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William Isaac Cookson (1812-1888) of Cookson and Co
1842 Birth of son Norman Charles
1846 Birth of son George John
1851 Merchant and coal owner, 38, living in Benwell with J A Cookson 28, J A Cookson 7, G J Cookson, 5, A E Cookson 4, and his niece, G L Cookson 14
1854 Patent to William Isaac Cookson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Gentleman, for the invention of an improvement in the reduction of lead ores.
1854 William Cookson acquired the Howdon lead works.
1855 William Isaac Cookson and Co were paint and colour manufacturers, of West End of Close, Newcastle.
1858 W. I. Cookson, refiners of antimony, manufacturers of lead, white lead, red lead, white paint, sheet lead, rolled pipe and venetian red, at 71 Close, Newcastle; shared premises with Cookson, Cuthbert and Co bottle manufacturers. Also William Isaac Cookson, lead refiners, at Hayhole, Ulgham, Northumberland. Also coke manufacturers, at Mickley, Gateshead. Also chemical manufacturers at Pipewell Gate, Gateshead.
1861 William Isaac Cookson 48, magistrate and merchant, living in Benwell, Jane Ann Cookson 39, Normon C Cookson 19, Jane Anne Cookson 17, Agnes E Cookson 14, Emley E E D Cookson 6, Henry E Cookson 1, Lawera A Cookson 2 mo, Freville Cookson 9
1867 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Isaac Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, John Jameson, and Alexander Denoon, as Engineers, Iron Founders, and Boiler Makers, at Newcastle-upon Tyne, under the style or firm of John Jameson and Co., has been this day dissolved." 
1876 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately existing between William Cuthbert, William Isaac Cookson, John Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, and George John Cookson, carrying on the business of Lead Manufacturers and Smelters, and Antimony Refiners, and Venetian Red Makers, at East Howdon and Willington-Quay, in the county of Northumberland, and at the borough and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, under the style of Cookson and Co., has this day been dissolved, so far as regards the said William Cuthbert."
1881 A Magistrate, living in Worksop, with his (second) wife Emma Mary Anne Cookson 49, Agnes Elizabeth Cookson 34, and daughters Laura Adelaide Cookson 20, Hilda Marion Cookson 12, Mabel Geraldine Cookson 9
1887 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by us the undersigned, William Isaac Cookson, John Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, and George John Cookson, under the style or firm of Cookson and Co., at Bankchambers, Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Howdon Smelting Works, Howdon-on-Tyne, Willington Quay Antimony and Venetian Red Works, Willington Quay-on-Tyne and Hay Hole Lead Works, Northumberland Dock-on-Tyne, as Lead Merchants, Lead Smelters, and Lead Manufacturers, Antimony Refiners, and Venetian Red Makers, was this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said John Cookson only; the said businesses being in future carried on by the said William Isaac Cookson, Norman Charles Cookson, and George John Cookson as heretofore, under the said style or firm of Cookson and Co."
1888 Died in Worksop