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1799 Married Mary Girdler in Sheffield
1802 John and Alexander Spear and Co, saw manufacturers, took on Stephen Liversidge as an apprentice
1814 The Spear company now run by John Spear
1820 The company were exporting saws to Europe and America. John Spear took Samuel Jackson as a partner.
1821 John Spear, merchant, steel refiner, saw and file manufacturer, with premises in Gilbraltar Street, was declared bankrupt; his property was auctioned off
1825 John Spear, manufacturer, of Western Bank, Sheffield
1835 John Spear owned property in Cupola Street
1841 John Spear 65, merchant, lived in Bradfield with Peggy Spear 60