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William Lawton Goodman

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William Lawton Goodman (c1864- ) of Lawton-Goodman

c.1864 Born in Liverpool the son of Thomas Goodman

1901 Living at Inglenook, Raby Drive, Raby, Cheshire: William L. Goodman (age 37 born Liverpool), Coach Builder and harness maker - Employer. With his wife Margaret E. Goodman (age 35 born Liverpool) and their four children; Thomas L. Goodman (age 10 born Liverpool); Joseph A. L. Goodman (age 9 born Liverpool); William B. L. Goodman (age 6 born Liverpool); and Margaret T. Goodman (age 7 born Liverpool). One servant.[1]

Early 1900s William Lawton Goodman ran the new branch of his uncle's company, J. A. Lawton and Co, in London.

1910 President of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers

1913 After the death of his uncle William Lawton Goodman started a new company, Lawton-Goodman in Cricklewood

1913 William Lawton Goodman, of 35 Hardman Street, Liverpool, coachbuilder, was bankrupt[2].

1913 Adjudication of bankrupt: William Lawton Goodman residing at Stanley Cottage, Langton-road, Cricklewood, in the county of London, formerly carrying on business with Joseph Alfred Lawton (now deceased), formerly residing at 5, Abercromby-square, in the city of Liverpool, under the style of J. A. Lawton and Co., at 35, Hardman-street and South Hunter street, in the city of Liverpool, Westminster Works, Northgate-street, in the city of Chester, and Stanley Works, Langton-road, Cricklewood, in the county of London, and Deansgate, in the city of Manchester, also under the style of The Liverpool Motor Garage, at 32, Hope-street, Liverpool aforesaid, and under the style of Henry Whitlock and Co., at 49, Hardman-street and 40, Hope-street, both in Liverpool aforesaid, and at 24, Orchard street, London aforesaid, as coach builders and motor agents[3]

1916 The discharge of his bankruptcy was suspended for 2 years and 6 month and he would be discharged in June 1918[4]

Presumably Lawton-Goodman was resurrected in or after 1918.

1923-24 President of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers

1932 Died in Willesden[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. The Edinburgh Gazette 14 October 1913
  3. London Gazette 25 Nov 1913
  4. The London Gazette 4 January 1916
  5. BMD