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Then and now
Index number : JN20958B008
Decade: 1860 - 1869 Location: Wick
East Bridge Street, Wick
Now (2017) Key Store and Post Office, centre of picture in top hat Mr D Gunn, his son in white apron at shop door, man in long white apron on left is J Wares , saddler
James WARES (1842-1899), who is identified as the man with the beard in the long white apron standing by the wall in the comment above, was the second child of William WARES (or WARSE, 1771-1853) -- a dealer in wine and spirits in Wick -- and his wife Helen COUPER Wares (1768-1858). James was (presumably) apprenticed to, and subsequently inherited the saddlery business from, his uncle Alexander's WARES' wife's father, James DALLAS (1791-1874). Alexander WARES had married Margaret DALLAS in Wick in 1837. The name Dallas continues to be passed down in the family to this day in Australia, where it is currently the first name of one of James WARES' great-granddaughters.
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