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My Cornthwaite and Co

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Mary Cornthwaite and Co, of Kendal

Iron Founder

1801 'MARRIED .... On Tuesday, at the same place [Kendal], Captain Watters, of the Mercury West Indiaman, of Liverpool, to Miss Cornthwaite, daughter of the late Thomas Cornthwaite, iron-founder, in Kendal.'[1]

1853 Advert: 'IRON FOUNDRY AND WHITESMITH'S BUSINESS TO BE DISPOSED OF, MARY CORNTHWAITE begs to return her thanks to the Public for the kind support received by Herself and her Family in the above Business for upwards of Half a Century, and to announce her intention, owing to bad health, of retiring from Business. Mary Cornthwaite is ready to treat with any one by Private, for Sale of her Stock in Trade and Imple ments, with immediate possession of her Foundry and Smith's Shop. Kendal, August, 1853.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Carlisle Journal - Saturday 17 January 1801
  2. Kendal Mercury - Saturday 13 August 1853