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John Lowdon

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1844 Born in Sunderland[1]

Apprenticed, 5 years with Thomas Richardson and Sons, marine engine works, Hartlepool and Newcastle and 2 years after.

Worked for Palmer's Shipbuilding Co, Jarrow for 2 years

Worked for the North Eastern Railway at Darlington for 6 months

8.5 years at sea, mostly as Chief Engineer

2 years superintending the building of steam ships and their engines Messrs C. O. Young and Christie

c.1880 Manager, Tyneside Engine Works, Cardiff.

1881 John Lowdon 37, Manager Engine and Machine Maker Works, lived in Cardiff with Jane Lowdon 34, Margaret Lowdon 9, Ethel Lowdon 6, Alexander Lowdon 3, Harriet Lowdon 1[2]

1884 Manager, Tyneside Engine Works, Cardiff, when he became a member of I Mech E

1890 General Manager, Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Co.

1890 General Manager, Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Co.

1891 Manager of Graving Dock[3]

1911 Marine engineer (retired)[4]

1926 Died in Cardiff[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records