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William Clarke and Son

From Graces Guide

William Clarke and Son was a tobacco company that was founded in 1830 at South Main Street, Cork, Ireland.

1861 William Clarke and Son, South Main street, Cork. Tobacco business.[1]

1880 Moved the business to 60 William Street, Limerick. Tobacco and Snuff manufacturers and Tallow chandlers.[2]

1885 William Clarke and son, Tobacco Cutters,, Roll Spinners, Works 7 Comus Street, Liverpool. 'Atlantic Shag', 'Dark Chester' and 'Golden Ripples' (in several versions).[3]

1900 Wm. Clarke and Son, Liverpool and London.[4]

1901 Became part of the Imperial Tobacco Co

In January 1924, following the formation of the Irish Free State, the United Kingdom trade of William Clarke and Son was transferred to Dublin and taken over by Ogden's.


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Sources of Information

  1. Waterford News - Friday 02 August 1861
  2. Bassett's Chronicle - Saturday 28 February 1880
  3. Evening Star - Friday 28 August 1885
  4. Birmingham Mail - Thursday 26 April 1900