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Isaac Cookson (1679-1743)

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Isaac Cookson (1679-1743), iron maker

1728 Cookson entered into partnership with Joseph Airey, taking over the Dagnia Flint Glass house in Closegate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne [1].

c.1738, Isaac's eldest son John Cookson (1712/3-1783) and partners established a crown glass works at Bill Quay, South Shields. John developed a wide range of business interests including salt and alum refining, coal and lead mining, as well as iron and glass making, not only in Newcastle and South Shields but also in Chester-le-Street, Hexham, Cumberland, and north Yorkshire, as well as Newcastle's first bank [2].

1743 Death of Isaac Cookson

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Sources of Information

  1. The Cookson family, by J. D. Banham, ODNB [1]
  2. The Cookson family, by J. D. Banham, ODNB [2]