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Benjamin Jowett

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Benjamin Jowett (1877-1963) of Jowett

1881 Living at 340 Girlington Road, Bradford: Wilfred Jowett (age 26 born Bradford), Milk Dealer. With his wife Sarah J. Jowett (age 41 born Bradford) and their two sons Benj Jowett (age 4 born Bradford) and William Jowett (age 7 months born Bradford).[1]

1911 Living at 34 Beaumont Road, Bradford: Ruth Jowett (age 35 born Bradford), Dressmaker. With her brother Benj Jowett (age 34 born Bradford), Motor Car Engineer.[2]

1935 of Waterhead, Emm Lane, Bradford. Engineer and Joint-MD of Jowett.[3]

1963 Obituary. Benjamin Jowett of Jowett Cars died at Bradford aged 86. Started as a cycle repairer and was joined by his brother and a friend Arthur Lamb. Produced their first car in 1906. After the war they moved to larger factory and by 1923 they had produced their first four-seat model. They limited production to 25 cars a week for many years. The company was floated in 1935 when Benjamin retired. In 1937 they introduced a four-cylinder model. In 1954 the company's factory was purchased by International Harvester [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Times, Monday, Mar 25, 1935
  4. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 15, 1963