- 1725-1962 (Creation)
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Smiths Gore originated in 1847 as a partnership between John Pickering and Edward James Smith in London. In 1874 Smith admitted his son Charles John Smith and his son in law Spencer William Gore to the partnership and in 1877 the firm formally changed its name to Smiths & Gore.
In 1851 Pickering & Smith were appointed Agents and Receivers to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for their Northern Receivership, a relationship that has continued to the present day. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners had been created by an 1836 Act of Parliament to determine the distribution of revenues of the Church of England. In 1948 they were replaced by the Church Commissioners.
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