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James Wright

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1843 Born in Dudley, Worcestershire

Apprenticed at Cochrane and Co, Woodside Iron Works, Dudley, for 6 years

Worked for H. and J. Wright and Co of Dudley for 1 year

Spent 1 year with Barrow Haematite Steel Co

Erected a blast furnace in South Wales and other mill plant in Staffordshire

c. 1869 Joined T. Piggott and Co at Spring Hill works Birmingham; advanced to manager.

1876 of P. D. Bennett and Co, Spon Lane Foundry, West Bromwich, joined I Mech E[1]

1876 of Ashmore and While, Hope Iron Works, Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees

1880 Mechanical engineer of Stockton-on-Tees

1881 Mechanical engineer, living in Stockton-on-Tees, with Jane Wright 38, Hugh L. Wright 17, Harold C. Wright 12, John H. Wright 9, Gertrude H. Wright 6, Mabel A. Wright 4, Charles C. Wright 2[2]

1891 Member of Inst of Mech Engineers; chairman of S. Booth (indistinct); living in Stockton on Tees with Jane Wright 48, Hugh F Wright 27, Harrold E Wright 22, Mabel A Wright 14, Charles E Wright 12[3]

1896 of Ashmore Benson Pease and Co., Stockton-on- Tees

c.1904 left I Mech E

1911 Mechanical engineer, living in Pinner, Middx, with Jane Wright 68, Gertrude H Wright 35, Hugh Wright 26[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical Engineer Records
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1911 census