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1853/4 Shortly after the discovery of the main seam of Cleveland ironstone, Mr. Wilson made his first practical acquaintance with the manufacture of pig iron - in conjunction with Mr. Gilkes and others, they built blast furnaces at Cargo Fleet, near Middlesbrough, as Gilkes, Wilson, Leatham and Co.
1858 Death of Charles Albert Leatham
Later the business was continued as Wilsons, Pease and Co