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John Locke

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1790/5 John Locke started in business as a lead merchant in London[1] = see John Locke and Co

1797 Established a lead works in Newcastle: Locke, Blackett and Co

1802 John Locke, merchant, of the Minories, London[2]

c.1818 William James Lancaster (1802-66) joined Locke's business

1827 The Copartnership carried on as Lead-Merchants, under the firm of John Locke and Co. was dissolved, signed John Locke, George Shepherd (Executor of Charles Locke), George Shepherd[3]

1854 the name of the firm was changed to Locke, Lancaster and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.
  2. London Directory
  3. London Gazette 1 January 1828