Huge thanks again to Keith Bell for providing another piece in the jigsaw of the Carr and Patton partnership. The announcement below is from the London Gazette, 1846.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership existing
between John Carr, of North Shields, in the county
of Northumberland, Earthenware Manufacturer, and John
Patton, of the borough and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
Earthenware Manufacturer, as Earthenware Manufacturers,
at North Shields aforesaid, and at the Phoenix Pottery,
Ousebum, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne aforesaid, has been this
day mutually dissolved.—Dated the 31st day of December 1846.
John Carr. John Patton.
The information that Keith has provided is important enough to merit its own page. Click here to see the new page on North Shields Pottery partnerships.
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