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John Marriott Blashfield (1811–1882) was a property developer and mosaic floor and ornamental terracotta manufacturer. He originally worked for the cement makers Wyatt, Parker and and Co in Millwall, but moved the business to Stamford in Lincolnshire in 1858, when it was renamed The Stamford Terracotta Co
1811 November 1st. Born in Westminster the son of John Blashfield and his wife Eleanor
1847 Bankruptcy. '... Bankruptcy awarded and issued forth against John Marriott Blashfield, of Albion-wharf, Blashfield,in the county of Surrey, Cement Manufacturer, Builder, Dealer and Chapman...'
1861 Living at St. George's Square, Stamford: John Marriott Blashfield (age 49 born Westminster), Terra Cotta Manufacturer and Potter employing 46 men and 13 boys. With his wife Isabella Mary Ann Blashfield (age 30 born Abbott's Langley). Also his nephew Joseph Loiner (age 15 born Watford), Book-keeper. Three servants.
1862 Medal awarded - International Exhibition.
1865 Medal Awarded - Dublin International Exhibition.
1867 Medal Awarded - Paris Exhibition.
1882 December 15th. Died. 'Blashfield - Dec 15th, at 17 Great College Street, Westminster, John Marriott Blashfield, formerly of Stamford, Lincolnshire, age 71 years.