Catalogue description William Rought Ltd., Hatters' Furriers, Brandon

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

Details of HC521
Reference: HC521
Title: William Rought Ltd., Hatters' Furriers, Brandon
Description:

Business records, photographs and personal papers.

Date: 1838 - 1974
Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Rought, A W Rought, fl 1890, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk

Rought, William, fl 1818, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk

Whitta, Albert William Rought, fl 1890, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk

Physical description: 5 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Acc. nos. 2062, 7952

Administrative / biographical background:

The business of Hatters' Fur Manufacturers and Rabbit and Hare Skin Merchants is reputed to have been established in Brandon in 1790. William Rought was born in 1818, his father Judd having married into the furrier family of Malt in 1805. William's daughter, his only child, married a Whitta and their son Albert William Rought Whitta took over the business c.1890. Albert kept the name alive by changing his name to A.W. Rought Rought as his grandfather wished. The business declined with the introduction of myxomatosis affecting the rabbit population and the factory closed in 1967.

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