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Laurie and Marner

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December 1903.
Exhibit at the Hull Street Life Museum.

of 311 Oxford Street, London, W, Coachbuilders.

1798 Company established by Sir Peter Laurie

1851 of 297 Oxford St, and Marylebone, presumably involving Richard Goodwin Marner; also Laurie, Bedford and Rand, saddlers, etc, was at 296 Oxford St[1]

1856 of 297 and 313 Oxford St, 4a Tenterden St, Hanover Sq., and Union St, New Bond St; Laurie, Bedford and Rand, saddlers and harness makers, was also at 297 Oxford St[2]

1858 Advertisement. Open and closed carriages. Manufactory: 313 Oxford Street, London.[3]

1866 "PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Henry Goodwin Marner and others against Elizabeth Selby and others, the creditors of Richard Goodwin Marner, late of No, 313, Oxford-street, in the county of Middlesex, who carried on the business of a Coachbuilder, at No. 313, Oxford-street aforesaid, under the firm or style of Laurie and Marner, in partnership with John Laurie (since deceased), down to the time of his death, and afterwards on his own sole account, and who died in or about the month of March, 1866, ...."[4]

1867 Exhibited a sociable landau at the 1867 Paris Exhibition[5]

1873 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Coach makers and motor body builders. [6]

1920 Were allowed to use the Royal Warrant as coachmakers (this seems to have been the final year)[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Post Office Directory
  2. 1856 Post Office Directory
  3. Homeward Mail from India, China and the East - Friday 19 February 1858
  4. London Gazette 31 July 1866
  5. London Gazette 20 November 1866
  6. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  7. The London Gazette 1 January 1920