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Friday, 2 March 2012

ODDFELLOWS' ARMS, Gorst Street

ODDFELLOWS' ARMS
68d Gorst Street
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MINE HOST:
1859                          ? 
1861                    Dominic Luvatte (Luvate)
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Dominic Luvate was a barometer maker from Como, Italy. His name is inscribed on some known examples  - these are from auctions:-

LUVATE, DOMINIC England, fl.1828-34, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(4); Aneroid Barometer = Eldred 7/26/73. Signed "D. Luvate Preston"; looking glass maker.--------------------------

432 A William IV mahogany banjo shape barometer, with ebonised and boxwood stringing, having silvered dials, a convex mirror, a 10in. main dial, a turned bone adjuster, the level inscribed 'D.LUVATTE, PRESTON, Warranted,' 43.25in (109.8cm) h. 

A Dominic Luvate was working during the second quarter of the 19th century at 43 and 27 Friargate, Preston. (Possibly Dominic junior?)
The above information has come 
from a reader of this site.
Thank you.

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Preston Chronicle  9th April 1859
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CENSUS RETURN
1861
Dominic Luvatte                   57 years              Publican                 b. Milan, Italy
Jane Luvatte                         59                       Wife                      b. Appleby
Mary Ann Luvatte                21                 Daughter / Milliner       b. Preston
Dominic Luvatte                   17                       Son / Painter                 do
Francisca Meade                23                 Daughter / Milliner                do
   Francisca had married James Meade, in Preston, in 1860. 
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2 comments:

  1. It says he was born in Como on his gravestone.

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  2. Mary Ann Luvatte was my great Grandmother and after she died her sister Francisca raised her son (Henry) and eventually took him to live in Ireland.

    Harry

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