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Wilson Brothers

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of Cornholme Mills, Todmorden; 14, Market Place, Manchester (showrooms, 1887); Garston (near Liverpool)

Wilson Brothers were makers of Bobbins and Tubes for the cotton industry.

1823 Company established by Lawrence Wilson.

Continued by Lawrence Wilson and Sons

Continued as Wilson Bros.

1880 Dissolution of the Partnership between Joshua Henry Wilson, John William Wilson, Lawrence Wilson, and Samuel Wilson, at Cornholme Mills, near Todmorden in the county of Lancaster, Beevor Works, Barnsley, in the county of York, Shannon Saw Mills, Athlone, in the county of Roscommon, and 14, Market-place, Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, as Bobbin Makers and Timber Merchants, under the style or firm of Wilson Brothers.

The businesses at Cornholme Mills, and 14, Market-place, Manchester, would continue to be carried on by Joshua Henry Wilson and Lawrence Wilson, under the style or firm of Wilson Brothers.

The business carried on at Beevor Works would continue to be carried on by John William Wilson, and also at 14, Market-place Manchester, under the style of ;Wilson and Co.

The business carried on at Shannon Saw Mills, Athlone, would continue to be carried on by Samuel Wilson on his own account.[1]

1887 Exhibited Bobbins, Tubes, and Spools.

Incorporated as a Limited Company under style of Wilson Bros., Ltd

1897 At an EGM it was agreed that Wilson Brothers Limited be wound up voluntarily and that John Greenwood of Cornholme Mills, a Director of the Company, be appointed Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up and is hereby authorized and directed to carry into effect (so far as remaining unperformed) the contract dated the 20th May 1897 and made between Wilson Brothers Limited and Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company Limited and to procure the allotment of 12,000 fully paid preference shares and 11,993 fully paid ordinary shares of Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company Limited mentioned in clause 2 of that agreement among the Members of Wilson Brothers Limited in defined proportions[2]

1900 Company acquired by Wilson Brothers Bobbin Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 26 June 1880
  2. London Gazette 21 Sept 1897