I observe that TNA also records BT 31/1212/2773C Shropshire Mining Company Ltd, operating 1866-1916. The inclusion of a date in the company name commonly indicates that the company was incorporated to take over the business of an insolvent predecessor. It could be that it was incorporated as Shropshire Mines (1916) Limited to distinguish it from the similarly named Shropshire Mining Company Ltd, but changed its name a little later to drop "1916" when the old company's liquidation was completed and it was dissolved. This would require a special resolution of the company. Details of this should be in the BT31 file.
> On 11 May 2018 at 15:14 margaret and michael shaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> rather a tenuous link to mining history, but ... When reference was made to
> the formation of Shropshire Mines Limited in 1917 the London Gazette
> referred to it as Shropshire Mines (1916) Limited, the National Archives
> BT31 file 23508/145661 refers to the company just as Shropshire Mines
> Limited, what is the standing of the (1916)? I am sure that I have come
> across concerns where an absence of dates or the presence of dates in
> brackets have distinguished successor companies, presumably in these cases
> the date would be part of the company's legal name. In the lack of an
> idiot's guide to company law can anyone help please.
> Mike Shaw
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