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Thomas Shutt / Richard Shutt / Joseph Stock

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Catherine

Catherine Report 6 Feb 2013 20:37

Yes, MC it's a better reason than some.
Found this which seems to confirm:-

ORIGINAL GLASS WORKS

The founder of the original glassworks on the site was Thomas Shutt, who
purchased about fifteen acres in 1814. It extended from the old canal to the
turnpike road (now known as Oldbury Road), the width varied at several
places. The land that Thomas Shutt bought included the fields or part of
fields bearing the names of Sling, Broad Leasow, Upper Moor, Little Moor and
Spon Meadow. Shutt built the original glass house and production of Crown
glass began in 1815. He formed a partnership with Joseph Stock and Thomas
and Philip Palmer, and from 1816 the works traded under the name of "The
British Crown Glass Company.

With the death of Thomas Shutt in 1822 at the age of 59, the main driving
force behind the company was extinguished. The remaining partners decided to
sell their interests and so a buyer for the firm was sought.

This culminated in the sale of the business to Robert Lucas Chance. He found the required capital of £24,000 and two years later the enterprise that would eventually employ 3,500 people began trading on the Spon Lane site.

link:- http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ENG-BLACK-COUNTRY/2000-02/0951694341

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Feb 2013 20:30

That could be a good reason for dissolving the partnership, Catherine!

Catherine

Catherine Report 6 Feb 2013 20:20

If Thomas died in 1822, could this be his death?

Lancashire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986 about Thomas Shutt
Name: Thomas Shutt
Birth Year: abt 1763
Burial Age: 59
Burial Date: 25 Jul 1822
Burial Parish: Barnoldswick
Reference Number: Pr 3440/1/25/1

............gives date of birth as abt.1763!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Feb 2013 19:53

The Birmingham Gazette of 22 November 1824 contained under "Partnerships Dissolved"

17 Oct 1822 - Philip Palmer and Thomas Shutt, Smethwick, Staffs. Glass manufacturers.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Feb 2013 19:49

Hi Stuart, welcome to the boards.

You need to give us some idea of timescale.

Any idea which of Thomas' daughters (or sisters) Joseph Stock may have married?

When did Thomas die?

How have you come across these names if they're not already connected in your tree?

stuart

stuart Report 6 Feb 2013 19:46

I am trying to find information on Thomas Shutt and Joseph Stock who were glass manufacturers/merchants. They were partners in the British Crown Glass Company at one time which was sold to Chance Bros after the death of Thomas Shutt. The business was based near Birmingham on the site of what became the Cadbury Bournville site. I am trying to confirm their position in my tree. Thomas was probably the father in law of Joseph (maybe brother inlaw but less likely). any info would be appreciated