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George Fossick

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Born 23 March 1810 and registered at the Society of Friends, Surrey the son of Samuel Fossick and his wife Ann.

1839 Formed Fossick and Hackworth to build railway locomotives in Stockton.

1851 Listed as Engine Builder and Ironfounder at Mount Pleasant. [1]

1851 George Fossick living at Mount Pleasant, Stockton (age 41 and born at Clapham, Surrey), Unmarried, Steam Engine Builder and Ironfounder employing 231? men and boys. At same address is William Fossick his brother (age 36 and born at Clapham), a Druggist. [2]

1858 George Fossick living at Mount Pleasant [3]

1861 George Fossick living at Mount Pleasant, Stockton (age 51 and born at Clapham, Surrey), Engineer and Ironfounder employing 434 hands. With his wife Jane (age 25) and son George E. (age 1) plus two servants. [4]

1862 Legal dispute regarding Ashton Wharf. Also involves his brother S. Fossick [5][6]

1866 Retired from Fossick, Blair and Co

1871 George Fossick living at Hallgarth Street, Elvet, Durham (age 61 and born at Clapham, Surrey), an Iron Master. With his wife Jane (age 35) and son Alfred (age 8) plus two servants [7]

1872 Mentioned in connection with the Skerne Ironworks Co. [8]

1888 Died in Bromley, Kent[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Hagar & Co.'s Directory of the County of Durham, 1851
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Post Office Directory of Northumberland & Durham, 1858
  4. 1861 Census
  5. The Times, Tuesday, Nov 11, 1862
  6. The Times, Friday, Dec 05, 1862
  7. 1871 Census
  8. The Times, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1872
  9. BMD