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Bradley, Welch and Hall

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Ironmasters of Bloomfield Ironworks, Tipton


1830 November 25th. Joseph Hall and Thomas Lewis bought an old existing iron works from Messrs Aston and Others at Bloomfield, Tipton.

1831 April 16th. Hall bought out the share of Thomas Lewis

1831 April 19th. Hall sold a third share in the company to Richard Bradley and on the same day another third share to Frederick Isaac Welch as Bradley, Welch and Hall with logo of B.W.H. above a unicorn's head [1].

1832 November 22nd. Obtained a mortgage from Thomas Welch, a relative of Frederick.

1834 June 29th. Frederick Isaac Welch sold his share to William Barrows to make the firm of Bradley, Barrows and Hall.

1834 June 30th. Welch leaves the partnership with Bradley and Hall. They are in business as Ironmasters of Bloomfield Iron Works, Tipton [2]

1834 Welch retired; he was replaced by William Barrows and the name became Bradley, Barrows and Hall; logo became B.B.H. with a crown above.


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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Post 4 November 1863
  2. London Gazette
  • A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) by Samuel Lewis