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Mid-Calder Mineral Oil Co. Ltd.

Company number:
Registered in Scotland, No.174
Share capital:
Not known
11th June 1864
25th November 1881
Registered office:


Oil works:

A limited company formed to take forward the business of the Oakbank Oil Co., the partners of which became the directors of the new company. The Mid-Calder Mineral Oil Co. Ltd advertised the Oakbank works and mineral field for sale in February 1868, and the business was subsequently carried forward by a new firm, the Oakbank Oil Co. Ltd. The Mid-Calder company appears to have continued in an inactive state until 1881.

The company are listed in the 1870 Post Office directory for Edinburghshire as "Mid-calder Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., - N.M. Henderson, Manager, resident at East cottage, Midcalder."



  • Alexander Maconachie Hare - Writer to the Signet, 5 Rutland Place, Edinburgh
  • Stewart Bayley Hare - Commissioner for the Earl of Hopetoun, Calderhall, Edinburgh
  • William McKinley - The Company Manager, The Camps, East Calder
  • James Young Simpson - Physician, Queen Street, Edinburgh (image right)

  • Associated references
    • Registration Records transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland.