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1757 March 29th Baptism at St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, the son of John Losh (1723-1789) and his wife Catherine Liddell (1729-1789)
1784 Married at Boldon to Isabella Bonner
1785 Birth of daughter Sarah
1786 Birth of son John Losh (1786-1787). Died inf.
1788 Birth of daughter Katherine Isabella (1788-1835)
1789 Birth of son Joseph Losh (1789-1848)
John was a landowner and industrial entrepreneur of Woodside, near Carlisle.
1797 the Losh family inherited a share in a coalmine on the Tyne at Walker in which a brine spring had been discovered. This provided a private source of salt for making soda. They avoided the duty on salt by evaporating the brine together with sulphuric acid, thus forming sulphate of soda
He extended his interests into the chemical industry on Tyneside
1807 The firm became Losh and Wilson
1814 March 28th. Died. In his will, John Losh of Woodside, Cumberland, mentions his two daughters Sarah and Katherine Isabella and his natural son Joseph, the son of Mary James. Witnesses are James Losh, Cecilia Losh and C. Begbie. Sarah inherited the Walker Alkali Works.