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Abel Buckley and Co

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of Ryecroft Mills, Ashton-under-Lyne.

1824 Established by Abel Buckley.

1844 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Nathaniel Buckley, Abel Buckley, John Buckley, and James Smith Buckley, formerly carrying on business at Ashton-under-Lyne, in the county of Lancaster, as Cotton Spinners, under the name or firm of Abel Buckley and Company, was dissolved, by mutual consent...'[1]

1891 Directory (Ashton-under-Lyne): Listed as cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details

1898 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Established in 1824 by Abel Buckley. Continued by Nathaniel Buckley, M.P., and Abel Buckley, M.P. (sons). Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1898. Directors: John Clark, Hugh Kershaw, William Lees and William Wilson. General Manager: Charles Gattie. Premises: Consist of three mills, two Spinning Mills and one Weaving Mill. Equipped with up-to-date appliances. Staff: Officials, twenty; employees, 380. Business: Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers.

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