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James Wares, Saddler

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James Wares is described as a master Saddler





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Posted by Neil Wares at 15:18:24 on 11/02/2021 - Report comment

James Wares (1842-99) was a master Saddler in Wick, initially in the High Street until taking over his mother’s (Margaret Dallas, 1812-97) father’s premises in Bridge Street in 1870.

A picture in the Johnson collection (JN20958B008) shows James outside his business in the 1870’s.

Comparing James Wares by age in the collection

JN19009P151 James Wares, March 1875, ? is this him

JN09709P077 , this is definitely him, with his family, 10 years later

Is this James Wares, in the apron, 10 years later, prior to his death in 1899, aged 57

Margaret Dallas was the first of 10 children born to James Dallas (1787-1874) a master Saddler who came to Wick from Inverness approx.1820. He had married Margaret Dean McPherson (1790-1870)

They lived and died at Gallowhill, Wick

Margaret married Alexander Wares (1805-72) who had the Star Inn in Breadalbane Terrace, Pulteneytown, after his death this was run by another son Alexander (1848-1933) until Wick went “dry”.

Posted by Neil Wares at 16:04:04 on 11/02/2021 - Report comment

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