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Charles Francis, Son and Co

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January 1880.
June 1888. Portland cement.
December 1889.

‎‎ Portland cement of West Medina Mills, Newport, IOW.

of Gracechurch St, London (1875)[1]

1854 Dissolution of Charles Francis and Sons; presumably the sons carried on the business.

1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between Charles Larkin Francis, Alfred Francis, and Edward Pott, carrying on business as Cement Manufacturers and Lime Burners, at Nine Elms, in the county of Surrey ; Scotland-yard, City-road Wharf, Bridge Wharf, Kentish Town, No. 17, Northumberland-street, Strand, all the county of Middlesex; the Medina Mills, near Cowes, in the Isle of Wight; Pitt-street, Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster; and Talbot-place, in the city of Dublin[2].

1871 Dissolution of the Partnership between Charles Larkin Francis and Henry Francis, carrying on the business of Cement Manufacturers, under the style or firm of Charles Francis and Son, at West Medina Mills, Newport, in the Isle of Wight, and at 17, Gracechurch-street, in the city of London, on the 3th day of May 1871, the said Charles Larkin Francis having retired from the said business.[3]

1897 The company was to be voluntarily wound up; Charles Watson Low was appointed liquidator; Richard Plews was chairman[4]

The Partnership between Richard Plews, Charles Watson Low and Arthur Henry Douglas of 2i Rood-lane London and of West Medina Cement Mills, Newport Isle of Wight carrying on business under the style or firm- of Charles Francis Son and Co., Cement Manufacturers was dissolved by mutual consent; the business was transferred to Charles Francis Son and Company Limited and would be continued by the Company at the above addresses.[5]

1900 Became part of Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers

1900 Charles Francis Son and Co. Limited was wound up voluntarily; Messrs.Alexander G. Low and Richard Plews, two of the Directors of the Company, were appointed Liquidators[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. Post Office Directory
  2. London Gazette 4 April 1865
  3. London Gazette 21 May, 1872.
  4. London Gazette 16 Feb 1897
  5. London Gazette 6 April 1897
  6. London Gazette 16 Nov 1900