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Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« on: Wednesday 13 January 10 19:59 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have any information on Scottish Tea- dealers based in Liverpool in the early 19th century (1800-1850) and originating in Dumfriesshire ?

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 January 10 06:54 GMT (UK) »
There was one by the name of Thomas Minn at 20 Hawke Street in 1851.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 January 10 15:43 GMT (UK) »
There are 77 'Tea Dealers' listed in the 1824 directory of Liverpool - plus a lot more under 'Grocers & Tea Dealers'.

Do you have a name for your Dumfries party?
Ballingall, Donaldson, Fulton, Gillespie, Ramsay, Walker - in Fife.
Bury - in Salford & Liverpool.
Jack - in Glasgow, Dunfermline & Dundee.
Birmingham - in Cork.
Eagle - in Norfolk, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 January 10 18:58 GMT (UK) »
Reply to HENRY 7
The surnames I am searching for are BEATTIE and (Robert) FERGUSON

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 January 10 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, Fishergate, no Beattie or Ferguson listed among the Tea Dealers, or Grocers in the 1824 Liverpool directory.

In the alphabetical list there's a Jane Beattie who kept a boarding house at 18 Standish Street, and five Fergusons - Alexander who kept a pub, the Edinburgh Castle; James A. who kept the Union Tavern; Thomas, a joiner; and two Williams, a mariner and a hairdresser.

Also had a look at Manchester, but no joy there either.
Ballingall, Donaldson, Fulton, Gillespie, Ramsay, Walker - in Fife.
Bury - in Salford & Liverpool.
Jack - in Glasgow, Dunfermline & Dundee.
Birmingham - in Cork.
Eagle - in Norfolk, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 January 10 20:31 GMT (UK) »
There's this on Curious Fox - is that from you FG?

"William Beattie - Dalton
I am looking for the family of William Beattie born Dumfrieshire 1794/6 possibly in Dalton to Andrew Beattie and Margaret Robertson. William married Elizabeth Newill in Meols Brace Shropshire in 1824 and is described as a tea dealer. Does anyone have Andrew and Margaret in their family tree?
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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 January 10 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Hello Shaun,
Thank you for your reply. Yes ...I posted the item on Curious Fox ... I've been searching for a while !!
William Beattie was born in Dumfriesshire c. 1796 . On his marriage licence at Meoles Brace Shropshire he was described as 'tea-dealer. Settled in Welshpool as a seedsman and then a farmer. I felt that the Shropshire /Montgomeryshire area was his selling area but he seemed to have links with Liverpool so I thought his Agent or Proprietor might be based there.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 January 10 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your reply Henry.
I suppose I should really look more closely in Dumfriesshire as tea - dealing was often the trade of younger sons ,I believe.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 December 10 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Hiya!!
I'm also looking for any pictures, maps or information on a cocoa room 17 Great George Place Liverpool, could possibly be called Bermingham Dining Room. The proprietor was William Henry Blythe in 1901 and William Greenwood in 1911 who was Williams Son in Law!! :)
Many Thanks!!
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