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1806 Formation of Newton Lyon and Co to take over the Battery Mill site in the Greenfield Valley in Flintshire in order to manufacture copper and lead items.
1821-1830 Agent to Lord Anglesey and the Mona Mine Co.
1831 Purchased the Merllyn Lead Works at Bagillt, Flintshire.
1832 Formed the British and Foreign Copper Co with Waddington, Templeman and Co of London aka as Brownell and Co in Liverpool to import and smelt South American copper ores. British and Foreign Copper Company built the Sutton Oak smelting works in St Helens under the supervision of William Keates.
1838 Purchased lead rolling and pipe works in Glasgow and opened an office and warehouse in Deansgate, Manchester.
1844 Withdrawal of the Lyon family from the partnership William Keates became the managing partner and the partnership was renamed Newton, Keates and Co.