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Bencke and Sharman

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1874 Advertisement: 'FREEHOLD PLOT OF LAND, situate in Failsworth, adjoining the Rochdale Canal, …and also all that Substantial and Well-built Fire-proof Mill thereon erected, the occupation of Messrs. Bencke, Schuman {sic} and Co., and others, as tenants thereof. The mill is three storeys in height, and besides the mill there are the blowing room, consisting of one storey; the warehouse, of two storeys; cloth store room, one storey; and engine and boiler house, one storey. In the mill are the main shafting, one horizontal engine, with two cylinders, each 35in. diameter, and 5ft. 10in. Stroke, by Bland, of Bury; two circular boilers, 30ft. by 7 ft., with two flues and fittings complete, by Fernihough, to which also attached a best Green's patent economiser. Also the Estate and Interest of the Mortgagee in a certain Indiarubber Mill built partly upon the before-mentioned plot of land and partly the leasehold land hereinafter mentioned, and comprising in such interest one breaking-up machine, one dome machine, one paint mixing machine, and other machinery or parts of machines, and a main shaft; also a horizontal engine, 30-in. cylinder, 5ft. stroke, fly wheel 18ft. diameter, by Ormerod, Grierson, and Co.: also a circular boiler, 7ft., 2 flues, and all fittings complete, by Garforth; engine and boiler house, with room over, used as drying-room for Indiarubber work. The freehold portion of the above property is subject to yearly ground chief rent of £93 13s. 4d., and to the covenants and conditions contained in a certain indenture dated the lst day of May, made between Edward Mellor and Thomas Mellor, of the one part, and James Clark of the other part. And the leasehold portion is subject to the rent and covenants appertaining to the leasehold plot of land next hereinafter mentioned. Also all that Leasehold Plot of Land situate at Newton Heath, near Manchester, contiguous to the before-mentioned Plot, containing altogether 3 acres 3 roods and 14 perches, Lancashire measure, or thereabouts (except the mine &c. with certain liberties for getting the same), held under lease from the Dean or Warden of the College of Christ, Manchester, dated the 18th day of July, 1863. for 99 years, subject to the yearly rent of £33, and to the covenants and conditions therein contained, and also to all existing tenancies and leases affecting same; and also Two Cottages on the said plot of land erected; and also a Yearly Rent of £5 13s. 9d. issuing out of part of the said land. The two mills are on Rochdale Canal bank, where a plentiful supply of water can be obtained, and which is valuable for carriage purposes. Also all the Mortgagee's Interest 1,462 Fully Paid-up Shares of £10 each in the Blaina Iron and Coal Company Limited. The whole the above property will be offered in one lot, or in such other lots as may be determined upon the time of sale.—Further particulars may be obtained trom the Auctioneers, Manchester Chambers, Market-street, Manchester; or from Messrs. SALE, SHIPMAN, SEDDON & SALE solicitors, Booth-street, Manchester.' [1]

1874: Factory Act,—At the Manchester County Police-court, yesterday, before Mr. Thomas Dickins and Mr. H. Newell, ..... Messrs. Bencke and Sherman {sic}, cotton spinners, Failsworth, for employing two young persons and a child during dinner-time on the 27th. ult., were fined £3 and costs.[2]

1876 Advertising availability of sale, at Bencke and Sharman's Office, 26, Chapel-street, Liverpool, STOCKHOLM TAR - 3,850 barrels, 950 half barrels, now landing Prince's Dock[3]

Bencke and Sharman listed as hemp, flax and tar brokers, Richmond buildings, 26 Chapel-street[4]

Messrs Bencke and Sharman?.......

'Appellant: Henry Thomas Walsh of Dublin, merchant, and others, owners of the steam tug Lioness, and master and crew of said tug Respondent: John Albert Bencke, Francis Caesar Brown, Emil Springmann and Eric Rudd Sharman, all of Liverpool, merchants, owners of the ship Eliza Bencke, and Peter Woodfine, James Barber, John Cowley, William Isaac Meacock, David Robertson, Robert Pearson Thacker, Barnett Joseph, John Robinson, Horatio Nelson Hughes, Edward Higgin, Richard Davies, John Stevens and John Wakefield Cropper, all of Liverpool, merchants, owners of her cargo Subject: Salvage of the Eliza Bencke Lower Court: High Court of Admiralty of England.'[5]

Mr Bencke?....

'FOREIGN-OFFICE, May 18, 1854. The Queen has been pleased to approve of Mr John Albert Bencke as Consul at Liverpool for His Majesty the King of Wurtemberg.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 15th December 1874
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 16th December 1874
  3. Liverpool Mercury, 30th November 1876
  4. Gore's Directory of Liverpool and its environs, 1878
  5. [1]Summary in National Archives website
  6. Edinburgh Gazette May 26, 1854