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George Dawes (Ironmaster)

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George Dawes, brother of William Henry Dawes, ironmaster of Elsecar Iron Works and Milton Iron Works

1817 Born in Birmingham, son of John Dawes and his wife Maria

1818 Baptised in Saint Phillips, Birmingham[1]

1851 George Dawes, 33, ironmaster, lived in Barnsley[2]

1861 George Dawes 43, ironmaster, lived in Barnsley, with his nephew Joshua H Dawes 22 [3]

c.1862 William Henry and George Dawes built 3 furnaces for processing ore on land east of Scunthorpe, the Trent Iron Works.

1866 Formation of W. H. and G. Dawes Ltd

1871 George Dawes 53, ironmaster, employing 980, lived in Barnsley with Emma Dawes 38[4]

1878 of Milton Iron Works, Barnsley, when he was appointed executor of his brother, John Samuel Dawes's estate[5]

1888 of The Hall, Smethwick, when he died[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. National Probate Calendar
  6. National Probate calendar