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John Marston and Co

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See John Marston (1809-1871)

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.'[1]

1855 'The Borough carriage works and horse repository, 21-25 Bradford street, Birmingham. Erected by the proprietors John Marston and Co...'[2]

1863 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Borough Carriage and Harness Works, Bradford street.[3]

1874 John Marston, junior, one of the executors of the deceased John Marston, advertised for claims against the estate[4]

1880 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Bradford Street, Birmingham.[5]

By 1881 John Marston, junior, was a coachbuilder; one of his sons was Charles B. Marston[6]

1889 Advertising as John Marston and Co, 21 Bradford Street, Birmingham.[7]

1891 Both John Marston and his son John were coachbuilders[8]

1899 Advertising as John Marston and Co, Bradford Street, Birmingham.[9]

Became John Marstons Carriage Works

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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 14 August 1854
  2. Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial & General Advertiser - Saturday 24 March 1855
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 08 September 1863
  4. London Gazette 20 March 1874
  5. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Saturday 17 January 1880
  6. 1881 census
  7. South Wales Daily News - Saturday 12 January 1889
  8. 1891 census
  9. Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 24 May 1899