George Losh (1766-1846), was a chemical manufacturer
1766 Born the son of John Losh (1723-1789)
1797 the Losh family inherited a share in a coalmine on the Tyne at Walker in which a brine spring had been discovered. This provided a private source of salt for making soda. They avoided the duty on salt by evaporating the brine together with sulphuric acid, thus forming sulphate of soda
c1798 Married Frances Wilkinson
Lived at Saltwellside, Gateshead for some years.
Late in life returned to Newcastle where he died at age of 83
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1863/09/25
- "The Worthies of Cumberland"