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Edward Thorneycroft

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Edward Charles Thorneycroft

1791 Born in Tipton, son of Edward and Mary Thorneycroft, twin brother of George Benjamin Thorneycroft

1824 George and Edward established the Shrubbery Ironworks at Horseley Fields in 1824.

George and Edward were good friends with Joseph Hall of Bloomfield Works, and with Mr Talbot, manager of Bagnalls Works; they discussed improvements in the methods of producing iron, such as "pig iron boiling"[1]

1841 The partnership of G. B. and E. Thorneycroft, of Shrubbery Ironworks and Bradley Ironworks, was dissolved[2]

1841 Ironmaster, living in Wolverhampton with Edward Thorneycroft 20, ironmaster, George Thorneycroft 20, ironmaster, Charles Thorneycroft 7, Martha Thorneycroft 45, Betsy Thorneycroft 15[3]

1847 Died in Wolverhampton[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1863/12/11
  2. The Times, Jan 02, 1841
  3. 1841 census
  4. BMD