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Edward Tootal

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c1799 Born in Bradford the son a wealth corn merchant

c1820 Arrived in Manchester as a merchant in silks and fancy dress materials

Close friendship with Joseph Whitworth

1842 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry Tootal and Edward Tootal, as Silk Manufacturers, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of Henry and Edward Tootal, was this day dissolved by mutual consent.—Dated this 23d day of February 1842. Henry Tootal. Edward Tootal."[1]

Formed the Tootal-Atkinson partnership the forerunner of Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co

1856 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, as Manufacturers, at Manchester and elsewhere, under the firm of Tootal, Broadhurst, and Lee, expired by effluxion of time on the 1st day of August, 1856, since which date the business has been, and will continue to be, carried on by the undersigned Henry Tootal Broadhurst and Henry Lee, on their own account; and they will receive and pay all debts due to and from the said partnership.—Dated the 8th day of December, 1857. Edward Tootal. Henry T. Broadhurst. Henry Lee."[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 25 February 1842
  2. London Gazette 10 June 1859