Welsh Manganese Co. Ltd


Incorporated12 June 1889
ObjectsTo acquire manganese mines
Registered Office25–27 Irwell Chambers West, Fazackerly Street, Liverpool
Original Capital£2,000 as 2,000 shares of £1 each
Major Shareholders1,507 shares held by 11 members
Charles Birchall (484)
Alfred Ferguson (46)
George Grove Blackwell (484)
Ellis Pritchard (485)
DirectorsGeorge Grove Blackwell
Ellis Pritchard
Charles Birchall
Alfred Feguson
There were to be not be less than three nor more than five directors. The qualification was to be 25 shares and the remuneration 100 [MJ 1889 p. 864].
Company SecretaryW Mushet
Operations
1889–1891  Cwm yr Afon
1889–1890Harlech (1890 recorded as Llechwedd Ddu)
1889Llyn Eiddew Mawr
1890–1892Llyn Du Bach
1892Llyn Dywarchen (with Ellis Pritchard)
Dissolved1901
[PRO BT31/4466/29115]

The object of the company was to acquire three Crown Leases:

To George Grove Blackwell dated 27 April 1889
To George Grove Blackwell and Ellis Pritchard dated 27 April 1889
To George Grove Blackwell and Ellis Pritchard dated 22 January 1889
in exchange for the issue of 1,500 shares to be issued against payment by G G Blackwell and E Pritchard of £200.

In March 1898 the company said that it had not been working for two or three years, but on 10 November 1898 wrote to the Registrar of Companies that “Though the operations of the company are at present only small the working may shortly be resumed on a larger scale.” (This did not happen.)

see also Welsh Manganese Co. Ltd (1906–1910)