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an important engineering company, of Round Foundry, Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds.
formerly Fenton, Murray and Wood
1831 Work began building engines to George Stephenson's designs, both 2-2-0 "Planets" and 2-2-2 "Patentees" many of them under subcontract. Some were exported, and they also made twenty of Daniel Gooch's Firefly class for the Great Western Railway.
1834 James Fenton died
1834 Listed as machine makers 
1838 Beam engine for Castleton Mills, Armley Road, Leeds. It ran until c.1920, when it was replaced by a larger engine 
By 1840, they were turning out up to twenty engines a year.
1843 The boom was over and the company closed down. Nearly eighty locomotives had been built. Among the company's apprentices were some who went on to further success, David Joy, John Chester Craven, and Richard Peacock
1845 'FENTON, MURRAY, AND JACKSON'S FOUNDRY, MARSHALL STREET AND WATER LANE, LEEDS. MESSRS. T. & W. HARDWICK beg to announce that they have received Instructions from the Assignees of Richard Jackson and Richard Yale, lately in Business under the Firm of Fenton, Murray and Jackson, to SELL BY AUCTION, EARLY in the MONTH of MAY, upon the Premises in Water Lane and Marshall Street, Leeds, ALL THE EXTENSIVE and TRULY VALUABLE SMITH'S, FOUNDER'S, BOILER MAKER'S, and LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE MAKER'S TOOLS, MACHINES, and other EFFECTS, comprising 27 SLIDE LATHES various Dimensions ; FACE LATHES, 7 UPRIGHT DRILLING MACHINES, LARGE and SMALL PLANING MACHINES, LARGE BORING MILL with CHANGE WHEELS and BORING BARS, LARGE DITTO for BORING LOCOMOTIVE CYLINDERS, 2 SMALL BORING MACHINES, LARGE SLOTTING MACHINE, and DITTO SELF-ACTING; SCREWING MACHINES, NUT SCREWING MACHINE, SMALL DRILLING MACHINES, TILT HAMMER, and LARGE SHEARS, 2 LARGE SHEARS, with PUNCHING MACHINES, 4 PUDDLING FURNACES, PAIR ROLL FRAMES, and Iron Plates and Foundations; BENDINO MACHINE. PUNCHING ENGINE, FORCE PUMPS, FANS and SPEED PULLIES, LARGE HYDRAULIC PRESS, 8 Inch Ram and Pump; Large Weighing Machine, Large Cranes, Blocks, and Ropes, Beams and Scales, Smith's Hearth's and Slake Troughs, numerous Pairs of Vice, and Vice Benches, Joiner's Benches and Tools, Grindstones and Troughs, and other numerous and exceedingly valuable Working Tools, Machines, and other Effects. Further Particulars this extensive and valuable Machinery will appear in descriptive Catalogues now in preparation, and in future Advertisements. The Property will be on View 14 Days previous to the Sale, and any further Information may be had in the meantime by making Application to the Auctioneers; George Young, Esquire, Official Assignee; or to Mr. JOHN BLACKBURN, Albion Street, Leeds. Solicitor to the Fiat.
For the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
For the Leeds and Selby Railway
For the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway
For the Hull and Selby Railway
For the Great Western Railway