Aspects of Lancaster by Jenny Loveridge, Sue Wilson

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The features sequence takes readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery via their city, urban or quarter. This most sensible promoting sequence has now arrived, for the 1st time, in Lancaster. Susan Wilson deals the opportunity for readers to discover the historic curiosity created inside of Lancaster. we glance at Catholicism in Lancaster and District and the tale of 'The Moor', Lancaster's County Lunatic Asylum. Shivers down your backbone should be felt as you event A lively jump into the Unknown and Lancaster fort and the destiny of the Lancaster Witches. points of drugs can be present in The Lancaster medical professionals: 3 Case stories. these types of and lots more and plenty extra, of Lancaster's historical past, has been captivated in features of Lancaster.

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1780. Courtesy of Lancaster City Museum The Satterthwaites were another Quaker family that dealt in slaves. 12 In many similar cases, merchant families like these operated together, spreading risks among several firms. Benjamin Satterthwaite was the stepson of Miles Towson and the nephew of John Dilworth. Meanwhile, Benjamin’s brother, Thomas, had gone into a partnership with Charles Inman, ex-apprentice of the Butterfields, and by 1753, they too, were recorded as slave traders. 13 Another son, Thomas, also entered the colonial trade, having married Mary Dilworth in 1734, whose father was already linked to the family through trade.

The Coffee House had become an important meeting place for merchants and their business partners and many transactions took place there. In Lancaster a Coffee House was established in Market Street (Figure 5), and here ships’ brokers did the deals that allowed ships’ captain to stay at sea, whilst they made preparations for future voyages. Figure 5. The Merchants’ Coffee House (with bay windows) in Market Street, Lancaster. Courtesy of Lancaster City Museum Customs and Specifications The money raised through investment and duties allowed for a perch, ‘with lanthorn on top’ at abbey Scar at the mouth of the Lune, but more importantly, for the new Custom House.

Figure 6. Richard Gillow’s Palladian-style Custom House of 1763. Courtesy of Lancaster City Museum Figure 7. St George’s Quay (no date). Courtesy of Lancaster City Museum A Qualified Success The Port Commission of 1750 had given the mercantile men of Lancaster the authority an opportunity to develop their port and build a quay with modern facilities. What is important to understand is that many influential merchants, though the Corporation, were driven to take such action by the growing opportunities in international trade throughout the world.

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