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James Williams (1847-1898)

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James Williams (1847-1898)


1898 Obituary [1]

JAMES WILLIAMS died at his residence, Bryn-glas, Newport, Monmouthshire, on May 8, 1898, in his fifty-second year.

He was partner in the firm of Watts, Williams & Co., steamship owners and coal exporters, of Cardiff, Newport, and London; a director of the United National Collieries, Limited (Abercarn, Risca, and National).

He had a seat on the owners' side of the Sliding Scale Joint Committee, formed in 1875 for the purpose of regulating the wages of the workmen employed in the collieries of South Wales and Monmouthshire.

In 1897 he was Chairman of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coalowners' Association, and Chairman of the Newport Harbour Trust. He was also Chairman of the Committee to draft the scheme for the limitation of the output of coal in South Wales and Monmouthshire.

For thirty years he was connected with the Volunteer movement, and at the time of his death he was Lieut.-Colonel in the 1st Monmouthshire Volunteer Artillery.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1889.


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