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Joseph Freeman

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Joseph Freeman (1819-1871)

1856 of 22 Cannon Street, London

1872 Obituary [1]

MR. JOSEPH FREEMAN, the eldest son of Mr. William Freeman, of Millbank Street, Westminster, was born on the 6th of November, 1819.

Upon leaving school he was for some years with his father, but eventually became engaged in the iron trade, to many of the members of which he was well known.

For the last twenty years he had been the valued representative in London of the Low Moor Iron Works, near Bradford, Yorkshire, and his loss was deeply deplored by the partners in and all connected with those works.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 7th of May, 1850, served on the Council in the Session 1865-6, and died at his residence, North House, Clapham, on the 26th of February, 1871, in the fifty-second year of his age.

1872 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH FREEMAN was born in London on 6th November 1819, and was for some years with his father in the business of a stone merchant, but eventually became connected with the iron trade.

About 1850 he became the representative in London of the Low Moor Iron Works, and continued to occupy that position till his death, which occurred on 26th February 1871 in the fifty-second year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1856.

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