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John Mowlem

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John Mowlem (1788–1868)

1788 Born in Swanage the son of John Mowlem and his wife Hannah Froom

c.1823 Mowlem responded to a growing demand for improvements to London's streets by setting up business as a paving contractor and stone merchant. After several years his business, John Mowlem and Co, was soundly established.

1845 John Mowlem retired to Swanage, although he stayed involved with the metropolitan paving contracts.

1851 Living in Swange, age 62 born Swanage, Stone Merchant.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  • Biography, ODNB