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John Onions

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John Onions, iron master and coal-owner

The Coneybury or Broseley Bottom Coal furnace, located on the Broseley Hall estate, north-east of Broseley probably began to operate in 1786–7

By 1800 William Banks and John Onions operated the works, probably as Banks and Co. (or as Banks and Onions), along with a foundry west of Church Street

1803 Banks died; Onions bought his share

1806 His son, John Onions, Junior (d. 1859), married Frances, daughter of the local ironmaster John Guest (1750-1824) son of the famous John Guest

1819 John Onions senior died; he was succeeded by his son John junior.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Broseley's History Coal and Iron
  • Broseley's History [1]
  • 'Broseley', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10: Munslow Hundred (part), The Liberty and Borough of Wenlock (1998), pp. 257-293. [[2]