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Horner, Middleton & Co.

Pre 1867
Post 1867
Registered office:

9, Adam-street, Adelphi, in the county of Middlesex

Oil works:

This firm petitioned for the wind-up of Leeswood Main Coal, Cannel & Oil Co. Ltd. The relationship between the two companies is unclear, although they operated on adjacent sites at Hope Station.


  • Sarah Ann Horner, widow
  • Edwin Middleton
  • Benjamin Fawcett Glover

Edwin Middleton previously (?) traded as the firm of Edwin Middleton, and Benjamin Fawcett Glover seems likely to have been associated with the firm of W.W. Glover & Co, both concerns operating from Hope Oil Works.

  • Newspaper references
    • IN CHANCERY. IN the MATTER of the Companies Act, 1862, and in the matter of the LEESWOOD MAIN COAL CANNEL and OIL COMPANY (Limited).—NOTlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a PETITION for the WINDING-UP of the above-named Company by the Court of Chancery was on the 16th day of March, 1867 presented to the Lord Chancellor by Sarah Ann Horner, widow, Edwin Middleton, and Benjamin Fawcett Glover, all of 9, Adam-street, Adelphi, in the county of Middlesex, and of the Cambrian Oil Works, Pennyfwrdd, near Mold, in the county of Flint, and there carrying on business oil manufacturers and refiners in co-partnership together, under the style of Horner, Middleton, and Co., creditors of the above-named Company, and that the same petition is directed to be HEARD before the Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Stuart, on the 16th day of April, 1867, and any creditor or contributory of the paid Company desirous to oppose the making of an order for the winding-up of the said Company, under the above Act, should appear at the time of hearing himself or his counsel for that purpose, and a copy of the petition will be furnished any creditor or contributory of the said Company requiring the same, the undersigned, on payment of the regulated charge for the same. ANTHONY PULBROOK, of 28, Threadneedle-street, in the City of London, 1, Solicitor for the Petitioner

      The Wrexham Advertiser, 23rd March 1867