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Partridge, Jones and Co

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of Abersychan, Mon.

1864 Partridge, Jones and Co began trading at Varteg Works and Colliery with William Bailey Partridge, Edward Jones, Charles Herbert and William T. Henley, as co-directors.

1864 Crawshay Bailey leased Varteg Ironworks to Partridge, Jones and Co

1868 Pontnewynydd Iron Works was purchased by Partridge, Jones and Co Ltd from the lords and ladies of the manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn.

By 1874 the company was proprietor of Pontnewynydd Iron Works, Golynos Works, works at Abersychan and the Plasycoed and Cwmserchan Collieries.

1874 Registered as Limited company on 30 April, to acquire a business of ironmasters and coalmasters. [1]

1887 Took over the assets of the Pontypool Iron and Tinplate Co

1909 John Paton joined the board of Partridge, Jones and Co when William Partridge died.

1910 Installed an engine from Hick, Hargreaves and Co.

1920 Amalgamation of John Paton's interests with those of Partridge, Jones and Co Ltd to form Partridge, Jones and John Paton; the new company also included Crumlin Valley Collieries Ltd., Pontnewynydd Sheet and Galvanising Co Ltd., Pontypool Works Ltd., Caerleon Works Ltd., Monmouthshire Steel and Tinplate Co. Ltd., Henry White and Co Ltd., and the Waterloo Tinplate Co, Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  • Gwent Record Office papers [1]