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of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a Quaker soap maker, brewer, and pharmacist, a pioneer in establishing the soda and alkali works on the banks of the Tyne.
c. 1779 Born
1829 Clapham leased land at Friars Goose where he founded the Friars Goose Chemical Works.
1831 He began soda manufacture at Friars Goose
1841 Manufacturing chemist, lived in Gateshead, with Elizabeth Clapham 52, Mary Clapham 25, Elizabeth Clapham 21, R C Clapham 17, nurseryman, James Clapham 15, engine builder, Henry Clapham 14, Ann Maria Clapham 9
1851 Retired manufacturer, lived in Newcastle, with Elizabeth Clapham 62, Henery Clapham 24, commission merchant, Anna M Clapham 19