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Ure and Co

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Ure and Company, of Bonnybridge, iron founders

George Ure was managing partner of Crosthwaite, Ure and Co of Camelon during the 1850s and a partner in P. McKinlay and Co, iron merchants in London.

1860 George Ure opened his own foundry, the Columbian Stove Works, at Bonnybridge with James Smith and Stephen Wellstood.

1860 Robert Dobbie, a moulder to trade, moved to Ure and Co of Bonnybridge.

1864 Robert Dobbie left Ure and Co in 1864, to become assistant manager of the Smith and Wellstood warehouse at Bonnybridge, becoming manager in 1867 after Stephen Wellstood retired.

1867 Partnership change. '... Stephen Wellstood, has by arrangement with the other Subscribers, his Copartners, retired from, and ceased to have any interest in the firm of Ure and Company, Ironfounders, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. The Subscribers, George Ure and James Smith, will continue to carry on the business as formerly, under the same name...'[1]

1890 George Ure and Co amalgamated with Smith and Wellstood but the company name was still used until at least the 1930s.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Falkirk Local history Society
  • [2] Falkirk Archives: ironfounders