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James Moir (of Plymouth)

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of Phoenix Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth.

Iron Founder.

1816 James Moir, iron-founder, Plymouth, bankrupt.[1]

1822 Moir, James, Mill-bay brass & iron foundry, residence Union Street, N Taperell, The Plymouth, Plymouth Dock, Stonehouse, Morice-Town and Stoke[2]

1823 Moir, James, ironfounder, Millbay, Stonehouse.[3]

1830 Stonehouse. Moir, J, sen, Iron Founder, Phoenix Street. James Moir, Iron Founder, 98 Union Street.[4]

1835 FOUNDRY, MILL-BAY, PLYMOUTH. J. MOIR, Iron and Brass Founder, Engineer, & Smith in General, Manufacturer of Proved Chain Cables, Anchor, Sheets, Ties, Pumps, Windlass Pauls and Plate, Cabouses, Hawsepipes, Cabin Stoves, &c. BEGS to inform Merchants, Ship Owners, and Masters of Vessels, that he has always a large quantity of CHAINS, ANCHORS, PUMPS, &c. of the best quality and workmanship on hand, and being a Wholesale Manufacturer, he is enabled to offer them at such prices as will be sure to give satisfaction. and Second-Hand Chains proved by Hydraulic power. A great number of COOKING APPARATUS of superior workmanship and material, to be Sold cheap. Branch Office, where Orders are Received, No. 6, Parade, Plymouth.[5]

1848 Phoenix Foundry. Millbay, Stonehouse, Plymouth. Sale of stock by order of the executrix of the late James Moir, deceased...70 Tons No 1 Welsh and No 1 Scotch Pig Iron; 5 Tons of Flat Bar Iron; 5 Tons Round Bar Iron...(ship pumps, unfinished; mast windlass works; … cooking stoves .. iron bedsteads .. cottage grates ..)[6]

1890 J. Moir, ironfounder, Phoenix Street.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Military Register 28 February 1816 p 5
  2. Directory, 1822, 5
  3. Pigot’s General Directory, Devon & Cornwall, 1823-4
  4. Robert Brindley, The Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Directory, 1830, 106
  5. Western Times 3 October 1835 p 1 col 1
  6. Western Courier 8 November 1848 p 2
  7. 1890 Eyre’s Post Office Plymouth and Devonport District Directory