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Britannia Foundry (Derby)

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of Britannia Foundry, Duke Street, Derby

Iron Founders

1818 Proprietors: Weatherhead, Glover and Co.

1841 Advert: 'NOTICE is hereby GIVEN, that the Partnership, lately subsisting between WILLIAM MARSHALL, late of Bescot Hall, in the county of Stafford, Iron Founder,`JOHN VAUGHAN BARBER, of Barr, in the said county, Iron Founder, and HENRY MARSHALL, of Stanton by Dale, in the county of Derby, Iron Founder, carrying on the Trade or Business of Iron Founders, at the Britannia Foundry, in the Borough of Derby, under the style or firm of "Marshall, Barber, and Co.," has been dissolved, and all Debts owing to the said late Co-partnership are to be paid to Mr. THOMAS WRIGHT, of, the said Borough of Derby, Iron Founder, by whom the said Trade or Business will in future be carried on. And all Claims and Demands against the said late Partnership are requested to be sent to the said Thomas Wright, in order that they may be examined and (if found correct) discharged.'[1]

1846 Foundry advertised for sale by the executors of Thomas Wright.[2]

THE EXECUTORS of the late THOMAS WRIGHT, having DISPOSED of the BUSINESS, lately carried on by them, at the Britannia Foundry, in Duke-street, Derby, to Mr. ANDREW HANDYSIDE, return their sincere thanks for the many favours received, and beg to recommend to the notice of the public their successor, whom they hope will meet with a continuance of their favour. All debts owing on account of the above Business, to Saturday, the 19th of June inclusive, must be paid to Mr. Stone, Accountant, No. 19, Saint Alkmund's Church-yard, Derby, or to his Clerk at the Foundry ; and all parties having any claim against the said Executors, on account of the above Business, are requested to send tbe same to Mr. Stone, in order that it may be examined and discharged.
ANDREW HANDYSIDE begs to inform the public that he has TAKEN to the above BUSINESS, which he purposes to carry on as heretofore, and assuring them of his desire on all occasions to pay his best attention to their wishes and convenience, trusts to receive a continuance of the favour shewn to his predecessors. June 21st, 1847.'[3]

See Andrew Handyside and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 22 September 1841
  2. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 13 May 1846
  3. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 30 June 1847