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William Cory and Son

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June 1933.

of 52 Mark Lane, London; Cory Buildings, Fenchurch Street, London, E.C.3.

See William Cory

1896 The company was registered on 15 October, to take over the businesses of coal factors, merchants and lightermen of William Cory and Son, Lambert Brothers, D. Radford and Co, Beadle Brothers, J. and C. Harrison, Green, Holland and Son, Mann, George and Co and G. J. Cockerell and Co.

1899 The retail portion of the business was amalgamated with Rickett, Smith and Co under the title of Rickett, Cockerell and Co and in that company William Cory and Son held all the ordinary shares. [1]

1933 - of Cory Buildings, Fenchurch Street, London E.C.3. Lightermen, Wharfingers, Ballast and Sand Merchants.[2]

1948 In conjunction with Powell Duffryn acquired John Kelly Ltd, of Belfast, and other companies owned by the Kelly family, coal importers of Northern Ireland[3]

1972 The Ocean Steamship Co acquired William Cory, a major shipping agent.

1973 Ocean Steamship Co changed its name to Ocean Transport and Trading (OTT)

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1933 Advert.
  3. The Times, Sep 10, 1948