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Re: The History of Estate Agents in the U.K.
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 12:37 GMT (UK) »
From the Gazette, 13 August 1878:

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, carrying on business as Estate and Land Agents, Surveyors, Auctioneers,and Accountants, at Eaton-Chambers, 54, Buckingham Palace-road, in parish of St. George, Hanover-square, Middlesex, under the style or firm of Davies and Francis, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. Debts due to and owing from the said late firm will be received and paid by George Futvoye Francis, by whom the said business will in future be carried on. Dated 10th day of August, 1878.
John Lacey Davies
Georqe Futvoye Francis

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24613/page/4605
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Re: The History of Estate Agents in the U.K.
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Shaun,
I don't know how you do it, pulling these amazing rabbits out of the hat!  Such a wealth of information, and fascinating, too.  The sale of those Bertram Mills items particularly interesting, amongst many other factual stuff.
Very many thanks, as usual,
Keith
P.S. Trifling matter, but I imagine George Futvoye Francis' death date was perhaps 1929 rather than 1829...

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Re: The History of Estate Agents in the U.K.
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 14:17 GMT (UK) »
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1929 rather than 1829..

Well spotted!
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Re: The History of Estate Agents in the U.K.
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:33 GMT (UK) »
This is one of those queries that, when you see it, makes you think .... "I've never thought about that..." and immediately want to know more!
-In my ignorance, did Estate Agents grow out of Land agents, who were, I understand, to do with administering land? Did they then go on to develop into selling it, and/or putting sellers in touch of buyers? I would imagine they'd be likely to date from the great expansion of city suburbs in the 19th Century, but really want to know more now!
I shall follow this thread with interest .... sorry I can't add information to it.
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Re: The History of Estate Agents in the U.K.
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 18:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi again, ThrelfallYorky,
One of the reasons I started this thread is because of my own almost total ignorance of the subject, so I was hoping others with a better knowledge than I might contribute.  Shaun has of course unearthed some wonderfully interesting info already about a particular  firm, and Mr George Futvoye Francis certainly stands out, if only for his curious and unusual middle name...
Keith