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of St. Rumberts lane, Lincoln
1849 Company existed at this date
1854 Advertisement. 'WATKINSON and ROBEY, Engineers and Millwrights, manufacturers of Portable Engines and Machinery of every description, beg respectfully to inform the Mill and Engine Owners, Agriculturists and others, that they have taken the Premises lately occupied by Messrs. Garton and Drury, Tobacconists, St. Rumbold's Lane, Broad-gate, Lincoln, where they intend carrying on the above business in all its branches, and after having had about Twenty Years practical experience in some of the first Engineering Firms in the Kingdom, feel confident that they will be able to give the greatest satisfaction to all parties who may favour them with their orders. N.B. W. W. has been in the employ of Clayton, Shuttleworth, and Co., about Twelve Years, — for the last Three Years Foreman. Repairs strictly attended to, and executed under W. and R's personal superintendance.'
1855 Partnership change. '... the Co-partnership carried on some time past at the City of Lincoln, between the undersigned William Watkinson and Robert Robey, and subsequently between us the said William Watkinson and Robert Robey and George Lamb Scott, as Engineers and Millwrights, was this day dissolved mutual consent; and all Debts owing to or from the late Firm are to be paid to and by the said Robert Robey and George Lamb Scott, by whom the business will in future be carried on as heretofore...'
1863 Premises later taken over by Penistan and Co