East India merchant (Colonial)
Aeneas Mackintosh retired and John Rate, his nephew, joined Robert Rickards, Robt. Dent, and Browne Roberts in Rickards Mackintosh at the end of 1831.
By September 1833, the firm had failed: an announcement appeared calling a creditors' meeting following the advice of 'the Inspectors' and headed 'Affairs of Rickards Mackintosh'. The partnership of Robert Rickards, Browne Roberts and John Rate was dissolved as of 31/12/1835.
William Little and J[oseph] Theo[philus] Mitchell then appear as trustees distributing dividends
The partnership of William Little, Browne Roberts and Joseph Theophilus Mitchell as merchants and East India agents trading under the firm Rickards, Little & Company of 15 Bishopsgate Street was dissolved so far as Roberts and Mitchell were concerned 31/12/1841
London Gazette 18888 30/12/1831 p. 2802
London Gazette 19088 27/9/1833 p. 1758; 19343 1/1/1836 p. 13
London Gazette 19400 15/7/1836 p. 1298; 19580 19/1/1838 p. 159; 19867 19/6/1840 p. 1470
London Gazette 20081 15/3/1842 p. 732.
Morier, 'The Commercial crisis'