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George Claridge

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of Dudley

c.1817 Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire[1]

1840 A moulder, in Birmingham[2]

1841 George Claridg 25, castor, lived in Birmingham St Martin with Margaret Claridg 25, George Claridg 2 Mo[3]

1858 Furnace Manager, of Pontypool[4]

1858 George Claridge, of Pontypool Iron Works, in the county of Monmouth, Furnace Manager, and Richard S. Roper, F.G.S., F.C.S., of Ebbw Vale Iron Works, in the same county, gained a patent on improved method of manufacturing coke[5]

1861 George Claridge 44, iron founder, master, lived in Bilston with Margert Claridge 45[6]

1871 George Claridge 55, iron founder-master, employing 120 men and 30 boys, lived in Bilston with Margret Claridge 55[7]

1874 In partnership with Thomas Claridge he carried on Claridge and Co continuing the business of Claridge, North and Co of Phoenix Foundry, Bilston

1877 of Cambria-street, Bilston, in the county of Stafford, Engineer and Iron Founder

1881 George Claridge 66, formerly iron master, lived in Wolverhampton with Margaret Claridge 66, and his grandson Thomas D. Claridge 20, manager of a Japan works[8]

1888 Died in Wolverhampton[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. Baptism of his son George
  3. 1841 census
  4. Marriage certificate of his son George in Pontypool
  5. London Gazette 19 April 1861
  6. 1861 census
  7. 1871 census
  8. 1881 census
  9. BMD