Information as follows:-
John Losh owner of Woodbank, Mortgage 1783 HN/C66/15.
1784, Messers Losh and Co listed as printfield, Baileys Northern Directory 1781, 1784, Losh, Thomas and Co Calico Printer, John Losh.
1794 Losh Thomas and John, Calico Printers.
Woodbank, 1797, Full list of buildings in sale notice, buildings at Lamplugh Close, printfield.
Woodbank, 1797, 19th September, The lease of printfield to be sold, by public auction, A bleaching House, Dye House for six coppers, printing house three storeys hish, large water wheel. A large drying house, 42 acres of bleaching grounds.
Woodbank, 1803, 26th November and 27th March 1813, Carlisle Journal, Messers Mounsey, Cliffe, Lowry and Co tenants at Woodbank.
John and Thomas Losh & Partners carry with another printfield.
Woodbank 1825, printworks 9th March, Term of 21 years, articles of Co partnership, Wiiliam Wilde 1,200 pounds a major in the West Suffolk Milita, James Harrington 3,200 pounds of Woodbank and a printer at Robert Robley of Woodbank, Calico Printer 400 pounds.
Total 4,800 pounds for carrying on the trade of Cailico Printers at Woodbank.
1828, Losh family Denton Holme, Calico Printers.
1843, Woodbank, Stock For Sale, Robert Harrington died.
Locos, 29th August, The Woodbank printfields has been taken over by Mr Bouch, for the use of Locomotive Engines.
Woodbank 1859, Lease for sale 13 years of Woodbank for Iron Works. Losh to Cowans, Sheldon and Co Ltd.
I have actually been up to Woodbank as it's not far from me, by the way as you may have gathered my interest was the Losh family. I did notice that when the Losh family move there printers to Denton Holme near to the town of Carlisle, but still in the better part of the river, a biography by one of the apprentices, stated that apprentices were also given to, Thomas Benson, GEORGE MOUNSEY, Thomas Losh, John Milburne and John Wasdale to be taught and instructed in the art, trade and business of a drawer. This was about 1783, the firm was trading as Losh and Co, but the name of the partners are absent.Then the Milbourne family also owned the mill, he was one of the partners, he held the rights to the water at the millrace. The partners were constantly changing as one died another took over.
I also have a old copy of a picture of the mill at Denton Holme and sale of stock copies, the wills of the Losh family etc.
By 1851 it goes pear shape, and the print works is up for sale or let. Mounsey's are the solicitors acting for the sale. Very important family the Mounseys in this area. I have copies of the Auction Sales etc.