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Business Type: Watchmaker

J. [James] Cameron

Common names are problematic when trying to research individual businesses. There are, for example, three “J. Cameron”s recorded in various sources. The first James Cameron dates to 1871; he appears in the Census for that year as a 39 year-old Irish-born lumber surveyor . Another James Cameron dates to 1875. “A new store has been […]

John Kirk

In March of 1880 Hand complained that the village was destitute of a watchmaker [CP 12 March 1880; 3]. By late March or early April John Kirk rented part of W. Graham’s [barber] shop “where he intends to do a rushing business in the watchmaking line” [FFG 2 April 1880; 3]. By the end of […]

L. McDonald

Identified only as “McDonald” in D&B for 1885, an L. Macdonald, watchmaker, is listed as one of the burnt-out merchants renting a store from William Jordan after the great fire of April 1884 [FFG 26 April 1884; 2]. He, and the baker John Kellet, built a small shop under Ingram’s Hall to replace their lost […]

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