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Isaac Charles Johnson

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Isaac Charles Johnson, of I. C. Johnson and Co

c.1811 Born in Vauxhall

Worked as a boy in cement works at Nine Elms.

1851 Opened the Frindsbury Cement Works which was later renamed the Crown Works.

1851 Isaac C Johnson 40, cement manufacturer, lived in Frindsbury, Rochester with Martha Johnson 41[1]

Opened cement works at Cliffe, and Greenhithe and also on the Tyne.

c.1860 Presumably Johnson sold the Frindsbury works, perhaps to William Tingey, Senior

1861 Isaac Chas Johnson 50, cement manufacturer, employing 100 men, lived in Newcastle upon Tyne with Martha Johnson 51[2]

1861 His wife Martha died in Newcastle[3]

1871 Isaac Charles Johnson 60, Alderman, JP, cement manufacturer employing 250 men, lived in Gosforth with Eleanor Johnson 39, Mary Eleanor Johnson 5, Rose Johnson 4, Mabel Johnson 3, Isaac Charles Johnson 1[4]

At some point was mayor of Gateshead

1880 Patented a chamber kiln which had been adopted by several Portland cement manufacturers and was in use at his works at Greenhithe and Gateshead.

1891 Isaac Charles Johnson 80, cement manufacturer, JP, employer, lived in Gravesend with Elanor Johnson 50, Mary Eleanor Johnson 25, Rose Johnson 24, Mabel Johnson 23, Isaac Charles Johnson 21, assistant at cement works, Catherine Johnson 19, William Johnson 17, assistant at cement works, Henry Johnson 15[5]

1901 Isaac C Johnson 90, cement maker, JP, employer, lived in Gravesend with Eleanor Johnson 69, Rose Johnson 35, William Johnson 27[6]

1911 Isaac Charles Johnson 100, Consulting Director Of Cement Works Co., lived in Gravesend, with Eleanor Johnson 79, Rose Johnson 44, William Johnson 37[7]

1911 November: Died in Gravesend[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. 1911 census
  8. National probate calendar
  • The Times Dec. 2, 1911