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John Marriott Blashfield

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John Marriott Blashfield (1811–1882) was a property developer and mosaic floor and ornamental terracotta manufacturer. He originally worked for the cement makers Wyatt, Parker and and Co in Millwall, but moved the business to Stamford in Lincolnshire in 1858, when it was renamed The Stamford Terracotta Co

1811 November 1st. Born in Westminster the son of John Blashfield and his wife Eleanor

1847 Bankruptcy. '... Bankruptcy awarded and issued forth against John Marriott Blashfield, of Albion-wharf, Blashfield,in the county of Surrey, Cement Manufacturer, Builder, Dealer and Chapman...'[1]

1851 Living at Stansall? Place, Paddington: John Marriot Blashfield (age 39 born Westminster), Cement Manufacturer, 5 Clerks, 35 men. One visitor. Two servants.[2]

1861 Living at St. George's Square, Stamford: John Marriott Blashfield (age 49 born Westminster), Terra Cotta Manufacturer and Potter employing 46 men and 13 boys. With his wife Isabella Mary Ann Blashfield (age 30 born Abbott's Langley). Also his nephew Joseph Loiner (age 15 born Watford), Book-keeper. Three servants.[3]

1862 Medal awarded - International Exhibition.

1865 Medal Awarded - Dublin International Exhibition.

1867 Medal Awarded - Paris Exhibition.

1881 Boarder at 33 Arundel Street, St. Clement Danes, London: John Marriott Blashfield (age 69 born Westminster), Sculptor and Terra Cotta Manufacturer - Widower.[4]

1882 December 15th. Died. 'Blashfield - Dec 15th, at 17 Great College Street, Westminster, John Marriott Blashfield, formerly of Stamford, Lincolnshire, age 71 years.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [The London Gazette Publication date:10 August 1847 Issue:20763 Page:2941]
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. Sheffield Independent - Thursday 21 December 1882