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William Sawney

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Agricultural machinery, of Beverley

The business of William Sawney

1847 Exhibited various agricultural implements at the annual meeting of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.[1]

1861 Agricultural implement maker employs 25 men and 6 boys.[2]

1862 Occupied premises in Trinity Lane, Beverley.

The business became Sawney and Co.

1880 Name changed to East Yorkshire Cart and Wagon Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. York Herald - Saturday 07 August 1847
  2. 1861 Census
  • [1] A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6, the Borough and Liberties of Beverley. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.