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Paton & Humphrey

Kilmarnock and Campbeltown

Thank you to John Humphrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, great grandson of the photographer, John Humphrey, for providing the following details.

John wrote:

Paton & Humphrey  -  Kilmarnock & Campbeltown

"A small item published by the Scottish Genealogy Society in 2006 says: 'Paton & Humphrey photographers, Kilmarnock and Campbelton ... flourished at 123 King Street, Kilmarnock between 1864 and 1867'.'

By 1868, the Kilmarnock Directory has John Humphrey in business alone at 127 King Street."

I have also recently come across 4 cartes de visite from the mid-1860s which bear the imprint of 'Paton & Humphrey, Kilmarnock and Campbeltown', so the two locations were clearly linked.

I have a carte de visite, presumably from a year or two before that, which is simply stamped:  "J Humphrey, 123 King Street.  John Humphrey was born in 1840 and he eventually owned 123-127 King Street by 1871."

Paton & Humphrey  -  Advertisements

Paton & Humphrey advertised in the  'Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald' on  1 February 1864:

Paton & Humphrey

123 King St., Kilmarnock.

No 123 is to south of King Street United Presbyterian Church.

They advertised in the  'Kilmarnock Weekly Post' on  25 March  1865:

Paton & Humphrey

Cartes de Visite

7s a dozen

 

Paton & Humphrey

123 King St., Kilmarnock.

No 123 is to south of King Street United Presbyterian Church.

 

James Paton and Hugh Paton

"The plot thickens, because Iíve discovered two new Paton brothers - James Paton and Hugh Paton who operated out of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, from the mid-1860s to 1875.

-  JAMES PATON was born in Mauchline, Ayrshire 19 June 1836.

-  HUGH PATON was born in Mauchline, Ayrshire around 1846."

Paton & Humphrey Partnership

"I now believe that one or both of these Paton photographers must have partnered my great-grandfather, John Humphrey,  in the 'Paton & Humphrey partnership in Kilmarnock and Campbeltown'.

I donít know what happened to the older brother James Ė where he moved to, whether he gave up photography, died, or whatever. 

In terms of  age Ė born  around 1836 Ė I think James **  was more likely to have been the partner than Hugh, who was born 10-11 years later. [Humphrey and Paton were advertising in Kilmarnock 1864-5, and certainly didnít function beyond 1867]."

**  Confirmed:  it was James.  See below

John Humphrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  September 4, 2006

 

Paton & Humphrey

UPDATE

John Humphrey wrote to me again, in January 2008, to tell me that he had discovered that it was indeed James Paton who had been in partnership with his grandfather, John Humphrey until 1867.

John provided this extract from the Edinburgh Gazette:

NOTICE

The Partnership carried on by the Undersigned, as Photographers in Kilmarnock and Campbletown, under the Firm of PATON & HUMPHREY, has been this day DISSOLVED of mutual consent.

Kilmarnock, April 23, 1867.

JAMES PATON

JOHN HUMPHREY.

JOHN STORROCK, Writer, Kilmarnock, Witness.

JOSEPH McKNIGHT, Law Clerk, Kilmarnock, Witness

Edinburgh Gazette,  April 26, 1867

John Humphrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  January 19, 2008

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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