The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 am

FRANCIS QUICK

Bristol


GUILDHALL - Mr. Francis Quick, a watchmaker and jeweller, lately carrying on business at Bristol, has been remanded by Sir W. Carden, charged with obtaining under false pretences nearly £10,000 worth of jewelry on credit, and within three months of his bankruptcy, with intent to defraud his creditors.

Source: The Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian - 4th August 1854

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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WILLIAM BRUFORD & SON

241, High Street, and 1, Bedford Street, Exeter and 100, later, 132, later, 60-62, Terminus Road, and 11-13, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne


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Wm. Bruford & Son - Eastbourne and Exeter - 1903


An example of the work and mark of W. Bruford & Son, a toast-rack assayed at London in 1916:

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BRUFORD & SON/EXETER & EASTBOURNE

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WB/&S - London - 1916

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WB/&S

The business was established at Eastbourne in the 1880's by William Bruford.

William Bruford died in September 1894. The firm was continued by Albert William Henry Bruford.

The business of S. & E. Piper of 241, High Street, Exeter was acquired in 1899.

A.D. Bruford was noted as a director in 1927.

The business of John Young & Co. Ltd. (formerly Ellis, Depree & Tucker) was acquired in 1930.

The High Street, Exeter, premises were destroyed by enemy bombing in 1942 and temporary premises obtained at Central Buildings, Exeter.

The directors in 1994 were noted as Leslie Gordon Nicolas Bruford (Chairman), Edmund Robin Bruford-Davies (Secretary) and J.L Hayman-Joyce.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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NICHOLAS EVENS (EVANS)

Totnes, Devon


THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS

The Matters of the PETITIONS and SCHEDULES of the PRISONERS hereinafter named (the same having been filed in the Court) are appointed to be heard at the Court House, in Portugal Street, Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields, on Tuesday the 22d day of May 1838, at Nine o’Clock in the Forenoon.

Nicholas Evens (sued and committed as Nicholas Evans, and as Nicholas Evens), formerly of the Market-place, Totnes, Devonshire, jeweller and Watch-Maker, afterwards of Totnes aforesaid, Innkeeper, Licenced Victualler, Watch-Maker, and Jeweller, then an innkeeper and Licenced Victualler, keeping the Globe inn, at Totnes asforesaid, and late lodging at the sign of the Black Bear Inn, Piccadilly, Middlesex, following no trade or business there.


Source: The London Gazette - 1st May 1838

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOHN SCOTT

10, Duke Street, Devonport


BANKRUPTS

BANKRUPTCIES AWARDED


John Scott, residing at No. 10, Duke Street, Devonport, Devon, jeweller and silversmith.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 26th December 1848

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOHN PARISH

Exeter


DEATH

August 18th, in childbirth, Margaret, wife of Mr John Parish, jeweller. Exeter, (eldest daughter of Mr Walter Hannah, Aberaman) aged 28 years.


Source: The Aberdare Times - 22nd August 1874

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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GRANVILLE & LINDE

48, Fore Street, Devonport


The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
In the County Court of Devonshire, holden at East Stonehouse.
In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Elizabeth Granville, of 48, Fore-street, Devonport, and of 23, Trafalgar-place, Stoke Damerel, both in the county of Devon, Silversmith, and Theodore Linde, of 48, Fore-street, Devonport aforesaid, Silversmith, and of Bank of England-place, Plymouth, in the county of Devon, Medical Galvanist, the said Elizabeth Granville and Theodore Linde, trading at 48, Fore-street, Devonport aforesaid, as Silversmith, under the firm of Granville and Linde.
NOTICE is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the separate estate of Theodore Linde, one of the above-named-persons, has been summoned to be held at the offices of Messrs. Edmonds and and Son, 8, Parade, Plymouth, in the county of Devon, on the 7th day of August, 1872, at twelve o'clock at noon precisely.—Dated this 19th day of July, 1872.
GRANVILLE and LINDE, the above-named Debtors.



The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
In the County Court of Devonshire, holden at East Stonehouse.
In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Elizabeth Granville, of 48, Fore-street, Devonport, and of 23, Trafalgar-place, Stoke Damerel, both in the county of Devon, Silversmith, and Theodore Linde, of 48, Fore-street, Devonport aforesaid, Silversmith, and of Bank of England-place, Plymouth, in the county of Devon, Medical Galvanist, the said Elizabeth Granville and Theodore Linde, trading at 48, Fore-street, Devonport aforesaid, as Silversmith, under the firm of Granville and Linde.
NOTICE is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the separate estate of Theodore Linde, one of the above-named-persons, has been summoned to be held at the offices of Messrs. Edmonds and and Son, 8, Parade, Plymouth, in the county of Devon, on the 7th day of August, 1872, at half-past twelve o'clock in the afternoon precisely.—Dated this 19th day of July, 1872.
THEODORE LINDE, one of the above-named Debtors.


Source: The London Gazette - 23rd July 1872

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:56 pm

JOHN STONE

Exeter


An example of the work and mark of John Stone:

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See: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=52563

and: https://www.925-1000.com/dlExeter.html

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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FRANCIS JOHN SPILLER

17, Fore Street, Taunton


A daring robbery was committed in Taunton on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning. Mr. F. J. Spiller, jeweller and silversmith, of Fore-street, closed his establishment about ten o'clock on Saturday night, having placed such gold watches and jewellery as were left with him for repairs in a safe but he left all his stock in their usual places in the window and on the counter in glass cases. The robbers broke the glass half of the door and unlocked the door, thus gaining entrance into the shop. They appear to have left the premises as they entered them. A benzoline lamp belonging to the proprietor was found burning in the back room next morning, and a gimlet and a small fret saw were found on the counter. The police have made no arrests. The following is a list of the goods taken :—Two cases of gem rings, two stands of gold keepers, about a dozen gold bracelets, 100 gold pins, three scarf rings, 69 gold and silver watches, some gold alberts, sixteen gold pencil cases, etc..

Source: The Weekly Mail - 17th April 1886


Francis John Spiller was recorded as a Watchmaker of 17, Fore Street, Taunton in Kelly's Directory of Somersetshire - 1883

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:47 am

J. MORGAN jnr. and J. AITCHESON jnr.

Bristol


BANKRUPTS

J. Morgan jnr. and J. Aitcheson jnr., Bristol, Jewellers.


Source: The Age - 7th May 1826

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOHN C. WEBBER

Plymouth


About seven o'clock on Saturday night an accountant named Ricketts, entered the shop of a Plymouth jeweller called Webber, who carries on business in a prominent thoroughfare, and fired three revolver shots at the proprietor. None took effect, however, and before the assailant could again fire he was disarmed. Jealousy is reported to be the cause of the outrage.

Source: Barry Herald - 17th March 1899


EX-CARDIFF MAN SHOT

JURY'S EXTRAORDINARY FINDING


At Devonshire Assizes on Wednesday (before Mr Justice Philliniore) Charles Ricketts, bookkeeper, was charged with shooting at John C. Webber, jeweller, of Plymouth, formerly of Cardiff, with intent to murder him. The wife of the prisoner had for some years been living with prosecutor, her husband having deserted her. On March 11th prisoner called at prosecutor's shop demanding £20, and failing to get the money he went away, but returned again in the evening, when he took out a revolver and fired at the prosecutor in the abdomen. Penetration was prevented by his watch chain, which became dented. When arrested the accused said, "I wish I had murdered him." The jury found the prisoner guilty of firing the pistol.
The Clerk: With intent to kill ?
Jurors: No.
His Lordship: What for, then ?
A Juror: To frighten him.
His Lordship: Really, really, you must not make such an exhibition as this.
After some discussion among the jurors the Foreman said they found the prisoner guilty of "Shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm." The prisoner was sentenced to four years penal servitude.


Source: South Wales Daily News - 22nd June 1899

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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WILLIAM LENDON

Fore Street, Taunton


A fellow entered the shop of Mr. Lendon, silversmith, of Taunton, on Friday night, and requested to look at some silver watches. Having chosen one to his mind, he selected a chain, seal, &c. for its accompaniments, and while they were being fastened on, he looked through the shop window, and begged Mr. L. lo be as quick as possible, lest his horse and cart, which he said he had left a few doors above, should go off—and pulling out of his pocket, and placing on the counter, a canvas money-bag, seemingly distended with bank-notes. The moment the watch was ready for delivery, the fellow looked through the window again—exclaimed, with great earnestness, that his horse was set off—and, snatching up the watch, ran out of the shop. For a few minutes, Mr. L. presuming on the apparent sufficiency of the canvas bag, which was still lying before him, felt no suspicion on the occasion ; but the man not returning, he ventured to examine his security, which he found to consist of nothing but scraps of printed bills torn from the walls! The depredator got clear off.

Source: The News - 5th September 1813


Referring to c.1820:

......Returning again into Fore Street :—next to Bluett's (the grocer), at the corner of Hammet Street, was Townsend's drapery establishment; next door Henderson, the mercer; and adjoining, Wright's grocery shop, and Miss Norris, milliner. Then came Daniel Hearn's drapery shop ; and next door, Collard's hat shop. Quaker Mullett's shop for fancy articles was close by, and also Lendon's shop, the silversmith. Behind Lendon's lived Gooding, an auctioneer. Two old peaked front houses came next; one inhabited by a tinman, named Haviland, and the other by a jeweller, named Sutton. One of these houses was very dilapidated, and fell into the street on a Saturday afternoon.......

Source: Recollections of Taunton by an old Tauntonian - Edward Francis Goldsworthy - 1883


William Lendon, a watch and clockmaker of Fore Street, is recorded in Pigot's Directory of Taunton - 1830

Harriet Lendon is recorded as a jeweler and silversmith in the 1861 census for Taunton.

The Taunton silversmith, William Chard, had a son, Walter William Lendon Chard, b. 1843 at Taunton, perhaps indicating a connection between the two silversmithing families.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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WILLIAM UGLOW

Newton Abbott, Devon


Distribution of Assets

UGLOW, William, Newton Abbott, Devon, silversmith, died May 20. Claims by July 2 to H.G. Beachy, Newton Abbott, sol.


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

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CONROY COUCH

54, Union Street, Torquay


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Conroy Couch - Torquay - 1886

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:33 am

DOMINICK WEISSER

Plymouth


Dominick Weisser, of Plymouth, in the county of Devon, Watchmaker and Silversmith, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, on the 27th day of April, 1865, a public sitting, for the said bankrupt to pass his Last Examination, and make application for his Discharge, will be held before Biggs Andrews, Esq., the Commissioner of the said Court, on the 26th day of June next, at the said Court, at the Athenaeum, Plymouth, at half-past twelve o'clock in the afternoon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender. Mr. Theophilus Carrick, of Queen-street, Exeter, is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Edmonds and Sons, of Plymouth, are the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.

Source: The London Gazette - 30th May 1865

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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WILLIAM JONES

High Street, Oxford


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William Jones - Oxford - 1775

William Jones served his apprenticeship (seven years as from 5th January 1763) under George Tonge (see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=40980&p=158201&hilit=tonge#p158201). He appears to working on his own account as from 1771.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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JOEL

Buckland Street, Plymouth


A singular charge was investigated at Plymouth on Tuesday. James Webber Downton, who already stands committed for burglary and stealing five hundred pounds, the property of the Cornwall Railway Company, was charged with burglary and arson. Some months ago the house of Mr. Joel, jeweller, Buckland-street, was broken into in his absence, robbed, and then set on fire. The prisoner was identified as among the spectators at the fire, and, when arrested on a former charge, pawn-tickets relating to a Masonic jewel and a scarf-pin, which the prosecutor subsequently identified, were found in Downton's possession. He was committed on both charges.

Source: The Aberystwith Observer and Merionethshire News - 10th November 1888

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J. ROSSITER

High Street, Weston-super-Mare


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J. Rossiter - Weston-super-Mare - c.1865

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J. Rossiter - Weston-super-Mare - 1865

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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THE ASSAY OFFICE, EXETER

In the House of Commons, on March 19, Mr. Thorold Rogers asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Assay Office at Exeter for the purpose of marking manufactured plate had not been long shut up, to the great inconvenience of silver and goldsmiths in the West of England; and whether he would take steps to obviate the inconvenience and loss which ensued from the present state of things.

In reply the Chancellor of the Exchequer said:-

The Assay Office at Exeter was discontinued in July, 1883, in consequence of the small amount of plate which was sent there to be assayed and marked. Nearly the whole of the plate assayed at that office in 1882 and up to July, 1883, was sent there by a Bristol firm, and when they transferred their business to London the necessity for continuing the office at Exeter ceased to exist. The company therefore passed a resolution to close the office, as they considered that the expenses of keeping it up would not be covered by the fees. I find it hard to believe that business of goldsmiths and silversmiths in the West of England should have so considerably increased since the Exeter office was closed as to give cause for the complaint of loss and inconvenience to the trade.


Source: The Jeweller and Metalworker - 1st April 1885

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DURRAN & SON

9, Oxford Street, Reading


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Durran & Son - Reading - 1914

Established in 1829.

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Re: The English Provincial Trade - The West Country

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E.W. KING

37, West Street, later, 27, Culver Road, Reading


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E.W. King - Reading - 1920

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