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William Toward and Son

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1856 Advert. Sale of boilers. William Toward and Son, Glasshouse Bridge Iron Works, Newcastle

1857 Announcement. 'Mr John Toward, of the firm of William Toward and Son, engineers and boiler builders, Ouseburn, in this town, has been appointed by the Board of Trade Inspecting Engineer for the Tyne district.'[1]

1864 Partnership change. '...partnership between us, as Engineers and Boiler Builders, carried on at Glass-House Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, under the Style or Firm of WILLIAM TOWARD & SON, was DISSOLVED on the 13th Day of July, 1864. All Moneys due to and owing by the late Firm will be received and paid by JOHN TOWARD, who will in future carry on the Business.......William Toward and John Toward'[2]

1884 'THE FAILURE OF MESSRS TOWARD AND CO. OF LOWER BENWELL. In the Queen's Bench Division on Wednesday, before Justices Mathew and Cave, the cases ex parte Hawkes re Toward and Co., ex parte Moss re the same, came on for hearing. They were appeals from a decision of the Newcastle-on-Tyne County Court judge declaring void, as it against the trustee under the failure of Thomas and William Toward and Donald McGregor, engineers, boiler-makers, and shipbuilders of Lower Benwell, assignments to the respective appellants of sums of £300 and £12,976 made by the debtors at the end of February last, - Court reversed the decision of the County Court judge, and allowed, therefore, the appeal. As to the question of fraudulent preference, the Court ordered a further investigation by the learned County Court judge, who should also deal with the costs at his discretion.'[3]

1884 The premises previously occupied by W. and T. Toward and Co taken over by Carr and Owen.[4]

See Toward and Co and T. Toward and Co for probable connection

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant - Friday 30 October 1857
  2. Newcastle Courant - Friday 05 August 1864
  3. Newcastle Courant - Friday 19 December 1884
  4. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Friday 28 November 1884