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William Bond

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of Bread Street and Tower Hill, Bristol

Probably the same as W. Bond

Victualler, engineer and iron founder

1844 Death notice of William Bond, engineer, Bristol, age 79, on Aug 25th [1]

1853-63 Licensee of the Queen Adelaide, Bread Street. 'William Bond was also an engineer and iron & brass founder at the Tower Hill Foundry, St.Philip's.  [2]

1861 Advertisement: 'TOWER HILL IRONWORKS, ST. PHILIP'S, BRISTOL. WILLIAM BOND, ENGINEER, MILLWRIGHT, MACHINIST, AND IRONFOUNDER, Manufacturer of Iron Boats, Boilers, Cranes, Crabs, Weighing Machines, &c.; Steam Engines suitable for Manufactories, Mining, and Pumping, or any other purpose; BREWERS' AND DISTILLERS' ENGINEER. APPRAISER and VALUER of all kinds of MACHINERY. CASTINGS of any description or Weight. N.B.—Second-hand MACHINERY constantly on SALE.[3]

1861 Reference to bankruptcy of William Bond of Bread Street and Tower Hill, St Philip’s, Bristol, victualler, engineer and iron founder[4]

1861 Advert: 'ENGINEERS, IRONFOUNDERS, AND OTHERS.
IMPORTANT SALE UNDER THE COURT OF BANKRUPTCY.
Messrs. Alexanders & Daniel will sell by AUCTION, on the Premises, in Lots, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, the 17th and 18th December, 1861, positively without reserve, by Order of the Assignees of William Bond, a bankrupt,
the valuable and nearly-new MACHINERY AND PLANT, Amongst which are
An excellent TURNING and BORING LATHE, by Maclea and March;
A nearly new PLANING MACHINE, Maclea and March:
A powerful WALL-DRILLING MACHINE, by Buckton;
A very powerful ENGINE-TURNING GAP LATHE, Maclea and March; A self-acting wrought-iron BORING BAR, by Goodworth;
A capital WEIGHING BRIDGE, by Bush and Beddoe, capable of weighing seven tons;
A PUNCHING MACHINE, by Maclea and March;
A six-horse power hlgh-pressure STEAM ENGINE, with Steam Boiler, &c.;
Two large CRANES, Two wrought-iron CUPOLAS,
SCREWING MACHINE, Standard DRILLING MACHINE.
A very capital 8-inch centre SCREW-CUTTING LATHE,
Patent self-acting SHAPING MACHINE, by Taylor, Wordsworth, and Co.;
Thirty-inch patent FAN, by Platt and Schiele
A great variety of superior PATTERNS;
Also, the STOCK-IN-TRADE, which includes about 100 Tons of Iron;
And other Effects of the Bankrupt, at the FOUNDRY, near ST. PHILIPS BRIDGE, Bristol.
The whole may be viewed the day previous to the Sale, which will commence each Morning at 11 o'clock.
Catalogues may had on the 10th December, of Messrs. KING and PLUMMER. Solicitors; CHARLES BEVAN, Esq., Solicitor; E. M. MILLER, Esq., Official Assignee; or the Auctioneers, Broad-street, Bristol.'[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mercury, 31 August 1844
  2. [1]'Bristol's Lost Pubs' website
  3. Western Daily Press, 31 January 1861
  4. [2] The London Gazette, October 11, 1861
  5. Bristol Times and Mirror, 7 December 1861