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Williamson and Roberts

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of Wellington Foundry, Heaton Norris, Stockport, and Dallam Lane, Warrington.

Joseph Williamson and Richard Roberts (2)

1850 Inquest in to the collapse of Brinksway New Mill at Stockport, when 13 people were killed, states that the iron castings were supplied by Williamson and Roberts [1] [2]. The designers/engineers/millwrights for the contract were Wren and Bennett.

1851 A sale of looms made by Williamson and Roberts of Stockport [3]

1853 May 9th. Patent to George Coppick of Heaton Norris, manager to Williamson and Roberts, machine makers, for improvements in weaving looms [4]

1855 'doing some work at Waterloo Railway Station' [5]

1858 February. Accident at the Wellington Foundry, Heaton Norris, of Williamson and Roberts. The victim had been employed there for 'the last nine or ten years' [6]

1858 December. Petition for bankruptcy against Joseph Williamson who has been trading in co-partnership with Richard Roberts as Williamson and Roberts [7] J. Williamson described as a farmer.[8]

1859 March. 'By order of the Trustees of the Estate and Effects of Mr. Richard Roberts, carrying on bunder the style or firm of Williamson and Roberts', Sale of works, land, 16 houses, plant, etc of Williamson & Roberts's foundries at Heaton Norris and WARRINGTON. The Warrington foundry was to the west of Dallam Lane and had a rail connection with the Grand Junction Railway[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 3 August 1850
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 10 August 1850
  3. Manchester Times - Wednesday 17 December 1851
  4. Huddersfield Chronicle - Saturday 05 November 1853
  5. Liverpool Mercury - Tuesday 27 March 1855
  6. Manchester Times - Saturday 20 February 1858
  7. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 11 December 1858
  8. Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette - Saturday 05 March 1859
  9. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 12 March 1859