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Exeter Iron Co

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1804 Partnership change. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between William Huxham and Samuel Kingdon, of the City of Exeter, Iron Founders, under the Firm of the Exeter Iron Company, was this Day dissolved by mutual Consent; and that the Business will in future be carried on by Mr. William Huxham, on his own separate Account....'[1]

1815 Bankrupt. '...under a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against William Huxham, of the City of Exeter, Iron-founder, Dealer and Chapman, are desired-to meet the Assignees of the estate and effects of the said Bankrupt, on Tuesday the 18th day of April instant, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Star Inn, in Exeter aforesaid, in order to assent to or dissent from the said Assignees selling and disposing of the Iron-foundery, situate in Ewings's-Lane, in the Parish of Saint Mary Steps, in the city of Exeter, with the lands, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereto belonging; and also to their selling and disposing of all or any part of the stock in trade, utensils, household goods, and effects of the said Bankrupt, by private contract...'[2]

1821 Fire destroys the iron foundry and smithery of Mr. William Huxham, situate in Ewing's Lane, near the Shilhay' but business was later resumed[3]

1835. Advertisement. 'NEW SCALE WEIGHTS. WILLIAM HUXHAM, begs to inform Manufacturers, Commercialists, and Traders, SCALE WEIGHTS, both Iron and Brass, bearing the necessary Legal Stamp, maybe had his Foundry; where any capable of being altered, without incurring the expense of purchasing new, will be adjusted, and stamped, according to the directions of the Act; to use which, without such Stamp, subjects the owners to a heavy penalty for each weight found in their possession. Exeter Iron and Brass Foundry, Shilhay, 1st Jan. 1835.'[4]

1838 Advertisement. 'Arnott's Thermometer Stoves, manufactured by William Huxham' plus long description. Exeter, Iron Foundry.[5]

1839 Advertisement. 'IRON FOUNDRY, COMMERCIAL ROAD, EXETER. All Persons indebted to the Estate of the late Mr. WILLIAM HUXHAM, are requested to pay the same to his Son FREDERICK HUXHAM, who will continue the Business as usual, and any parties having any demands, are requested to forward the same.'[6]

See Huxhams and Brown and then Huxham and Browns.

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:6 November 1804 Issue:15752 Page:1369
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:8 April 1815 Issue:17001 Page:664
  3. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 22 February 1821
  4. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 03 January 1835
  5. Western Times - Saturday 19 May 1838
  6. Western Times - Saturday 19 October 1839