Boase & Co Ltd

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Boase & Co Ltd

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There has been a Bleachfield at Claverhouse since at least 1792, operated at that time by Thomas Collier & Co. In 1814, the firm of Turnbull & Co., was founded at Claverhouse by Hector Turnbull, son of Hector Turnbull, (one of the first apprentices of the British Linen Co.'s field at Saltoun, who had come to Luncarty, Perth, to join William Sandeman, bleacher and linen dealer), in partnership with William Baxter (second son of John Baxter) and Henry Boase (of the Dundee New Bank). In 1865 Turnbull & Co., described as bleachers of Claverhouse, yarn millers at Trottick and calenderers in Dundee, was owned by the co-partnery of Sir David Baxter of Kilmeron (son of William Baxter, died 1854) and Henry Samuel Boase. In October of that year the firm's name was changed to Boase & Co. with Sir David Baxter owning, on behalf of Baxter Brothers & Co., half the company. The other half was held by the managing partners, Henry Samuel Boase and his second son Alfred, who became sole managing partner in 1871. Boase & Co. was registered as a limited company in 1892 with Baxter Brothers owning 55% of the shares and Alfred Boase as general manager and Charles Millet Boase as assistant manager and secretary. After the death of Charles Millet Boase in 1921 Baxter Brothers & Co. Ltd., acquired the remaining shares and Boase & Co. Ltd., became a wholly owned subsidiary and a member of the Low & Bonar group in 1924.


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