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Thomas William Jeffcock

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Thomas William Jeffcock ( -1909), Mining engineer in the Sheffield coal industry.

Shire House, Ecclesfield.

His father, Thomas Dunn Jeffcock, was one of four brothers, of whom the eldest, William Jeffcock of High Hazels, was the first Mayor of Sheffield. His grandfather was John Jeffcock, who was associated with William Jeffcock and others in opening a colliery at Dore House in the parish of Hansworth, to work the Barnsley seam. Mr. Dunn was appointed manager, and John Jeffcock became colliery engineer.

1861 Thomas William Jeffcock, Mining Engineer, 18 Bank Street, Sheffield.[1]

1866 His cousin, Parkin Jeffcock, who lost his life whilst in charge of an exploring party at the Oaks Colliery, where 330 miners were killed.

He was a director of Charles Cammell and Co's Cyclops Works, Sheffield, the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co and the Aston Coal Co.

He joined the 1st West Yorks Yeomanry Cavalry at the age of twenty-one, and retired with the rank of major in 1882, having for many years commanded the Sheffield Squadron.

1900 Died aged 60.

Read his obituary in The Engineer 1900/08/10.

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