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16 hours ago, MyrridinEmrys said:

I can do even better - my wizardry knows no bounds! :thumbsup:

Come on! Now you’re just showing off :notworthy:

16 hours ago, mel said:

When are we starting a Horological Geneaology website then? :rofl:

It is amazing what is now out there in the Public Domain if you start to look and follow the trail markers :yes:

 

It’s incredible. And the amount of information contained in these documents is just astounding. I continue to be amazed by each one uncovered. 

So the question then becomes; how did a man born in Bristol in 1868 buy a watch made in Downpatrick, which was made 11 years before he was born?

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Modesty depends on what you are wearing (or not) at the time Honor ! Perish the thought of me upside down with my kilt on :rofl:

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6 hours ago, Jon Parsons said:

So the question then becomes; how did a man born in Bristol in 1868 buy a watch made in Downpatrick, which was made 11 years before he was born?

The answer to that question may lie with the 1871 census. The young John Elsmore Harris (age 4) is living with his parents Emily (mum) and, guess what? Dad, also John Elsmore Harris (age 36.) But, look at Dad's occupation: I'm pretty sure that says 'Grocer's Traveller.' Could he have bought the watch whilst on his travels up and down the country, I ask myself?

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Or was it a handme down from the Grandfather (Josiah Evan(s) Harris) who in 1861 was a Police Officer (age 56)? I don't suppose we'll ever know but it's fun letting the imagination fly now and again! :)

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On 11/30/2017 at 23:43, MyrridinEmrys said:

I don't suppose we'll ever know but it's fun letting the imagination fly now and again! :)

You're absolutely right. What a journey this has been. I started off trying to find out who made the watch and ended up with so much more.

A big thanks too all who helped unravel the mystery :clap:

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