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James Fussell and Sons and Co

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James Fussell, Sons & Co of Mells Iron Works, Mells (near Frome), Great Elm, Chantry, and Nunney, Somerset.

Makers of edge tools.

Information on Fussell's Iron Works here.

1803: 'At this momentous crisis, when the heart of every Briton beats high with true iovalty and patriotsm, we feel pleasure recording the spirited offers made to Government for the defence of the country! Mr. James Fussell, of the Mells Iron factory, near Frome, has offered to prepare (gratis) 1,000 pikes, and afterwards to supply Government with 2,000 weekly, as long they may be wanted. Mr. J. D. Middleton, of Frome, carrier, offers five waggons and horses; and Mr. Edward Newport, carrier, has made a similar offer.— Three troops of volunteer cavalry, and two companies of infantry, are now forming in the town of Frome.'[1]

London, Wednesday.
The failure was announced in the London Bankruptcy Court to-day of James Fussell, Sons, and Co , edge tool manufacturers, of Victoria-street, London, and Wells, Somerset. Liabilities amount to £60,000.'[2]

Presumably connected with Fussell and Co of Frome?

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Sources of Information

  1. Hampshire Chronicle, 15 August 1803
  2. Portsmouth Evening News, 13 April 1881