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C. F. H. Bolckow

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Carl Ferdinand Henry Bolckow

c.1835 Born in Prussia[1]

1871 Iron master, living in Stokesley, Yorkshire[2]

1872 Entered into partnership with Alfred Christian Downey with the style of Downey and Co., and erected the Coatham Blast Furnaces.

1878 Inherited his uncle's wealth (Henry Bolckow), which he was instructed to invest in land

1878 Chairman of Bolckow, Vaughan and Co[3]

1879 Living at Middlesbrough. Naturalised as a British citizen[4]

After this the censuses record him as a landed proprietor

1892 Downey and Co collapsed; Bolckow was bankrupted[5]; he also gave up the chairmanship of Bolckow, Vaughan[6]

1915 Died in Torquay[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. The Times Mar 29, 1892
  4. Naturalisation certificate
  5. The London Gazette 15 August 1893
  6. The Times, Mar 29, 1892
  7. National probate calendar