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George Turton (Kidderminster)

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Cast iron bollards near Kidderminster, marked 'Turton's Mill STT. Kiddr.'

of Kidderminster

Iron and Brass Founder

See George Turton (1808-1880)

1851 Employing 40 men.[1]

1858 'Burglary and Depredations. — William Cater, son of Mr. Cater, the engineer and machinist of Park-lane, was brought up on two charges. The first was for breaking into the counting-house and other premises of Mr. George Turton, iron and brass founder, .... Early on the morning of the previous Friday, the 12th inst., Mr. Turton found that his counting-house had been broken open, and ninepence in copper, some pencils, and a valuable case of mathematical instruments, had been stolen from the place. The key of the "brass shop," which had been kept in the counting-house, was removed, and was found in the door of the brass-shop. From this shop machine brasses, the weight of from 60 to 80 pounds, had been stolen. The fitting shop had also been opened by means a skeleton key. which still remained in the door, the ring having broken by an ineffectual attempt of the burglar to remove it. From this shop a quantity of brass borings and fittings, and a copper can, had been taken. ....'[2]

1880 February. Died. George Turton, Kidderminster, Ironfounder.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Worcestershire Chronicle, 24 February 1858
  3. Cheltenham Chronicle - Tuesday 17 February 1880