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Isaac Blackburn

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1805 Born in West Ham (Upton), Essex[1] son of John and Ann Blackburn[2]

1821 Indentured to his father, John Blackburn, scale maker[3]

1830 Married Caroline Ridley, a minor (ie under 21), in Islington[4]

1832 Partnership change. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, John Blackburn and Isaac Blackburn, carrying on the trade of a Scale-Maker, at No. 126, Minories, London, under the firm of Blackburn and Son, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; the business will in future be carried on by the said Isaac Blackburn alone...'[5]

1841 Living in London, 30, scale maker, with Caroline, 25[6]

1851 Living in Rotherham, Isaac Blackburn 38, mechanical engineer, with his wife Caroline Blackburn 34, and Adah Maude Blackburn 4[7]

1856 Became a member of I Mech E, of Manor House Works, Long Eaton - S. J. Claye

1857 Patent. '414. To Isaac Blackburn, of Islington, in the county of Middlesex, Engineer, and Robert Blackburn, of the city of Edinburgh, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in engines or implements to be employed in agriculture, applicable also to the transporting of heavy bodies to the traction of carriages, and to the conveyance of passengers."'[8]

1859 Patent. '1333. To Isaac Blackburn and Robert Blackburn, both of Long Eaton, in the county of Derby, Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in locomotive or traction engines, and in implements connected therewith for cultivating the soil."'[9]

1860 Patent '772. To Isaac Blackburn, of Long Eaton, in the county of Derby, and of 35, Parliament-street, Westminster, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of iron and steel, and in making iron castings."'[10]

1861 Visitor in Auckland, Co Durham, superintending mechanical engineer[11]

1868 of Witton Park Iron Works, Darlington - Bolckow, Vaughan and Co

1870 Left the I Mech E

1871 Crown agent for iron ore, a widower, living in Bishop Auckland[12]

1875 Died in Auckland (born 1805)[13]

see Isaac and Robert Blackburn

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Sources of Information

  1. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970
  2. Christening Index
  3. London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925
  4. Marriage records
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:19 June 1832 Issue:18946 Page:1411
  6. 1841 census
  7. 1851 census
  8. The London Gazette Publication date:27 February 1857 Issue:21973 Page:818
  9. The London Gazette Publication date:17 June 1859 Issue:22275 Page:2370
  10. The London Gazette Publication date:3 August 1860 Issue:22409 Page:2900
  11. 1861 census
  12. 1871 census
  13. BMD