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Jonathan Robson

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Ship builder and millwright, of Newcastle on Tyne

Engine Builder and Millwright, iron shipbuilder and boiler maker, of South Shore, Gateshead (see advert)

The business of Jonathan Robson (d.1844)

1828/9 Millwright of Gateshead - presumably this business was later taken on by his son Jonathan

1851 Exhibited a model of an iron steam-tug or passenger steamer at the Great Exhibition.

Early 1850s Jonathan's son, Jonathan, operated a steam-tug building yard at Ouseburn

Later he moved to the Blackwall Engine and Iron Shipbuilding Works at Poplar.

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Sources of Information

  • Memoirs of John Wigham Richardson [1]