John Joseph Braham (c1798-1846), nephew of Joseph Bramah, latterly of Ashdown House, Kingswinford.
Bramah gathered together a huge business in railway plant at Pimlico based on his uncle's business, with the help of George and Robert Stephenson.
Subsequently he transferred it to Smethwick as the London Works, joining himself with Charles Fox and John Henderson as partners .
1833-6 Insured (Sun Fire): John Joseph Braham, iron founder, Belgrave St, Pimlico; also 4 Eccleston Place, Pimlico .
1838 Started a small iron foundry at Bilston in conjunction with Alexander Brodie Cochrane
1840 Mr. Bramah started the Woodside Ironworks near Dudley with Alexander Brodie Cochrane and his father.
1844 Mr J. Joseph Bramah, Ironmaster of Dudley, was a member of the committee of management of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway .
1844 Bramah purchased share in the Broomfield (Bloomfield?) ironworks, at which point the name of the partnership became Bramah, Barrows, and Hall.
1845 Bramah of Ashwood House purchased Horseley Ironworks and will put them into full operation, according to the Wolverhampton Chronicle .
1846 September 13th. Death of Mr John Joseph Braham, an extensive ironmaster and celebrated engineer, at Ashwood House, Kingswinford in his 48th year .
Messrs Barrows and Hall purchased his share in the partnership Bramah, Barrows, and Hall from his estate.
Sources of Information
- ↑ Glasgow Herald 25 October 1862
- ↑ National Archives
- ↑ Bristol Mercury 19 October 1844
- ↑ The Standard 5 December 1845
- ↑ Berrow's Worcester Journal 24 September 1846