Louther Street

John Proctor: Whitesmith (1784-1847)

Scan of Proctor’s list of charges for work done for the county buildings in 1812 and 1813 and submitted to the County Commissioners for payment.

“John Proctor was a well-known figure in the industrial world of Carlisle in the early days; he made bits when they were made and filed and plated by hand, silver money being melted to get material for the plating.”Proctor was working in Carlisle as early as 1812 according to a bill he submitted to the County Commissioners for work done at the jail and the court house. The work included making locks, keys, and hinges for window shutters.