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Lougher and Sons

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of the Barbican Foundry, Plymouth

1851 Plymouth. TO IRON FOUNDERS, SMITHS, AND ENGINEERS. Old established and well known FOUNDRY, which has been worked by the present Proprietors with great success for upwards of 15 years, with all the STOCK, MACHINERY, TOOLS, &c., requisite for carrying on an extensive Iron Foundry, is TO BE DISPOSED OF by PRIVATE CONTRACT, in consequence of the retirement of two of the Firm. For particulars apply to Mr. THOMAS LOUGHER, on the Premises, Barbican Foundry, Plymouth. These valuable Premises are close to the water’s edge, whereby a great saving will be effected in the shipping and re-shipping of Materials and Manufactured Goods.[1]

1852 TO IRON FOUNDERS to BE SOLD, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, the well-established business heretofore, and for the past sixteen years, carried on by Messrs. Lougher and Sons, Barbican Foundry, Plymouth, together with the STOCK-IN-TRADE, now being upon the Premises. The PLANT consists of a Steam Engine of Nine Horse Power. Turning Lathes, Boring Machinery, Hydraulic Proving Machines, and all the other apparatus necessary for carrying on an extensive Iron Foundry. The STOCK consists of Ships Wrenches, Cabooses, Ships Pumps, Railway Axles, Stoves, and Stove Work, and Iron, and Other materials used on the said Business. For viewing the same, application may made to Messrs. Lougher and Sons, at the Foundry, and further particulars obtained either of Mr. N. WERE or of MR. LAVERS, Solicitor, Plymouth. Plymouth, 20th January, 1852.[2]

1852 ‘To be sold by tender... William Lougher, Thomas Lougher and David Lougher, Bankrupts. Stock-in-trade of Messrs Lougher and Sons, Barbican Foundry, Plymouth.’[3]

Business at the foundry continued by John Anthony.

1855 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership between us, Thomas Roberts, Frederick Charles Cowell, Albert Milsted, and Samuel Edwards, under the firm of Roberts and Company, as Iron founders and Engineers, at Barbican and Martin-street Foundries, in Plymouth, in the county of Devon, has been dissolved, as regards the said Thomas Roberts; and that all debts owing to the said partnership are to be received, and all debts owing by the said partnership are to be paid, by the said remaining partners, who will henceforth carry on the trade or business of Ironfounders, and Engineers, at the aforesaid Foundries...[4]

1856 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership between Albert Milsted, Samuel Edwards, Frederick Charles Cowell, and John Anthony, as Iron Founders and Engineers, at Barbican and Martin-street Foundries, in Plymouth, has been dissolved, as regards the said Samuel Edwards and Frederick Charles Cowell; and that all debts owing to the said partnership are to be received, and all debts owing by the said partnership will be paid, by the said Albert Milsted and John Anthony, who will henceforth carry on business as aforesaid, at the said foundries...'[5]

1857 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership between Albert Milsted and John Anthony, as Ironfounders and Engineers, at Barbican and Martin-street Foundries, in Plymouth, has been dissolved; and that all debts owing to the said partnership are to be received, and all debts owing by the said partnership will be paid, by the said John Anthony, who will henceforth carry on business, as aforesaid, at the said foundries....'[6]

1859 To be let with immediate possession. The Barbican Foundry and Plant, Plymouth. The Martin-Street Foundry and Plant, Millbay, Plymouth. An Iron Ship-Building Yard at Oreston, near Plymouth – Apply to Mr Bayly, Commercial Road, Plymouth. Dated 1 November 1858.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Courier 10 September 1851 p 4 col 1
  2. Western Courier 21 January 1852 p 4
  3. Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal 14 February 1852
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:19 October 1855 Issue:21801 Page:3851
  5. [The London Gazette Publication date:25 March 1856 Issue:21863 Page:1176]
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:10 February 1857 Issue:21966 Page:483
  7. Western Times 15 January 1859 p 1