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Joseph Burdekin Jackson

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of Spear and Jackson

1828 Born in Sheffield, son of Samuel Jackson (who was described as a merchant in 1856), nephew of Robert Jackson[1]

1854 Patent to Joseph Burdekin Jackson, of Etna Works, Sheffield, in the county of York, and William Bowler, also of Sheffield, both Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in furnaces or fire-places, and in the prevention of smoke.

1856 A merchant when he married Mary Ford in Manchester[2]

1871 Joseph B Jackson 43, steel manufacturer, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow, Mary Jackson 35, Margaret H. Jackson 7, Gertrude A Jackson 5, Amy J Jackson 1[3]

1872 Patent to Robert Jackson and Joseph Burdekin Jackson, File and Steel Manufacturers, trading under the style or firm of Spear and Jackson, for an invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus for cutting files."[4]

1873 of Tapton Sheffield , in the trades or businesses of Merchants, and Manufacturers of Files, Steel Saws, Edge Tools, Machine Knives, Agricultural Implements, and other Articles of Hardware, at Etna Works, in Saville-street East, Sheffield[5]

1881 Joseph J. Jackson 52, Steel Merchant And Saw And Agricultural Implement Manufacturer, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow with Mary Jackson 45, James F. Jackson 22, merchant, Edith C. Jackson 20, Amy J. Jackson 15, Gertrude A. Jackson 5, Winifred M. Jackson 2[6]

1882 Joined Sheffield council[7]

1889 Elected Mayor of Sheffie;d

1895 Died in St Asaph[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent Sept 13, 1879
  2. parish records
  3. 1871 census
  4. London Gazette 4 Jun 1875
  5. London gazette 1874/07/03
  6. 1881 census
  7. Sheffield Independent July 27, 1895
  8. BMD