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1854 Mention of 'Two Leasehold MESSUAGES, three-story MANUFACTORY, and other BUILDINGS, situated in Bradford street, Birmingham, underleased to Mr. John Marston for forty-three years, at annual rent of 175/., subject to a ground-rent of 53/. 15s. 4d.'
1855 'The Borough carriage works and horse repository, 21-25 Bradford street, Birmingham. Erected by the proprietors John Marston and Co...'
1863 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Borough Carriage and Harness Works, Bradford street.
1874 John Marston, junior, one of the executors of the deceased John Marston, advertised for claims against the estate
1880 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Bradford Street, Birmingham.
By 1881 John Marston, junior, was a coachbuilder; one of his sons was Charles B. Marston
1889 Advertising as John Marston and Co, 21 Bradford Street, Birmingham.
1891 Both John Marston and his son John were coachbuilders
1899 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Bradford Street, Birmingham.
Became John Marstons Carriage Works