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Todd & Co.

Details about Todd & Co.

C.S. Todd went into business with John Coverdale under the company name Coverdale, Todd & Co. On 30 June 1882 the partnership was dissolved and Charles continued a business of steamship owners, brokers and commission agents under C.S. Todd & Co., with his premises at 74 Church Street, West Hartlepool. In 1887 Charles went bankrupt. At the time he owed, amongst other debts, around £13,000 to the shipbuilders William Gray & Co.

Family History:

Charles Scotson Todd was born in 1837 at Hartlepool to parents John and Mary (nee Scotson) Todd. He was indentured on the vessel Briton's Pride at the age of 17 in 1854. He gained his second mate's certificate  in January 1859, his first mate's certificate in January 1862 and his master's certificate in January 1864, all at Hartlepool. (Certificate No. 19833). Charles married Mary Grace Kearlsey at Hartlepool in January 1866 and they had three sons and a daughter. Charles had shares in ships from 1871. By the late 1870s the family were living at Greatham.

Charles died aged 66 in July 1903 at Stockton-on-Tees.


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