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1840 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the Co-partnership, trade or businesses heretofore carried on betwixt the undersigned, Richard Wright, William Craig and John Booth, as Machine and Tool Makers, at Charles-street, within Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, under the style or firm of Wright, Craig, and Booth, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 12th day of December instant, so far as regards the said William Craig. All debts due and owing from the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Richard Wright and John Booth, by whom the said businesses will in future be carried out.— Dated this 18th day of December 1840. 
1841: Pigot & Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1841 lists William Craig as a machine maker and maker of patent self-acting temples, 19 Sidney Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, and Richard Wright, machine maker, same address. See also John Booth (of Manchester)