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John Barry (c. 1815 - 1867)
About 1850, 19th century
1.8 x 14.5 cm
Gift of William Herbert DeVeber Estate, 1954
This artefact belongs to: © New Brunswick Museum
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Keys to History

During the years 1839 to1841, John Barry was in partnership with John Alexander. For many years afterward, however, he conducted a jewellery and silversmith business of his own, first on Germain Street and finally on King Street. Barry died in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in 1867.

Source : Out of Ireland [Web tour], by New Brunswick Museum (see Links)

  • What

    An 1849 advertisement stated that all silver manufactured by the subscriber, John Barry, would be engraved free of charge.

  • Where

    Saint John was not alone in possessing successful silversmiths and jewellers; Fredericton, Miramichi and the north shore were also notable centres of the trade.

  • When

    On December 14, 1849, the Weekly Chronicle advertised a change of address for John Barry to Germain St., Saint John.

  • Who

    In 1851, it was announced that John Barry had employed David West, a silversmith from Liverpool, England.