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Appleby and Co

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Chain pump in Somerset
Victorian pump located in Windermere. (Image: Bob Walton).
Victorian pump located in Windermere. (Image: Bob Walton).
Pump detail. (Image: Bob Walton).

Appleby & Co of Renishaw Iron Works, Chesterfield

See also Renishaw Iron Co

Ironfounders and pump makers

Formerly Appleby, Walker and Co.

1850 William Walker dies and the company becomes Appleby and Co

1858 Concerning a lease '...an agreement with Francis Rookby Appleby, Samuel Gardner, and Henry Longden, carrying on business under the firm of Appleby and Company, for granting to them a lease of the ironstone under certain parts of the said Walton Hall Estate, for a term of twenty-one years...' [1]

1863 '...the Partnership of Appleby and Company, of Renishaw, in the parish of Eckington, in the county of Derby, Ironmasters, Ironfounders, and Coalmasters, which heretofore, consisted of the undersigned, Francis Rokeby Appleby, and of Charles Appleby and Samuel Gardner, now respectively deceased, was and has been dissolved and determined, so far only as relates to the said Charles Appleby or his representatives, on and from the 19th day of April, 1860, and so far only as relates to the said Samuel Gardner or his representatives, on and from the 30th day of June, 1861; and that the business of the said partnership is now and will continue to be carried on by the said Francis Rokeby Appleby, in conjunction with his nephew, the undersigned, Charles Edward Appleby, under the aforesaid name of Appleby and Company...' [2]

1868 '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on between and by the undersigned, Francis Rokeby Appleby and Charles Edward Appleby, as Iron Masters, and Coal Masters, at Renishaw, in the parish of Eckington, in the county of Derby, under the style or firm of Appleby and Company, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent...' [3]

1888 Mention of Charles E. Hunter a partner in Appleby and Co, the owners of the Renishaw Iron Co and the Cotton Colliery employing 250 persons at each [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Gazette Issue 22138 published on the 11 May 1858. Page 39 of 58
  2. Gazette Issue 22733 published on the 8 May 1863. Page 27 of 62
  3. Gazette Issue 23365 published on the 27 March 1868. Page 24 of 64
  4. The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Wednesday, May 02, 1888