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Thomas & James Thornton

Constitution Copartnership
Date of Formation pre-1870
Date of Dissolution c.1883 on the death of Thomas Thornton
Office Crofthead, Greenburn
Oil works Hermand Crude Oil Works

The brothers Thomas Thornton (see biography) and James Thornton (see biography) were coal and shale masters, each with a wide range of business interests that they progressed individually, but also working in partnership on a number of business ventures, including the operation of at least three shale oil works. Following Thomas' death, James Thornton promoted the Hermand Oil Co. Ltd. (established 1885) to carry forward the brother's oil interests.

 

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