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William Moorman and Son

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of Old Street, St. Luke's, London

1782 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership between William Moorman and Peter Powell, of Old-street, Sawmakers, was dissolved by mutual Consent this Day, the 9th Day of November, 1782; and the Business will now be carried on by the said William Moorman only...'[1]

1797 Boulton and Watt supplied a 4 horse power double-acting rotative beam engine, with 12" cylinder, 3 foot stroke, to drive machinery for grinding and turning iron.[2]

1796 Trade Card: William Moorman, Smith at his Iron Manufactory... Makes Smoke Jacks, Wind-up Jacks, Wind-up Grates, Bath Stoves, Iron Stair Cases, Safes, Book Cases, Doors, Chains, Railings, Gates, Cranes, Gibs, Brewers, Distillers, Millwrights Cranks, Gudgeons, Copper Work, Axletrees, Tires for Drays, Carts, &c. All sorts of Edge Tools for Coopers &c., Locks made & repaired. Bells hung, with every other Branch of Smiths Work, on the shortest Notice, in the compleatest manner, and at the most reasonable prices.
1790 London Directory: William Moorman & Son, saw makers, 20 Old St.
1796 London Directory: William Moorman & Son, saw makers & ironfounders, 20 Old St. London
1807 Directory: Ann & John Moorman, saw makers & ironfounders, 16 Old St.[3]

1818 Partnership dissolved. 'T. Moorman and Co. Old-street, St. Luke's, Middlesex, iron-founders '[4]

1828 'Mr Thomas Moorman - I am an iron-founder living in Old street, St. Lukes...'[5]

1832 'Old Street, near Mr Moorman's factory.'[6]

1836 'Old-street, near Moorman’s Factory'[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:19 September 1782 Issue:12390 Page:4
  2. [1] MS 3147 - Boulton and Watt Collection: Library of Birmingham: William Moorman & Son, London, 1797
  3. [2] British Museum: William Moorman
  4. Morning Post - Wednesday 07 January 1818
  5. London Evening Standard - Wednesday 09 April 1828
  6. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 11 October 1832
  7. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 25 February 1836