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Johnson and Sharrocks

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of Manchester

1818 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the partnership heretofore carried on by us, the undersigned Stephen Russell, John Johnson, and Thomas Sharrocks, as pin-manufacturers and wire-workers, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of "Russell, Johnson, and Sharrocks," was this day dissolved by mutual consent. As witness our hands this twenty-fourth day of June, in the year of our Lord, 1818. STEPHEN RUSSELL, JOHN JOHNSON, THOS. SHARROCKS. Signed in the presence of Jonn. Booth, Clerk to Mr. Wood, Solicitor, Manchester.'[1]

1825 'SALFORD EPIPHANY QUARTER SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY, January 19. James Coop, aged 23, pleaded guilty to an indictment for stealing, on the 6th November, twenty-eight pounds of brass wire, the property John Johnson and Thomas Sharrocks. The prisoner had been imprisoned before, for robbing a cart, of a trunk containing wearing apparel belonging to Miss Bent, was sentenced to be transported for seven years.'[2]

1825 Listed as brass, copper and iron wire drawers, wire web and pin mfrs. and flour machine makers, 2 Hyde's Cross[3].

1836 Partnership dissolved between John Johnson, William Sharrocks, Richard Johnson, and John Sharrocks, wire drawers, Manchester, 31st Dec.— Debts by Richard Johnson and John Sharrocks [4]

1836 Fiat dated June 18—Pet. Crs. Richard Johnson, John Sharrocks, and William Johnson, of Manchester, wire drawers [5]

1837 Partnership dissolved between Richd. Johnson, John Sharrocks and William Johnson, Manchester, wire manufacturers and pin makers (so far as regards John Sharrocks. [6]

1838 Presumably became Richard Johnson and Brother

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury, 7 July 1818
  2. Manchester Mercury, 25 January 1825
  3. 'History, Directory, and Gazeteer of the County of Lancaster', Vol 2, by Edward Baines and W. Parson
  4. London Gazette, 19 Jan 1836, reported in Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette, 30 January 1836
  5. London Gazette, July 12 1836, reported in Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette, 16 July 1836
  6. London Gazette, January 31 1837, reported in Gloucester Journal, 4 February 1837