Welsh Mineral Co. Ltd

Incorporated18 June 1875
ObjectsTo acquire the rights of Mellingloch Lead Mining Co Ltd in Mellingloch and Glanrhyd in Aberhafesp, Gwerngawr, Esgairgaer and Dolddauli in the parish of Dolgelley, Merioneth and Cae Coch in the parish of Llanwchllyn, Merioneth
Registered Office4 Broad Sactuary, Westminster, London
Original Capital£10,000 as 890 ‘A’ shares of £10 each and 1,100 ‘B’ shares of £1 each
Major ShareholdersIn 1878 890 ‘A’ shares (£4 called up) and 1,100 ‘B’ shares (fully paid) were in issue
Sir John Abwernby (90 ‘A’)
John Capel Hanbury (200 ‘A’)
Emma Hanbury Leigh (150 ‘A’)
Hon. Henry Hanbury Tracy (100 ‘A’ and 532 ‘B’)
Hon. Henry Hanbury Tracy
Major Francis John Bolton
Captain Offley Malcolme Crew-Read R.N.
Hon. Charles Wentworth Fitzwilliam
Hon. Charles Hanbury Tracy
Charles Clark
Alexander Fowler
Operations1877  Drws Y Nant
Liquidator appointed4 February 1879 (Liquidator: Charles Clark)
Final Meeting29 March 1891
[PRO BT31/2113/9606]

The PRO file has a note that in 1875 the company failed to raise the necessary capital and there had been trespass below ground at Mellingloch in search of minerals.