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Huxhams and Brown

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June 1872.
June 1872.
Detail of a grid in Exeter

of Commercial Road, Exeter.

1839 Advertisement. 'IRON FOUNDRY, COMMERCIAL ROAD, EXETER. All Persons indebted to the Estate of the late Mr. WILLIAM HUXHAM, are requested to pay the same to his Son FREDERICK HUXHAM, who will continue the Business as usual, and any parties having any demands, are requested to forward the same.'[1] (presumably this was Exeter Iron Co).

At some point Frederick must have taken his brother Charles into partnership and presumably his brother-in-law James Armitage Brown too.

1842 Advertisement. [2]

1850 Exhibited an Emigrants Flour Mill at the Royal Agricultural Society's show[3]

By 1851 Frederick Huxham, Charles Huxham and James Armitage Brown were in partnership as Iron Founder employing 41 men and boys[4].

1859 Death of Frederick Huxham

1874 Advertised for fitters and erectors[5]

1883 Tanners' engineers[6]

See Huxham and Browns for subsequent activities.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Western Times - Saturday 19 October 1839
  2. North Devon Journal - Thursday 17 November 1842
  3. Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet, and General Advertiser, July 19, 1850
  4. 1851 census
  5. Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, October 11, 1874
  6. 1883 Kelly's Directory