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1853 Bernhard Samuelson attended the Cleveland Agricultural Show where he met John Vaughan who convinced him of the potential of the Cleveland ironstone deposits which he had discovered a few years before. Samuelson quickly obtained land at Eston where he erected the Southbank ironworks; he carried on this business together with his existing agricultural machinery business in Banbury.

1863 Samuelson sold Southbank ironworks to Major Elwon[1]

1866 See 1866 Cleveland Blast Furnaces for detail of furnaces

1867 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Vaughan, Samuel Smythe Malcolm, Thomas Light Elwon, and Joseph Firmstone, as Ironmasters, at Eston Junction, in the county of York, under the style or firm of the South Bank Iron Company, as regards Joseph Firmstone, as from the 10th day of April, 1867 [2]

1867 Dissolution of the Partnership between Samuel Smythe Malcolm, of the city of Glasgow, Merchant, Thomas Vaughan, of Gunnergate Hall, near Middlesbrough, Iron Master, and Thomas Light Elwon, of Skutterskelfe Hall, in the county of York, Iron Master, trading as Iron Masters, under the style or firm of the South Bank Iron Company, as far as regards Samuel Smythe Malcolm[3]

1870 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Vaughan, ... and Thomas Light Elwon, of ... trading under the style or firm of the South Bank Iron Company; Thomas Vaughan carried on the business alone[4] Thus Thomas Vaughan acquired the Southbank ironworks from Major Elwon

By 1878 Thomas Vaughan and Co were out of business

1879 Sold the Southbank Ironworks to Bolckow, Vaughan and Co[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1905/05/12
  2. The London Gazette 14 July 1868
  3. The London Gazette 14 July 1868
  4. London Gazette 3 May 1870
  5. The Engineer 1905/05/12