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James Jamieson Cordes (1798-1867) of J. J. Cordes and Co
1798 Born in the USA
1820 Married Mary Lucas
1841 Dissolution of the Copartnership business carried on by Hewnry Ewbank and J J Cordes, at No. 6, Idol-lane, and at Rotherhithe, under the firm of Ewbank and Cordes
1840s, James Jamieson Cordes and Edward Locke developed steam turbines, building a prototype 32 HP marine turbine which ran successful trials at London’s Surrey Docks. An 1846 model of their proposed 150 HP marine turbine is on display in the London Science Museum
1857 Established the "Dos Works" in Newport, Mons - J. J. Cordes and Co
1867 January 12th. Died. Late of Bryn Glas near Newport. Probate to his son Thomas Cordes and to Frank Johnstone Mitchell.