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Thomas Tapling and Co

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Thomas Tapling & Co. Ltd. was a furniture manufacturer and carpet wholesaler based in London. The company owned a furniture factory in Finsbury, a bedding factory in east London and carpet warehouses in Manchester.

In 1882, Thomas Tapling senior died and his son Thomas Keay Tapling was forced to drop his plans and take over the family business of Thomas Tapling & Son.[1]

1884 June- "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Malcolm Stewart Eiach and Thomas Keay Tapling, as Carpet and Manchester Warehousemen, under the firm of Thomas Tapling and Co., at No. 31, Gresham-street, London, and elsewhere, having expired by effluxion of time, on the 30th June instant, Mr. Kiach has retired from the business, which will in future be continued by Mr. T. K. Tapling alone, under the same firm." [2]

1889 Feb. Address was 'Tapling & Co, Gresham Street, London'.

1891 After Thomas Keay Tapling died in 1891, his sister Florence Annie Alexandra (1875-1956) who married Thomas Francis Freemantle, 3rd Baron Cottlesloe, inherited Tapling & Co[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Gazette Dated 30th June, 1884
  3. Newsletter 1972