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Marshall Victor Burrows
boot manufacturer

Rushden Echo, 12th March 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Bankruptcy—In the affairs of Mr. Victor Burrows, boot manufacturer, Rushden,boot manufacturer and interim receiving order has been granted by the Northampton Bankruptcy Court, and the Official Receiver is in possession of the estate.

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.

Rushden Echo, 21st May 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Re M. V. Burrows, boot manufacturer, Rushden.—At the Northampton Bankruptcy Court on Friday last, before the Deputy Registrar (Mr. T. M. Percival) the Official Receiver (Mr. Ewen) said the receiving order made followed an interim receiving order. Mr. A. C. Palmer had been appointed trustee. There was, he added, more than ground for believing that the debtor had absconded for the purpose of causing difficulties with regard to his affairs. He, therefore, applied for a warrant for his arrest. The name of the debtor having been called by the ushers three times without response, Mr. Palmer said he had a communication from the debtor’s wife on the telephone that morning in which she informed him she was in possession of a document which had come ina foreign language—a certificate to say the debtor was ill. It was in the interests of creditors that the debtor should come back, if possible, and he suggested that it perhaps would be well, instead of adopting the course suggested by the Official Receiver, to adjourn the case till the next Court. The Official receiver said the application for a warrant was still before the Court. It was intimated that this would be dealt with by the registrar. The case was adjourned to the June Court.

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