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John Losh (1723-1789)

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John Losh (1723-1789)

1723 August. Born at Carlisle the son of William Losh (1686-1751) and his wife Margaret Browne ( -1756)

1755 November 1st. Married at Carlisle to Catherine Liddell (1729-1789)

1757 Birth of son John Losh (1756-1814)

1758 Birth of son William Losh (1758-1768)

1760 Birth of son Joseph Losh (1760-1784)

1763 Birth of son James Losh (1763-1833) - See below

1766 Birth of son Thomas Losh (1766-1766)

1766 Birth of son George Losh (1766-1846)

1768 Birth of daughter Margaret Losh (1768-1845)

1768 Birth of son Robert Losh (1768-1787)

1771 Birth of son William Losh (1771-1861)

1789 April 14th. Died at Woodside, Wreay, Cumberland

James Losh - son.[1]

James Losh (1763-1833) barrister. James Losh was born in Cumbria and studied chemistry and theology at Cambridge. He was a Unitarian.

He became a barrister at Drury Lane off Mosley Street, Newcastle and lived in Jesmond Grove. He was vice president of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle. A life-sized statue of him by J.G. Lough stands on the library staircase. Losh was a supporter of civil and religious liberty and parliamentary reform. He was chief spokesman of the Whig party. He was Recorder of Newcastle and Honorary Freeman of the town.

His brothers were industrialists - John Losh (1756-1814) founded Walker Alkali Company; George Losh (1766-1846) was a chemical manufacturer; William Losh (1770-1861) founded Walker Iron Works with Thomas Wilson and Thomas Bell. James Losh and William Losh were on the Board of the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway.

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