Silk Buyer - John Hardy Fincham

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  1. annabel

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    My gg grandfather born 26th May 1829 in Islington
    Parents John and Ann
    Baptised 19th July 1829 in Pentonville St James

    Married Jane Elizabeth Brooke in 1875 St George Hanover Square, she was 26 and he was 48. Thereafter I have him in all the censuses in Islington, mostly Tufnell Park Road, in the same trade

    But what about before he married?
    I have him in 1871 with his dad in Twickenham, a silk buyer RG10; Piece: 1315; Folio: 34; Page: 20

    I can't find him 1851 or 1861. From family history he was a prominent and successful businessman, and may have traveled to Japan to buy his silk. But I can't find anything about it or his business
     
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    I think I have him in 1851 HO 107/1485/399/44
    238/240/242 Regent Street
    amongst a whole host of Draper's Assistants
    Jno Fincham - U - 22 - Draper's Assistant - Middx, London
    Apparently the address was that of Allison and Co, Regent House, who sold all manner of material and lady's clothing, including silks.

    Ann
     
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    Well found Anne - FMP has him as Finnickam, no wonder I could not find him:rolleyes:
     
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    Thank you, I like the look of that. It sounds like an enormous shop, with 30 or so men serving at the counters. That's according to a case at the Old Bailey when someone stole 45 yards of silk from Joseph Allison a silk mercer, under her mantle in 1832. Can anyone find if he's still there in 1861? I haven't got past 1852 for that shop
     
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    Joseph Allison lived in Acton Middlesex(b1800 Stainton Cumberland)

    In 1851 a silk merchant HO107/1699/630/4 -Friars Place Acton
    In 1861 a gentleman RG09/781/42/3 same address

    Will try for the shop now
     
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    I have just found the name of the place John Hardy Fincham was living in, that I couldn't read, in 1871. He's also there in 1866 and listed as "Esq"- D'Aumale Villas, Twickenham. It sounds like he had "made it" by then at least
     
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    I found this about the Regent's Street Store

    London Gazette 1 June 1841 page 1402:
    "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting and carried on between us the undersigned, Joseph Allison and Thomas Edwards, at No.240, Regent-street, in the parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, as Silk Mercers, Linen Drapers, Haberdashers, Hosiers, Glovers, and Lacemen, under the firm of Allison and Edwards was, on the 27th day of May instant, dissolved by mutual consent; and all debts due to and owing by the said firm, will be received and paid by the said Joseph Allison: As witness our hands this 31st day of May 1841. Joseph Allison. Thomas Edwards
     
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    Joseph Allison's death appeared in the notices in The London Evening Standard of the 19th January 1864. He died on the 14th January 1864 aged 64.

    There are adverts in the papers after his death for J. Allison and Co. Ltd. (so possibly a son) up to 1894.

    Ann
     
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