and Navy Agent

Augustus J. Market Strand, Mathematical Instrument Maker

Goffe, W. Killigrew Street, Chronometer Maker

Hartley, S. Market Strand, Cutler

Jacob, J. Market Street, Pawn Broker

Joseph, A. Market Street, Pawn Broker

Joseph and Son, Market Street, Watch Makers and Jewellers

Lawrance and Co., Church Street, Bullion Office

Merrifield and Genn, Market Street, Jewellers and Watch Makers

Martyn, J. N. Market Street, Watch Maker and Jeweller

Rowe, B.C. & I. High Street, Watch Makers & Bullion Merchants

Williams, A. Church Street, Watch and Clock Maker

Source: A Panorama of Falmouth - J. Philip - 1827

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BERINGER & Co. - BERINGER & SCHWERER

16 Market Jew Street and West End, Redruth, Falmouth and Penzance


Private Installations. — The premises of Messrs. Beringer & Co., jewellers, Redruth, is now lighted with the electric light.

Source: The Electrical Review - 29th September 1893


Notice of Dissolution of Partnership

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Francis Fidelis Beringer, Stanley Tregea Beringer,
and Samuel Edgar Beringer, carrying on business as Jewellers and Watchmakers at Redruth, Falmouth and Penzance, in the county of Cornwall, under the style or firm of BERINGER AND SCHWERER, has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the 31st day of May, 1911. All debts due and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Francis Fidelis Beringer, so far as they have been incurred in connection with the Redruth branch of the said business, by the said Stanley Tregea Beringer so far as they have been incurred in connection with the Falmouth branch of the said business, and by the said Samuel Edgar Beringer so far as they have been incurred in connection with the Penzance branch of the said business.—Dated this thirteenth day of-June, 1911.

FRANCIS FIDELIS BERINGER.
STANLEY TREGEA BERINGER.
SAMUEL EDGAR BERINGER.


Source: The London Gazette - 16th June 1911

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SAMUEL EDGCUMBE

11, Cornwall Street, Plymouth


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Samuel Edgcumbe entered his mark 'S.E' contained within an oval punch, with the Birmingham Assay Office.

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J.W. BENNETT

21, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon


J.W. Bennett was recorded as a Chronometer and Watchmaker and a member of the British Horological Institute in 1865.

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F. GOULDING

Plymouth


F. Goulding was recorded as a Watchmaker and a member of the British Horological Institute in 1865.

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JOHN ADAMS

Exeter


Devonshire

Died - At Exeter, Miss Adams, daughter of Mr. J. Adams, Jeweller.


Source: The Monthly Magazine - 1st November 1801

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GEORGE ROSE

95, South Street, Exeter


Deeds of Arrangement

Rose, George, 95, South-street, Exeter, watchmaker and jeweler. Trustee: Albert L. Honey, accountant, 23, Catherine street, Exeter. Secured creditors, £513 2s. 6d. Filed May 4 ; liabilities, £452 Is. 3d. ; assets, £161 12s. 8d.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1891

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JAMES EDGCOMBE

65, George-street, Plymouth


Bankruptcy Record

Edgcombe, James, 65, George-street, Plymouth, jeweler. First meeting : 10, Athenaeum-terrace, Plymouth, June 5, at 2.30. Examination: C.C., East Stonehouse, June 22, at 11. Adjudication : May 26.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1891


A Cool Bankrupt

A meeting of the creditors of James Edgcombe, jeweler, George-street, Plymouth, was held at the offices of the Official Receiver (Mr. J. Greenway), Athenaeum-terrace, Plymouth. Debtor returned his liabilities at £2,182 10s. 9d.—£2,182 owing to his mother and 10s. 9d. to Mr. Jennings. The assets consisted of stock of the nominal value of £2,500 expected to realize £1,200. In reply to the Official Receiver, the bankrupt denied that he had a pocketful of gold at the time the receiving order was made—only a few shillings. Had no books showing the amount of stock he had received.

You have had stock to the value of £5,000 ?—That is the selling price.
Then in fifteen months you have got rid of £2,500 worth of stock. Where is it ? — I can't have got rid of it if it is not there. A man seized a lot
of things, although I did not owe him a penny.
You have been pawning a lot of goods ?—One or two things.
One or two! —a lot : forty-seven rings. What sort are they ? — A case of rings which I pawned to pay a debt.
Is that the way to do business ? - I had to pay the debt.
The rings may be worth £100. Although pawned for £25 ?—The profit would be about one-third.
Have you not been constantly taking things away? - Only the goods of customers.
How long have you been in business ?—I don't know. About eleven years, I think. Father lent me the money. I have not disposed of property except in the regular way of business, but I have kept no cash-book since my sister left me.
Do you owe the National Provincial Bank any money ?—A little.
Why is it not mentioned here ?—It is guaranteed.
I expect you will find plenty of others to whom money is due ?—I don't think you will. It would be utterly impossible for me to file an account of my sales for twelve months. The stock represents all the property I have.
Have you not been betting?—No ; I can spend money better than that.
The Official Receiver : I think you have been spending money a great deal worse than that.
Debtor was allowed to pass at a subsequent adjourned examination.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1891


Perhaps to be identified with Samuel Edgcumbe (see above post).

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DAVID PINKAS & Co.

Devonport


INSOLVENT DEBTORS

Phineas David, known by the name of Davis Pincas, and also by the name of David Pinkas, formerly of Banbury, Oxfordshire, in partnership with Simon Isaac, trading under the firm of David Pinkas and Co., as Jewellers and silversmiths, also as country dealers, then of Plymouth, and late of Devonport, jeweller and licensed hawker, on his own account, sued by the name of David Pinkas, sued with Simon Isaac.


Source: The Law Advertiser - 25th February 1830


BANKRUPTS

8th April 1834

D. PINCAS, Devonport, silversmith.


Source: Colburn's New Monthly Magazine - 1834


BANKRUPTS

Pincas, David, Devonport, silversmith, April 18, May 20: solicitors, Mr. Gilbard, Devonport; and Mr. Smith, Chancery Lane

Source: The Spectator - 12th April 1834


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Postby dognose » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:43 pm

A Listing of Those Working in the Trade at Exeter in c.1873:

Die Sinker

Seago Ephraim, 17 Codrington st


Gold-beater

Woodgate Wm. Little Queen st


Gold and Silversmiths

Ellis Brothers, 200 High st
Lake H. High st
Stone F. E. High st


Jewellers

Avent Thomas, 26 South st
Corti Paul, 7 South st
Hall F. 73 South st
Hamlyn F. Preston st
Herbert Thomas, Sidwell st
Linton George, Sidwell st
Lyons Joseph, George st
Rose R. 81-2 South st
Stone Mrs. F. 36 High st
Strowbridge W. Summerland buildings
Symons W. Goldsmith st 4
Trist Wm. Waterbeer st
Windeatt R. Catherine st
Yelland John C. 4 North st

Watchmakers

Burrington John, Bampfylde st
Coles William, Bedford lane
Corti Paul, 7 South st
Davis Thomas, Milk st
Duffner Isidor, Summerland st
Ellis Brothers, 200 High st
Frost and Johns, 83 Sidwell st
Gregory William, 3 High st
Guillaume G. 21 Queen st
Herbert T. 132 Sidwell st
Hettish S. and F. 121 Fore st
Lisle and Son, 27 Bridge st
Lyons Joseph, George st
Linton G. 129 Sidwell st
McNay and Son, 10 Fore st
Parrish John, 33 Paris st
Plaff J. Union st. Cowick estate
Rose R. 81 South st
Spiegelhalder W. 73 South st
Strowbridge Henry, Bedford lane
Trist Joseph C. 30 Bridge st
Upjohn, Wood, and Co. 39 High st
Wakelin J. R. 56J Holloway st
Wilkinson Robert, 48 Sidwell st
Yelland J. C. 4 North st


Source: Hand-book and Directory for Exeter and its Neighbourhood - c.1873

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WILLIAM MAYELL

Exeter


DIVIDENDS

Mayell Wiliam, late of Exeter, but now of Salisbury Gaol, Jeweller, Dec 6


Source: The Tradesman - 1st December 1808

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J.A. MEDLEN

8, Frankfort Lane, Plymouth


On the 4th ult. the house, No. 8, Frankfort Lane, Plymouth, in the occupation of Mr. J. A. Medlen, manufacturing jeweller, was destroyed by fire. The premises were completely gutted and some valuable lathes, fittings, &c, destroyed. Comparatively little jewellery, however, was lost, it being Mr. Medlen's practice to take home the more valuable portion of the stock every night.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd April 1888

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S.H. La TROBE

35, College Green, Bristol


BANKRUPTCY

BRISTOL

Mary Hannah La Trobe, 35, College Green, trading as S. H. La Trobe, watchmaker and jeweller. Replying to the Official Receiver, the debtor stated that when her husband died in 1882, she had a statement of her affairs prepared by Mr. Solomon Hare. She had a copy of that statement, which could be produced. Her husband died without a will, and she took out letters of administration. With regard to the statement referred to, the stock was valued by a competent person, and she believed the amount'stated as the surplus was a bonafide one. Her children were minors at the time of her husband's death, and their money was left in the business. The examination was adjourned till the 23rd March.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd April 1888

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COLLYER BROTHERS

High Street, Glastonbury


Liquidations by Arrangement or Composition

Collyer, Osman Henry, trading as Collyer Bros., High-street, Glastonbury, watchmaker. August 8. W. Plummer, sol., Bristol.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th September 1877

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EDWIN LANGFORD

Broad Quay, Bristol


Adjudications of Bankruptcy

Langford, Edwin, Broad Quay, Bristol, watchmaker. July 31.



Trustees Appointed

Langford, Edwin (Bkt), Bristol, watchmaker. Tr., A. J. E. Williams, Bristol, accountant.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th September 1877

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Postby dognose » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:37 pm

A Listing of those working in the trade in Barnstable:

WATCH MAKERS

Ford, Charles, High Street
Gaydon, John, High Street
Hill, Benjamin, Joy Street
Hunt, John, High Street
Mallett, John, High Street
Sellick, J. Holland Street


CUTLERS

Jones, W. Trinity Street
Grinney, Jas. Silver Street


Source: Williams's Manufacturers' Directory, for London and Principal Market Towns in England - J. Williams - 1864

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Postby dognose » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:49 pm

A Listing of those working in the trade in Devonport:

WATCH MAKERS & JEWELLERS

Burt, R. Queen Street
Burtford, J. Marlboro' Street
Cammerer, J. Marlboro' Street
Ching, W. Duke Street
Chutterburt, H. St. Aubyn Street
Croydon, C. Fore Street
Edgeburt, W. Mamble Row
Granvill, S. Fore Street
Heine & Co. Tavistock Street
Kallenseo, C. Fore Street
Leddra, King Street
Libby, D. Fore Street
Stenlake, B. Boat Lane
Sweet, W. Stafford Hill


CUTLERS

Dyer, D. Fore Street
Hill, R. Cherry Garden Street
Price, J. King Street
Shaw, Jno. Fore Street


Source: Williams's Manufacturers' Directory, for London and Principal Market Towns in England - J. Williams - 1864

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Postby dognose » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:51 pm

A Listing of those working in the trade in Bideford:

WATCH MAKERS

Bailey, Richard, High Street
Lee, William, High Street
Mill, William High Street
Organ, William, Bridge Street


Source: Williams's Manufacturers' Directory, for London and Principal Market Towns in England - J. Williams - 1864

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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RICHARD FREEMAN

Plymouth


An example of the work and mark of Richard Freeman:

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Richard Freeman's working period is thought to have been 1702 to 1753.

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