Liverpool History Society Questions

A selection of Liverpool history questions submitted to the Liverpool History Society

WJ Myers and Co


I would be interested in any information on the above company, which seems to have been the initiator of the guano trade in the UK and continued as a ship owner and world trader.

William Joseph Myers lived in Aigburgh in 1832 and his son Charles at Camp Hill in 1862 – he later moved to Swanmore in Southampton and died in 1879.  He was a Director of the White Star Line and Imrie Ismay & Co managed some of WJ Myers ships, many of which were bought from Harland & Wolf, a company with close links to Imrie Ismay/White Star.

I can offer material about WJ Myers ships and captains if anyone is interested.

Best regards
Hugh Jenkins

Harbreck House Fazkeley and the Myers Family

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29/04/2011 Posted by | WJ Myers and Co | | 13 Comments