1854-72 SHARP & GALLOWAY (no.1)
1888 BATES T & Co (Liverpool) (no.14)
1854-88 SHARP & GALLOWAY
1848 BINYONS & HUNTER
1850-4 BINYON & SHAPLAND (no.4)
1855-61 BINYON & FRYER (no.1)
1863-76 FRYER, BENSON & FORSTER
1874-91 SHARP & GALLOWAY (offices?) (no.94)
1886 BUDGETT James & Son (no.51)
1886 WILKINSON William (merchant) (no.31)
1874-6 FINZEL & Son (no.20b)
1874-91 PLATT John & Co (merchants) (no.17)
1881-4 WILKINSON William (merchant) (no.15)
1882-4 BUDGETT James & Son (no.45)
1891 CROSSFIELD George & Co (Liverpool) (no.15)
Corn Exchange Chambers, Hanging Ditch...
1868 SANKEY SUGAR Co (no.37)
1871-2 SANKEY SUGAR Co (no.11)
1877-91 JEWISON John V & Co (broker) (no.20)
1878-82 BRISCOE Son & Co (Liverpool)
1883-6 BAILEY J (agent) (no.13)
1883-6 HEPPENSTALL William (nos.12,14)
1888-91 HANSON Samuel, Son & BAXTER (no.2)
1888 NICKSON George & John (Liverpool) (no.8)
1891 NICKSON George & John (Liverpool) (no.28)
1891 SANKEY SUGAR Co (no.12)
Bull's Head Chambers, Hanging Ditch...
1877-83 SPENCE George (grape sugar) (no.28)
Baltic Chambers, Half St, Hanging Ditch...
1888-91 WILKINSON William (merchant) (no.3)
Argyll Buildings, Hanging Ditch...
1891 SAXELBY Walter (broker) (no.4)
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1846 BINYON & SHAPLAND
1852 SHARP & SCOTT (no.93)
1853 SIMKINS & CROOKELL
1855-6 SMITH Geo Hugh (no.93)
1888 HOONINGHANS J (no.34?)
1891 HOENINGHAUS, J (glucose) (no.54)
1868-9 AULD James (no.18)
1865 FRYER, BENSON & FORSTER
1868-9 CALLON T & W (no.20)
1891 DUCHE T M & Sons (glucose) (no.14)
1772 NORCAT Samuel
1772 RYLONE Thomas
1777-81 NORCOTT Samuel
1788 SUGAR BAKING COMPANY
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The width of this map represents 1.2ml / 2km.
BINYON & FRYER, Chester St (1855-1861), Manchester.
It would appear that Edward Binyon had run the sugar refinery in Chester St, Manchester, with at least two different partners, for some years prior to his death in 1852 aged 60. The 1851 census shows him and his son John Thomas Binyon both refiners living at 7 Whalley Ridge, Hulme, Manchester. The Binyon name continued in Chester St, however the partnership between Thomas Binyon, Alfred Fryer, Davis Benson and Joseph Binyon Forster was dissolved in 1861.
Alfred Fryer, like Edward and Thomas Binyon, had trained as a tea dealer, however by 1861 the census shows him, aged 30, a sugar refiner employing 170 men. By 1863 the partnership at Chester St read Fryer, Benson & Forster ... Alfred Fryer - born Rastrick, Davis Benson - born Preston, ten years older than Fryer and had previously managed a cotton mill, and Joseph Binyon Forster, a nephew of Edward Binyon - a Liverpool born Quaker and a similar age to Fryer. Benson lived in Manchester, the other two in Cheshire.
I've found a single entry for a premises run by the same partnership in nearby New Wakefield St in 1865.
When it became time for the 1871 census all three were living in Cheshire and Fryer's census entry shows him employing 200 men. The refinery is listed in 1872, and clearly still running in 1876 ...
... but I haven't yet found a year for it's closure. In 1881 none of them was working in sugar. Forster died in 1883, and Fryer and Benson in 1892.
It seems that the Chester Street refinery of Fryer, Benson & Forster was maybe selling syrup and/or treacle as well as sugar. This is suggested by a storage jar that has come to light in Australia - it emigrated there, along with its owner, in 1952 - about 31cm high with a wide, deep neck with a flange seemingly designed to stop a cork(?) stopper from pushing right in ... this was surely not for sugar ?
Sources : The various censuses and BMDs on Ancestry and FreeBMD, and the directories shown on the database.
My thanks to Evelyn Carte for her contributions to this article.