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1792 Advert: '.... Messrs. Cookson and Fawcett, in Leeds who are in want of One or Two good SMITHS, that can forge and turn Iron well;— and also good Hands that can file Brass, and fit up Machinery.'
1825 'PARTNER WANTED — MESSRS. COOKSON and FAWCETT being about to relinquish the Carpet Trade, have agreed to sell their Machinery and Utensils, and to introduce to their Connexion, the Advertiser, who is desirous of meeting with Person of Capital, to carry on that old-established Concern in Partnership with him.—Apply, if by Letter, Post-paid, to Mr. John Cookson, Care of Mr. Charles Cookson, Solicitor, Leeds.'
1831 'The equity of redemption of a yard, with two freehold houses in the front, and another dwelling-house in the rear, certain warehouses and other buildings, situate on the south side of Kirkgate, in Leeds, heretofore occupied by Messrs. Cookson and Fawcett, as Carpet-Manufacturers, being such part of the estates of William Cookson, deceased, as was comprised in lot No. 1 of the particular under which the other parts of his estates have been sold.'