Thomas Blagden & Co of Sheffield
Thomas Blagden entered the silver mark on 5th March 1798, and ten years later, on 5th December 1808, in partnership with Thomas Hodgson, Samuel Kirkby, Joseph Elliott and Jonathan Woollin. Kirkby and Elliott had previously been partners in Kirkby, Waterhouse & Co. until its dissolution in 1808. Blagden died within a year of the commencement of the partnership and Kirkby was dead by 1813 but authorised his executors to continue his interest during the remaining term of the partnership. Thomas Smith Hodgson, who was dead by 1820, made a similar provision for the continuation of his interest in his will of 1813. On the evidence of output it would seem that the firm continued down to 1830 though nothing further is known of the personnel.