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From: Terry Rowan <>
Subject: Re: [B'ham] HINTON Electroplating, Birmingham
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 11:35:28 +0000
Run a search in the goverment publication London Gasette archives for Hinton / Hinton bros from 1830 to 1900
any legal changes to the company , winding up details or any judgements will be recorded.
A very good source of information but slow to search. it also contains a list of wills
On Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 04:28PM, "The Quineys" <> wrote:
>I wonder if someone could offer a pointer ot two to where I should look
>My ancestor, Thomas HINTON, b 1832 Birmingham, trained in London in the
>1850s as a "Fancy Fork Filer". He then returned to Birmingham and
>became a "Silver Spoon and Fork Filer". He must have shown some of his
>brothers as three others had entered a similar trade by 1861.
>By 1871, he was an "Electroplate Spoon Maker" and his sons went on to
>follow him into the business by 1881. Thomas HINTON died 1888.
>By 1891, two of his sons, Mark and Frederick, appear to have taken over
>The Peck's Trade Directories of Birmingham list Thomas HINTON in 1896/7,
>though I know there is often a delay between compiling and printing.
>Then the Bennett's Business Directory for Warwickshire lists the
>business as "Hinton Bros." Presumably Mark and Frederick.
>I cannot find any other reference to this company and am completely lost
>as to where to look next.
>Any ideas? Any obvious sources I've forgotten about?!
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