William Williams & Co – Nantyglo Iron Works 1811.
Mr William Williams was partner with Mr Matthew Wayne and Mr Joseph Bailey Esq at Nantyglo Iron Works in the early 1800’s.
Their partnership was known as William Williams & Co and was a company shop business when the Nantyglo Ironworks were in its infancy. The partnership of Bailey and Wayne was dissolved in December 1812, the partnership of Bailey, Wayne and Williams carried on under the firm of William Williams and Co (as seen in the clipping above) from the London Gazette 1814, though was also dissolved in March 1813 and Mr Matthew Wayne disposed of his share therein to Mr Joseph Bailey (as seen in the same clipping) from August 1814.
Messrs Joseph Bailey and Matthew Wayne were also partners in the Iron Works. Their partnership was dissolved in 1812 which later led to Mr Crawshay Bailey becoming partner with his elder brother Joseph Bailey and forming Messrs J. & C. Bailey. This company token was pre – Crawshay Bailey.
The Company Token is 27mm in diameter. Made from Copper.
It has the wording “Wm Williams & Co Nantyglo 1811” on the obverse with “No.754 Deliver the Bearer Shop Goods Value 1d” on the reverse.