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John Frederick Wilson

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of Tees Iron Works, Middlesbrough. For many year he was managing director of the firm [1] referred to as Wilson's Pease and Co, Tees-side Ironworks.

1837 Born in Kendal, son of John Jowitt Wilson and his wife Hannah Maria Wilson[2]; Wilson was a JP and woollen manufacturer, employing 150 hands with his partner[3]

1871 Iron master, living in Middlesbrough, with Charlotte Wilson 31, Henry A Wilson 3, Frederick P Wilson 1, George Emert Wilson 2 Months, and his sisters Rachel Ester Wilson 22, Edith Wilson 20[4]

1881 Iron Master Employing 472 Men, living in Middlesbrough, with Charlotte P. Wilson 41, Henry A. Wilson 13, Frederick P. Wilson 11, E. Wilson 8, Hilda M. Wilson 4[5]

1901 Iron master, living in Middlesbrough, with his son Frederick P Wilson 31, mechanical engineer and his sister Sarah Wilson 65[6]

1911 Widowed iron master, in Grange over Sands[7]

1921 Died in Middlesbrough[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 31, 1922
  2. , Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. 1911 census
  8. BMD