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William Duntze

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of Newcastle

1789 Advert: 'Pilgrim-street, Newcastle, March 5th, 1789
WILLIAM DUNTZE, WHITE SMITH and BELL HANGER, RETURNS his most grateful Thanks to his Friends, and the Public in general, for the great encouragement has been favored with, and hopes to merit a continuance thereof: He also begs leave to inform them, that he has, with much labour and at very great expence, compleated an ENGINE, calculated to cut large Screws for Dyers, Tallow Chandlers, Tobaoconists, and various other uses, which will, upon trial, be found superior to any hitherto made.
Whoever pleases to favor him with their orders in any of the branches of the White Smith Trade, &c. may depend upon being served on the most reasonable terms, their orders attended to in the most punctual and expeditious mariner, and their favors gratefully acknowledged.
N.B. A variety of Scale Beams, Air Jacks, Smith's Vices, and sundry other articles, ready made.'[1]

1792 Advert: 'WILLIAM DUNTZE, WHITE SMITH and BELL HANGER, RETURNS his sincere thanks to his Friends in general, for their past favours, and begs to inform them, that he has taken and entered upon the House and Work Shops later Mr. Patterson’s, in the High Bridge, where he intends carrying on the above Businesses in an extensive manner, and hopes, by a strict attention, to merit continuance of their favour and support, and of the friends of Mr Patterson, which will always be held in grateful remembrance.
N.B. Scale Beams made, adjusted, and repaired to an exactness that he doubts not will give satisfaction.
Journeymen Wanted; good workmen will meet with proper encouragement.'
Newcastle, 14th July, 1792.'[2]

1832 Advert: 'ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. FREEHOLD ESTATE IN THE HIGH-BRIDGE, NEWCASTLE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On Tuesday the 14th Day of February, 1832, at 4 o’clock in the Afternoon, at the George Inn, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, (Mr. R. T. MAXWELL, Auctioneer,)
ALL those several MESSUAGES or TENEMENTS, SHOPS, and YARD, situate in the High Bridge, in Newcastle upon Tyne, adjoining the Cordwainers’ Hall, formerly belonging to William Duntze, deceased, and now in the Occupation of Mrs. Dodds, William Brown, and others. This Property also adjoins the Ground of the late Major Anderson, and from that Circumstance may become much more valuable.
Further Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Henry Ingledew, Scrivener, 55, Dean Street, Newcastle.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 14 March 1789
  2. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 28 July 1792
  3. Newcastle Chronicle - Saturday 11 February 1832