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Rennie, Johnson and Rankin

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of Sefton Street, Liverpool

1855 Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed the 26th day of January, 1855, against William Rennie, James Johnson, and William Rankin, of Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Shipwrights and Copartners, trading-under the firm of Rennie, Johnson, and Rankin[1].

1856 Advert: 'BY ORDER OF THE ASSIGNEES OF MESSRS. RENNIE, JOHNSON, AND RANKIN, IRON SHIPBUILDERS. VALUABLE STEAM-ENGINE, MACHINERY, TOOLS, &c., SEFTON-STREET, LIVERPOOL.
By Mr. BRANCH, On Friday next, the 2d of May, at Eleven o’clock, on the Premises, the south end of Sefton-street, THE valuable PLANT, MACHINERY, and other Effects, comprising capital fifteen-horse horizontal steam-engine, by Daglish, of St. Helen’s, with boiler, five powerful punching and cutting machines, by Nasmyth, Baker, and others, three drilling machines, by Hulse, bending machine, levelling blocks, plate rollers, sundry shafting, with bevil wheels and pullies, smiths’ hearths, smithy tools, wood and iron cranes, patent fan, angle iron furnace, tlie fittings-up of brass foundry, including four lathes, with stocks and rests, iron furnace doors, iron, timber, and sundry other effects. To be viewed on Thursday next, the 1st May, when Catalogues may be had from Mr. Fleming, Jordan-strect, and Mr. Clay, the Mersey Ironworks, Sefton-street, the Assignees; from Mr. Bird, the Official Assignee, South Castle-street; Mr. John Yates, jun., Solicitor, Fenwick-street; or Mr. Branch, Auctioneer, Hanover-street; and on the Premises. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 11 May 1855
  2. Liverpool Mail - Saturday 26 April 1856