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Gifford, Fox and Co

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of St. Mary's Gate, Nottingham and Holyrood Lace Mill, Chard

1842 James Benjamin Gifford started manufacturing lace at Forton in Lancashire. He moved to Chard in 1856, and founded Messrs. Gifford, Fox & Co. of Nottingham and Chard.[1]

1863 Mentioned. 'Gifford, Fox, and Co., Holyrood-street factory.'[2]

1864 Listed as silk & cotton brown net mfrs, St. Mary's Gate, Nottingham [3]

1880 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, James Benjamin Gifford, William Francis Fox, and Thomas Loader Brown, carrying on the business of Lace and Bobbin Net Manufacturers, at Chard, in the county of Somerset, and at Nottingham, in the county, of Nottingham, is this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as the said James Benjamin Gifford is concerned.[4]

1930 Death of Lieut.-Col. James William Gifford (74), Oaklands, Chard, Somerset, managing director of Gifford, Fox and Co.. Ltd., lace manufacturers, Chard,.[5][6]. Brief survey of his scientific work here, and a much more detailed review here.

1938 Death of Eric Haughton James, Director and had been connected with the company for fifty years.[7]

1959 Death of Charles Alfred Kingston, chairman of Gifford, Fox and Co.[8][9]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Giffords of Chard - Lieut.-Colonel James William Gifford JP (1856-1930) and Mrs. Emma Rossiter Gifford MBE (1861-1936) by Adrian Thomas, Canterbury Christ Church University, Based on a presentation made to the 28th Biennial Congress of the British Society for the History of Medicine held in Bristol, UK from 11th -14th September 2019
  2. Western Gazette - Saturday 01 August 1863
  3. White & Co: Nottinghamshire. History, directory and gazetteer of the county....
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:7 May 1880 Issue:24842 Page:2932
  5. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 17 February 1931
  6. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 31 October 1930
  7. Western Times - Friday 08 July 1938
  8. Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 23 March 1959
  9. Grantham Journal - Friday 23 January 1959