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Edward Lavender & Co.

Constitution A co partnership
Date of Formation c.1867
Date of Dissolution after 1868
Registered Office not known
Property oil works in Mold?

Edward Lavender & Co. are not included in the 1865 Coal Commission list of works, but appear in the 1868 Slater's trade directory as manufacturers of refined and lubricating oil, based in Mold

The Wrexham Advertiser of 25th January 1868 reports the case of Mold Mineral Oil Company v. Lavender and Bacon. This related to a disputed transaction between the Mold Company and the partnership of Lavender and Bacon, which had subsequently been dissolved on 10th May 1867. The report suggests that, at that time, Edward Lavender was operating as an oil dealer rather than an oil manufacturer

Edward Lavender is listed in the 1871 census as an "oil merchant", living at Maes-y-ddawyn, Mold, and born in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire c.1821. Patents were filed by Edward Lavender, Limehouse, Middlesex, for an improvement in distilling products coal, dated September 9,1857. Edward Lavender and Robert Lavender, London, also filed improvements destructive and vinous distillation, dated June 5,1860.


The firm of Lavender's Patent Oil Co. Ltd was registered on 2nd January 1864 (Company No. 2526) to purchase from Thomas Pugh, the right to the letters patent granted to Edward Lavender in 1857 for "An improvement in distilling products from coal", and to set up works for manufacturing oil. It is unclear where or if such works were built.

The Directors of this company were:

The Subscribers were


Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between Edward Lavender and Joseph Bacon, carrying on business in Mold, in the county of Flint, as Grease Manufacturers, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent – dated 10th day of May 1867.
- Edward Lavender,
- Joseph Bacon.

The London Gazette, 14th May 1867









































































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