James Wares is described as a master Saddler
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”.
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