REID SILVERSMITHS (REIDS)
CHRISTIAN KER REID - REID & SON - REID & SONS - REID & SONS LTD
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The business was established in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1778 by Christian Ker Reid (1756-1834).
After his death, the business was continued by his sons William Ker Reid (1787-1868), David Reid (1792-1869) and Christian Bruce Reid (1805-1889).
Reid family was closely related with Barnard family, as the brothers William Ker and David Reid married Mary and Elizabeth Barnard, daughters of Edward Barnard I, founder of the firm Edward Barnard & Sons. Edward Ker Reid (son of William Ker Reid) married in 1847 Anna Barnard, daughter of John Barnard I (they were cousins and both grandchildren of Edward Barnard I).
When Christian Bruce Reid retired (1845) his two brothers were joined in the partnership by Christian John Reid (1816-1891, son of David Reid).
The firm, known as Reid & Sons, was active at 12 Dean Street, 14 Grey Street (1843) and 41 Grey Street, Newcastle (1855).
The firm was present at the 1851 Great Exhibition and at the 1862 International Exhibition.
In 1858 W.K. Reid left the partnership and the business was continued by David and Christian John Reid.
After the death of David Reid (1868), Christian John Reid continued the business with David Reid Jr (1832-1914, retired in 1882) and his sons Thomas Arthur Reid (1845-1910) and Walter Cecil Reid (born 1846).
Later, the business was continued by T.A. and W.C. Reid in partnership with Francis James Langford at 41 Grey Street and 48 Grainger Street, Newcastle. Christian Leopold Reid entered in the partnership when W.C. Reid retired.
In 1909 the firm moved to Gem Buildings, Blackett Street, Newcastle under the management of T.A. Reid, C.L. Reid and William Septimus Leete.
In 1930 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style of Reid & Sons Ltd. In 1967 Reed & Sons Ltd became a subsidiary of the Northern Goldsmiths Co Ltd.
William Ker Reid (maintaining until 1858 the status of absent partner of Reid & Sons, Newcastle) established a business in London in 1812 entering in partnership with Joseph Craddock at 67 Leather Lane. He obtained his freedom of the Goldsmiths Company by Redemption in 1814 and was made a Liveryman in 1818.
The partnership Craddock & Reid succeeded to Thomas Guest (before 1792-1802), Thomas & Joseph Guest (1805-1806) and T.&J. Guest & Joseph Cradock (1806-1812).
In 1825 William Ker Reid became active on his own account at 5 Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, London.
In 1847 the firm became W.K. Reid & Son. The partner was his son Edward Ker Reid (1821-1886). He was apprenticed to his father obtaining his freedom by Patrimony in 1842 and was made Liveryman in 1848. He managed the business under his own name by 1856. In 1874 the firm moved to Gough Square, Fleet Street, London until his death in 1886.





SILVER HALLMARKS

Christian Ker Reid, Newcastle c. 1810

Christian Ker Reid
Newcastle c. 1810
another similar mark used an oval outline c. 1805

Reid & Son (Christian Ker Reid & David Reid), Newcastle c. 1820 Reid & Son (Christian Ker Reid & David Reid), Newcastle c. 1820

Reid & Son (Christian Ker Reid & David Reid)
Newcastle c. 1820
another similar mark used a quatrefoil outline c. 1825

Joseph Craddock & William Ker Reid, London 1824

Joseph Craddock & William Ker Reid
London 1824 (entered 1812)
a similar mark (pellet between) was entered in 1824

Reid & Sons (Christian Ker Reid, David Reid & Christian Bruce Reid, Newcastle c. 1835

Reid & Sons (Christian Ker Reid, David Reid & Christian Bruce Reid)
Newcastle c. 1835





Reid & Sons (David Reid), Newcastle 1853

Reid & Sons (David Reid)
Newcastle 1853

William Ker Reid, London 1855

William Ker Reid
London 1855, entered 1828

Edward Ker Reid, London 1871

Edward Ker Reid
London 1871, entered 1855

Reid & Sons (Christian John Reid), Newcastle 1880

Reid & Sons (Christian John Reid)
Newcastle 1880

Reid & Sons (Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid): London 1906, entered 1901

Reid & Sons (Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid)
London 1906, entered 1901
a similar mark was entered in Chester Assay Office (1901)

Reid & Sons: London 1923, entered 1909

Reid & Sons
London 1923, entered 1909





Reid & Sons: Dublin 1923

Reid & Sons
Dublin 1923

Reid & Sons: Birmingham 1935

Reid & Sons
Birmingham 1935
similar marks were entered in Chester Assay Office (1894 and 1924)

Reid & Sons Ltd: Sheffield 1939

Reid & Sons Ltd
Sheffield 1939

Reid & Sons Ltd: Birmingham 1939

Reid & Sons Ltd
Birmingham 1939

Reid & Sons Ltd: London 1950

Reid & Sons Ltd
London 1950





SILVERPLATE MARKS

Reid & Sons: silverplate mark Reid & Sons: silverplate mark

Reid & Sons: ancient advertisement Reid & Sons: ancient advertisement

Reid & Sons: trade marks Reid & Sons Ltd: trade marks
Reid & Sons: trade marks Reid & Sons Ltd: trade marks




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