An Auctioneer's Failure. Examination of Mr J.R. Gardner.
Colchester Bankruptcy Court. John Henry Gardner of West Mersea, auctioneer and company director.
"As a result of his connection with West Mersea, a good deal of land - merely agricultural land - had been sold at satisfactory prices. In 1907 things were prosperous and he paid off some of his old liabilities."
Ref West Mersea Brick Field, debtor said he put £150 into it last year, but Mr Bean distrained on it and locked the gate. He could find a customer for the brickfield.
Debtpr said his connection with Mersea began in 1905...
From Chelmsford Chronicle 18 February 1910
Date: 18 February 1910