|Rushden Echo, 30th April 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins
The bankruptcy was gazetted on Tuesday of Marshall Victor Burrows, boot manufacturer, of Hazeldene, Manton-road, Rushden. The first meeting of the creditors will be held on May 6th at Kettering. In his observations the Official Receiver (Mr. Ewen) states that on march 15 last an interim receiving order was made by the Cort on the petition of creditors, and he was directed to take immediate possession of the property of the debtor. This was done, and close possession had been kept. On April 24th the receiving order was made, the act of bankruptcy alleged being that the debtor, on March 2, departed from his dwelling-house with the intent to defeat or delay his creditors. Prior to March 15th Messrs. A. C. Palmer and Co. were instructed to prepare a statement of affairs, and, from information they obtained from the books and papers found on the premises, it appeared that the unsecured liabilities totalled £3,363. The assets consist of stock £1,016, loose machinery £230, office furniture £10, and book debts £130, making total assets £1,386. In the debtor’s absence, these figures must only be taken as approximate. The Official receiver adds that he has fixed the first meeting at the earliest possible date, so that a trustee and committee of inspection may be appointed to deal with the estate without delay.