Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Jack

From Graces Guide

James Jack (1809-1880), engineer, of 2, Dublin-street, Clarence Dock and Victoria Engine Works, Sandon Dock, Liverpool.

1809 Born in Scotland

1847 Advert: 'ON SALE, New 12-Horse High Pressure Table STEAM ENGINE, with Tubular Boiler, all complete. Can be seen, and every information may be had, by applying to James Jack, Engineer and Boiler-maker, 2, Dublin-street, Clarence Dock.'[1]

1860 '...an indenture of assignment, bearing date the 22nd day of March, 1860, George Sims, of Warrington, in the county of Lancaster, Manufacturing Chemist, assigned all his personal estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, as therein mentioned, unto Richard Kitchin, of Warrington aforesaid, Engineer, whose place of abode is in Church-place, in Warrington aforesaid, Abel Pennington, of Warrington aforesaid, Builder, whose place of abode is in Market-street, in Warrington aforesaid, and James Jack, of Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Millwright and Engineer, whose place of abode is No. 123, Mount Pleasant, in Liverpool aforesaid, upon trust, for the benefit of all the creditors of the said George Sims...'[2]

1871 James Jack 62, master engineer, living in Liverpool with his wife Agnes 57, son Alexander Jack 25, engineer, daughter Helen M Jack 29[3]

1880 On his death, his son took over the firm.

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury - Friday 17 September 1847
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:6 April 1860 Issue:22374 Page:1390
  3. 1871 census