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Clock & Watchmakers in the North of Ireland 1829-69

Items from the Press
Extracted from Personal Notices of Births, Marriages and Deaths Inserted in the Londonderry Sentinel
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Birth
3 Mar 1849 GILMOUR On 23th ult. at Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr James Gilmour, watchmaker, 11 Diamond, of a daughter
31 Aug 1855 GILMOUR On 20th inst. at Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr James Gilmour, watchmaker, of a daughter
14 Jan 1853 GIVEN On 5th inst. at Newtownlimavady, the wife of Mr Andrew Given, of a daughter
16 Jul 1858 GIVEN On 13th inst., the wife of Mr Andrew Given, watchmaker, Main Street, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], of a son
23 Sep 1859 GIVEN Sept. 18 at No. 12 Main Street, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr Andrew Given, watchmaker, of a son
9 May 1865 GIVEN May 3 at Main Street, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr Andrew Given, watchmaker, of a son
16 Nov 1866 GIVEN November 12 at Main Street, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr Andrew Given, watchmaker and jeweller, of a daughter
14 July 1863 MATHERS July 8, Kingsgate Street, Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr J. Mathers, watchmaker, of a daughter
8 Jan 1858 MATHERS At Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], on the 20th ult. the wife of Mr James Mathers, watchmaker, of a son
3 Aug 1855 MATHERS On the 27th ult. at King’s Gate Street, Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], the wife of Mr J. Mathers, watchmaker, of a daughter
21 Aug 1866 MITCHELL August 15 at Strabane [Co. Tyrone], the wife of Mr William Mitchell, watchmaker, of a daughter
14 Jun 1867 MITCHELL June 7 at Main Street, Strabane [Co. Tyrone], the wife of Mr William Mitchell, watchmaker, of a daughter
26 Apr 1867 NEWMAN April 20 at Letterkenny [Co. Donegal], the wife of Mr John Newman, watchmaker, of a son
18 Aug 1866 PATTERSON August 11 at 52 High Street, Omagh [Co. Tyrone], the wife of Mr James Patterson, jeweller, of a daughter
5 Aug 1859 SLOAN July 30 at Church Street, Ballymena [Co. Antrim], the wife of Mr William Sloan, watchmaker, of a son


 

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Death
7 Nov 1829 BELL On Wednesday the 4th inst. after a long illness, Mrs Bell, wife of Mr Dawson Bell, watchmaker, Strabane [Co. Tyrone],
15 Jun 1860 BOYLE June 2 at his residence, Benbracken Lodge, Lewisham, Kent, Mr William Boyle, jeweller, of 28 Cheapside, London, son of the late Mr David Boyle of Ballymacallion [Co. Londonderry],
26 Jun 1857 BRADFORD On the 21st inst. after a protracted illness, Robert, second son of the late Mr Nathaniel Bradford of Enniskillen [Co. Fermanagh], watchmaker, aged 23
10 Jul 1863 BRADFORD July 5 of consumption, at his brother’s residence, London, Thomas Bradford Esq., divinity student of Trinity College, Dublin, youngest son on the late Nathaniel Bradford Esq., of Enniskillen [Co. Fermanagh]
12 Dec 1856 CAMPBELL At Strabane [Co. Tyrone], on Wednesday morning last, Mr Thomas Campbell, jeweller
9 Jul 1858 CAULFIELD On the 4th inst. at his residence, Wapping [Co. Londonderry], Mr William H. Caulfield, watchmaker and jeweller, aged 32 years
20 Feb 1866 CAULFIELD February 18 at his late residence, Wapping [Co. Londonderry], Mr Henry Caulfield, aged 86 years
7 Feb 1865 CHALMERS On the 31st January at Uddingston, Scotland, Alexander Chalmers, watchmaker, late of Belfast, aged 29 years
6 Apr 1833 COLHOUN On the night of the 2nd inst., James Colhoun, watchmaker, of this City, aged 80 years
28 Jan 1837 COLHOUN In Shipquay Street, after a short illness of the prevalent and fatal epidemic, William Colhoun, watchmaker, aged 49 years
19 Nov 1858 COOK At Strabane l Co. Tyrone], on the 17th inst., Jane, wife of Mr John Cook, watchmaker, after a long and painful illness
17 Sep 1867 GILMOUR June 4 at the residence of his son in law, Daniel Black Esq., Jones Mines, Caernarvon, Berks county, Pennsylvania, Mr Robert Gilmour, a native of Castleroe and uncle of Mr James Gilmour, watchmaker, Diamond, Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], aged 95 years
22 Jul 1848 GIVEN In Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], on Thursday 29th ult., of consumption, Mr Robert John Given, watchmaker, aged 23 years
15 Jun 1866 GIVEN June 4 at the residence of his father, Main Street, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], Robert, third son of Mr Andrew Given, watchmaker and jeweller, aged 5 years
14 Mar 1835 HAMILTON On Sunday morning the 1st inst., Mr William Hamilton, watchmaker, a respectable inhabitant of this City
26 Jul 1845 HARTFORD Suddenly on Sunday 13th inst. at Bushmills [Co. Antrim] aged 44, Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Hartford
23 Jun 1849 HARTFORD On the 16th inst. at his residence, Bushmills [Co. Antrim]s, after a lingering illness, Mr Alexander Hartford, watch and clockmaker, aged 57 years
5 Dec 1856 HARTFORD On the 27th ult. at his residence, Bushmills [Co. Antrim], Mr William Hartford, watch and clockmaker, aged 25 years
12 Aug 1859 HARTFORD August 3 at Bushmills [Co. Antrim], Alexandrina, daughter of the late Mr W. Hartford, watchmaker, aged 36 years
17 Sept 1858 KENNEDY On the 9th inst. at Letterkenny [Co. Donegal], Mr Samuel Kennedy, watch and clockmaker, aged 63 years
30 Aug 1860 MACKY July 30 at Strabane [Co. Tyrone], Elizabeth, relict of Mr William Macky, watchmaker, formerly of this City, aged 75 years
28 Mar 1865 MATHERS March 21 at King’s Gate Street, Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr John Mathers, watchmaker
20 Mar 1866 MATHERS March 14 at Kingsgate Street, Coleraine [Co. Londonderry], of acute inflammation of the brain, Thomas, son of the late Mr James Mathers, watchmaker, aged 5 years
30 Jul 1841 McCANDLESS On Friday 18th ult., after a few days illness aged 71 years, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr James McCandless of Strabane [Co. Tyrone], watchmaker
12 Apr 1845 McCANDLESS At Strabane [Co. Tyrone], on Monday last, Mr James McCandless, watchmaker
20 May 1864 MUDGE May 20 at his father’s residence, Eden Place, Derry, James Henry, infant son of Mr James Mudge, watchmaker
27 May 1852 SHAW On the morning of the 18th inst., in the 56th year of his age, Mr James Shaw, watchmaker and jeweller, Kilrea [Co. Londonderry],
17 Feb 1854 SPEER On the 9th inst. at Newtownstewart [Co. Tyrone], in the 75th year of his age, Mr Samuel Speer, watch and clockmaker
2 Jan 1836 STEWART On Tuesday morning last after a short illness, Thomas Stewart of this City, watchmaker, aged 24 years
16 Mar 1837 STEWART On Monday 11th inst. aged 2 years, Ellen Kennedy, youngest daughter of Mr Thomas Stewart of this City, watchmaker
20 Aug 1836 WILLIAMS Yesterday morning in the prime of life, after a short illness, Matilda, wife of Mr Joseph Williams, watchmaker, of this City
12 May 1832 WILLIAMS On Tuesday 24th April after a lingering illness, in the 23rd year of her age, Dorothea, wife of Mr Joseph Williams, watchmaker, of this City


 

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Marriage
17 Sep 1831 McFARLAND-LONG On Wednesday last the 14th inst. by the Rev John McLaughlin, Mr John McFarland, watchmaker, Coleraine, to Miss Rachel Long, daughter of Mr Thomas Long, merchant, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry]
13 Jul 1833 STEWART-DENNISON On Thursday morning last the 11th inst. in the Cathedral, by the Rev Archibald Boyd, Mr Thomas Stewart, watchmaker, to Hannah Jane, eldest daughter of Mr John Dennison, both of this city
8 Nov 1834 WILLIAMS-TEDLY On Thursday evening last by the Rev Marshall Moore, Mr Joseph Williams, watchmaker of this City, to Miss Tedly of Faughanvale [Co. Londonderry],
24 Aug 1839 GIVEN-PATCHELL On the 22th inst. at her father’s residence by the Rev Richard Dill, Jane, only daughter of Mr William Patchell, Ballykelly, to Mr Alexander R. Given, watchmaker, Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry],
28 Dec 1839 McGONIGAL-BELL On Wednesday 18th inst. by the Rev James Hill, Omagh [Co. Tyrone], Mr James McGonigal, jeweller of Belfast, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr Dawson Bell, watchmaker
5 Mar1842 DEVLIN-SMITH On Thursday 25th inst. in Garvagh Church [Co. Londonderry], by the Rev Mitchel Smith, Rector, Mr John Devlin, watchmaker, of Garvagh, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr John Smith of Cullyrammer. After the ceremony, the happy pair drove off to Cullyrammer
16 Dec 1843 BELL-KENNEDY In Lifford [Co. Donegal] Church on Wednesday week, by the Rev E. M. Clarke, Mr John Bell of Strabane [Co. Tyrone], watchmaker, to Sidney, daughter of Mr James Kennedy of Argary Hill
2 Apr 1852 GIVEN-McCURDY On the 18th ult. at Newtownlimavady [Co. Londonderry], Mr James Given, watchmaker, to Miss Margaret Jane McCurdy, both of that Town
3 Dec 1858 CREIGHTON-THOMPSON On the 29th ult at St Anne’s Church, Belfast, by the Vicar, the Rev T. F. Miller, Mr Robert James Creighton, of the “Londonderry Standard” to Sarah, only daughter of the late Mr John Thompson, watchmaker, Belfast
17 Jun 1859 COOK-GRAHAM June 15 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Church Street, Strabane [Co. Tyrone], by the Rev W. C. Doonan, assisted by the Rev Henry Geddes, Mr John Cook of Strabane, watchmaker and jeweller to Miss Mary Jane Graham of same Place
30 Nov 1860 SCHWITZER-GREEVES November 26 in the Registrar’s Office, Derry, Mr Theodore Schwitzer, clock maker, to Miss Amelia Greeves, of Glasgow
24 Dec 1863 CRAIG-FULTON December 18 in Roseyards Presbyterian Church [Co. Antrim] by the Rev James Usher, Mr James Craig, watchmaker, Ballymoney, to Margaret, third daughter of the late Archibald Fulton Esq., Allcrossaugh, near Armoy [Co. Antrim]
23 May 1865 MITCHELL-GRAHAM May 19 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Church Street, Strabane [Co. Tyrone], by the Rev T. W. Baker, Mr William Mitchell, watchmaker, to Miss Sarah Graham, both of Strabane