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1880 Bankruptcy. '...Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by John Arthur Chapman, of 29, Holmside, Borough-road, and 10, South Villiers-street, both in the boroug of Sunderland, in the county of Durham, carrying on business under the style or firm of J. A. Chapman and Company, as Machine Dealers and Bicycle Maker....'