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James Wood Aston

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James Wood Aston (1825-1873) of J. Wood Aston and Co

1825 James Wood was born son of Joseph Aston and his wife Ann (nee Wood); baptised in Stourbridge[1]

1861 Patent. '623. And James Wood Aston, of Cradley, in the county of Worcester, Manufacturer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of vices."'[2]

1871 Living at Colley Lane, Cradley: James W. Aston (age 45 born Old Swinford, Worc.), Manufacturer of chains, Anvils, shovels, anchors etc. With his wife Caroline Aston (age 41 born Cradley) and their daughter Caroline Aston (age 16 born Old Swinford, Worc.). Two servants.[3]

1873 May 20th. Died. James Wood Aston, The Elms, Cradley, age 40.[4]

1873 May 20th. Also James Wood Aston, The Elms, Cradley, age 16.[5]

1873 July 5th. Estate of James Wood Aston, chain maker. Probate to his widow Caroline.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:16 July 1861 Issue:22530 Page:2923
  3. 1871 Census
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 24 May 1873
  5. Worcester Journal - Saturday 31 May 1873