James McLearn

Address
178 Gottigen Street
212 Gottigen St (1873/74-1880/81); 245 Barrington St (1876/77); 92&94 Barrington St (1877/78); 217&219 Barrington St (90-96)
Halifax, Halifax, NS, Canada
Business Category: Blacksmithing
Products: alcoholic beverages
Dates Founded: before 1866
Remarks: James McLearn began as a grocer. He had some relationship, most likely familial, with Thomas McLearn as they both worked at 178 Gottigen Street and James lived at 176 Gottigen Street, which was listed as one of Thomas' properties. By 1871/72, James McLearn was listed as a grocer and brewer. He was listed as such again in 1872/73. From 1873/74 to 1875/76, James McLearn was listed only as a brewer. After this, it appears that James McLearn became active in other ventures. He became an express proprietor (1876/77 to 1897) and a feed dealer (1877/78 to 1895/96). After 1880/81, he was no longer listed as a brewer. Instead he advertised his feed dealership and his furniture moving business. By 1879/80, these latter aspects of his business became known as Jas. McLearn & Son. (See entry for Thomas McLearn)
Remarks Source: 1. Hutchinson's Nova Scotia Directory. 1866-67. 2. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1871-72. (Listed as grocer and brewer.) 3. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1872-73. (Listed as grocer and brewer.) 4. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1874-75. (Listed as hop beer brewer.) 5. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1875-76. (Listed as a brewer.) 6. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1876-77. (Listed as a brewer and express proprietor. Listed in the Business Directory under "Brewers.") 7. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1877-78. (Listed as a express office, beer brewer and feed dealer. Listed in the Business Directory under "Brewers.") 8. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1878-79. (Listed in the Business Directory under "Brewers.") 9. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1879-80. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, expressmen. Listed in the Business Directory under "Brewers.") 10. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1880-81. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, expressmen.) 11. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1882-83. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, expressmen.) 12. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1883-84. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, expressmen.) 13. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1884-85. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, expressmen.) 14. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1886-87. (Listed as J. McLearn & Son, feed, etc.) 15. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1887-88. (Listed as feed dealers.) 16. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1888-89. (Listed as expressmen.) 17. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1890-91. Advertisement p. 387. (Jas. McLearn & Son, Feed Dealers.) 18. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1891-92. (Listed as exressmen). 19. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1892-93. Advertisement p. 460. (McLearn's Express Move Furniture.) 20. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1893-94. (Listed as expressmen.) 21. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1895-96. Advertisement p. 324. (Jas. McLearn & Son, Feed Dealers.) 22. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory. 1890-97. (Listed as Jas. McLearn, expressmen.)