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John Allcock Jones

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1870. Puddling furnace at Fox, Head and Co. Designed alongside Richard Howson and John Gjers.

John Allcock Jones (c1834-1907) of Jones Brothers and Co

c.1834 Born in Ebbw Vale

1871 John A Jones 37, iron master, lived in Stockton with Margaret Jones 28 Frederick J Jones 5, Marion P Jones 3, Arthur W Jones 2, Grace M Jones 1[1]

1881 John Allcock Jones 47, iron merchant, lived in Middlesbrough with Margret B. Jones 37, Fred J. Jones 15, Marvin P. Jones 13, Arthur W. Jones 12, Grace M. Jones 11, Walter L. Jones 7, Margret B. Jones 6, Amy P. Jones 5, Daisy B. Jones 2[2]

presumably one of the "American Commissioners" appointed by the Iron and Steel Institute

1900 A Mr J. A. Jones acquired a Benz car and replaced the battery with cells from the Boron Battery Co[3]

1907 Died in Stockton[4], leaving his estate to his widow, Margaret[5]

Obituary 1907 [6]

. . . He was of Welsh extraction, and was one of four brothers, who were all engaged in the iron trade. Mr. J. A. Jones was first connected with Fox, Head and Co, Newport Rolling Mills, Middlesbrough, but afterwards, in conjunction with his brothers and Mr. W. S. Ayrton, of Saltburn, he established the firm of Jones Brothers and Co., who started the Ayrton Rolling Mills, at Middlesbrough, for the manufacture of sheets, bars, &c. Cut nail works, the only works of the kind in the North of England, were also established. These two works were subsequently acquired by Messrs. R. P. Dorman and Co and then by Messrs. Dorman, Long and Co., Limited, who still produce sheets at the Ayrton Rolling Mills, but the manufacture of cut nails is no longer carried on either there or in the district . . . [more]

Not obviously connected with J. A. Jones

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. The Autocar 1900/11/03
  4. Free BMD
  5. Probate Calendar
  6. The Engineer 1907/09/13