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George Cookson

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George John Cookson of Cookson and Co

1846 Born son of William and Jane Cookson

Educated at Charterhouse

1871 Lead manufacturer, living in Byker, with Agnes A J Cookson 21, Edith Mary Cookson 6 Months, and his brother Norman C Cookson 29[1]

1881 Magistrate and lead manufacturer, living in Hexham with Agnes A.J. Cookson 31, Edith M. Cookson 10, Eleanor E. Cookson 7, Florimar A. Cookson 4, Hugh Cookson 3[2]

1887 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by us the undersigned, William Isaac Cookson, John Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, and George John Cookson, under the style or firm of Cookson and Co., at Bankchambers, Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Howdon Smelting Works, Howdon-on-Tyne, Willington Quay Antimony and Venetian Red Works, Willington Quay-on-Tyne and Hay Hole Lead Works, Northumberland Dock-on-Tyne, as Lead Merchants, Lead Smelters, and Lead Manufacturers, Antimony Refiners, and Venetian Red Makers, was this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said John Cookson only; the said businesses being in future carried on by the said William Isaac Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, and George John Cookson as heretofore, under the said style or firm of Cookson and Co."[3]

1901 Living on own means in Chelsea, with Agnes A J Cookson 51, Edith M Browne 30, Florence A Cookson 24, Hugh Cookson 23, Geoffrey Cookson 19[4]

1911 George John Cookson 66, with no recorded occupation, was living in Truro with Agnes A J Cookson 61, Florence A Cookson 34, Hugh Cookson 33, Roger G Cookson 25[5]

1913 Died in Cornwall

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. London Gazette 4 November 1887
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census