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Thomas Light Elwon

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c1828 Born in India

1850 Married Mary Anne Vaughan Brown in Auckland[1]

1852 Ensign Thomas Light Elwon of the North York Regiment of Militia was promoted to Lieutenant[2]

1857 Dissolution of the Partnership between Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow, John Vaughan, and Thomas Light Elwon, as Iron Masters, at the Cleveland Iron Works, at Eston Junction, near Middlesbrough, in the North Riding of York, under the style or firm of Thomas Light Elwon and Co.[3]

1859 Elwon, Malcolm and Co built iron works at Clay Lane, comprising three blast-furnaces

1861 Thomas L Elwon 33, Captain North York Rifles, lived in Guisbrough with Mary A Elwon 28, Thomas H V Elwon 9, Mary L A Elwon 7, Florence A Elwon 4[4]

1861 Captain of North York Rifle Regiment of Militia was promoted to Major [5]

1868 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Light Elwon and William Malcolm, as Iron Masters, at Eaton Junction, and elsewhere, in the county of York, under the style or firm of the Clay-lane Iron Company.[6]

1870 Captain Thomas Light Elwon of North York Regiment of Militia promoted to Major[7]

1870 Sold the Soutbank Ironworks to Thomas Vaughan[8]

1872 Major Elwon resigned his commission[9]

1903 of Saltburn-by-Sea when he died

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. The London Gazette 16 November 1852
  3. London Gazette 2 February 1858
  4. 1861 census
  5. The London Gazette 16 April 1861
  6. The London Gazette 14 July 1868
  7. London Gazette 2 August 1870
  8. London Gazette 3 May 1870
  9. The London Gazette 19 July 1872