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My interest is in this business located at 5/6 Blackhall Place Dublin is because my Gt Gt Grandmother's Brother Thomas Paul first owned it prior to 1843. He was originaly from Dunbartonshire in Scotland. I assume that he was in partnership with a Mr Vincent but can't find any information about him.

Thomas Paul was joined in the business by his brother Robert Paul in 1846 and another brother James Duncan Paul became a partner about 1868 when Thomas died.

The business had an iron foundry and manufactured farm impliments, fertiliser (Chemical Works) and later on sold stock feed.

I am interested in finding out when the business was established and some information about the partner Mr Vincent. Any help would be much appreciated

Terry Logan


Terry Logan

Thursday 5th Sep 2019, 04:48AM

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  • I can narrow the founding date for you a little - Pettigrew & Oulton's Directory of 1847 shows "Paul & Vincent, farming implement manufacturers and iron founders" at 5 & 6.

    In the 1845 edition they are listed at number 4 on the same street, in 1843 without a number but between 3 and 4.. there may have been some renumbering.

    There's no sign of the business under that name at Blackhall Place in the 1842 or 1840 listings, however the 1842 list shows a possibly related business on the street "Osborne & Paul" farm implement manufacturers, no sign of a business with the surname Paul or Osborne at Blackhall place in the 1840 listing.

    I've checked the alphabetical index of merchants & traders so see if I can locate any listing showing Mr Vincent's first name.. but so far I've not found any seperate entry for him - the listings I've seen are under their trading name "Paul & Vincent"

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 5th Sep 2019, 08:39AM

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