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H. J. and W. Pitcher

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Ship Builders of Northfleet and Blackwall

formerly Thomas Pitcher and Sons

1816 Partnership change. '...Thomas Pitcher the elder, heretofore currying on trade or business as a Shipbuilder, at North-Fleet and Blackwall, under the firm of Thomas Pitcher and Sons, hath wholly retired from the said trade or business; and that the same will be continued at both the above places by his two sons, Henry Jones Pitcher and William Pitcher, on their own account, under the firm of H. J. Pitcher and William Pitcher...'[1]

1832 Partnership dissolved between Henry Jones Pitcher and William Pitcher of Northfleet and Blackwall, shipbuilders. Debts by W. Pitcher[2] '...the Copartnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry Jones Pitcher and William Pitcher, Ship-Builders, at Northfleet, in the County of Kent, and Blackwall, in the County of Middlesex, under the firm of Henry and William Pitcher, was dissolved by mutual consent ...' William Pitcher was responsible for meeting debts due[3]

Became William Pitcher

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