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James Cope (1818-1870)

1860 James Cope, Mining Engineer, Pensnett, near Dudley.[1]

1870 January 22nd. Died.


1871 Obituary [2]

JAMES COPE was born at Milton, near Stoke-upon-Trent, on the 14th September 1818.

He learnt land-surveying with his brother, Mr. W. S. Cope of North Staffordshire, and was subsequently engaged under Mr. J. T. Woodhouse of Derby.

He afterwards went to South Staffordshire, where he held the important position of mining engineer under the New British Iron Co, Messrs. Mathews and Bond, Messrs. John Dawes and Sons, and others; and his extensive practical knowledge caused him to be frequently consulted in cases of difficulty in reference to mining.

He died at Bromley, Pensnett, on the 22nd January 1870, in the fifty-second year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1860.


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