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Maurice Tobin

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Maurice Tobin ( -1773) of Leeds

Whitesmith and ironmonger.

Supplier of fine wrought iron work for grand houses, including the earliest known iron bridge, at Kirklees Hall (scrapped c.1840)

1763 Advert: 'WHEREAS a Report has arisen from an Advertisement of the Shop late in my Possession to be lett, that I had declin'd Business : This will inform the Public, That I have only remov'd into a more commodious House and Shop, about 30 Yards lower down on the same Side of Briggate ; and that all the Branches of the Whitesmith and Ironmongers Business are continued to be executed as usual, by the Public's most obedient Servant, MAURICE TOBIN.
An APPRENTICE is wanted in the Whitesmith or Ironmonger Branches. Also a Journeyman is wanted.'[1]

1773 Death notice: 'On Sunday morning died, Maurice Tobin, whitesmith of this town. — He was seized with a fit of apoplexy on Saturday, continued speechless about twenty hours, and then expired.— He was a person much respected for the uprightness of his dealings; and the most eminent in his profession of any in the north of England.'[2]

1773 Advert: 'This is to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Others, THAT JOHN RODGERS, Servant and Nephew to the late Mr. MAURICE TOBIN, Ironmonger in Leeds, deceased, intends to carry on the Business for his Son, Mr. HENRY TOBIN, who has been for some Time abroad, but now on his return to Leeds; on whose Behalf the said John Rodgers returns sincere Thanks for all past Favours to the late Mr. Tobin, and assures the Public, that every Part of the Business will be conducted with its usual Precision and Exactness, and all Commands executed in the neatest Manner,
By their most obedient humble Servant, JOHN RODGERS.'[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 8 November 1763
  2. Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 14 September 1773
  3. Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 21 September 1773