The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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SAMUEL COMPTON

Frome, Somerset


The Bankruptcy Act, 1869. In the County Court of Somersetshire, holden at Frome. In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Samuel Compton, of Frome, in the county of Somerset, Jeweller.

Notice is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the above-named person has been summoned to be held at the offices of Mr. Henry William McCarthy, in King-street, in Frome aforesaid, on the 26th day of February, 1876, at twelve o’clock at noon precisely.
-Dated this 7th day of February, 1876.

HY. WM. McCARTHY, King-street, Frome, Solicitor for the said Debtor.


Source: The London Gazette - 15th February 1876

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOHN VINCENT

74, later, 86, St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset

Chronology of the business:

B. Bezozzi - 1785-1820
John G. Vincent - 1801-1894
John B. Vincent - 1825-1904
John Vincent - 1857-1914
John Vincent - Unknown but at least into the late 1930's


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John Vincent - Weymouth - 1869

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John Vincent - Weymouth - 1920


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John Vincent - Weymouth - 1920


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John Vincent - Weymouth - 1931


The business entered a mark with the London Assay Office:

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J - five-pointed star - V

Noted on a spoon assayed at London in 1938.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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ALFRED JOHN MOUNTSTEPHEN

County House, New Street, Sidmouth


OBITUARY

Mr. Alfred John Mountstephen, of Sidmouth, at the age of 70. He was a goldsmith and jeweller in New Street, Sidmouth for 30 years until he retired 18 months ago.


Source: Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith - July 1958

Late Truscott. Established 1902.

The firm continues in business today.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOHN W. SINGER & SONS

Frome, Somerset and Effingham House, Arundel Street, Strand, London


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J.W. Singer - Frome, Somerset - 1882

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J.W. Singer & Sons - Frome, Somerset - 1911


We were pleased to learn that Messrs. Singer & Son, of Frome, exhibited at Melbourne, and, as we expected, obtained the highest honours. The repousse work of this firm is of the highest merit. Mr. W. H. Singer, although a young man, is already an art metal worker of high standing, and a successful competitor for the prizes annually offered by the Goldsmiths' Company. He also obtained the £100 prize offered by Mr. Watherston for the best essay on the silver trade, and holds the Medal of the Society of Arts. It is to him, also, that we are indebted for the excellent lecture recently delivered at the Society of Arts, and the instructive contributions to this Journal on "Art Work in the Precious Metals."

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th September 1881

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EDWARD BYNE

St Mary Arches, Exeter

A rare example of the work and mark of Edward Byne:

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Thomas Byne and John Stone were recorded as serving their apprenticeships under Edward Byne. (Source: Exeter Freeman - Devon and Cornwall Record Society - 1973)

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JOHN MANNING

80, Boutport Street, Barnstaple


BANKRUPTCIES

MANNING, John, Watchmaker, 80, Boutport-street, Barnstaple. A receiving order in the above case was made on the 18th ult.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd October 1893

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ALFRED ORCHARD

252, High Street, Exeter


BANKRUPTCIES

ORCHARD. Alfred, (Alfred Orchard Carter, trading as), Optician, 252, High-street, Exeter. The first meeting of the creditors interested herein took place on the 18th ult. at the Official Receiver's offices, Exeter. The debtor's summary of accounts showed liabilities amounting to £1,272 of which £915 was due to fully secured creditors. The assets were estimated to produce £205, thus leaving a deficiency of £152 1s. 4d. The debtor alleged his failure to have been caused through bad trade, ill health, and pressure by creditors. The estate was left in the hands of the Official Receiver.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 2nd October 1893

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JOHN WALTER TOTHILL TUCKER

Tiverton, Devon


Born 25th August 1792, Exeter. Baptised 16th September 1792, Exeter. Died 1st February 1881, Tiverton, Devon, Aged 90.


The below likely refers to John Walter Tothill Tucker:

Executions

Friday, George Champion, aged 21, and John James, 22, who were convicted at the late Devon Assizes of a burglary and robbery to a large amount, in the house of Mr. Tucker, watchmaker and jeweller, at Tiverton, were executed at Exeter. Champion was a native of Minehead; and James of Bristol. Champion confessed that he robbed Mr. Markes, a jeweller of Cardiff, to a considerable amount, in company of a man who has since been transported for another offence.


Source: The Bristol Mercury - 3rd September 1827

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PENTECOST SYMONDS

Plymouth

An example of the work and mark of Pentecost Symonds:

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PS - Exeter - 1740


Pentecost Symonds married Sarah Martin on the 28th February 1730 at Lesnewth, Cornwall.

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Marks of the Exeter Assay Office taken from The Book of Hall Marks, Or, Manual of Reference for the Gold and Silversmith By Alfred Lutschaunig - 1872:

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JAMES DRAYTON, later, J. DRAYTON & SON

46, later, 4, Fore Street, Taunton


Silver Cradle.—The wife of the Mayor of Taunton having presented him with a daughter during his year of office, the townspeople are about to present him with a silver cradle, and have commissioned Mr. Drayton, of Fore-street, to carry out their wishes.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st December 1893


Drayton's premises located at 4, Fore Street, Taunton were originally built in 1865 for the Wilts and Dorset Bank, it was later occupied by the Inland Revenue before being remodelled in 1892 to house Drayton’s Jewellers. Drayton's closed around 1994, They had been in business since at least 1880.



THE OPENING OF THE TAUNTON ELECTRICITY WORKS

A casket of silver was presented to Mr. Alderman Potter, on the front of which are Mr. Potter's initials, in blue and red enamel, and on the reverse side the inscription "Presented to Alderman William Potter, J.P., with a copy of the resolution of the Taunton Town Council acknowledging services rendered by him as chairman of the Electric Lighting Committee, 15th August, 1900." On each side are columns, being representations of the borough mace. The cover is surmounted by the Taunton arms, and the casket stands on velvet. It was made by Messrs. Drayton and Sons, and is a beautiful specimen of silversmith's work. The illuminated address, which is excellently done, was the work of Mr. Burrow, engraver, of Bath place.


Source: The Electrical Engineer - 17th August 1900


By 1959 the business was noted as being in the hands of Winifred M. Richardson, but retaining the name of J. Drayton & Son.

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MITCHELLS OF EXETER

St Stephens House, Bedford Street, Exeter


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Mitchells of Exeter - Exeter - 1954

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GEORGE PARSONS

16, Old Market Street, Bristol


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Geo. Parsons - Bristol - 1879

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LISLES OF EXETER Ltd.

3, Goldsmith Street, Exeter


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Lisles of Exeter ltd - Exeter - 1954

Established in 1845.

Incorporating Towill & Co.

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ARTHUR TOWILL

Taunton St Mary Magdalene


Persons Declared Bankrupt - November

Arthur Towill, of Taunton St Mary Magdalen, in Somersetshire, Silversmith and Jeweller.


Source: The London Magazine and Monthly Chronologer - December 1746

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F.E. STONE

36, High Street, Exeter


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F.E. Stone - Exeter - 1874

Late Thomas Stone.

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JOSEPH PRICE & SONS

Weston-super-Mare


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Joseph Price and Sons - Weston-super-Mare - 1865

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JOSEPH ELLIS & SON

10, Queen Street, Exeter


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Joseph Ellis & Son - Exeter - 1874

Established in 1800.

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WILLIAM LISLE

27, New Bridge Street, Exeter


An advertisement issued by William Lisle from 1848 states:

William Lisle, 27, New Bridge-street, Exeter. Watchmaker and Silversmith. Can offer to Assize Visitors to Exeter, choice and excellent assortment of Watches, Silver Plate, Best Britannia Metal Tea Pots, Electro Plated Articles.

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SAMUEL BURMAN

9, Wine Street and St. Augustine's parade, Bristol


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S. Burman - Bristol - 1877


Recorded in The Handbook to the Manufacturers & Exporters of Great Britain - 1870, The Bristol Trade Directory - 1871, Kelly's Directory of the Watch & Clock Trades - 1880, and Kelly's Directory of Somersetshire, With the City of Bristol - 1883.

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