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Brown, Bayley and Dixon

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January 1880.
June 1888. Steel tires and axles.

The Sheffield Steel and Ironworks

1871 business established by George Brown and John Clowes Bayley with Joseph Dixon

1873 Company registered [1].

1879 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership formerly subsisting between George Brown, late of Sheffield, in the county of York (who died on the 28th of September, 1874, and whose will was proved in the Wakefield District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 25th of February, 1876, by the undersigned, Elizabeth Brown, of Sheffield aforesaid, Widow, and John Linley, of Sheffield aforesaid, late Bellows Maker, but now out of business, two of the executors thereof), and the undersigned, John Clowes Bayley, formerly of Sheffield aforesaid, but now of No. 44, Arundel-gardens, Kensington Park, in the county of Middlesex, Merchant, and Joseph Dixon, late of Sheffield aforesaid, but now of Saint Petersburg, in Russia, Merchant, in the trades or businesses of Engineers, Steel Converters, and Refiners, Iron and Steel Manufacturers, Iron and Steel Masters, Manufacturers of Railway Materials and Contractors, carried on by the said George Brown, John Clowes Bayley, and Joseph Dixon, under the firm or style of Brown, Bayley, and Dixon, at the Sheffield Steel and Iron Works, at Attercliffe, near Sheffield aforesaid, was determined and dissolved on the 2nd of April, 1873, by the mutual consent of the said George Brown, John Clowes Bayley, and Joseph Dixon...'[2]

Subsequently acquired by William James Armitage

1888 Brown, Bayleys Steel Works of Sheffield was registered on 28 June, to take over the business of Brown, Bayley, Dixon and Co. [3] from William James Armitage[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 24, 1877
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:27 May 1879 Issue:24728 Page:3637
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. William Armitage's obituary