Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:11 pm

RICHARD SHARMAN

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Richard Sharman as a 28 year-old, English born, Silversmith (Pipe Mounter). He is married to 29 year-old, English born, Beatrice. The couple have three children, Dorathy 3½, Richard 2, and Gladys 1 year old, all born in Dublin City. They reside at 1, Chelgrove Terrace, Dublin, which is described in the census as a seven room private dwelling, along with one live-in servant and three boarders. The family's religion was recorded as Protestant, Church of England.

Richard Sharman does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

He is perhaps to be identified with the London Pipe Mounter, William Sharman, who was working around the same period.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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GEORGE HERBERT EVANS

Dublin


The 1911 Irish Census records George Herbert Evans as a 33 year-old Jeweller and Silversmith (Assistant Manager). He was born in Dublin City, is unmarried, and boards at the house of Annie Hunter Madders at 19, Leinster Road, Dublin. His religion was recorded as Congregationalist (Protestant).

George Herbert Evans does not appear to be recorded in the 1901 Irish Census.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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MARTIN FITZGERALD

Cork


The 1901 Irish Census records Martin Fitzgerald as a 71 year-old, Galway born, Lapidary. He is married to 64 year-old, Co. Cork born, Mary. They reside at Aghada, Cork. Their religion was recorded as Roman Catholic.

Martin Fitzgerald does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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WILLIAM GUNNING

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records William Gunning as a 48 year-old, Dublin City born, Silversmith. He is a widower, and lives with his three sons, Thomas 20, Matthew 18, and Peter 16 years of age, and daughter, Bridget 22 years of age, all recorded as unmarried. Son Matthew is also described as a Silversmith. They reside at 12.1, Monck Place, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. Their religion was recorded as Roman Catholic.

The 1911 Irish Census records that William Gunning, presumably the same man , but now recorded as aged 65 years, has a new family. He is married to 36 year-old, Co. Kildare born, Elizabeth. The couple have two daughters, Mary Clare 7, and Josephine Mary 2 years of age. The family reside at 22, Iona Drive, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. The census records that the couple have been married eight years, have had three children, of whom two are living.

This may be the Gunning of Kane & Gunning, later, Gunning & Reynolds, later, Gunning & Co.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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HENRY GERTY

32, South Great George's Street, Dublin


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Henry Gerty - Dublin - 1857

Likely to be identified with the Henry A. Gerty below.

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HENRY A. GERTY

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Henry A. Gerty as a 67 year-old, Dublin born, Jeweller and Silversmith. He is married to 62 year-old, Dublin born, Susan J.. The couple live with their two sons and three daughters, Annie F. 29, Susan J. 28, W. Brinsley 26, Emily C. 22, and G. Sheridan 18 years of age. The family reside at 501, Pembroke Road, Dublin, which is described in the census as a nine room private dwelling. Their religion was recorded as Protestant Church of Ireland. Son W. Brinsley is also described as a Jeweller and Silversmith.

The 1911 Irish Census records Henry as 77 year-old Jeweller. He resides with his wife and children, W. Brinsley 37 and Emily C. 35 years of age. The family have changed their address in the 10-year interval to 28, Pembroke Road, Dublin, which is described in the census as a eight room private dwelling. The census records that the couple have been married 43 years, have had six children, of whom five are living.

He is likely to be identified with the Henry Gerty above.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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W. BRINSLEY GERTY

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records W. Brinsley Gerty as a 26 year-old, Dublin born, Jeweller and Silversmith. He is unmarried and resides with his parents (see above post) at 501, Pembroke Road, Dublin. His religion was recorded as Protestant Church of Ireland.

The 1911 Irish Census records W. Brinsley Gerty as a 37 year-old Jeweller now residing at 28, Pembroke Road, Dublin. He is still unmarried.

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P. MONAHAN & Co. Ltd.

Central Hotel Chambers, Dublin


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P. Monahan & Co. Ltd. - Dublin - 1963

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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JAMES WALSH

19, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin

Successor to Cahill & Walsh, Dame Street, Dublin

James Walsh appears to be only a importer and retailer, but items may possibly be marked with name.

The Sylphide umbrella was a product of Sangster’s. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30437&p=76426&hilit=sangster#p76426


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James Walsh - Dublin - c.1845


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James Walsh - Dublin - c.1845

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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J. McDOWELL

19, Mary Street, later, 3, Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin (the 'Happy Ring House')


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J. McDowell - Dublin - 1940


Established in 1870 at Mary Street by John McDowell and continued by William McDowell, who was John's younger brother.

The business relocated to 3, Sackville (later renamed O'Connell) Street by 1901.

The business was completely destroyed and looted during the 1916 Easter uprising and rebuilt in 1917.

William McDowell was shot in the leg during the uprising and his porter shot dead.

From 1935 to 1976 the business was in the hands of John J. (Jack) McDowell, who's horse 'Caughoo' ( a 100/1 outsider ridden by Eddie Dempsey and trained by Herbert McDowell, who was Jack's brother. They named him 'Caughoo' after their father's estate in Co. Cavan ), won the Aintree Grand National in 1947.

J. McDowell is still in business today and still in the hands of the same family. It is currently being run by Peter and John McDowell.

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J. McDowell, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweller, 19, Mary Street, opposite Todd, Burns, & Co.– This is one of the most attractive shops In Mary Street. The establishment has a fine exterior, with a frontage of twenty five feet, and the inside, measuring twenty-five by forty-five, is very capacious and so affords Mr. McDowell the opportunity of having his manufactory beside his salerooms, which of course represenls a saving of much time. The number of hands engaged by Mr. McDowell in the manufacture of his goods, and in the repairing of injured or broken watches, clocks, chains, etc., is half-a-dozen, and they turn out their work in a most creditable manner. The exhibition of goods in the windows and in the cases fixed around ihe inside walls, shows a very high order of workmanship. Amongst the clocks, one specially notices a number of beautifully designed and excellently finished marble and drawing-room ones resting under glass shades on embossed stands, whilst in other parts of the shop are displayed hundreds of others, varying in size from the large old-fashioned hall clocks down to the smallest and newest alarm clocks. Of watches, gold and silver, large and small, an extensive slock is always on hand, and the rings of every description and for every purpose seem indeed innumerable, while the prices attached to them are as low as can be obtained in any house in the city. A speciality is made of wedding and guard rings, a large selection sold by weight. The selection of brooches, earrings, studs, snuff-boxes, perfume and card cases, gold, silver, and hair chains, is also very fine. The house is now ten years established, and for the last five years has made a speciality of Connemara marble. This beautiiul stone is skilfully worked by Mr. McDowell into all kinds of ornaments, and his show of brooches, studs, etc., set with this marble is particularly beautiful, varied, and interesting. The shop is very neat and comfortable, and customers will receive the greatest attention both from Mr. McDowell and from his assistants.

Source: Industries of Dublin - 1887


The 1901 Irish Census records John McDowell as a 40 year-old Co. Cavan born Jeweller. He is married to 50 year-old, Dublin born, Harriet. The couple reside at 3, Upper Sackville Street, which is described in the census as a shop/dwelling. Their religion was recorded as Irish Church. John's brother, William, 30 years-old and also Co. Cavan born, also resides at the same address and is unmarried.

The 1911 Irish Census records John McDowell as a 58 year-old retired Jeweller. Harriet is now recorded as aged 65 years. They now reside at 79, Burrow South, Howth, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. Also in residence are John's sister, Lizzie Cullam, who is aged 40 years, and her two children, Robert 9, and Elma 7 years of age, both of whom were born in America. John and Harriet are recorded as being married for twenty-nine years and have never had any children.

The 1911 Irish Census records William McDowell as a 49 year-old Jeweller. He is now married, to 25 year-old, Co. Meath born, Caroline. They reside at the Sackville Street premises. They have been married for five years and have two children but they do not appear to have been at home at the time of the census.


This business should not be confused with that of McDowell Brothers (see above post), who made a point of noting in their advertisements that they were not connected with any firm of the same name.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

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JACOB HALLIDAY

12, Castle Street, Belfast


Recorded in Kelly's Directory of the Watch & Clock Trades 1880

Does not appear to be recorded in the 1901 or 1911 Irish Census.

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JOHN YOUNG

16, Fountain Street, later, 29, High Street, Belfast


Formerly with Jacob Halliday (see above post).

Advertised in 'The Belfast Telegraph' in 1871:

JOHN YOUNG, OF JACOB HALLIDAY’s, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, OPTICIAN, etc.. 16, FOUNTAIN STREET, BELFAST. WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELLERY, OF every description, Carefully Cleaned and Repaired on the Premises. Charges Moderate. Watch Glasses and Keys Fitted.


Recorded in Kelly's Directory of the Watch & Clock Trades 1880 at 29, High Street, Belfast.

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DAVID WIGHTMAN

8, Castle Street, Belfast


Noted as an exhibitor at the Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887:

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David Wightman - Belfast - 1887

The 1901 Irish Census records David Wightman as 46 year-old Watchmaker born at Arbroath, Scotland. He is married to 45 year-old, Carrickfergus born, Janie. The couple reside with their eleven children at 36, Magdala Street, Belfast, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. The family's religion was recorded as Presbyterian.

David Wightman does not appear to be recorded in the 1911 Irish Census, but his wife, now recorded as Jane, is. She is recorded as 'Head of the Family', but described as 'Married', rather than 'Widow' suggesting that David was just absent on the night of the census. The family now reside at 112, Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, which is described in the census as a private dwelling. This census records that the couple had been married for 31 years, had 17 children, of whom 10 were living.


David Wightman is recorded at 8, Castle Street, Belfast, in Kelly's Directory of the Watch & Clock Trades 1880

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:27 pm

A Listing of Watch and Clockmakers Working in Belfast in 1843:


WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS

Those marked thus (*) are also Jewellers.

Chapman, J. 64 High-street *
Gilbert, Wm. 15 High-street *
Gray, John and Robert, 18 Castle-place *
Gribben, Edward, 13 High-street *
Lamont, J. 15 Castle-place *
Lee, Joseph, and Optician, 74 High-street *
May, George, 23 Donegall-street
Neill, Robert, and Sons, and opticians, 25 High-street *
Shaw, Robert, 16 Bridge-street *
Thomson, John, 67 North-street
Wallace, John, 49 High-street*


Source: Post Office Belfast Annual Directory for 1843-44 - 1843

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STEWART R. M'CLEAVE

18, Corn Market, Belfast


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Stewart R. M'Cleave - Belfast - 1852

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JOHN REYNOLDS

45, Donegall Street, Belfast


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John Reynolds - Belfast - 1852

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WALTER NICHOLSON

Dublin


The 1901 Irish Census records Walter Nicholson as a 25 year-old, Dublin-born Silver Chaser. He is unmarried and lives with his widowed mother and his sister at 2.3, Belmont Place, Dublin. His religion was recorded as Protestant.

The 1911 census reveals little change except Walter is now recorded as 40 years-of-age and is described as an Art Metal Worker. They now reside at 52.4, Jervis Street, Dublin, which is described in the census as a private dwelling.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:23 pm

TJH Ltd. - THE JEWELLERY HOUSE

Unit 10, Knockmitten Business Park, Knockmitten Lane, and Pleasant House Pleasant Lane, Pleasant Street, Dublin


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TJH - Dublin - 1974


Established since at least 1955, this family business is now in the hands of the third generation, Gary Pillow and Vicki Pillow.

Brand names used by the business are: House of Lor, Celtic Designs Jewelry, Eternal Wedding Bands and Children of Lir.

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:36 pm

McCUTCHEON & DONALDSON

113, Royal Avenue, later, 5-7, North Street, Belfast

McCutcheon & Donaldson entered their mark 'McC&D' Image with the Dublin Assay Office in 1901.

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Possibly Samuel McCutcheon and David Donaldson

The address of 113, Royal Avenue was also that of Steel & Sons, with McCutcheon & Donaldson occupying the first and second floors. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18350&p=73661&hilit=steel#p73661

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Re: Those Working in Ireland From the Mid 19th and 20th Century

Postby dognose » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:05 pm

HENDERSON & THOMPSON

113, Royal Avenue, later, 3, Rosemary Street, Belfast

Henderson & Thompson entered their mark 'H & T' Image with the Dublin Assay Office in 1900.

The address of 113, Royal Avenue was also that of Steel & Sons, with McCutcheon & Donaldson occupying the first and second floors and Henderson & Thompson the third floor. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18350&p=73661&hilit=steel#p73661

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