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Cadman Thorley and Co

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of Manchester

formerly Amies and Thorley

1828 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between Cadman Thorley and Jonathan Andrew, as Machine-Makers, and carried on at Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, under the firm of Cadman Thorley and Company, was this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

1828 'NEW BAILEY, Tuesday. Jonathan Farrer and Charles Mitchell, were brought up on a charge of breaking into the machine shop of Mr. Cadman Thorley, machine maker, Deansgate, Saturday last. It appeared that the shop was locked up about four o'clock in the usual manner, but about ten he was informed that two persons were supposed to be in the shop. He accordingly proceeded thither, some other persons came to his assistance, and they surrounded the building. Two men were shortly seen emerge from a sky-light in the roof, from which they dropped, and ran off, no one being able to secure them. The person of Farrer was well known to one of the men, and was subsequently with Mitchell, who was supposed to be the other man. The thieves had broken through a partition into the premises of a Mr. Walker, spindle maker, and had removed from thence a small anvil which was found immediately beneath the skylight, through which the thieves had entered and retreated, no doubt ready to be conveyed away. Farrer was committed to the sessions: but Mitchell not being identified was discharged.'[2]

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