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John Pattinson (1828-1912) of Pattinson and Stead
1828 Born Alston, Cumberland, son of John Pattinson, printer and bookbinder.
1871 John Pattinson 43, analytical chemist, Mary Jane Pattinson 38, Alice Pattinson 2, were visiting John Pattinson 77, book seller, who was living in Alston with William Pattinson 47, Frances Pattinson 41, Agnes Pattinson 33, John Pattinson Pattinson 12, grandson
1874 President of the Newcastle Chemical Society
1905 John Pattinson retired from Pattinson and Stead
1911 Analytical chemist, living in Gateshead with his wife Mary Jane of 54 years
1912 Obituary 
JOHN PATTINSON died on March 28, 1912, at the age of eighty-four, He was born in 1828 at Alston in Cumberland and educated at the Grammar School there. He received his early training at the Felling Chemical Works, Newcastle, where the Pattinson process of de-silverising lead was carried on.
After some years he entered the laboratory of Messrs. Bell Bros., Middlesbrough. In 1858 he returned to Newcastle, where he became an analytical and consulting chemist.
He was appointed Food Analyst for Newcastle, and, under the Food and Drugs Act of 1875, became Public Analyst for the county of Northumberland and several other local authorities. He was Vice-President and an original Fellow of the Chemical Society, and Vice-President of the Society of Public Analysts.
He was one of the founders in 1868 of the Newcastle Chemical Society, which, chiefly at his instigation, was merged in 1882 in the Society of Chemical Industry, of which he was an original member.
He was also an original member of the Iron and Steel Institute, and contributed several important papers to the transactions.