The British book trades: topographical listings. Lancashire
This page is one of a series of county listings which are being developed to bring together biographical information relating to localities throughout the British Isles which is currently scattered in other sections of the Exeter Working papers. They are not intended as exhaustive listings. The main sources covered are bankruptcy notices 1731-1806, apprenticeships 1710-1777 and insurance policies 1775-1787. Other information is being added and entries amalgamated as information is available.
Anderton, Thomas, Manchester, Lancs, bookseller. To surrender 18, 19 Apr, 5 May at house of John Dutton, known as the Old Coffee-house LG 24 Mar 1764. In the commission of bankruptcy of Thomas Anderton, Lacy Hawes, bookseller, of Paternoster Row and James Massey of Salford, Lancs chosen assignees LG 28 Apr 1764. Final dividend to be made 16 Apr 1765 at the house of John Dutton known by the name of the Old Coffee-house in Manchester LG 12 Mar 1765Source: Berch.
Whitworth, Robert. If James, son of the alte Abraham Buckley, of Whitfield in Crompton, in the county of Lancaster, currier, will apply to Robert Whitworth, of Manchester, in the same county, bookseller and printer, he may hear something to his advantage ... LG 1 Jul 1749. Source: Berch.
Smith, William, Preston, Lancs., stationer and bookseller to surrender 25, 26 Nov, 16 Dec 1746 at the house of James Heydock, innkeeper, being the Sign of the White Bull, Preston LG 4 Nov 1746. Dividend declared for 7 May 1747 LG 4 Apr 1747. Dividend declared for 25 Apr 1750 LG 10 Mar 1750.Source: Berch.
Stuart, William, late of Preston in Lancs., bookseller & stationer, bankruptcy enlarged to 25 Aug 1778 LG 20 Jun 1778. Dividend declared for 10 Mar 1780 William Stuart ... surviving partner of Richard Walton, late of Preston aforesaid, bookseller and stationer LG 29 Jan 1780. Source: Berch.
This page last updated 13 January 2013
© Ian Maxted, 2005.