Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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George Hodgkinson Barrow

From Graces Guide

1779 Born in Southwell, son of Rev. Richard Barrow.

His brothers included William Hodgson Barrow, Richard Barrow, John Barrow, James Barrow.

1805 Married Eliza Lowe (daughter of Walter Mather), widow of Edward Lowe of Southwell. They had 4 children. He took on the responsibility for the Staveley ironworks and was responsible for branching into the coal trade to supply the coal for the ironworks.

After 1811, when William Ward decided to wind up his interest in the Staveley Ironworks, George Hodgkinson Barrow of Southwell became the sole proprietor.

1815 George took over the ground leases for the Staveley works from the Duke of Devonshire, paying £94 per annum and took on the responsibility of the Staveley Iron Works for a term of 21 years paying £150 rent and rising with small increments to £160 in 1830.

1829 Built a mansion, to be known as Ringwood Hall, to enable him to keep a close eye on his various entreprises. It appears to have been completed and ready for habitation in September 1830, when the lease was computed for a term of 99 years at an annual rent of £20 3s.

1853 of Ringwood Hall when he died[1]



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