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Jarrow Tug & Lighter Company

It is clear that for some time prior to 1913 there had been a partnership trading as Jarrow Tug & Lighter Co.

However in January 1913 The Jarrow Tug & Lighter Co Ltd was incorporated to take over the business, as well as the tugs VICTORIA, CLEVELAND and AUSTRALIA, the lighter EUROPA and the steamship MOTOR. The whole entity was valued at 8,896, and the company had an authorised capital of 10,000. The shareholders (which included the previous owners of the business and vessels) were, with their initial shares (8896 originally subscribed):

* William Meikle Brown, secretary & manager, Jarrow (and wife, Mary Brown) (1273 + 100)
* Joseph Cooper, manager, Whitley Bay (and wife Elizabeth Cooper) (1829 + 104)
* William Matheson, manager, Hebburn (and wife Dorothy Ann Matheson) (480 + 121)
* Ian Ross Matheson, shipbuilder, Pelaw (408)
* George William Todd, draughtsman, Jarrow (and family member Jane Ann Todd) (1373 + 162)
* William Gladstone Cook, physician & surgeon, Kelvinside, Glasgow (899)
Florence Emily Bainbridge, Charleston SC, USA (216)
Thomas Cunningham, boatman, Jarrow (94)
** Caroline Jane Fellows & Nettie Maud Fellows, Newcastle (1450 + 288)
Norah Kingsley Wythes, Newcastle (99)

* Directors of the new company
** Widow & sister of Alfred Fellows (died 16/11/1906)

The only changes were a further subscription of 444 shares, in 1917, taken up by almost all of the members, making the total 9,340. The only exception was Nettie Fellows who had sold all her shares to Robert Alfred Lewis (manager, Newcastle) - he had subscribed to a few more shares, and he also became a director in 1917. Robert Alfred Lewis replaced William Cook as a director, but William Cook kept his shareholding.

In May 1924 it was decided to wind up the company voluntarily, and this was completed before the end of the year. The liquidator was William Bainbridge Heslop, the Newcastle accountant who had organised the company's registration in 1913.

The following tugs were owned or operated by the company:

Name Year
Australia * 1885
Blue Bonnet * 1877
Cleveland 1885
Hetton 1885
Solway 1886
Victoria (P) 1873

The company also owned:

Name Year
Europa (barge) 1875
Motor (steam lighter) 1907


Many thanks to David Asprey for researching this company.


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