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William Leahy

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of Southwark

1826 Bankruptcy '...William Leahy and Jacob Mills Davey, of the Grove, Great Guildford-Street, in the County of Surrey...'[1]

1826 'Engineers, Machinists, Iron Founders, and Others.—
To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. ADAMSON, in few days, by direction of the Assignees, on the Premises of Messrs. Leahy and Davy, Engineers, at the Grove Manufactory, Bridge-street, Southwark, a few paces from the Southwark-bridge,
A PORTABLE STEAM-ENGINE, of Nine-horse Power, on the principle of Bolton and Watt, with boiler, complete, and in excellent order; ten very capital Engine lathes, and Boring-mill, with all the requisite Machinery to work the Steam-engine; eight Patent Blowing Machines, by Halley and Co.; four large Swing Cranes, with iron tackles and chains; twelve Iron Vices, fourteen Work-benches, four Portable Forges, 12 Anvils, a large quantity of Smith’s Tools; Engine Punching Machine, of great power; Screwing Machine; a large quantity of Files and Rubbers; two Founders’ Blast Furnaces; two Air Furnaces; 100 pair Flasks; Iron Founders' Tools ; Twenty-ton Iron Truck; Town Cart; a capital Cart Gelding nud Harness; Scales and Weights; twenty tons Cast Iron, ten tons Bar Iron, five tons Scrap Iron, seven tons Engine Castings and Machinery; three tons Paddle Plates, six inch Flanch Pipes; quantity of Brick-work and Timber; and all the Fixtures and Implements of the Manufactory and Iron-foundry. Catalogues may shortly be had on the Premises; and of Mr. Adamson, 11, Billiter-square.'[2]

1829 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership subsisting between us, William Leahy and James Easton, of the Grove, Great Guildford-Street, in the Borough of Southwark, Millwrights and Engineers is this day dissolved by mutual consent; and the said business will in future be carried on by the said William Leahy; and all debts dne to and from the said Partnership are to be received and paid by the said James Easton, his Executors, Adminisirators, or Assigns...'[3]

1832 William Leahy, millwright, Grove, Great Guildford Street, declared bankrupt.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:3 August 1827 Issue:18384 Page:1676
  2. London Courier and Evening Gazette, 8 November 1826
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:3 April 1829 Issue:18564 Page:630
  4. Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 27 December 1832