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Collyhurst Foundry

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of Collyhurst, near Manchester

c.1844 William Barningham and three of his brothers started a foundry at Manchester.

1845 James Wheelwright Smith left the partnership with James Barningham, Christopher Barningham, William Barningham, at Collyhurst-foundfyt near Manchester, as Iron and Brass Founders[1]

A copartnership of Thomas Barningham (part-time), James Barningham, Christopher Barningharm, and William Barningham, Ironfounders, formed under the firm of Barningham, Brothers."[2]

This business was not a success, and in eighteen months William Barningham had lost all the money he had previously earned in France.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 15 August 1845
  2. London Gazette 18 February 1848