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John Jones (of Bristol)

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John Jones ( -c1788) of John Jones and Co of Cheese Lane, Bristol

1759 Jones Jones, ironfounder of Cheese Lane, Bristol entered into a partnership with eight others to establish the Dowlais Ironworks. The other eight partners were: Thomas Lewis, Thomas Price, Richard Jenkins, Thomas Harris, John Curtis, Nathaniel Webb, Isaac Wilkinson, and Edward Blakeaway. It had the second coke-fuelled blast furnace in South Wales (after Hirwaun Ironworks).[1].

1775, 1785, listed as an iron founder in Bristol.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'A History of GKN Volune One: Innovation & Enterprise 1759-1918' by Edgar Jones, Macmillan Press, 1987