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c.1839 Born in Birmingham, the son of a grocer
1861 Manager of a cotton mill
1885 As President of the Gloucester Liberal Two Hundred, J J Seekings led the dissolution of that body on grounds of principle that paid agents were barred from employment by candidates for Parliament, and that this rule applied to associations as well as individuals
1889 W. Sisson and Co acquired Seekings' engineering works
1894 J. J. Seekings was appointed a county magistrate by the Lord Chancellor but refused to pay the fees, about which opinions differed
1899 Seekings died, after which land he owned on corner of Hagley Road and Ladywood Road was sold; banks were constructed on the site