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John Love

1760 A business was set up in Sheffield by John Love, a draper, and a Mr. Manson, making use of the new material, crucible steel, to make saws.

1765 John Love was a mercer textiles(s)[1]

Alexander Spear joined the business.

1774 John Love, draper, cast steel refiner, factor textiles(s), metal work(a) commerce(s), of Castle street, Sheffield[2]

1775 The Partnership between John Love, Alexander Spear, and William Alexander (2), all of Sheffield in the County of York, Linen-drapers and Factors, was dissolved by mutual Consent; the said Business was continued by John Love and Alexander Spear.[3]

c.1801 Died in Sheffield[4].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The American Negotiator: or, the various currencies of the British Colonies in America ... Reduced into English money by a series of tables, suited to the several exchanges between the Colonies and Britain (Third edn.), 1765, WRIGHT, John. London
  2. Sketchley's Sheffield Directory 1774, published by SKETCHLEY, Samuel. Bristol, London
  3. London Gazette 13 May 1775
  4. Abstract of Will of John Love, Merchant of Sheffield in National Archives