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Russell, Johnson and Sharrocks

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of Long Millgate, Manchester

1816 Successors to Howard, Russell and Howard

1816 Advert: 'Stephen Russell Begs to offer his most sincere Thanks to his Friends and the Public in general, for the distinguished Favors conferred upon him, and his late partners, Messrs. James and John Howard, for a series of years, in the pin and wire-work business, under the firm of Howard, Russell, and Howard. He takes this opportunity of stating, that he has formed a connexion with Messrs. Johnson and Sharrocks, and that the Business will in future be carried on in all its different branches, more extensively, upon the same premises, under the firm of Russell, Johnson, and Sharrocks. A continuance of the public favors is humbly solicited, and will on all occasions be gratefully acknowledged, and their command, punctually attended to.
N.B. A constant Assortment of Brass, Iron, and Copper Wire is kept on hand for the supply of Paper Mold Makers, Calico Printers, Card Makers, Brush Makers, Reed Makers, Millers, &c. &c. on the most reasonable terms. 22, Long Millgate, Manchester.'[1]

1818 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the partnership heretofore carried on by us, the undersigned Stephen Russell, John Johnson, and Thomas Sharrocks, as pin-manufacturers and wire-workers, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of "Russell, Johnson, and Sharrocks," was this day dissolved by mutual consent. As witness our hands this twenty-fourth day of June, in the year of our Lord, 1818. STEPHEN RUSSELL, JOHN JOHNSON, THOS. SHARROCKS. Signed in the presence of Jonn. Booth, Clerk to Mr. Wood, Solicitor, Manchester.'[2] Presumably continued as Johnson and Sharrocks

1819 Death of Stephen Russell

1825 'SALFORD EPIPHANY QUARTER SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY, January 19. James Coop, aged 23, pleaded guilty to an indictment for stealing, on the 6th November, twenty-eight pounds of brass wire, the property John Johnson and Thomas Sharrocks. The prisoner had been imprisoned before, for robbing a cart, of a trunk containing wearing apparel belonging to Miss Bent, was sentenced to be transported for seven years.'[3]

1838 The business later became Richard Johnson and Brother.


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury, 25 June 1816
  2. Manchester Mercury, 7 July 1818
  3. Manchester Mercury, 25 January 1825