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John Kilner

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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.

1851 Living in Thornhill Lees: John Kilner (age 58 born Wooldale), Glass Bottle manufacturer employing 114 men. With his wife Alice Kilner (age 58 born Cumberthwaite).[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census