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John Kilner (1792-1859) invented the Kilner jar along with his associates. He set up a business that was the forerunner of Kilner Brothers
1792 Born at Wooldale the son of Jonas Kilner and his wife Mary Buckley
1815 Married at Wakefield to Alice Horne and they had four sons and four daughters
1818 Birth of son Caleb Kilner
1823 Birth of son George Kilner
1826 Birth of son William Kilner
1828 Birth of son John Kilner
1844 Left the partnership of Jepson and Co in Castleford and presumably set up his own business at this time.