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William Wharton

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of 117 Deansgate, Manchester.

Probably the successor to Wharton and Marsden.

1825 Listed as Iron founders[1]

1828 Auction sale notice: 'By Mr. DREW, (by order of the Assigness of Mr. Wm. Wharton, a bankrupt,) .... ALL that PLOT OF LAND, situate and being at the upper end of Deansgate, (heretofore called Alport-street) in Manchester aforesaid, being of the width up to the front of Deansgate aforesaid, and Crown-street, at the back thereof, respectively eight yards, and extending from Deansgate aforesaid, into Crown-street aforesaid, forty-five yards, and containing in the whole 361 yards or thereabouts, be the same more or less.
And also all that large and extensive and newly-erected SHOP, MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, and PREMISES, to the front of Deansgate aforesaid, erected and built upon part of the said Land, and now used as an Ironmonger's Shop, and in the occupation of Messrs. H. and V. Kitchen, as tenants thereof.—The said Shop and Premises are under lease to the said H. and V. Kitchen, for a term which ten years or thereabouts are to come and unexpired, at and under the yearly rent of £70.
And also all that FOUNDRY and TURNING-SHOP, with an ENGINE-HOUSE and PREMISES, lying at the back of the said Shop and Premises, and Crown-street aforesaid, and late in the occupation of tbe said William Wharton ; together with a new Steam Engine, of six horses power, Engine Boiler, Chimney, Blowing Machine, Mill Geering, and other Apparatus, and Machinery, attached and fixed-up in and about the said Foundry and Turning Shop.— The said premises are held by lease, for the term of 1600 years, commencing in December, 1818, and are subject to the yearly rent of £21. 1s. 6d.
The premises may be viewed, on application to Messrs. H. and V. Kitchen, and further particulars may be had, on application to Mr. Glasgow, Caledonian Foundry. Great Bridgewater-street; Mesrss. WHITEHEAD and MONK, Fountain-street, solicitors for the mortgagee or to Messrs. Claye and Thompson, St. Marys-Gate, and Mr. John Thomson, 19, Back King-street, Manchester, solicitors for the said assigness.' [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Volume 2, 1825
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 26 July 1828