ZMA/1. DIRECTORS' MINUTE BOOKS
ZMA/2. SHARE AND DEBENTURE RECORDS
ZMA/3. ANNUAL TRADING ACCOUNTS AND BALANCE SHEETS
ZMA/4. MEMORANDA AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
ZMA/5. TRUST DEEDS AND SCHEDULES OF PROPERTY
ZMA/6. INVENTORIES AND VALUATIONS
ZMA/7. TITLE DEEDS AND RELATED PAPERS, INCLUDING LEASES
ZMA/8. PRIVATE LEDGERS: GENERAL ACCOUNTS
ZMA/9. PRIVATE LEDGERS: HOUSES UNDER MANAGEMENT
ZMA/10. STOCK BOOKS
ZMA/11. LETTER BOOKS
ZMA/12. BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PAPERS
|Administrative / biographical background:
David Magee (or McGee) was born in Bolton about 1829. In 1858, he was proprietor of the "Good Samaritan" beerhouse and brewery at 73, Derby Street in Bradford Ward. About 1866, he moved to the Crown Hotel at 217, Derby Street, and established the first Crown Brewery on adjacent land near the junction of Derby Street and Cricket Street. The brewery was extended in 1875, and again in 1893. David Magee died in 1875, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas, and his other sons, John and Joseph. In 1885, the family took over Daniel Marshall's brewery in Brown Street, Bolton, and the limited company Magee, Marshall was established in 1888.
In September 1894, Magee Marshall & Co., Ltd, purchased Wigan Brewery in King Street, Wigan, which was sold by order of the High Court as a result of a ruling in the case of Morris v. Morris (1872). The company also bought and erected a large number of public houses in the Lancashire coast holiday resorts, including Blackpool and Southport. A further extension of the business took place in December 1910, with the acquisition of the Alexandra Brewery, Mount Street, Bolton, from Messrs John Halliwell & Son.
Magee, Marshall & Co., Ltd were taken over by Greenall Whitley & Co., Ltd, of Warrington in 1958, but brewing at the Crown Brewery continued until 1970. The building was demolished in 1984.
Private residences of the Magee family included Lower House, Chorley New Road, Bolton, The Bungalow, Rivington (formerly belonging to Lord Leverhulme), and Salwick Hall near Kirkham.
A list of public houses, beer houses and breweries owned or leased by the company, based on the schedules to the trust deed of 1905 (ZMA/5/1) appears at the end of this volume.
1831 Census - Thomas McGee, Chamber Hall Yard. David Magee died 19 Jun 1875 aged "45". Will proved under £30,000.