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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
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.