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John Dawes and Sons

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of Bromford Iron Works, West Bromwich.

of London


c.1790 Bromford works were established

1825 Partnership dissolved. Samuel Dawes and John Dawes, Bromford Iron and Steel Works, West Bromwich and Birmingham, Iron Masters. The business will be continued by John Dawes and his sons under the firm of John Dawes and Sons.[1][2]

1850 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Samuel Dawes and William Henry Dawes, late of the Bromford Works, at West Bromwich, in the county of Stafford, Iron Masters, under the firm of John Dawes and Sons. William Henry Dawes would meet the debts.[3]

c.1860 Works at Frodingham acquired

1878 William Henry Dawes died, leaving his estate to his widow Elizabeth. Investments made in building 2 furnaces at Frodingham and in improving the foundry at Bromford.

1887 Elizabeth Dawes, carrying on business as John Dawes and Sons, finished iron manufacturer, at Bromford Iron Works, and as Trent Iron Co, pig iron maker, at Trent Iron Works, Frodingham, Lincs, was in the Court of Bankruptcy; the estate was bankrupt, even though some creditors had proposed reconstruction[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 17 April 1826
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 01 May 1826
  3. London Gazette 23 Aug 1850
  4. The Times, Jul 23, 1887