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Carty and Son

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of Peckham

Vatmakers

1761 Lease granted to Benjamin Powell and Edward Layton for building on a site in Borough, Southwark

1763 Powell and Layton listed as 'near St. George's Church, Southwark' [1]

1766 Company formed

c1788 Layton formed a branch at Nightingale Lane, East Smithfield

1790 Traded as Layton and Young

1797 Nightingale branch taken over by Ruffin and Enticknap

Business taken over from Ruffin by Charles Carty (son of James Carty)

1818 Traded as J. and C. Carty for four years

1826 Charles dies and the business is continued by his widow Elizabeth and son Thomas Ruffin Carty until 1845

1841 Listed at 36 Perceval Street, Clerkenwell as Thomas Carty and Son, Vat and Back makers [2]

1845 The branches in Clerkenwell and Borough were merged and became Carty, Son and Wingrove

1851 Traded as E. Carty and Son

1851 Employing 42 men and apprentices [3]

1852 Listed as Carty, Son and Wingrove, Back and Vat makers of 143 Borough High Street and 20 Whetstone Park, Lincoln's Inn Fields (with George Wingrove) [4]

1856 Elizabeth dies and Thomas Ruffin Carty is sole owner

1861 Employing 46 men [5]

1884 Listed as Thomas H. Carty, a Cooper [6]

1889 Traded as T. R. Carty and Son when his son Herbert Thomas Carty joined the partnership

1889 Fire in adjoining premises damages their store in Angel Court. Shown as T. R. Carty and Son [7]

1894 The business moved from Borough to Galleywall Road, Bermondsey

1895 Listed as T. R. Carty and Son, Back and Vat makers of Galley Wall Road [8]

1897 Traded as Carty, Son and Pontifex

1899 Listed as Carty, Son and Pontifex, Phoenix Works, Galley Wall Road, Bermondsey, Back and Vat makers [9]

1908 HTC retired and Thomas Colyer became the manager

1908 Mentioned as 'Carty and Son, back and vat makers, Phoenix Works, Galleywall Road, Bermondsey' as protesting against the Licensing Bill that has caused them to lay off men and introduce short-time working [10]

1919 Traded as Carty and Son and Thomas Colyer bought the business from HTC

1921 Moved to Harders Road, Peckham

1921-30 Chairman was Thomas Colyer

1930-37 Chairman was Robert Sandwell Johnson (brother-in-law of Herbert Carty)

1937-63 Chairman was Wilfred Thomas Colyer


1989 Company closed

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Sources of Information

  1. 1763 Kent's Directory
  2. 1841 Post Office London Directory
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1852 Post Office London Directory (Small Edition),
  5. 1861 Census
  6. 1884 Business Directory of London
  7. Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, Sunday, November 17, 1889
  8. 1895 Post Office London Directory
  9. 1899 Post Office London Directory
  10. The Times, Friday, Nov 20, 1908
  • Vatmaking by R. R. Foskett. Published 1995