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Ralph Dodds (1792-1874)

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Ralph Dodds (1792-1874)

1792 Born in Alnwick

A plasterer by trade, Dodds arived in Newcastle without any resources but built up his business into a considerable success.[1]

1851 Ralph Dodds 56, plasterer, employing 58 men, lived in Newcastle with Margaret Dodds 47[2]

1853 He was elected Mayor of Newcastle

1874 Died in Newcastle


  • NB there were several people with similar name in the area at this time; another Ralph Dodds was chief viewer at the Grand Alliance colliery.

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Sources of Information

  1. Plastering: Plain and Decorative, By William Millar
  2. 1851 census