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Crossfield and Co

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Sugar refiners

1801 News. 'About ten o’clock last night, a dreadful fire broke out the sugar-house, on the Green Area, in this town, belonging to Messrs. Crossfield and Co. which entirely consumed the same, with a large quantity of sugar'[1]

c.1856 Convicted for a smoke nuisance

1862 '...sugar works of Messrs. Crossfield and Co., Vauxhall road, Liverpool.[2]

1841? George Crossfield, of Springfield, Liverpool, formerly of Lancaster, married Elizabeth, only daughter of Edward Wilson, Esq., of Elm Farm, West Derby.[3]

1865 'Mr. George Crossfield, sugar refiner of this town, died aged 66'[4]

1909 'Mr. William Crossfield, prominent member of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and a former Liberal member of Parliament for Lincoln, died suddenly at Liverpool Town-hall on Monday evening after addressing a conference summoned by the Lord Mayor on the amalgamation charities. Deceased, who was head of the sugar firm of George Crossfield and Co., represented Lincoln from 1892 to 1895.'[5] Age 71.

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Sources of Information

  1. Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 10 October 1801
  2. Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 31 May 1862
  3. Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 05 August 1893
  4. Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 27 May 1865
  5. Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 18 May 1909