Seamarks Bros 1900’s

“Stagsden Family Members”

Coach Company

Relationship of Founders to Frederick George Seamarks, Third Cousins


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Brothers and Sisters of Founding Company

Leonard Seamarks [1896], Horace Seamarks [1897], Harry Seamarks [1905], Arthur CS Seamarks [1912]

Hilda Seamark [1898] Edith Seamark [1899]  Ada Seamark 1900 Mabel Seamark [1911] Gladys Seamark [1914]

Missing based on the Funeral Note below – George [Guess George Herbert Seamarks [1902]] and Stan Seamarks and one sister.


From Book published 1999, Memories of Luton, Bullet points


Alfred left school and joined his father and older brother Len in their transport business, Higham Ferrers.


Brother Harry [1905-1956] joined later


Sold to United Counties business moved to Rushden


Alfred and Harry bought a Westoning company and moved 10th April 1937


1940 bought Cosy Coaches Luton


Current Chairman and Daughter of founder Eileen Kinross [in 1999]


Death of Harry Seamarks - Posted 1956 Beds Standard

Harry Seamarks - 12 Flitwick Rd, Westoning, Beds - Joint Director of Seamarks Bros Ltd - Born Higham Ferrers, Northants -  Died aged 51 [thus born circa 1905] - Started Coach Company 1925 Rushden - Committee member of Westoning Conservative Branch - Moved to Westoning 1937 - Survived by 1 Daughter.

Family Mourners were;

Mr and Mrs May (son-in-law and daughter)

Mr and Mrs A Seamarks, Mr and Mrs Len Seamarks, Mr and Mrs George Seamarks, Mr Stan Seamarks and Mr Reg Seamarks (brothers and Sister in laws);

Mr and Mrs A Warren, Mr and Mrs S Hackney, Mr and Mrs E Lewis, Mr and Mrs G Freeman, Mr and Mrs C Underwood and Mr L Webb (brothers-in-law and Sisters);

Misses E and Misses J Seamarks (nieces)

Miss Daphne Charlesworth (friend)

also attended a number of local businesses.

Legal Action


Seamarks Bros start proceedings against Beds Council regarding School fares. Rolf Muller wanted to increase the rates. Rolf was described as a “new broom” within the Company.

From Correspondence

Rolf Muller married one of Alfred Seamarks’ daughters and in effect ran the Luton Operation circa 1960’s-1980’s 

Founded by Herbert Seamark and his Nephew Ralph Leonard in c1919


Registered offices 52 High St Higham Ferrers, other members of the family lived in adjacent cottages.


Additional Family joined the staff as conductors at weekends [early days]


Coach Garage opened in Nene Rd, HF , sold in 1951


Westoning Co purchased in 1937 was called Westoning and District


From the London Gazette 

Publication Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2000

Notice Code: 2441


At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the above-named Company, duly convened, and held at The Forte Posthouse, 500 Saxongate West, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on 9th February 2000, the following Resolutions were passed, as a Special Resolution and as an Extraordinary Resolution respectively:
“That the Company be wound up voluntarily and that Graham Paul Bushby and Colin Michael Haig, of Baker Tilly, 2nd Floor, Exchange House, 482 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2EA, be and are hereby appointed Joint and Several Liquidators for the purpose of such winding-up, and that the Joint and Several Liquidators, be and are hereby authorised under the provisions of section 165 of the Insolvency Act 1986, to exercise the powers laid down in Schedule 4, Part 1 of the said Act, and that it has been proved to the satisfaction of this Meeting that the Company cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business, and that it is advisable to wind up the same, and accordingly that the Company be wound voluntarily.”

E. M. Kinross, Chairman


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