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John Every

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of the Phoenix Ironworks, Lewes, Sussex

Ironfounder

1832 Company founded by John Every, Senior in North Street, Lewes

1835 Fire at the premises caused a move to Railway Lane near Cliffe Bridge

1851 Employing 19 men and boys [1]

1861 Business established in North Place

1878 Listed at Lewes as 'Every, John. Iron and brass founder, smith and engineer and iron merchant. Implement maker and agent. Phoenix Iron Works.'[2]

1881 Employing 74 men and boys [3]

1891 Listed at Lewes as 'Every, John. Iron and brass founder, smith and engineer and iron bar merchant. Phoenix Iron Works.' [4]

1915 Listed at Lewes as 'Every, John. Iron and brass founder and structural engineer. Bar iron merchant etc. Phoenix Iron Works.' [5]

1943 Name changed to John Every Lewes by Morris Every

1951 Name changes to East Sussex Engineering

1986 Company closed

See Phoenix Trail leaflet.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1878 Post Office Directory of Sussex
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1891 Kelly's Directory of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  5. 1915 Kelly's Directory of Sussex