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of Bromford Iron Works, West Bromwich.
c.1790 Bromford works were established
1850 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Samuel Dawes and William Henry Dawes, late of the Bromford Works, at West Bromwich, in the county of Stafford, Iron Masters, under the firm of John Dawes and Sons. William Henry Dawes would meet the debts.
c.1860 Works at Frodingham acquired
1878 William Henry Dawes died, leaving his estate to his widow Elizabeth. Investments made in building 2 furnaces at Frodingham and in improving the foundry at Bromford.
1887 Elizabeth Dawes, carrying on business as John Dawes and Sons, finished iron manufacturer, at Bromford Iron Works, and as Trent Iron Co, pig iron maker, at Trent Iron Works, Frodingham, Lincs, was in the Court of Bankruptcy; the estate was bankrupt, even though some creditors had proposed reconstruction