Thomson, Marshall and Co Ltd
Thomson, Marshall & Co Ltd was established in 1890 (Scottish Company No. 1969), with a proposed capitalisation of £65,000, to take on the business of Thomson, Marshall & Co.
The company's trademark was a red thistle, with details of their Royal Warrant.
Amongst the beers produced by the firm were Imperial Ales, Queen's Ale, and Queen's Stout.
The company appointed several directors from the drinks trade and, initially at least, the business was successful.
However, by 1901 it was in difficulties and went into voluntary liquidation. The company was finally wound up in 1907.
Breweries and other buildings
A small part of the brewery complex still survives on what is now the campus of the University of Aberdeen.
Other Sources of information
The National Records of Scotland holds dissolved company papers (Ref : BT2/1969) for the period 1890-1907), as well as papers relating to the company from Aberdeen Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.
Books and periodicals
Anon. Brewers to Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince of Wales. Thomson, Marshall & Co Limited. Dundee Courier, 15th February 1890.
Donnachie, I. A history of the brewing industry in Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1979.