Halifax Turkish & Hydropathic Baths Company Limited

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Halifax Turkish & Hydropathic Baths Company Limited
Company baths: HALIFAX: 168 Gibbet Street

Please note: As handwriting is often unclear, names of shareholders are indicative only.
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PRO references will be found at The National Archives (Public Record Office, Kew)


TNA: PRO: BT31 2334/11379

1877 Memorandum of Association: 17 April
Objects include: acquisition of land and premises in Gibbet Street known as the Turkish and Hydropathic Baths.
Capital: 4,000 divided into 800 shares of 5
Subscribers:
Bolt, James (Manager) (Dir)
Fleming, Francis (Card manufacturer) (Dir)
Hartley, John (Dir)
Ramsden, Alfred (Journalist)
Rose, Huntley (Welded baths maker)
Washington, George (Wool stapler) (Dir)
Washington, Thomas (Dir)
Secretary: Mackerill, John (Accountant)
Registered Office: 15 Crossley Street
Shareholders include:
Bolt, James (125 shares)
Fleming, Francis (125 shares)
Hartley, John (125 shares) Boiler maker
Holdsworth, George (25 shares) Designer
Mackerill, John (25 shares)
Ramsden, Alfred (25 shares) Journalist
Sugden, Zaccheus (50 shares) Gentleman
Washington, George (100 shares)
Washington, Thomas (125 shares) (Manager)

1878 Shareholders include:
Bolt, James (140 shares)
Fleming, Francis (405 shares)
Hartley, John (140 shares) Boiler maker
Holdsworth, George (35 shares) Designer
Mackerill, John (25 shares)
Ramsden, Alfred (25 shares) Journalist
Sugden, Zaccheus (50 shares) Gentleman
Washington, George (105 shares)
Washington, Thomas (140 shares) (Manager)

During the first year, the company's capital comprised an initial call for 1.7s.6d per share, together with a mortgage of 2,000 at 4 %. The first year's (healthy) profit was 81.8s.5d on a turnover of 563.9s.0d (about 14 % after interest charges).

1881 Registered Office: 168 Gibbet Street (14 April)
Secretary: Mackerill, John

1883 Shareholders include:
Bolt, James (140 shares)
Hartley, John (140 shares) Boiler maker
Holdsworth, Joseph (25 shares)
Holdsworth, George (115 shares) Designer
Holdsworth, Thomas (25 shares)
Holdsworth, John William (5 shares)
Ramsden, Alfred (25 shares) Journalist
Washington, Thomas (160 shares) (Manager)

1888 Shareholders include:
Bolt, James (140 shares)
Hartley, John (140 shares) Boiler maker
Holdsworth, Joseph (25 shares) (Secretary)
Holdsworth, George (115 shares) Designer
Holdsworth, Thomas (25 shares)
Holdsworth, John William (5 shares)
Ramsden, Alfred (25 shares) Journalist
Washington, Thomas (160 shares) (Manager)

1891 Shareholders include:
Bolt, James (140 shares)
Hartley, John (140 shares) Boiler maker
Holdsworth, Joseph (25 shares) (Secretary)
Holdsworth, George (115 shares) Designer
Holdsworth, Thomas (25 shares)
Holdsworth, John William (5 shares)
Ramsden, Alfred (25 shares) Journalist
Washington, Thomas (160 shares) (Manager)

1892 Extraordinary Meeting for winding up (21 March)
Holdsworth, George (Ch)
Holdsworth, Joseph (Sec)
Liquidator: John Scarborough
Winding up (8 June)


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