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Proctor and Burton

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1840 The original company was founded by James Toyne Proctor and Theophilus Burton as Proctor and Burton as millwrights and engineers.

1851 Consisted of the two partners employing 8 men [1]

1857 Formation of Ruston, Burton and Proctor when Joseph Ruston joined

1857 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership which sometime since subsisted between us, as Engineers and Ironfounders, and which we carried on in the city of Lincoln, under the style or firm of Proctor and Burton, was dissolved on the 1st day of January, 1857, by mutual consent....James Toyne Proctor, Theophilus Burton'[2]

1857 The company became Ruston, Proctor and Co when Joseph Ruston bought out Burton's share. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:7 August 1857 Issue:22029 Page:2740
  3. The Morning Chronicle, Saturday, August 8, 1857