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John Paton

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1863 Born in Blaenavon

1871 John Paton 48, manager of collieries and ironworks, lived in Blaenavon with Anne Jane Paton 44, John Paton 8, Robert Roy Paton 6, William Malcolm Paton 3[1]

1881 John Paton 57, civil engineer, lived in Pontypool with Anne J. Paton 52 Jane Paton 23, John Paton 18, accountant, Robert R. Paton 16, railway locomotive engineer[2]

1895 John Paton became one of the principal shareholders in the newly formed Pontnewynydd Sheet and Galvanising Co Ltd., with William B. Partridge and Edward Jones.

1898 Ironbroker, of Pontypool, one of the executors of William George Dowden, manager of the Blaenavon Ironworks[3]

1900 Pontypool Works Ltd was incorporated as a company with John Paton as a director.

1901 John Paton 38, Iron merchant, metal broker, commission agent, contractor, employer, lived in Pontypool with Susan Paton 28, John Edward Paton 5, Susan Irene Paton 4, Robert Ronald Paton 2, Rolla Paton 2 Months[4]

1902 Paton purchased the Glynos Foundary

1909 John Paton joined the board of Partridge, Jones and Co when William Partridge died.

1914 John Paton bought the works of Caerleon Forge; the firm was incorporated under the name of Caerleon Works Ltd.

1914 Paton was also agent of Abertillery Works Ltd., on the board of Pontypool Works Ltd., and Henry White and Co, and had a sizeable interest in the Monmouthshire Steel and Tinplate Works, Pontnewynydd Sheet Works and Crumlin Valley Collieries.

1920 Amalgamation of John Paton's interests with those of Partridge, Jones and Co Ltd to form Partridge, Jones and John Paton; the new company also included Crumlin Valley Collieries Ltd., Pontnewynydd Sheet and Galvanising Co Ltd., Pontypool Works Ltd., Caerleon Works Ltd., Monmouthshire Steel and Tinplate Co. Ltd., Henry White and Co Ltd., and the Waterloo Tinplate Co, Ltd.

1939 Colliery proprietor, Iron & steel manufacturer, lived in Abergavenny, with Susan Paton[5]

1943 Died in Abergavenny[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. London Gazette 28 January 1898
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1939 register
  6. BMD