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Samuel Cocker and Son

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1752 Established[1] as manufacturers of crucible-steel wire[2]

1830 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Cocker, Henry Cocker, and Samuel Cocker, of Hathersage, in the County of Derby, Wire-Drawers and Needle-Manufacturers, under the firm of Cocker and Sons, by effluxion of time on the 1st day of January 1830[3]

1833 Samuel Cocker, of Hathersage, steel refiner and steel wire drawer[4]

1833 Cocker and Sons, of Hathersage, manufacturers of needles, fish-hooks, awl blades, hackles, etc.[5]

1835 Cocker and Sons, of Hathersage, needle manufacturers[6]

At some point the two businesses were combined as the business of Samuel Cocker in Sheffield.

1837 Samuel Cocker and Son, awl blade, steel tack, etc manufacturer, and steel converter and refiner, of Porter Works, Sheffield[7]

1852 Sarah Cocker, of Sheffield, Widow, trading under the style of Samuel Cocker and Son, in the business of a Steel Converter, and Manufacturer and Merchant of Wire, Needles, and other Steel and Iron Wares, at the Porter Steel Works, in Sharrow Vale, near Sheffield, assigned to Fewster Wilkinson, of Kirk Ella, near Kingston-upon-HulI, Merchant, William Waterfall, of Grey Stones, in the parish of Sheffield aforesaid, Banker, Joshua Moss, of Wilkinson-street, in the parish of Sheffield, Merchant, and James Rhodes, of Bentley Hall, near Coal Aston, in the parish of DronfieJd, in the county of Derby, Colliery Owner, all her estate and effects, in trust, for the equal benefit of such of the creditors of her as shall execute the said assignment or assent thereto within three calendar months from the date thereof[8]

Succeeded by Cocker Brothers

1864 Sarah Cocker, relict of Samuel, died [9]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1872 advert
  2. I Mech E visit in 1890
  3. London Gazette 29 October 1830
  4. 1833 History and Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham
  5. 1833 History and Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham
  6. 1935 Pigot's directory
  7. 1837 White's Directory of West Riding
  8. London Gazette 20 August 1852
  9. Find a Grave [1]