Deakin & Hodson

Deakin & Hodson (marmalade, preserves and yeast importers), Wigan, Lancashire

In the late 1880sWilliam Robert DEAKIN (1862-1943) set up his first marmalade and preserves manufacturing business and yeast importers, Deakin & Hodson, at Henhurst Bridge Mill, Chapel Lane, Wigan, in partnership with his father Samuel Pownall DEAKIN(1839-1929) and brother-in-law John Hartley HODSON (1867-1939), a former apprentice tea dealer.

The Deakin Hodson partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 31st December 1890 and it was agreed on dissolution of the partnership that all debts due and owing to and by the firm would be received and paid by William Robert Deakin.

Following the dissolution of the partnership, John Hodson returned to yeast importing and William Deakin set up Deakin’s Jam.