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The centre of Longcott village where William Edgington ran his business as a Cheesefactor until bankruptcy. Photo by Neil B. Maw

William Edgington - Notice of Bankruptcy in 1788

Oxford Journal
Sat, 15 March, 1788
Whereas a Commission of Bankruptcy is awarded and issued against William Edgington, late of Longcott, in the Parish of Shrivenham, in the County of Berks, Cheesefactor, and he being declared a Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the nineteenth and twentieth Days of March next, and on the Eighth Day of April following, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon of each of the said Days, at the King and Queen Inn in Highworth, in the County of Wilts, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts; and at the second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to, or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate. All persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay to, or deliver the same, but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but to give Notice to Mr James Crowdy, of Highworth aforesaid, Attorney at Law; or to Mr Benjamin Price, Attorney at Law, in Chancery Lane, London.
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