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Jones and Hulme

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of Manchester

Machine makers

1827 Partnership change. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Robert Jones, Thomas Jones, Ezekiel Jones, and George Hulme, all of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, as Iron-Founders and Machine-Makers, under the firm of Jones's and Hulme, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, as far as respects the said Thomas Jones; and that all debts due to or from the concern are to be paid to or by the said Robert Jones, Ezekiel Jones, and George Hulme, who will carry on the business in future...'[1]

1827 Property for sale. 'ALL that PLOT of LAND, situate in Trafford-street, near Knott-Mill, in Manchester, containing 849 square yards, or thereabouts. And also all that IRON FOUNDRY, known by the name of the Union Foundry, and MACHINE-SHOP, together with the Engine-house, and other Erections and Buildings erected thereon, and late in the possession of Messrs. Jones and Hulme. And also all the STEAM ENGINE, BOILERS, FIREGRATES, SHAFTS, and MACHINERY, upon the said premises, together with the going geers and other appurtenances thereunto belonging. The premises are held for the remainder of a certain term of 1000 years, created by indenture bearing date the day of June, 1821...'[2]

1829 Bankrupt. 'George Hulme, late of Wheat-Hill, Broughton-Road, and Green-Gate, both in Salford, near Manchester, Provision and Earthenware-Dealer, and carrying on business in Green Gate aforesaid, as Machine Maker, in Partnership with Ezekiel Jones, under the firm of Jones and Hulme.'[3]

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