Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Woolverton & Co, New Cross

Woolverton & Co was only one of the businesses set up by wine merchant Charles Frederick Forbes Buckingham. In all likelihood Buckingham was born in 1870 and baptised on the 28th July of that year at St Mary's Church, Lewisham. He died on 19th September 1939. A few weeks later, on 24th November, The London Gazette published the following notice:
Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any debts claims or demands against the estate of Charles Frederick Forbes Buckingham late of 25 Sydenham Hill London Wine Merchant and lately carrying on business under the style of Woolverton & Co. at 183 Lewisham High Road London and under the style of the Anchor Stores at 282 High Road Wood Green London who died intestate on the 19th September 1939 and of whose estate letters of administration were on the 7th November 1939 granted to Katie Evelyn Buckingham and John Villiers Forbes Buckingham out of the Principal Probate Registry are hereby required to send written particulars thereof to the undersigned on or before the 3rd February 1940 after which date the said estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then notified.—Dated this
16th day of November 1939.
SANDOM KERSEY and TILLEARDS, 12, Deptford High Street, S.E.8, Solicitors (089) for the said Administrators.
What happened to Woolverton & Co following Buckingham's death? The name suggests he had some partners but whether they kept the business going is unknown.

Wollverton & Co
Wine & Spirit

Location: Lewisham Way / Picture taken on: 23/07/2009

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