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Isaac Cookson (1745-1831)

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Isaac Cookson (1745–1831)

1745 Born, eldest son of John Cookson (1712/13-1783)

1772 Isaac Cookson married Margaret Wilkinson in Newcastle Upon Tyne

1776 Birth of son Isaac

1803 Cookson had carried on the business of glass bottle manufacturer in Newcastle for some time; he admitted his son Isaac junior as partner[1]

1822/3 Cookson founded a small alkali works in the centre of South Shields, moving shortly afterwards to Templetown near Jarrow Slake.

1831 Died; the division of the estate was tested in court.

1846 Isaac Cookson's estate was valued at £300,000 in 1846. Three of his sons — John Cookson (1773–1857), of Whitehill, Isaac Cookson (1776–1851), of Meldon Park, Northumberland, and Thomas Cookson (1779–1863), of The Hermitage, Chester-le-Street — became landed industrialists, creating the basis for further diversification of the Cookson family's industrial interests in the latter part of the century. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Reports of Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's ..., Volume 15, 1837
  2. Biography of the Cookson family, ODNB