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John Hazledine (1760-1810)

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John Hazledine, or Hazeldine, (1760-1810) of Hazledine and Rastrick

1760 Born the son of William, a millwright, the eldest of four children. His brothers William, Robert and Thomas all worked in iron foundries[1].

1774 Apprenticed to his uncle (or to his father[2])

1782 Married Ann Davies of Eardington

c.1792 Hazeldine and Co was set up in Bridgnorth by three brothers of the Hazeldine family — John, Robert and Thomas. The ironworks was located on a 0.8ha site between the east bank of the River Severn north of the bridge and Mill Street.

1795 Managing engineer of the Bridgnorth Foundry, where his two brothers also worked.

1797 Declared bankrupt.[3]

1798 He took out a patent on an improved mill for rolling iron and other metals into bars

c.1807 John Urpeth Rastrick partnered with John Hazledine, in Bridgnorth, Shropshire to trade as Hazledine and Rastrick‎.

1810 Hazledine died in October. The residue of his estate went to his brother Robert, who continued to manage the foundry, and to Thomas Davies, his wife's brother.


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Sources of Information

  1. Engineering Timelines [1]
  2. A biographical dictionary of civil engineers in Great Britain and Ireland ... edited by A. W. Skempton
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:19 July 1806 Issue:15938 Page:906