Grosvenor Turkish Bath Company Limited

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Grosvenor Turkish Bath Company Limited
Company baths: LONDON: Buckingham Palace Road

As handwriting is often unclear, all name transcriptions below are indicative only.
When accuracy is important, the original documents should be consulted.
PRO (Public Record Office) documents are at The National Archives, Kew.

TNA: PRO: BT31 2054/9028 All unfootnoted information is taken from this file.

1874 Memorandum of Association: 15 December
Objects include: purchase, rent or acquire 119 Buckingham Palace Road.
Registered Office: 54 Buckingham Palace Road
Cottrill, William
Chaplin, Alexander (25 shares) Engineer
Davies, John L (20 shares) Civil engineer (Managing Director)
Francis, George Futvoye (5 shares) Estate agent (Secretary)
Hall, Hamilton (25 shares) Solicitor
Isdell, Charles Wynn, (Capt) (20 shares) (Chairman)
Saunders, Samuel (20 shares) Merchant
Thacker, Samuel John (20 shares) Surveyor
Lease: from Sir John Kelk, Baronet, was to be held by Cottrill on completion of the Turkish Baths at 119 Buckingham Palace Road for 40 years from 25 December 1872 at an annual rent of 125.
Agreement: between William Cottrill and C W Isdell as Trustee for the Company (7 December) to purchase the premises at 119 Buckingham Palace Road and the 'Turkish Baths' lately erected there by William Cottrill, for 5,000 to be paid as to 4,500 cash and 500 in fully paid up shares.

1875 Capital: 8,000 divided into 800 shares of 10
Shareholders include:
Brown, Stephen (Baths Manager)
Francis, George F (Sec) Auctioneer
and 15 others holding c.100 shares between them

1878 Average number of shareholders: 22, holding 403 shares (1 March)

1878 Unopposed petition for winding up from John Beddard of 46 Churton Street, Belgravia (Chemist and druggist) and Alfred Evelyn Copp of 337 Essex Street, Strand (Gentleman) (14 December)

1880 Order to dissolve company (20 February)

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