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Shipbuilder: Richard Bulmer, South Shields (1885 - 1844)

09/04/1785

Partnership of Richard Bulmer & John Henzell carried on a Middle Dock, Holborn, South Shields was amicably dissolved. Business to be continued in the name of Richard Bulmer only.
Subsequently in partnership with Joseph Bulmer.
05/09/1812 Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against Richard & Joseph Bulmer, Shipbuilders and Co-Partners.
16/01/1813




For sale by Private contract, the Middle Dock, South Shields and also the ships. "All those two large and commodious, valuable double docks with extensive building yards, quays & ground, steam engine, engine sheds, warehouses, blacksmiths' shops, dock house, with several tenements, a public house and offices & dwelling houses, with all suitable conveniences belonging". "Further particulars will be made known on application at the Countinghouse of Messrs R & J Bulmer, at the Middle Dock in South Shields"
21/10/1817 Mr Richard Bulmer, shipbuilder of South Shields, died suddenly after a long illness, aged 59 years.
08/09/1821 Middle docks for sale again. Contact the assignees of R & J Bulmer.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1787 Expedition
1787 Juno
1787 Urania
1788 Industry
1789 Stephen
1791 Convention
1791 Fortuna
1793 Loyalist
1794 Harmony
1794 Quintillian
1795 Hobson
1795 Riga Merchant
1795 Volunteer
1796 Sovereign
1797 Juno
1797 Providence
1798 Brothers D / H
1798 Harmony
1798 Nile
1799 Equity
1799 Monarch
1800 Pursuit
1800 Union
1800 William
1801 Britannia
1802 Ann D / H
1803 Sisters
1803 Volunteer
1804 Burdon
1804 Queen
1805 Hero
1805 Royal Charlotte
1806 Aid D / H
1806 Lord Collingwood
1806 Trio
1807 Fame
1807 Lord Cathcart
1808 Mars
1809 Bulmer
1809 Juno
1810 Lord Wellington
1811 Duke of York
1812 Zodiac
1813 Briton D / H
1813 Loyalist
1813 Prince of Orange
1813 Sovereign
1813 Vittoria
1814 Princess Charlotte
1815 Catherine
1816 Lord Sidmouth
1817 Asia D / H
1817 Catherine
1818 Arno D / H
1818 Claremont
1818 Drydens
1819 Industry
1819 Tiber
1843 Pursuit (TT) D / H
1844 Lion (TT) D / H
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