Southampton Turkish Baths Company Limited

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Southampton Turkish Baths Company Limited
Company baths: SOUTHAMPTON: Regent Street

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.

Two of the subscribers to the company, James Lemon and the Company Secretary, Edward Bance, were later to become Mayors of Southampton.

TNA: PRO: BT31 2617/13828 All unfootnoted information is taken from this file.

1880 Objects include: 'Purchase of lease, business, [etc]...of the Baths situate in Regent Street...upon terms to be agreed between Mr James Seward Pearce the lessee...To improve the existing Turkish Baths...'
Consent given: for company to take same name as earlier one
Capital: 1,000 divided into 200 shares of 5
Hunt, John A (1 share) Auctioneer
Ireland, James (1 share) Outfitter
Knight, Arthur John (1 share) Brushmaker
Lanchester, William Goddard (1 share) Ironfounder
Lemon, James (1 share) Civil engineer
Mosely, Maurice (1 share) Solicitor
Sharland, Walker (1 share) Bookseller and stationer
Secretary: Edward Bance (Broker)
Registered Office: 23 High Street
Average number of shareholders: 18 holding 83 shares (5 Aug)
Shareholders include:
James Seward Pearce (40 shares)

1883 Managing Director: Edward Bance
Registered Office: 59, Above Bar

1885 Average number of shareholders: 30 holding 159 shares (13 Feb)
Shareholders include:
James Seward Pearce (80 shares)

1886 Ceased business: early in the year, the assets being taken by the landlord for rent arrears.

1888 No returns were filed after 1885
Dissolved under Clause 7(4): 5 June

This page last updated 05 November 2018


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