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John Harris (1833-1912)

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John Harris (c1833-1912), ironmaster


1912 Obituary [1]

The death took place, on Wednesday, of Mr. John Harris, ironmaster, Apsley House, Wellington-road, Bilston. For many years he was engaged in business abroad, and afterwards joined the late Mr. Jevons at Moxley Ironworks. Subsequently, he acquired the Britannia Ironworks, Bradley, and afterwards leased them to Messrs. Tupper and Co. He was the owner of a large number of properties, and also had a landed estate in Radnorshire, besides being financially interested in numerous companies. His only child is the wife of Mr. Rowland Tildesley, solicitor, Willenhall. The deceased, who was a Conservative and Wesleyan, was 79 years of age, but took no part in public affairs. His wife died some years ago.


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  1. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 21 September 1912