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P “Paddy” Henderson and Company

Patrick Henderson, was a Glasgow merchant who, with his three brothers, invested in their first boat in the 1830’s. Patrick died in 1841 and the business was continued by his sea captain brother George. In 1848 he took on James Galbraith, a young man of outstanding abilities who quickly expanded the business from merchants to ship owners and managers. In 1854 they started trading to New Zealand, carrying Scottish Emigrants and Royal Mail. As cargo for the return trips was in short supply, in 1860 they started a regular service to Burma. See Albion Shipping Company Ltd.

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