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Hogg & Co.

Details about Hogg & Co.

In 1911, after the death of J.S. Allison, Sydney Hogg & Co. took over the management of Seaton Shipping Co. Ltd. They also managed ships for Merryweather Shipping Co. Ltd.

In 1911, on purchase of the steamship Brierton, the company used the name Brierton Shipping Co. Ltd., and in 1913, on purchase of the steamship Welbury, the company used the name Bury Shipping Co.Ltd.

By 1917 the last ship had been sold and in January and February 1918 all the companies were dissolved.

Family History:

Sydney Hogg was born in 1874 at Ethelbert House, West Hartlepool to parents George Joseph Henry (East Coast Insurance Co. agent) and Ada (nee Allison) Hogg. In 1881 the family were living at Stranton, West Hartlepool and by 1891 at Station Lane, Seaton Carew. He married Katherine Coverdale in 1899 and their residence was 16 Victoria Road, West Hartlepool, two doors along from Mary Ann Pyman, the widow of Thomas E. Pyman.

They had one son, Robert Coverdale, and two daughters, Ada Katherine and Clarissa Ann Share. By 1915 the family were living at Wilton Grange, Grange Road, West Hartlepool and by 1901 Victoria Road, West Hartlepool.

Sydney was a town councillor and became a J.P. He was also president of the Hartlepools Chamber of Commerce and the Shipbrokers’ Association. He was admitted into the Freedom of the City of London in the Painters Company on 5th January 1921.

Sydney was living at ‘Grey Friars’ 61 Kent Road, Harrogate when he died aged 63 on 7 October 1936 leaving effects of £207,469. His widow, Katherine died in 1961 aged 83.  They were interred at St John the Baptist churchyard at Egglescliffe.



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