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Ashmore and While

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of Parkfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees

of Hope Iron Works, Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees

Company formed by William Ashmore and Samuel While

1872 January. Advertising for a Foreman. Apply Ashmore and While, Hope Works, Stockton-on-Tees.[1]

1872 March. Mention of Ashmore and White(sic) regarding the gas works at Middlesbrough.[2]

1878 December. Financial problems at the company.[3]

1884 Partnership change. '...the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by William Ashmore and Samuel While, under the style or firm of Ashmore and While, at Stockton-on-Tees, in the county of Durham, in the trade or business of Engineers, Ironfounders, and Gasholder, Boiler, Girder, and Iron Roof Manufacturers, has been dissolved by mutual consent. And notice is hereby further given, that the said business will henceforth be carried on by the said William Ashmore alone, under the same style...'[4]

1885 Became Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Mercury - Monday 22 January 1872
  2. Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough - Wednesday 06 March 1872
  3. York Herald - Saturday 14 December 1878
  4. [1] The London Gazette Publication date:8 January 1884 Issue:25306 Page:149