Messrs. Dagnall & Tilbury, Rope & Mat Manufacturers

A Dagnall family business which began before 1807 in the east of London; and continued as Dagnall & Tilbury in Walham-Green, Middlesex, until the beginning of the 20th century.

Rope Making
From "Seamanship" by Commander George Strong Nares, R.N., 1868
Published by James Griffin & Co., 2, The Hard, Portsmouth

A list of different types of rope and their composition


This page is an exploration of the commercial activities of Thomas Dagnall and his descendants. The page of census entries shows only those which helped define that commerce, and is not a complete overview of family relationships.

PERHAPS the marriage of Thomas senior, but no proof:
Thomas Dagnell m. Susanna Spurging 21 February 1780 Finsbury, London
(Registration of Susan(na)'s death, burial, not found as at September 2017)

Thomas Dagnall & Susan:
- John Thomas Dagnall (I.) Chr. 14 January 1781 St. Botolph Without Aldersgate, London
  d. age 39, bu. 1819 St Mary, Battersea, Surrey
  (Flax & Hemp Merchant, Sacking Manufacturer)
  m. Sophia Honnor c. 1802 (Chr. 18 October 1780 St. Laurence Reading, Berkshire)
  (father Thomas Honnor, mother Mary)

- Charles Dagnell Chr. 8 May 1803 (27 days old) St George in the East, Stepney London
  Father John Thos., Hemp Dresser, of Green Bank; Mother Sophia
  (Rope Spinner, partner with Tilbury; Merchant; House & Land Owner)

- Mary Ann Dagnall Chr. 20 May 1832 Chelsea London
  m. George Langton (Brewer)
- William Blacklock Dagnall Chr. 18 December 1833 Chelsea London
  m.1 Mary Ann Charlotte Radford 1 September 1855 St Pancras, London
      - Charles Dagnell Chr. 13 August 1856 Chelsea, Middlesex
        m. Jessie Brown
      - William Blacklock Dagnall b. 1Q 1858 (Chelsea reg.)
  Mary Ann Charlotte Dagnall d. 4Q 1862 (Uxbridge reg.)
  m.2 Jane [--] b. Ireland
      - for children see Census page
- Sophia Honour Dagnall Chr. 15 May 1836 Chelsea London
  m. John Langton (Brewer)
- Elizabeth Dagnall Chr. 3 March 1839 Chelsea London
  m. Charles Pannell
- Charlotte Bulford Dagnall b. 3Q 1841 (Chelsea 3/49)
  m. George Baron Holroyd
- Eliza Jane Dagnall b. 2Q 1844 (Chelsea 3/57)
- Charles Dagnall b. 1Q 1846 (Wandsworth 4/604)
  m. Ann Hatton
- John Thomas Dagnall (III.) b. 3Q 1849 (Wandsworth &c. 4/550)
  d. 3Q 1907 age 57 (Fulham 1a/185)
  m. Ann Baylis
- Emma Murray Dagnall b. 2Q 1852 (Wandsworth 1d/373)
  m. Henry Bird
- Walter Dagnall b. 1Q 1856 (Wandsworth 1d/424)
  m. Frances Overton Brown

- Sophia Dagnell b. 6 October, Chr. 4 November, 1804 St George in the East, Stepney, London
  Father John Thomas, Flax Dresser, of Bostock Street; Mother Sophia
- John Thomas Dagnell (II.) b. 3, Chr. 30, March 1806 St George in the East, Stepney, London
  Father John Thomas, Flax Dresser, of Green Bank; Mother Sophia
  (Was this JT the partner of Tilbury? or was that JT3?)
  [?John Thomas Dagnall (II.) d. age 20, bu. 1825 St Mary, Battersea, Surrey?]
- Robert Dagnell b. 23 October, Chr. 29 November, 1807 St George in the East, Stepney, London
  Father John Thomas, Hemp Dresser, of Green Bank; Mother Sophia
- Henry John Dagnall b. 21 July, Chr. 13 August, 1809 St John Green Bank, Wapping, London
  Father Thomas, Flax Dresser, of Queen's Head Alley; Mother Sophia
- Ann Dagnall* b. 13 July, Chr. 11 August, 1811 St George in the East, Stepney London
  Father John Thomas, Hemp Dresser, of Cannon St Rd; Mother Sophia
  (Independent, d. spinster)
  * Was Ann in fact Mary Ann? or was there another child (twin?) named Mary?
- William James Murray Dagnall b. 21 March, Chr. 4 April, 1813 St George in the East, Stepney
  Father John Thomas, Flax Dresser, of New Road; Mother Sophia
- James Dagnall b. c.1816 (Tailor)
- Edward & George Dagnell (twins) Chr. 25 August 1819 Battersea London
  Father John Thomas; Mother Sophia
  Edward [sometime Edmond] (Dental Surgeon); d. 20 January 1882
  m. Eliza Jane Sharpe 1846

      - [?Robert Dagnall?]


Given Names Used Repeatedly

John Thomas (I. 1781) (II. 1806) (III. 1849)
Robert (I. date?) (II. 1807)
Charles (I. 1803) (IIa. 2Q 1846 Charles) (IIb. 4Q 1846 Charles Taylor; also as Charles Marie J.) (III. 1856)
William Blacklock (I. 1833) (II. 1858)
Walter (I. 1856) (II 1862 W. Radford) (III. 1879 W. Thomas C.) (IV. 1881 W. Sinclair) (V. 1907 W. Francis)


Some census entries for these Dagnalls


A "red herring" or a possible relative?
Thomas Dagnall b. c.1771, of Liverpool, worked and died in London
Too young to be Susan's husband

The following items PERHAPS refer to a relation of the father of Charles & John Thomas etc., but proof is lacking. If anyone recognises this Thomas I would be pleased to hear from them - Caroline, September 2017.

1819: November 2 - "Morning Advertiser"

Fifteen Shillings Reward.
Lost on Saturday evening, between St. James's Park, and Tothill-street, a Silk Scarlet Shawl, with narrow black border. Whoever has found the same, and will bring it to Thomas Dagnall, No. 32, Great Peter-street, Westminster, shall receive the above Reward. - November 1.

1841: March 6 - "Perry's Bankrupt Gazette"

To be Heard by Order of Court - Town - Gazette, March 2
Dagnall Thomas, of Jewin-crescent, out of business

1841: "The London Gazette"

The Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors
The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court, having filed their Schedules, are ordered to be brought up before the Court, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, on Tuesday the 23d day of March 1841, at Nine o'Clock in the Forenoon, to be dealt with according to the Statute. ...
Thomas Dagnall, formerly of No. 34, Crescent, Jewin-street, Cripplegate, London, having a Warehouse in Red-cross-square, Cripplegate, London, Tortoise Shell, Ivory, and Horn broker, and Dealer in Tortoise Shell, Ivory, and Horns, and Wholesale Comb Manufacturer, then of No. 27, Battesland-street, Hoxton, Middlesex, occasionally in same business, and late of No. 34, Jewin-crescent aforesaid, out of business as aforesaid.

1841 Census [June 6]: Crescent (Jewin-street), Cripplegate, East London
Thomas Dagnall age 70 b. [1771] OutofCty (Merchant)
Mary Bennett age 50 b. [1791] OutofCty (F.S.)
Thomas Dagnell d. 4Q 1842 (W. London 2/188)

1842: December 28 - The National Archives, Kew, UK
Ref. PROB 11/1972/67 - Will of Thomas Dagnall, Comb Maker of Bartholomew Close, London

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Dagnall late of Jewin Crescent but now of Bartholomew Close London Comb Maker I direct my funeral expenses and my just debts to be paid in the first place by my Executor and Executrix hereinafter named and subject to the payment of the same I give and bequeath all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my goods and chattels estate and effects unto my dear Sister Alice Dagnall of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lancaster Spinster and I do hereby nominate and appoint her the said Alice Dagnall and Strafford Spurr of 27-39 Threadneedle Street London Gentleman Executrix and Executor of this my Will and I hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty two Thomas Dagnall
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses - J. E. Smith, 2 New Gloster St. Hoxton - Jane Horner Kentons Ward St. Bartholomews Hospital.
Proved at London 28th December 1842 before the Worshipful Foss Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate on the oath of Strafford Spurr one of the Executors to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer [power reserved] of making the like grant to Alice Dagnall spinster the Sister the other Executor when she shall apply for the same.

1843: February 16 - "Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser"

On the 23rd of December, in London, Mr. Thomas Dagnall, formerly of Sir Thomas's-buildings, in this town.


The commerce cited above includes comb making, and its raw materials; the obituary mentions that he came from Liverpool - where other Dagnalls were also making combs;
- in his Will Thomas d. 1842 cites his sister Alice in Liverpool;
- an obituary notice in a Liverpool paper refers to him as having previously been in Sir Thomas's Buildings [street name].
A Thomas Dagnall was baptised on 18 October 1772 in Liverpool , father Thomas Dagnall, mother Alice; I have found no corresponding baptism for a sister Alice.
In his Will the above Thomas refers to no family member other than sister Alice.

"The European Magazine, and London Review"
1810: A List of Bankrupts from June 23, to December 21.

Dagnall T., Liverpool, comb maker, Dec. 4. (Blacklock, Temple.)


John Thomas Dagnall
Chr. 14 January 1781, son of Thomas & Susan

1807: October 26 - "The London Gazette" - Part 2 - Page 1443

This is to certify, that we John Elliott and John Thomas Dagnall, of No. 1, Upper East Smithfield, in the County of Middlesex, Flax and Hemp-Dressers, do hereby agree to dissolve Partnership from this Day, dated as above; to which we have witnessed our Hands. John Elliott, John Thomas Dagnall.

1808: "The National Register"

Dividends, April 23.
John Elliott and John Thomas Dagnall, Upper East Smithfield, flax-dressers, at twelve, at Guildhall.

1808: May 28 - "The London Gazette" no. 16149, pg. 766

Whereas the acting Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against John Elliot and John Thomas Dagnall, of Upper East Smithfield, in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldgate, Middlesex, Flax'Dressers, and Partners, have certified to the Right Honourable John Lord Eldon, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, that the said John Elliot and John Thomas Dagnall have in all Things conformed themselves according to the Directions of the several Acts of Parliament made concerning Bankrupts; This is to give Notice, that, by virtue of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, their Certificates will be allowed and confirmed as the said Act directs, unless Cause be sliewn to the contrary on or before the 21st of June next.

British History Online - Earl's Court Village
(Survey of London, vol. 42; London County Council, 1986)

"Further south Smith sold the Earl's Court Road frontage now of Nos. 147161 in 1803 to John Hardwick, a flaxdresser, who promptly built a factory for making floorcloth canvas, back from the road. ... Hardwick was declared bankrupt in 1813, when the floor-cloth factory passed to Messrs. Dagnall and Sewell until 1819." ...
"In [1827] the old floor-cloth premises south of Child's Place were replaced by or reactivated as a brewery and factory. After about 1845 the latter seems to have been run with the brewery (the Star Brewery) or malthouse until about 1861."

1818: November 7 - "The London Gazette" no. 17416, pg. 1987

The Partnership between John Thomas Dagnall, Robert Dagnall and Robert Sewell, as Flax and Hemp-Merchants, and Sacking-Manufacturersi at Earl's-Court, Brompton, in the County of Middlesex, so far as regards the said Robert Dagnall, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and the business will hereafter be carried on by the said John Thomas Dagnell and Robert Sewell only; and all debts due'to the said late Partnership are to be'paid to'the'said John Thomas Dagnall and Robert Sewell. - Dated the 3d day of' November 1818. J. T. Dagnall. R. Dagnall*. Rob. Sewell.

1818: 25 December - "The London Gazette"

Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately carried on by us, under the firm of Dagnall and Sewell, as Flax and Hemp-Merchants, and Sacking-Manufacurers, at Earl's-Court, Old Brompton, Middlesex, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. - Dated 25th day of December 1818. - J. T. Dagnall, Robt. Sewell.

* Putatively this Robert could have been JT snr.'s brother (son Robert would only have been 10 yrs. old in 1818).

1819: September 18 - "Westmorland Gazette"

Distressing Event
On Tuesday an inquest was held before Charles Jemmett, Esq. at the Swan, Battersea, on the body of John Thomas Dagnall, Esq. father of eleven children, the two youngest, twin boys, only a few days old. It appeared in evidence the the deceased on Friday last got to the top of one of his walnut trees, in his garden at Battersea, a height of thirty feet, to pick some walnuts, which he occasionally threw to his children, who were below. One of the little ones cried out, "father, pray do not fall;" no sooner had the child spoken the words, than the branch upon which the deceased stood broke, and he was precipitated to the ground. He fell upon his head, which was dreadfully lacerated behind; he lingered until Saturday morning, when he expired in excruciating agony. - Verdict, accidental death.

1820: March 25 - "Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser"

Valuable Freehold and Leasehold Property, Earl's Court, Brompton, Middlesex, Land-tax Redeemed.
By Drayton and Ventom, at the Acution Mart, near the Bank of England, on Wednesday, April 12, at Twelve, by order of the Executrix of Mr. John Thomas Dagnall, deceased, in Three Lots; unless agreed to be Sold together at the time of Sale.
All that valuable Freebold and Leasehold Estate, situate at Earl's Court, Brompton, near Kensington, in the county of Middlesex, late in the occupation of Messrs. Dagnall and Sewell, Canvas and Sack Manufacturers, Line and Twine Spinners; comprising an extensive Factory, 135 feet in length, with lofts over, and every other appurtenance necessary for the prosecution of a large concern in the above line, or any other where space and convenience are required, together with a new erected brick-built warehouse, with floor over, and well-adapted counting-house, 50 feet by 30 feet, with dressing shops and sheds adjoining; a six-stall stable, with coach-house and servants'rooms detached, a large yard, with entrance by folding gates and walled round, part of which is used as a Twine Spinning Ground, upwards of 240 feet in length; also an excellent kitchen garden, inclosed by a fence; a respectable Dwelling-house is attached, in a complete state of repair, fitted and finished on the most modern principle, and every way adapted for the immediate occupation of a genteel family; in front of the road are nine workmens' tenements, immediately contiguous to the manufactory, but totally unconnected and in no way communicating; also two Brick-built Dwelling-houses in North-row, and ranging with the new warehouse, at present underlet to good tenants, but immediate possession may be had if required. This Property, from its continguity to the great western roads, its easy distance from the metropolis, and great capability, render it an object of general consideration for the conducting of concerns of magnitude, or is equally eligible for building, as it possesses considerable frontage. The looms, spinning-wheels, and other machinery, in the highest state of preservation, may be taken by an appraisement, or declined. May be viewed fourteen days prior to the Sale, by tickets only; which, with descriptive Particulars, may be had of Drayton and Ventum, Surveyors and Auctioneers, 91, Leadenhall-street; where plans may be inspected. Particulars may also be had of Messrs. E. and J. Fernie, Public Accountants, 18, Leadenhall-street; and of Mr. West; Solicitor, Red-Lion-street, Wapping.

British History Online citation - "1813 ... the floor-cloth factory passed to Messrs. Dagnall and Sewell until 1819". I have found no trace in "The London Gazette" of the dissolution of any registered business after the death of John Thomas, although there was a year between the winding up of Dagnall and Sewell, and the sale of the premises after John Thomas's sudden death. Perhaps any such formalities were included in the disposal of John Thomas's estate?


Charles Dagnell
b. 11 April 1803, son of John Thomas snr.

Charles would seem to have been operating alone, or without actual partners, at least in the 1840s.

1840: Central Criminal Court, Eighth Session; Minutes of Evidence taken in Short-hand by Henry Buckler
New Court - Monday, June the 15th; Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin - No. 1558:
William Barker was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, 6 bed sackings, value 12s., the goods of Charles Dagnall.

John Farmer
I am carman to Mr. Charles Dagnall, a rope and sacking manufacturer. On the 21st of May, I was in Cripplegale with the cart about four o'clock in the afternoon - I went into Mr. Clark's, a worsted dyer, for about four minutes - as I came out a boy said, "There is a man in your cart with a white smock-frock on, taking something" - I ran to the top of Moor-lane, and saw the prisoner with a parcel in a bag - I said, "They are my sackings" - he said, " No, they are not" - I caught him - he threw them down, and got away - I took up the sackings and sung out, "Police" - a policeman came and took him instantly - these are my master's sackings - they were in the prisoner's bag - he said some man round the corner gave them to him.
John Stains (City police-constable, No. 152)
I heard the cry of "Stop thief" - I went to the end of White's-court, and the prisoner was taking off this smock-frock - he saw me, and dropped it, I ran and took him and the frock - he threw his hat off - he said a person gave him the sackings to carry to a court, but he refused to say where it was.
Prisoner's Defence.
William Brown gave them to me to take for him.
GUILTY. (Prisoner had previously been in custody.) Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years.

1842 : December 20 - "The London Gazette" no. 20179, pg. 3791

NOTICE is hereby given, that by an indenture, bearing date the 8th day of November 1842, and made between Edward Slater and James Sanders, both of Queen's-buildings, Brompton, in the county of Middlesex, Upholders and Copartners, of the first part;
John Ayres Moore, of Paul's-street, Finsbury, in the county of Middlesex, Cabinet Manufacturer, Charles Dagnall, of Little Chelsea, in the same county, Rope Manufacturer, and George Sargon, of Great Queen-street, in the same county, Varnish Manufacturer, respectively,
creditors of the said Edward Slater and James Sanders, of the second part;
and the said John Ayres Moore. Charles Dagnall, and George Sargon, and the several other persons whose hands and seals are affixed and thereunto subscribed, being respectively also creditors of the said Edward Slater and James Sanders, of the third part; for the considerations therein mentioned, the said Edward Slater and James Sanders and each of them, did bargain,sell, assign, transfer, and set over unto the said John Ayres Moore, Charles Dagnall, and George Sargon, their executors, administrators, and assigns, all their and each and every of their estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature or kind soever (except as therein mentioned), to have, hold, receive, and take the same (except as aforesaid), unto the said John Ayres Moore, Charles Dagnell, and George Sargon, their executors, administrators, and assigns, upon trust, to pay the several debts due and owing to the said trustees, and the several other creditors parties to the now stating indenture, or so much thereof as the said trust moneys should extend to pay, by an equal pound rate; and which said indenture was duly executed by the said Edward Slater, James Sanders, John Ayres Moore, Charles Dagnall, and George Sargon, respectively, on the said 8th of November, in the presence of, and is attested by, Arthur Walker, of No. 13, King's-road, Gray's-inn, in the said comity of Middlesex, Solicitor and such deed of assignment now lies at the office of Messrs. Walker, Grant, and Company, No, 13, King's-road aforesaid, for the signature of the creditors of the said Edward Slater and James Sanders. - Dated this 17th day of December 1842.

1843: September 4 - Registered design number: 9737

Proprietor: Charles Dagnall, Little Chelsea, London
Subject: Hat (Lace) - Class 13, Miscellanea
Note: Description created from this document and the register at BT 44/31
Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Office and predecessor: Ornamental Design Act 1842 Representations
Ref. BT 43/417/9737 - The National Archives, Kew

1854: July 14 - "Morning Chronicle"
Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855

A meeting of gentlemen connected with the twine, rope, and canvas trades of the metropolis was held at Marlborough [House] yesterday, in compliance with the invitation of the Board of Trade, to advise the officers of the department of Science and Art in carrying out the preliminary arangements for the Exhibition at Paris next year. ... Mr. Charles Dagnell presided ...

1862: July 26 - "West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal"
Brompton County Court

Dagnell v. Bristow
Mr. W. B. Davies appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Delamere for the defendant.
Mr. Davies, addressing his Honour, said, the plaintiff, Mr. Charles Dagnell, a gentleman, of Point-pleansant, Wandsworth, sues the defendant Edward Bristow, a carpenter, residing at No. 2, Wiple-place, Church-street, Kensington-road, for the sum of £7.12s.4d., under the follwing circumstances:- On the 23rd March, 1854, plaintiff entered into the agreement with deendant to grant him a lease of certain cottages, known as Gardner's-buiuldings, at Kensington, for 21 years, from the 25th March, 1854, determinable at the expiration of 7 or 14 years, at the option of the defendant, on his giving six month's notice before leaving, at the yearly rent of £40 per annum. That defendant gave notice to quit in March, 1862, and after leaving and having been called upon pormised to do the repairs required by the plaintiff, but having failed so to do, the following action was brought. Mr. Davies called the plaintiff and was proceeding with his examination, when
Mr. Delamere said, as the agreement to let was in writing it must be produced. Mr. Davies: Yes, certainly. Here is the agreement.
Mr. Delamere then said, in this case plaintiff cannot receive one penny, for the letting should have been by a deed under seal, and this is only an agreement to grant a lease.
His Honor then read the agreement, and said he thought the agreement, under those circumstances, was void by the statute 9th William IV. Mr. Davies - What have you to say upon the point? Mr. Davies: should your Honor hold that plaintiff cannot recover under the "account stated for waste," or permitting the premises to be destoryed, or destorying them himself. Mr. Delamere: That is going upon the agreement which is bad in law.
Mr. Davies: I will treat the agreement invalid; but plaintiff can recover damages for dilapidations. There is a case of Richards v. Griffiths (Adolphus and Ellis, page 52).
His Honor: I am of Mr. Davies opinion; I know the case referred to; I reported it myself.
This caused great laughter in court.
The plaintiff was examined and proved Mr. Davies's statements, and also proved the hand-writing of defendant in a letter produced by Mr. Davies, promising to do the repairs.
A surveyor was called and he proved the reparis that were required to be done.
Mr. Delamere closely cross-examined the witnesses, and addressing his Honor for the defendant, said he was quite willing to pay for proper repairs if his Honour thought he ought to do so.
The learned Judge then gave a verdict of £4.7s. for plaintiff, with costs; but would not allow a sum of 18s. in the amount claimed by plaintiff, and charged for six week's rent of one of the cottages, which he averred he was not able to let, owing to the necessary repairs not having been executed by defendant.
The Court was crowded during the trial.

A John Thomas jnr. was Charles's associate at least in and prior to 1883; see below "10 Great Earl Street" - "John Thomas Dagnall of Farm Lane, Waltham Green, Middlesex, rope and twine manufacturer".


1878: June 29 - "The Illustrated London News"

The Will (dated June 17, 1871) of Mr. Charles Dagnall, late of Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, rope manufacturer, who died on April 30 last, was proved on the 3rd inst. by Mrs. Mary Ann Dagnall, the widow, John Thomas Dagnall, the son, and John Langton, the executors, the personal estate being sworn under £20,000. The persons interested under the will are testator's wife and children.

1878: September 3 - "The London Gazette" no. 24620 pg. 5008

Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chapter 35, intituled ''An Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to relieve Trustees."
NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claim or demand upon or against the estate of Charles Dagnall, late of Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, in the county of Surrey, and of Walham Green, in the county of Middlesex, Hemp and Flax Merchant (who died on the 30th day of April, 1878, and whose will was proved on the 3rd day of June, 1878, in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, by Mary Ann Dagnall, John Thomas Dagnall, and John Langton, the executors therein named), are hereby required to send to us, the undersigned, the Solicitors for the said executors, full particulars of such claims or demands, on or before the 1st day of October next, at the expiration of which time the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said tesator amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not afterwards be liable for the assets so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not then have had notice. - Dated this 29th day of August, 1878.
WYATT and BARRAUD, 1, Arthur-street West, London Bridge.


Dagnall v. Dagnall
Sale of landlord Charles's portfolio

For full details of these properties and the income they provided, see "The Gazette" website and the issues, pages, indicated below


1880: May 14 - "The London Gazette" no. 24844 pg. 3039

TO BE SOLD, pursuant to an Order of the High, Court of Chancery, made in the cause of Dagnall v. Dagnall, with the approbation of the Master of the Rolls, by Mr. George Gilham Flint, the person appointed by the said Judge, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, in the city of London, on the 31st day of May, 1880, at twelve o'clock at noon, in five lots :-
A house and shop, Nos. 1 and IA, College-street, Chelsea ... a private residence, No. 129, Church-street, Fulham-road, ... five houses, Nos. 4,6, 13, 14, and 15,' Onnond-row, Smith-street, Chelsea ... a detached villa residence, known as Bridgefield Villa, North-street, Wandsworth ... and eight houses, known as Nos. 40,42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, and 54, Jamaica-street, Stepney ...
Particulars and conditions of sale may be had of Messrs. Wyatt and Barraud, of No. 1, Arthur-street West, London Bridge, E.C., Solicitors; of Messrs. Collins and Wilkinson, of No. 30, King William-street, E.C., Solicitors; of the Auctioneer, at 18, Duke-street, Manchester square, W.; and at the place of sale.


1882 July 21 - "The London Gazette" no. 25129 pg. 3428

TO BE SOLD, pursuant to an Order of the High Courtof Justice, made in an action re Dagnall, Dagnall v. Dagnall, 1879, D., No. 26, with the approbation of Mr.Justice Chitty, by Mr. Henry Oughton, the person appointed by the said Judge, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, in the city of London, on Friday, the 28th. day of July,1882, at two o'clock precisely:-
Lot 1. The freehold premises, Nos. 18, 20, and 22, Farm-lane, Walham Green, each containing two rooms and washhouse and garden ...
Lot 2. The freehold premises, No. 48, Farm-lane, Walham Green, containing six rooms, washhouse, and garden ....
Lot 3. The freehold premises, No. 58, Farm-lane, Walham'Green, a similar house to No. 48 ...
Lot 4. The freehold premises. No. 60, Farm-lane, Walham Green, a similar house ...
Lot 5. The freehold premises, No. 62, Farm-lane, Walham Green, a similar house ...
Lot 6.. The freehold premises, No. 64, Farm-lane, Walham Green, containing five rooms and garden ...
Lot 7. The freehold premises, No. 66, Farm-lane, Walham Green, containing six rooms, washhouse, and garden ...
Lot 8. The freehold premises, No. 95, Walton-street, Chelsea, containing six rooms and washhouse ...
Lot 9. The freehold premises, No. 97, Walton-street,Chelsea, containing shop, five rooms, and washhouse ...
Lot 10. The freehold premises, No. 99, Walton-street, Chelsea, a similar house to No. 97 ...
Lot 11. The freehold premises, No. 101, Walton-street,Chelsea, containing six rooms and washhouse ...
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained at the Mart; of Messrs. Wyatt and Barraud, Solicitors, 143,Cannon-street, E.C.; Messrs. Morgan and Gilks, Solicitors, 7, Furnival's-inn, E.C.; and of the Auctioneer, 165,Sloane-street.

TO BE SOLD [as above] at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, in the' city of London, as to the first portion on Monday, the 31st day of July, 1882, and as to the second portion on Wednesday, the 9th day of August, 1882, on each day at one o'clock precisely:-
Lot 1. Leasehold premises, known as No. 10, Oakley-street (formerly No. 10, Pier-street), in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, Middlesex ... let to Miss Clifton ...
Lot 2. Leasehold premises, No. 23, Trevor-square,Knightsbridge, Middlesex ... let to Mr. Heming
Lot 3. Leasehold premises, No. 24, Trevor-square aforesaid ... let to Mr. C. Adams
Lot 4. Freehold premises, known as Nos. 13, 15, and 17, Sydney street (formerly Upper Robert-street), Fulham-road, Middlesex ...
Lot 6, Freehold premises, No. 19, Sydney-street aforesaid, let to Mr. William MacIsaac ...
Lot 6. Freehold premises, known as the Weavers' Arms, Farm-lane, Walham Green, Middlesex, let to Messrs. Langton and Sons ...
Lot 7 The freehold factory and premises in Farm-lane aforesaid, part of which is let on lease to Mr. Walter Dagnall ...
Lot 8. The freehold residence, known as Farm Cottage, Farm-lane aforesaid, let on lease to Mr. John Thomas Dagnall ...
Lot 9. The freehold house and shop, known as No. 44, Farm-lane aforesaid, let to Mr. John Morley ...
Lot 10. Freehold premises, known as Nos. 50, 52, 54, and 56, Farm-lane, let on lease to Mr. John Rendle ...
Lot 11. Leasehold premises, known as Salem Chapel, Fulham-road, Middlesex, and a piece of ground in the rear thereof, with hall erected thereon ... The chapel is let to Mr. Fielham ... the hall in the rear is let ... to Mr. Edward Glover ...
Lot 12. Freehold premises, known as No. 7, Windsor-place, 8 and 9, Windsor-terrace, and 9, 10 and 12, Windsor-gardens, Harrow-road, Paddington, Middlesex, all let ... No. 7, Windsor-place ... No. 8 and 9, Windsor-terrace ... No. 9, Windsor-gardens ... Nos. 10, 12 ...
Lot 13. Freehold premises, known as Nos. 14, 16 and 18, Rhyl-street (formerly Murray-street), Weedington-road, Kentish Town, all let ...
Lot 14. Freehold ground in Garrett-lane, Wandswortb,Surrey, containing 31 perches, or thereabouts, let at 2 per annum.
Lots 15, 16,17, 18,19, 20, each a plot of freehold building land at Dunt's Hill, Wandsworth.
Lot 21. Freehold premises, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, Bridgefield-terrace, Wandsworth, Surrey ...
Lot 22. Freehold premises, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Bridgefield-grove, Wandsworth aforesaid ...
Lot 23. Freehold premises, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Bridgefield-grove aforesaid ...
Lot 24. Freehold premises, known as Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Ram-square, Wandsworth ...
Lot 25. Freehold premises, known as 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24, Shelgate-road, New Wandsworth, in the county of Surrey (formerly Nos. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, Strasburg-terrace ....
Lot 26. Freehold premises, Nos. 6, 8, 10 and 12. Shelgate-road aforesaid (formerly Nos. 10, 9, 8 and 7, Strasburg-terrace) ...
Lot 27. Freehold premises, known as the Battersea Stone-yard, King-street, Battersea aforesaid, let ... to Mr. Hunt ...
Lot 28. Ten shares in the Wandsworth and Putney Gas Company.
Lots 29-34. Ditto, each.
Lot 35. Three shares, ditto.
End of First Sale.
Lot 36. Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9, Payne-street, Deptford ...
Lot 37. Freehold premises, Nos. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22, Octavius-street, Deptford ...
Lot 38. Freehold premises, Nos. 1, 3, 26, and 36, Adolphus-street, Deptford ...
Lot 39. Freehold premises, Nos. 43, 45, and 47, Idonia-street, Deptford ...
Lot 40. Freehold premises, Nos. 31, 33, 35, 37, and 39, Vant-street, New Cross ...
Lot 41. Freehold premises, Nos. 486 and 488, New Cross-road and No. 1, Wilson-street adjoining ...
Lot 42, Freehold premises, Nos. 6 and 7, Wilson-street ... also the reversion to a detached cottage, known as Florence Cottage, a range of stabling and other premises in the rear and abutting on Florence-place, with gateway entrance therefrom. Now leased at a peppercorn rent ...
Lot 43. Nos. 1 and 2, Douglas-place, adjoining the Admiral Napier Public-house ...
Lot 44. Freehold premises, No. 2, Amersham-vale and Eynsford Cottage adjoining ...
Lot 45. Freehold premises, Nos. 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, and 17, Napier-street, New Cross ...
Lot 46. Freehold premises, Nos. 5, 6, 7, and 8, Hereford"place, New Cross ...
Lot 47. Freehold premises, Nos. 6, 7, and 8, Clifton-road, New Cross ...
Lot 48. Freehold premises, 57, 59, and 118, Douglas-street, New Cross ...
Lot 49. Freehold premises, (five houses), in Rokeby-road, Lewisham High-road ...
Lot 50. Freehold premises, Streatham Cottage, and Brunswick Cottage, Rokeby-road ...
Lot 51. Freehold premises, Nos. 21, 23, 25, Hyde-street,and 15, Edward-street, Deptford ...
Lot 52. The freehold public-house, the West Kent Yeoman, and No. 33, Hyde-street in the rear ...
Lot 53. Freehold premises. No. 63 (formerly No. 19),Lansdowne-road, Notting Hill ...
Lot 54. Freehold premises (formerly No. 29), No. 73, Lansdowne-road ...
Lot 55. Seven perpetual rent-charges of 2 2s. each respectively payable and derivable from certain gardens or pleasure grounds, in the parish of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington ... then Nos. 13, 15,17, and 19, 29, 31, and 33, Lansdowne-road, but now known as Nos. 57, 59, 61, 63, 73, 75, and 77, Lansdowne-road.
Lot 56. Perpetual rent-charge of 2 payable out of No. 10, Great Earl-street, St. Martin'a-lane, W.C.
Lot 57. A charge or charges in lieu of land tax redeemed ... each sum being secured on each respectively of 16 freehold houses in Blue Hart-court, Little Bell-alley,Moorgate-street, E.C.
Lot 58. A perpetual rent-charge of 2, payable out of three freehold messuages in Dagnall-lane, St. Albans, in the county of Herts ...
Lot 59. Freehold premises, No. 13, Prusom-street, Old Gravel-lane ...
Particulars and conditions of sale may be had (gratis) at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, E.C.; of the Solicitors, Messrs.Wyatt and Barraud, 143, Cannon-street, E.C.; of Messrs. Morgan and Gilke, 7, Furnival's-inn, E.C.; and at the offices of the Auctioneer, 18, Duke-street, Manchester-square, W., and the Wool Exchange, Coleman-street, Bank E.C.


27 March 1883 The London Gazette, no. 25216, pg. 1723

TO BE SOLD, pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Justice, made in a matter and action re Dagnall, Dagnall v. Dagnall, with the approbation of Mr. Justice Chitty, by Mr. George Gilham Flint, the person appointed by the said Judge, as to Part I. in four lots, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, in the. city of London, on Monday, the 23rd day of April, 1883, at two o'clock in the afternoon, and as to Part II, in one lot, at the Bush Hotel, Farnham, in the county of Surrey, on Thursday, the 26th day of April, 1883, at five o'clock in the evening:-
Lot 1. Freehold dwelling-house, situate and being No. 70, Farm-lane, Walham Green, Middlesex, let to Mr. Daukes ...
Lot 2. A freehold dwelling-house, situate and being No. 72, Farm-lane aforesaid, let to Mr. Bristow...
Lot 3. A plot of freehold building ground, situate at Groton-road, Garratt-lane, Wandsworth, Surrey, with a frontage of 30 feet and a depth of 60 feet.
Lot 4. Three fee farm rents ... issuing out of Barfoot Farm, Wimborne Minster, in the county of Dorset.
Freehold land, situate at Farnbair, Surrey, close to the North Camp Railway Station, at present in hand.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be had at Messrs Wyatt and Barraud, Solictots, No. 143, Cannon-street, E.C.; Messrs. Moon and Gilks, Solicitors, No. 15, Lincoln's-inn-fields, W.C.; and at the offices of the Auctioneer, the Wool Exchange, Colman-street, E.C., and No. 18, Duke-street, Manchester-square, W.


Robert & Samuel Dagnall

Robert b. 1807/8 (Rug, Mat Weaver) was probably the person working in Pentonville prison; however, in 1841 a Samuel (b. c.1821), Glover, was living with widow Sophia and her family; and later Samuel was running a toy shop. Who was the Samuel, instructor, listed? Were there yet other members of the Dagnall family in the rope, twine and matting business?

Dagnalls at Pentonville Prison
1846: Appendix (D) to Fourth Report of the Commissioner for the Government of the Pentonville Prison.
A Nominal List of all Officers and Servants on the Establishment on 1st January, showing the Department in which Employed, the Nature of their Office, Amount of Salary, and other Emoluments received by each.

Name, Office, Salary per Annum, Other Emoluments:
Manufacturer's Department
- Robert Dagnall, Mat-weaver's Instructor, £100.0.0
- Samuel Dagnall, Assistant Mat-weaver's Instructor, £85.16.0

1862: from "The Criminal Prisons of London, and Scenes of Prison Life"
by Henry Mayhew, John Binny

The trades carried on within the "Model Prison," [Pentonville] consist of ... and mat-making, occupations which are pursued principally in the lower wards. ... as we went our rounds with the warder, we found, lying on the asphalte pavement in one of the corridors, two large bright-coloured mats, like hearth-rugs; these were the work, we were told, of the man in the neighbouring cell.
"He's only been four months at mat-making, sir," said the trade-warder to us; "and yet he's very clever at it now - isn't he?" ... "It's astonishing," rejoined our guide, "the quickness that some men display at learning their trades."
The trade-instructor proceeded to spread the rugs out upon the pavement, so that we might see them to better advantage. They were both of a kind of rude velvet pile-work, and the one had a blue ground, with a red and white pattern tastefully worked upon it, while the ground of the other was a chocolate-brown, with red and blue figures. They had been made by the same man, and the trade-instructor, we could see, was not a little proud of his pupil. ... Prisoners who have passed six montlis in the prison, and whoso good conduct entitles them to a badge, will be credited with gratuities according to the following scale, viz.:-
Mat-workers (work equal to) 36 sq. ft. (red bordered): 4d. per week; 45 sq. ft.: 6d per week; 54 sq. ft.: 8d. per week.
... we went to the shop for the associated mat-makers, where the mats that are made in the cells are cut to a uniform length of pile, by means of a shearing-machine that stands in the centre of the room. The three prisoners engaged at this work were, when we entered, busy setting the spiral knives that extend from end to end along the narrow cylinder; and when the cutters were sharp enough a mat was put through and through the machine, whilst one turned the wheel and the others helped to pass the mat in and out the instrument, the air being charged with a cloud of fibres by the time the operation was finished. Here, too, were bundles of coir, and large sheep-shears for clipping the coarser kind of mats.


Charles Dagnall (IIa.) b. 2Q 1846, son of Charles (I.)
associated with
Charles Dagnall (III.) b. 1856, son of William Blacklock (I.)

Combining the information from the Censuses and their business activities, the two Charleses were working together as far as and including the Horley venture.

1872: August 21 - Offer of Sale

The White Horse, Dorking Road, Epsom
"Charman's Reminiscences of Epsom" towards end of 19thC mention breweries included Dagnall at the White Horse

1874: September 24 - Leasehold Assigned

Somers Arms, Redhill, with trade & business of brewer, to Charles Dagnall jnr.* of Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, for £2,500
[* This was Charles II. - at one point living with Charles snr. in Wandsworth]

The above two entries from "Epsom & Ewell History"

1877: September 28 - "The London Gazette" no. 24507 pg. 5427
[Registration of patents]

3478. To Charles Dagnall, of Red Hill, in the county of Surrey, Brewer, for the invention of "improvements in vent pegs."

1878: May 10 - "The London Gazette" no. 24580 pg. 3011

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership between the undersigned, Charles Dagnall the younger and Francis Searle, in the trade or business of Manufacturers of Mineral Waters, at Red Hill, in the county of Surrey, under the firm of Dagnall and Searle, was dissolved, on the 31st day of January, 1878, by mutual consent. And in future the said business will be carried on by the said Francis Searle on his separate account, who will pay and receive all debts owing from arid to the said partnership in the regular course of trade. - Witness our hands this 2nd day of May, - C. Dagnall, jun., Francis Searle.

1880: March 8 - "London Evening Standard"

[Unable to find complete newspaper advert] ... for right man. Apply C. Dagnall, White Horse Brewery, Epsom

1883: September 22 - "Surrey Comet"
Kingston - Board of Guardians, September 18

Contract for the Workhouse Supplies
A large number of tenders were recieved for the supplies of provisions, &c., to the Workhouse for the ensuing half-year, and the following were, after due consideration, accepted ... Ale: Mr. Dagnell, Epsom, 26s. per barrel.

Further details of Charles (III.)'s brewing activities in Epsom & elsewhere:
(N.B. some of the family relationships are incorrect.)

1883 September 14 - "The London Gazette" no. 25269, pg. 4527

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Charles Dagnall and Fred Hardy, at Redhill, in the parish of Reigate, in the county of Surrey, as Wine and Spirit Merchants, under the style or firm of Dagnall and Company, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Charles Dagnall. - Dated this 11th day of September 1883. - C. Dagnall. Fred Hardy.

1883: October 6 - "Surrey Mirror"
Dissolution of Partnership

Warwick Hall, Redhill
Important Unreserved Sale of Choice Wines and Spirits (in bottles), Cigars, Stock-in-Trade, and Effectsssss;
Mr John Lees, has received instructions from Charles Dagnall, Esq., to sell by auction, without Reserve, on Saturday, October 13h, at One for Two o'clock, about 150 DOZEN of VERY CHOICE WINES and SPIRITS (removed to Warwick Hall for convenience of sale), and comprising 18 Cases of Champagne, of Perrier-Jouet and other well known brands, several dozen of fine pale and old brown sherry, choice port, Tarragone, Marsala claret, Dudesheimer, still and sparkling Hock, Hochheimer, Burgundy, Mosselle and other wines of choice vintage. Several dozen of very fine old brandy, including Planat & Co.'s 1873 Cognac and other brands, "Glencoe," "Lorne Highland," "Encore," John Jameson's Innishowen and other fine old Scotch and Irish whisky, unsweetened and cream gin, Hollands, liqueur, and Morella cherry brandy, Angostura and orange bitters, lime-juice cordial, Wilhelm Quelle natural waters. Several boxes of choice Haban and other cigars, together with the trade effects, including a nearly new "Invicta" corking machine, by Lumley & Co., bottling boot and beater cask stands, wine bins, brass bottling spirit and other taps, spirit measures, bottle baskets, capital polished oak pedestal writing table, mahogany office des, Sikes's hydrometer, by Loftus, and numerous other trade effects.
Catalogues may be obtained a the usual Inns, and of Mr. John Lees, Auctioneer and land Agent, Reigate.


Dagnall Charles, to the Swan, Leatherhead

The above reference is from other researchers; I have not found any other mention of the Swan and Charles D. There is an interesting website for Reigate history which includes the Swan, and a plan of the Epsom brewery, other images:

"A Century of British Brewers, 1890-1990" - pg. 86; by Norman Barber, 1994

"... Horley Brewery. Merged with Henry A. Benjamin Holmes of Hornchurch, Essex to form the Hornchurch Brewery Co. Ltd, registered on 18th July 1890."

It would appear that Charles (IIa.) left the business after the sale of the Horley Brewery; and that Charles (III.) continued alone (see Censuses for their different activities).

Charles Dagnall (III.) b. 1856, son of William Blacklock (I.)

1890: - "Brewers' Guardian" vol. 20, pg. 263

"... The first are R. Collyer, Conrad Wohlgemuth, and James Rupert Campbell; Herbert Meade-King and Charles Dagnall shall join the board immediately after the completion of the purchase. Qualification, £500. Remuneration, £100 each."

1890: July 21 - "Morning Post"
[unable to locate the advert in the paper]:

... business, and goodwill of Mr. Charles Dagnall, situate at Horley, Surrey, and which has been established 30 years and upwards, and has been successfully carried on by him for the last five years. Mr. Dagnall, who is a well-known brewer, has consented ...

1894 March 6 - "The London Gazette" no. 26492, pg. 1404
Receiving Orders

No. 919, Dagnall, Charles (Brewer) - Horley Brewery, Horley, Surrey
Court: Croydon - Petition filed on February 5, 1894; No. of matter: 2 of 1894; No. of recvg. order: 3, dated February 2, 1894; Creditor's Petition; Sec. 4-1(G), Bankruptcy Act, 1888

1894: November 10 - "Surrey Mirror" Reigate
The Bankruptcy of a Brewer - Application for Discharge

At the Croydon Court on Tuesday an application was made to Judge Lushington for the discharge from bankruptcy of Charles Dagnell, formerly brewer, of Horley, and latterly managing director of the Hornchurch Brewery Company at Horley.
Mr. Muir Mackenzie appeared for the debtor, who seemed much moved at various points during the hearing of the application.
The Official Receiver, in his statement of the case, said Mr. Dagnell commenced business as a brewer in Epsom in 1870[79?]. In 1885 he sold his Epsom business and took the Horley brewery, with a capital of £3,600, mortgaging it for £4,000. In 1890 he sold the Horley business to the Hornchurch Brewery (Essex) for £35,000, including £11,000 existing mortgage. He was appointed then managing director at the Horley brewery for the Hornchurch Brewery Company at a salary of £300 a year. The company went into liquidation in 1892, and a dividend of 1s. in the £ had been paid to the shareholders. At the time that the bankrupt sold his business his liabilities were, he stated, under £1,000, and he appeared to have pledged to his creditors a number of the shares which he possessed. The Official Receiver was of opinion that the bankrupt at that time had reasonable expectation of being able to meet the claims of his creditors. The reason of his failure was the failure of the company. The only default which the Official Receiver alleged against the bankrupt was that his assets were not equal to 10s. in the £. He (the Official Receiver) remarked that he had had notice that his report would be challenged.
Mr. Mackenzie said he did not challenge the report. He thought the report was as fair as it could possibly be. All that the debtor proposed to show was that his failure to pay 10s. in the £ was due to misfortune over which he had no control. Whether that was so or not it was for his Honour to consider. That was the point of the application. The debtor commenced business, and for a time was a thriving man. He improved the Horley Brewery so much that it became a much more valuable property. Then the Hornchurch Brewery Company came in and worked the Horley Brewery and also the Hornchurch Brewery.
His Honour: what does the £35,000 for which the brewery was sold to the new company mean? It seems an extraordinary amount after Mr. Dagnell had bought it for £8,000.
Mr. Mackenzie: It was £35,000 nominal, in shares.
The Official Receiver: The £35,000 in shares was based upon the three previous years' profits. There was a prospectus issued showing the profits of the Hornchurch Brewery and the profits of the Horley Brewery, and upon that it was calculated that the Horley brewery was a good bargain for the shareholders of the joint concern.
Mr. Mackenzie continuing, said the Official Receiver was satisfied that at the time Mr. Dagnell became managing director he had reasonable gounds for contracting those debts which he did contract. the company, however, had quite insufficient capital, and went into liquidation as stated. The liquidator sold the property as property with a dead hand upon it. The Hornchurch Brewery was valued at £30,000 and was sold for £27,000, and Horley Brewery for £14,000, and had subsequently re-sold for £18,000; so that there was, a dead loss of £7,000 on those transactions. Mr. Dagnell had pledged his shares to various creditors, and was, therefore, left without any means to pay his debts. If it had not been for the liquidation of the company, and the disastrous realisation of the assets in the liquidation he would have been able to do so.
Mr. Charles Dagnell, the bankrupt, then gave evidence. He said that first of all he carried on a brewery at Epsom. Having then a large connection at Redhill, he sold his Epsom business and bought the Horley brewery. When the Hornchurch Brewery Company was formed it was formed to work the two breweries at Hornchurch and Horley, as a joint concern. The nominal capital of the company was £45,000. The company purchased the Horley brewery for £35,000. The amount of mortgage on the Horley brewery was £10,000, and the amount of mortgage on the Hornchurch brewery was £22,000. The mortgages were taken over by the company. He was appointed managing director at a salary of £300 a year, less £50 rent. The company went into liquidation in 1892, and his salary as managing director then ceased. He was one of the committee of inspection in the liquidation. The Horley brewery was not valued. I was sold for £14,500, and the Hornchurch brewery for £27,000. He continued to work at the Horley brewery under the purchaser, who kept it going until June last, then selling it for £18,500. He (Mr. Dagnell) had originally 27,000 shares in the brewery, and from time to time he pledged them as security to his creditors, believing there was a good margin of value after the creditors had been paid.
Cross-examined by the Official Receiver: When the prospectus of the company wa sprepared, he gave part of the information as to estimated profits, &c. He examined into the affairs of the Hornchurch brewery before the agreed to sell and take shares in the new company. He satisfied himself that the profits were valuable.
His Honour: To what do you attribute the failure of the company? - Insufficient capital and the foreclosing of the mortgagees.
The Official Receiver: Were there ever any profits under the new company? - We paid a dividend of five per cent.

See also

Charles tried his luck again: in the 1901 Census he was listed as "Brewer, worker"; he doesn't appear with his wife ("Married') and family in 1911. No certainty without the certificate, but he probably died in 1913 age 57 (Clerkenwell reg.).

My thanks to The Brewery History Society for their help - Caroline


Radford Arthur Dagnall, son of Charles (III.)

For personal events see the Census page

From "The story of the Wellington Foundry, Lincoln: a history of William Foster & Co. Ltd." by Michael R. Lane (Unicorn Press, March 22, 1997) ISBN 0906290155, 9780906290156

"... No. 12643 was the first of fourteen 'Wellington' tractors to be purchased by Dagnalls Ltd. of Willesden Green in North London. the business had been founded by Radford Dagnall in 1909. He quickly established a profitable relationship with the Metropolitan Railway Co., acting as their agents and carriers. During World War I, Dagnalls became Fosters' London agents ..."

1922: November 21 - "The Edinburgh Gazette" pg. 1821
The Bankruptcy Act, 1914 - from The London Gazettte

Receiving Orders
Radford Arthur Dagnall, 3 Station Road, Willesden Green, London, lately carrying on business at Rickmansworth, Herts., contractor.

1930: January 17 - "The Edinburgh Gazette" pg. 82
The Bankruptcy Acts, 1914 & 1926 - from The London Gazette

Receiving Orders
Radford Arthur Dagnell, The Contract and Estate Office, Hales Place, Canterbury, in the county of Kent.

From "Kent: 1925-1949" (pg. 3) by Bob Ogley, (Froglets, 1999) ISBN 1872337155, 9781872337159

"... The fabric has been bought for £4,900 by a demolition company and the site by Mr Radford Arthur Dagnall, a property speculator, who intends to lay out a new estate, complete with country club."


Walter Radford Dagnall b. 1862, grandson of Charles (I.) b. 1803
son of William Blacklock b. 1833 & 1st wife Mary Anne Charlotte

1886: February 13 - "Barnet Press"

To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Monken Hadley, in the County of Middlesex, and to the Superintendent of Police of the S. or Hampstead Division of Metropolitan Police, Albany-street, N.W.
I Walter Radford Dagnall, brewer, now residing at the Hadley Brewery, in the Parish of Monken Hadley, in the County of Middlesex, do hereby give you notice, that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting for the Petty Sessional Division of Barnet and South Mimms, in the County of Middlesex, to be holden at the Harts Horn Inn, Union-street, Barnet, in the said county, on fthe First day of March next ___ing, for a Licence authorizing me to apply for and hold an additonal Excise Licence to sell Beer, in pursuance of the Act 26 and 27 Vic., cap. 33, sec. 1, to be drunk, or consumed off the premises, at a House or Shop situate at the Hadley Brewery, Monken Hadley.
Given under my hand this Sixth day of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Six.
Walter Radford Dagnall.

1890: November 26 - "London Evening Standard"

[Unable to find the advert referred to] ... Apply Walter R. Dagnall. The Chestnuts, Horley, Surrey.

1891: April 4 - "Sussex Agricultural Express"
Claim Against a Brewer

Dagnall v. Dagnall
In this case the plaintiff Walter Radford Dagnall, sued his brother, Charles Dagnall, brewer, [Charles III.] of Horley, to recover under written agreement £31 10s. for percentage upon barrelage, or, in the alternative, to have an account taken of what was due to him. - Mr. Tanner (barrister) was for plaintiff; while defendant, who had given notice of a counter claim of £312, did not appear. - Plaintiff entered the service of defendant as manager at a salary of £210, with a percentage per barrel upon the number of barrels sold in excess of 4,500 per annum. Everything had been paid except the amount now claimed by plaintiff, for which his Honor gave judgment. - This concluded the business of the court.


Charles Hatton Dagnall, Charles James Fea_her, widow Ann [Hatton] Dagnall

1922: June 17 - "Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser"
Notice as to sending in Claims to be treated as Persons interested in Licensed Premises (1922)
County of Warwick

Notice is hereby given that the Compensation Authority for the above area, having decided at their principal meeting held on the Ninth day of June, 1922, to refuse the renewal of the licence of the premises specified below, all persons claiming to be interested in the said premises for the purpose of the payment of compensation under the said Act (other than the licensee and the registered owner of the said premises) are required to send to the Compensation Authority notice of their claims before the 15th day of July, 1922, for the purpose of enabling the Compensation Authority to ascertain in manner provided by the Licensing Rules, 1910, the persons entitled to compensation under the said Act in respect of the said premises.
Notice of Claims must be given in the form annexed, and may be sent to the clerk of the compensation Authority at his office at Leamington.
Licenses Premises ...
Name & Situation: Alcester Division, "Railway Inn," Birmingham Road, Alcester;
Nature of Licence: Beerhouse;
Licensee: William Faulkner;
Registered Owners: Charles Hatton Dagnell & Charles James Fea_her, Trustees; Mrs. Ann Dagnall, Life Tenant; Lessee, Mrs. Mary Rowlands, the Brewery, Evesham.
(Signed) E. Field, Clerk to the Compensation Authority, Dated 16th June, 1922.



"Dagnall & Co." is listed for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
The earliest mention I have found so far of "Dagnall & Tilbury" is 1854 (see below); I have not found any mention in "The London Gazette" of a change of name or partners between 1851 and 1854.
21 June 1867: fire on premises of D&T, newspaper citation (see below) - "They ... thank those friends who have so highly favoured them for the last forty-eight years".
William Henry Tilbury was not born until 1813/14. Can anyone find the original registration of the company, or the registration of William Henry's entry as a partner?

1851: Grand Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations

Mats - Class XIV (Manufactures from Flax & Hemp; Jute).
Dagnall & Co., Little Chelsea, Manufacturer - Mats and matting. Coir yarn, junk and fibre, from Cochin, Bombay and Ceylon. Silk grass, jute, or paut hemp, from Calcutta. Manilla hemp.

1854: September 22 - "The London Gazette" no. 21596 pg. 2901
Trade Committees in the Metropolis

Rope, Twine, Canvas, and Matting Makers:
Charles Dagnall, Chairman; John Robertson, John Trudgett, J. M. Patterson

1854: December 19 - "The London Gazette" no. 21642 pg. 4150
Rope, Twine, Canvas, and Matting Makers

Dagnall and Tilbury, Little Chelsea, London
Twines, mats, &c., class 22

1856: January 23 - "Morning Advertiser"

WANTED, a Person competent to TEACH the MANUFACTURING of COCOA MATTING and MATS, in a Metropolitan Prison. Apply any morning before 12 o'clock, to Messrs. Dagnall and Tilbury, Manufacturers, Little Chelsea.

In January 1857, in a court action as creditors, Charles Dagnall and William Henry Tilbury were named in the first publication; but in the second "Charles Dagnall & Co." alone was mentioned.

1857: October 24 - "West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal"
Fulham - Board of Guardians - Tradesmen's Tenders

Numerous specimens of mats were exhibited from Messrs. Brown, Walden, and Dagnall, resulting in the acceptation of Mr. Dagnall's "double thrums" at 48s.

1859: October 29 - "West London Observer"
Fulham Board of works - Wednesday

Sir John Philippart in the chair. Also present - Messrs. Bird, J.P., Stevens, Fitchow, Walmsley, Neale, Betteridge, Morison, Bernard, Crookes, Ayres, Gould, Coxhead, Weaver, Hamilton, Thatcher, Matyear, and Barr. ... Farm Lane - A memorial from Mr. Dagnell and others was read, calling attention to the sewerage, footpaths, and road in Farm Lane, Walham Green.
Mr. Bean said something was required to be done in that road, and he had had several interviews with Mr. Dagnell, with a view to carry out certain improvements. - Referred to the committee.

1860: June 16 - "West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal"

Dagnall & Tilbury, Mat and Matting Manufacturers, Farm-lane, Walham-green.
LADS, from 14 years of age, WANTED at the above establishment to learn the business. No premium required.

1862: July 14 - "Dundee Advertiser"

Flax and Hemp - Medal.
... Dagnall & Tilbury (UK; no. 3749) - Cocoa and mixed matting. - For general excellence. ...

1864: January 16 - "West London Observer"
Fulham Board of Works: Accident in the King's Road.

Mr. Lovely read the following letter, addressed to Mr. Bean:-
"Farm Lane, Walham Green, December 30th, 1863.
Sir, I am instructed by Mr. Dagnell to write you respecting the bad state of the King's Road, near the 'Hand and Flower', Sand's End. The road at this part is very much out of order and very badly lighted, so much so that we understand accidents are very frequent there. Last evening, from the causes mentioned, one of our carts was very much damaged, and what is still worse the carman was thrown out and had one of his legs broken, besides receiving other injuries, and is at the present time in Westminster Hospital. Mr. D. wishes you to call here and see the extent of damage done to the cart, and let him know what you intend to do in the matter. Yours respectfully, for Dagnell and Tilbury."

Mr. Bean said what was complained of was the want of light. When he inspected the place he found that the accident happened between two lamps, which were only 80 feet apart. At that point there had been a projecting wall round which the path went. Mr. Barr had not wholly taken down the wall, and had refused to do so without compensation. It appeared that the man did not see the path and drove against the kerb. He (Mr. Bean) thought it was a pity something was not done to remove the wall. He then read the following letter he had sent in reply:-
"January 1st, 1864.
Sir, - I beg to acknowledge yours of the 30th ult. relative to the accident which occurred to Mr. Dagnell's man and cart, and cannot but express my regret at so lamentable an accident, and having viewed the spot where it occurred, do not consider it one for which the Board is in any way reprehensible. I will lay the letter before the Board at its next meeting. I am, sir, your obediently, Alfred C. Bean, Surveyor".

Mr. Bean said he regretted that there was not a Fulham member present who was acquainted with the position of the wall and path.
The Board referred the letter from Mr. Dagnell to the General Purposes Committee.

1865: May 20 - "West London Observer"
Fulham Board of Works, Wednesday; The Surveyor's Report

Mr. Bean read the following report ... Correspondence:
"From M. E. Prosser, stating that the frontage of 'Trafalgar' laundry, Walham Green, is to be improved by removing the old wood railing for a new stone coping and iron railing, and asking to meet Mr. Bean on the subject. (Referred to the committee.)
From Messrs. Dagnell and Tilbury, wishing the Board not to water Farm Lane, Fulham, as there was water accumulated in the road already. There was no refence in this case, as the committee had not recommended the watering of the road.
From Mr. Giles, of south Parade, Walham Green, calling serious attention to the entrance of Dawes Lane. The kerbing is so bad that carts get on to the path, and cause dammage to his house. (Referred to the committee.) ...

1865: October 21 - "Clerkenwell News"
Dublin International Exhibition - medals awarded:

For General Merit: Dagnall & Tilbury, Farm-lane, Walham-green, London, S.W. - Coir and other fibres for matting, twines, and lines.

1866: Minutes of Proceedings of the Metropolitan Board of Works

The Solicitor laid before the Board a notice from Mr. Charles Dagnall, dated 9th June. 1866, claiming the sum of £165, as compensation for alleged damage to his premises, Bridge-field Villa, North-street, Wandsworth, by the works of the ...

1867: June 22 - "West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal" [and other papers]

Messrs. Dagnall & Tilbury
RETURN THANKS to their friends and neighbours for their kind assistance at the fire on their premises, Farm Lane, Walham Green, on the 21st inst. They also thank those friends who have so highly favoured them for the last forty-eight years, and beg to say that as only a portion of their premises are injured, every endeavour will be used to reinstate the same with the utmost dispatch, so that no inconvenience or delay may be occasioned to those who may favour them with their commands.

1867: June 25 - "Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser"

Regarding fires which have taken place within the last few days, the following facts are extracted from Captain Shaw's official report to the Board of Works:- ... at Farm-lane, Walham-green, Fulham, the hemp and flax manufactory carried on by Messrs. Dagnall and Tilbury, sustained damage by a fire breaking out in the devilling room, caused by the friction of machinery ...

1870: March 19 - "West London Observer"

On the 10th inst., at 38, Park Walk, Chelsea, much regretted, J. T. Chalkley, aged 49 years. For 30 years the faithful and respected servant of Messrs. Dagnell and Tilbury, Farm Lane, Walham Green.

1873: April 14 - "Sheffield Daily Telegraph"
Trade Movements.

The journeymen employed in the cocoa-nut mat and matting trade have for some time past been subjected to a strong competition by the large amount of convict labour now employed in that branch of industry, and they have held several public meetings with the object of inducing the Government to adopt some measures for reducing the competition, by which, as they allege, their wages, within the last 18 years, have fallen from an average of £2 to 25s. per week. Up to the present time they have been unsuccessful, although their case has on three occasions been brought before Parliament. The number of journeymen in the London district is under 300. There is now a strike in the trade. Messrs. Dagnel and Tilbury, one of the largest firms in London, having lost the contract for the labour of the prisoners in Holloway Gaol, have introduced boys to their looms to what the men consider an unjustifiable extent; 19 boys to 37 men. The latter have, therefore, struck work, the firm having refused to come to any arrangement. The men are now receiving support from the Society, which, being a small body, has, with the sanction of the London Trades Council, issued an appeal for assistance to the other trades.

1873: Thursday, May 15 - "London Evening Standard"

Mr. Tillbury, mat maker, of Farm-lane, Fulham, has had to lay an information at Hammersmith Police-court against several workmen who had struck in consequence of his employing more than the regulation number of apprentices. They had avenged themselves by annoying a non-society man whom he had employed to teach his new hands. The case was adjourned to allow the men an opportunity of desisting from the offence.

1873: July 10 - "Pall Mall Gazette"

William Green, secretary to a Trades' Union Society, was summoned at the Hammersmith police-court for molesting certain men in the employ of Messrs. Dagnall and Tilbury, mat and rope manufacturers, of Walham-green. Some men had been brought up from the country to work at the manufactory, and it was alleged that the defendant had offered them money to return. Mr. Bridge said that in his opinion the defendant had not brought himself within the meaning of the Act. The defendant's solicitor asked for costs. Mr. Bridge said if it had been shown that the object of the proceedings was to destroy the society he would have granted costs, but there was no evidence to that effect. He refused to grant costs and dismissed the summons. Two men named Harry and Charles Knight were summoned for threatening violence to a man in the employ of the complainants. Mr. Bridge bound them over in their own recognizances in the sum of £20 each to keep the peace.

1874: April 18 - "Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist" - pg. 493

The best material for Propagating and Plunging Plants in is Cocoa-nut Fibre Refuse. Price 1s. per bushel, or 6d. per bushel for quantities of 20 bushels and over. DAGNAL AND TILBURY, Steam Cocoa-nut Fibre Works, Farm Lane, Walham Green, S.W.

From at least 1881, and perhaps earlier, Walter Dagnall (youngest son of Charles b. 1803) seems to have been in charge of the mat works in Walham-green

1881: August - "London Evening Standard"

At the Agricultural Hall, August 4-14 Bay 5 - Walter Dagnall, Mat and Matting Manufacturer

Advertisement in Lloyd's List, every day, from at least 26 August 1882 until at least 30 June 1884:
Export Trade Register

DAGNALL, WALTER, Steam Cocoa Fibre Works, Walham Green, London, S.W., manufacture these goods in all varieties, including Cocoa Fibre Matting, striped or bordered; also every class of brush, super brush diamond brush, sinnott, best fibre rug, and best bordered mats; &c., for export. Prize medals awarded at London, Dublin and Paris.

1884: May 31 - "West London Observer"

Fibre Dust for Sale to Gardeners, Florists, &c. - Steam Cocoa Fibre Works, Farm Lane, Walham Green.

1885: February 21 - "West London Observer"
The West London Mission

... Walham Green ... At two o'clock a service was held at Messrs. Dagnall's mat manufactory, Farm Lane, and the Rev. L B. Wane gave an address ...

1885: October 24 - "West London Observer"
Hammersmith Police Court - Monday - Before Mr. Paget - Alleged Embezzlement

Charles Southgate was charged with embezzling £2.16s.10d. belonging to his master, Mr. Walter Dagnall, a mat maker, of Walham Green. - The prosecutor said he employed the prisoner as traveller, but he was not authorised to receive money. - Peter Dimond, of Holloway Road, was called, and said he paid the prisoner the money, believing that he was authorised to receive it. - Detective Cracknall said he arrested the prisoner on Saturday in Farm Lane. He (the prisoner) asked the prosecutor to forgive him. - the prosecutor recommended the prisoner to mercy. He said he came to him in July. - The prisoner pleaded guilty and said he was sorry for what he had done. - Mr. Paget committed him to prison for three months.

1886: March 20 - "West London Observer"
Hammersmith Police Court - Tuesday before Mr. Bennett - The Factories Act

Walter Dagnall, a mat manufacturer, of Farm Lane, Fulham, was summoned under the Factories Act for employing youg persons under 16 without certificates of fitness. - The defendant was represented by a legal gentleman, who said there had been a dispute with the certifying surgeon. In the case of Elizabeth King, it was stated that she was not employed. She went to the factory with her grand-father's meals. - The Inspector, however, stated that he saw her at work; - The girl was called, and said she was hemming a mat at the time, but she was not paid for the work. - Mr. Bennett dismissed that summons. - The defendant was also summoned for not keeping a regtiser, according to the Act. - it was stated that the register was kept, but the names of the youg persons were omitted. - Mr. Bennett fined the defendant 5s., with costs, in four cases.

1886: April 17 - "West London Observer"

TO Gardeners, Florists, &c. - FIBRE DUST 3d. per Bushel; estimates given for loads. - Steam Cocoa Fibre Works, Farm Lane, Walham Green

1889: May 16 - "South Wales Echo"
Charge against a Cardiff Commission Agent - Proceedings in London To-Day

At Hammersmith police-court, to-day, David Jones, a general dealer and commission agent, who was brought up in custody from Cardiff, was charged with obtaining 19 dozen door mats, value £14.4s.3d. from Walter Dagnall, of Fulham, by fraud. It appeared that the prosecutor received communications through the post purporting to have been sent by Jones and Company, general dealers and commission agents, requesting mats to be forwarded to Rector-terrace, Adamsdown, Cardiff. Believing that the firm existed, the mats were sent by the prosecutor, who received a cash acceptance in payment, which was paid into the bank, but was returned marked "No account." He then communicated with the Cardiff police, and received a reply stating that there was not any firm of Jones and Co., but there was a David Jones, who was a notorious member of a long gang firm, and had no banking account. - Detective-sergeant Drew said that on Wednesday afternoon he found the prisoner detained at the Cardiff police-station. He read the warrant to the prisoner, who said, "I think there is a mistake in the amount. I thought it was more of a debt. I hope I shall be able to settle it with Mr. Dagnell." He brought the prisoner to Walham Green police-station, and when the charge was read over to him he made no reply. - Mr. Plowdan remanded the prisoner for the attendance of a witness from Cardiff.

1889: May 25 - "West London Observer"
Hammersmith Police Court - Thursday, before Mr. De Butzen - the Alleged Fraud

David Jones, a commission agent, living in Cardiff, was re-examined on the charge of obtaining 19 dozen mats from Mr. Walter Dagnell, of Farm Lane, Fulham, by false representations. - The prosecutor said on the 7th of March he received a letter signed Jones and Co. askinf for a price list. He sent it to the address. On the 9th of March he received an order, and sent four dozen mats to Jones and Co. He did not receive any remittance. On the 19th of March he received a letter asking him to forward 15 dozen more mats. He then wrote asking for a reference. they wrote back stting that they would not give a London reference. He forwarded the mats, and made an application for the money. He received an acceptance, which he paid into the bank, and in due course it was returned marked "No account." - Frederick Amor, corresponding clerk of the London and North Western Railway, proved the receipt of the mats at Cardiff, and the delivery to Jones and Co. He knew the prisoner, and Cane's Place; It was a stable and workshop. Some kind of business was carried on there. He believed the signature was in the prisoner's hand-writing. - Thomas Lewes, house agent, of Elm Street, said he let a stable in Cane's Place to Jones and Co. in September, 1888, at 3s.6d. a week. The prisoner gave up the key on the 1st of January last. He let the premises to another man. - Mr. De Butzen committed the prisoner for trial.

1889: June 6 - "South Wales Echo"
A Member of "Long Firms" - A Cardiff Case

At the London Sessions yesterday David Jenkin Jones, 42, formerly a clothier, carrying on business in Bute-street, Cardiff, was indicted for obtaining a number of mats by false pretences from Walter Dagnall. Mr. Eardley Wilmot prosecuted, and Mr. Geoghegan appeared for the prisoner. The prosecutor, who is a mat manufacturer, received several communications through the post purporting to be sent by Jones and Company, Adamsdown, Cardiff. [... details as previously ...]
The case occupied a considerable time in hearing, and the prisoner was found guilty on one of the three indictments. Sergeant Drew said there were no previous convictions against the prisoner, but he had been for a long time obtaining goods by false pretences. The chairman sentenced the prisoner to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour.

1890: May 11 - "Reynolds's Newspaper"
[Questions answered anonymously]

Isaac King: Send to Mr. W. Dagnall, Farm-lane, Walham Green, S.W.

I have found no further mention of the mat works.
The full details of sale of Charles (I.)'s property indicate the end of the lease:

Lot 7. The freehold factory and premises in Farm-lane aforesaid, part of which is let on lease to Mr. Walter Dagnall for 21 years, from 25th March, 1880, at the annual rental of £100, determinable by lessee at the end of first 7 or 14 years.

In the 1891 Census this Walter Dagnall was a Farm Bailiff in Kingston, Surrey.

After 1890 newspaper adverts mention first a Steam Mills & Warehouses in Farm Lane; then an Iron Works including Turnstiles.


John Thomas Dagnall b. 1849, son of Charles

This John Thomas seems to have been a partner in Dagnall and Tilbury, representing the company; and was one of father Charles's executors.

Minutes of Proceedings, vol. 23 - London (England) - School Board

Dagnall, J. T. - Rope and Twine : £6 10s. 11d.
The Committee have invited Tenders for the supply of Rope and Twine. Tenders have been received from the following firms:- Mr. J. T. Dagnall, Mr W. H. Hindley, Messrs. W. Good & Son, J. Outhwaite.

John Thomas's home seems also to have depended on the length of lease sold by Charles (I.)'s executors:

Lot 8. The freehold residence, known as Farm Cottage, Farm-lane aforesaid, let on lease to Mr. John Thomas Dagnall for 21 years from the 25th day of March, 1881, at the annual rental of £60, determinable by lessee at the end of first 7 or 14 years.


As regards the twine and rope making factory, while that is mentioned in Lot. 7. of the property list, no attribution, nor date, duration, of a lease is given. Did Charles keep that for himself - and if so, what happened to it after the sale - since the manufactory continued to function until at least 1890/91. (John Thomas was a commercial traveller selling the rope and twine; someone else was in charge of the factory.) Was Charles's initial lease on the whole also to 24th March 1902? The buyer would normally have had to respect that date. If so, did the twine and rope factory continue until then? The sale of the lease of the Weavers' Arms (below) respected the end date of the lease accorded by Charles (1.) - did that correspond to the lease he bought?
The changes at Charles's other Farm Lane properties seem to date from the beginning of the 1890's (according to newspaper adverts).


The Weavers' Arms

The lease, to 23rd June 1888, was also in Charles (1.)'s portfolio:

Lot 6. Freehold premises, known as the Weavers' Arms, Farm-lane, Walham Green, Middlesex, let to Messrs. Langton and Sons, on lease for 21 years, from 24th June, 1867, at £30 per annum.
[i.e. to 23rd June 1888]

The Langton brothers John & George married Dagnall daughters of Charles (I.)

1886: August 27 - "London Evening Standard"
To Brewers and Others - Walham-green, S.W.

George G. Flint will Sell by Auction, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, near the Bank of England, E.C., on Monday, Sept. 20, at Two precisely, the highly-valuable FREEHOLD BEERHOUSE, with stabling and premises, situate in Farm-lane, Walham-green. and known as the Weaver's Arms; let to the well-known firm of brewers. Messrs. Langton and Sons, on lease, for 21 years from June 24, 1867, at the inadequate rent of 30l. per annum. - The property may be viewed by permission of the occupier, and particulars and conditions of sale obtained of Messrs. Wyatt and Barraud, solicitors, No. 145, Cannon-stree, E.C.; and at the offices of the Auctioneer, No. 18, Duke-street, Manchester-square, W.

1890 March 29 - "West London Observer"
Kensington Annual Licensing Sessions - Chelsea

Henry Danbey, beerhouse keeper, made a first application for a license for the sale of wine to be consumed on or off the premises for the "Weaver's Arms," Farm Lane, Walham Green. Mr. Germaine, LC.C., instructed by Mr. J. Lawrence, who supported the application, handed in a petition in favour signed amongst others by the Vicar of St. John's. - Granted.


William Blacklock Dagnall, b. 1833 Chelsea, son of Charles

1856: October 28 - "The London Gazette" no. 21935 pg. 3526

WHEREAS a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy was, on the 24th day of October, 1856, filed against William Blacklock Dagnall, of No. 56, Wood-street, in the city of London, Rope, Line and Twine Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to Edward Goulburn, Serjeant-at-Law, one of Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Court of Bankruptcy, on the 12th day of November next, and on the 15th day of December following, at two of the clock in the afternoon precisely, on each of the.said days, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects; when and where the creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts, and at the first sitting to choose assignees, and at the last sitting the said bankrupt is required to finish his examination. All persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. Pennell, No. 3, Guildhall-chambers, Basinghall-street, London, the Official Assignee in the matter of this bankruptcy, and give notice to Mr. Keddell, Solicitor, No. 12, Fenchurch-street, London.

1856: December 23 - "The London Gazette" no. 21952 pg. 4313

EDWARD GOULBURN, Serjeant-at-Law, one of Her Majesty's Commissioners authorized to act under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed on the 24th day of October, 1856, against William Blacklock Dagnall, of No. 56, Wood-street, in the city of London, Rope Line, and Twine Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, will sit on the 10th day of January next, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, in order to make a Dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt; when and where the creditors, who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said Dividend. And all claims not then proved will be disallowed,

1857: January 2 - "The London Gazette" no. 21955 pg. 38

EDWARD GOULBURN, Serjeant-at-Law, one of Her Majesty's Commissioners authorized to act under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed on the 24th October, 1856, against William Blacklock Dagnall, of No. 56, Wood-street, in the city of London, Rope, Line, and Twine Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, will sit on the 12th day of January instant, at eleven of the clock in. the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, in order to Audit the Accounts of the Assignees of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt, under the said Petition, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament made and now in force relating to bankrupts.

1857: March 31 - "The London Gazette" no. 21983, pg. 1199

Re William Blacknock Dagnall, of No. 56, Wood-street, London, Rope, Line, and Twine Manufacturer.
I HEREBY give notice, that the creditors who have proved their debts under the above estate, may receive a First Dividend of 2¼d. in the pound, upon appliplication at my office, No. 3, Guildhall-chambers, Basinghall-street, on Tuesday the 31st March, 1857, or any subsequent Tuesday, between the hours of eleven and two. No Dividend can ba paid without the production of the securities exhibited at the time of proving the debt. Executors and administrators are required to produce the probate of the will, or the letters of administration under which they claim. WM. PENNELL, Official Assignee.


1882: November 10 - "The London Gazette" no. 25166 pg. 5034

The Court authorized to act under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed the 24th day of October, 1856, against William Blacklock Dagnall, of 56, Wood-street, in the'city of London, Rope, Line, and Twine Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, will sit on the 8th day of December, 1882, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, London, in order to take the Last Examination of the said bankrupt, when and where he is required to surrender himself and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects and finish his examination; and the creditors who have not already proved their debts are to come prepared to prove the same.

1883: January 16 - "The London Gazette" no. 25189 pg. 319

This is to give notice, that the Court acting in the prosecution of an adjudication of bankruptcy, made on the 24th day of October, 1856, against William Blacklock Dagnall, of No. 56, Wood-street, in the city of London, Rope, Line, and Twine Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, did, on the 12th day of January, 1883, grant a Certificate to the said bankrupt, and that such Certificate will be delivered to the bankrupt unless an appeal be duly entered against the Judgment of the Court and notice thereof be given to the Court.


Eliza Jane Dagnall, b. 1844 Chelsea, daughter of Charles

1862 August 29 - "The London Gazette" no. 22657, pg. 4250
Patent Law Amendment Act, 1852.
Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions.

NOTICE is hereby given, that provisional protection has been allowed ...
2279. To Eliza Jane Dagnall, of Point Pleasant,Wandsworth, in the county of Surrey, for the invention of "an improved tray or receptacle adapted for wash-hand-stands for holding tooth-brushes, tooth powder, and nail-brushes."


Edward & George Dagnall, b. 1819, sons of John Thomas snr.

1874: February 28 - "Supplement to The London Gazette" pg. 1306
(Annual declaration)

The Imperial Bank Ltd. - Persons of whom the Company or Partnership consists ...
Dagnall, Edward; 89, Bridge-road, Battersea; Gentleman
Dagnall, George; 40, Beaufort-street, Chelsea; Gentleman


Edward Dagnall, d. 20 January

1882: March 21 - "The London Gazette" no. 25086 pg. 1303

Pursuant to an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 22nd and 23rd years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter 35, intituled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to relieve Trustees."
NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Edward Dagnall, late of No. 89, Bridge road, Battersea, in the county of Surrey, Dentist, deceased (who died on the 20th day of January, 1882, and whose will, with three codicils thereto, was proved by Charles Minns, of V____ Cottage, Geraldine-road, Wandsworth, in the said county of Surrey, Civil Engineer, and George Dagnall, of No. 25, Finborough-road, Brompton, in the county of Middlesex, Esq., the executors therein named, on the 10th day of March, 1882, in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division in the High Court of Justice), are hereby required to send in the particulars of their claims and demands to the said Charles Minns and George Dagnall, or to the undersigned, their Solicitor, on or before the 17th day of April, 1882; and notice is hereby also given, that after that day the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the said executors shall then have notice; and that they will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not then have had notice. - Dated this 17th day of March, 1882. WALTER WM. YOUNG, 118 and 119, Newgate-street, E.C., Solicitor for the Executors.



From The National Archives:

(1) William Edward Hickson of Manor House, Fairseat, Wrotham, Kent;
(2) Peter Alfred Taylor of 42 Gutter Lane, London
Grant by (1) to (2) of an annual rent charge of 40s. out of 10 Great Earl Street, 28 January 1845 (ref. 789/746), 11 December 1863 - 30 January 1864
Sale particulars of rent charges endorsed with a memorandum concerning the sale of a rent charge relating to 10 Earl Street, also a letter about the sale, 11 December 1863 - 13 January 1864
(1) Catherine Taylor of Frognal Lodge, Hampstead, Middlesex, widow; Peter Alfred Taylor of Aldermanbury, London, MP, and Samuel Courtauld of Gosfield Hall, Essex
(2) Charles Dagnall of Point Pleasant, Wandsworth
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of an annual rent charge of 40s. on 10 Earl Street, 30 January 1864
(1) John Thomas Dagnall of Farm Lane, Waltham Green, Middlesex, rope and twine manufacturer, and John Langton of Wandsworth, Surrey, brewer, trustees of Charles Dagnall, deceased;
(2) Henry Bird of 25 Queen Victoria Street, London, wine merchant;
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of an annual rent charge of 40s. from 10 Great Earl Street (ref. 789/756) 5 March 1883


The buildings in the lower part of Farm Lane may have been the rope-walk (the long building) and its associate facilities. Was the mat-making area in the same part of the Lane - or quite separate?
The "Weavers' Arms" beerhouse is not indicated.

10 Great Earl Street - The National Archives

The [London] Gazette - an official public record

Census entries for these Dagnall families

William Tilbury, Clerk, Cashier, Manufacturer

William Tilbury, Ship Carpenter

An image from Stanford's 1864 map of London and Suburbs, showing Farm Lane in Walham Green
Farm Lane

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