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John Wield (firm)

Constitution Sole trader
Date of Formation About 1866
Date of Dissolution Business sequetered in February, 1868
Office not known
Office Hawick Oil Refinery

A local chemist, an agent for patent medicines and homeopathic remedies, who achieved national noteriety following construction of a paraffin refinery on a sensitive site on the Common Haugh in the centre of Hawick. Follow public outcry over the noxious smells and efflents produced by refining process, the business failed in 1868.







SEQUESTRATION of JOHN WIELD, Chemist, Druggist, and Oil Refiner in Hawick. As Trustee on the sequestrated estate of John Wield, above designed, I hereby call a general meeting of his Creditors to be held in the Town-Clerk's Office, Hawick, on Friday the 22d day of October next, at 12 o'clock upon, to consider an application to be made by me for my discharge as Trustee foresaid. ADAM LAIDLAW, Jr. Trustee.

The Edinburgh Gazette, 28th September, 1869


THE Estates of JOHN WIELD, Chemist, Druggist, and Oil Refiner in Hawiek, were sequestrated on the 20th day of February 1868, by the Sheriff of Roxburgh shire. The first deliverance is dated the 20th February 1868. The meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners is to be held within the Tower Hotel, Hawick, on Friday the 28th day of February 1868, at 12 o'clock. A composition may be offered at this meeting; and to entitle Creditors to the first dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 20th day of June 1868. A Warrant of Protection against Arrest or Imprisonment for Civil Debt, until the meeting of the Creditors for the election of a Trustee, has been granted to the Bankrupt. All future Advertisements relating to this sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone.
THOMAS PORDOM, Solicitor, Hawick, Agent.

The Edinburgh Gazette, 21st February, 1868


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