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Thomas Hampton (c1840- ) of the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works
Engineer for the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works, The Ickles, Sheffield. 
c.1840 Born in Tettenhall, Staffordshire
1871 Manager, armour plate works; living in Sheffield with his wife Annie and four children
1872 They sold the works to the adjoining Phoenix Bessemer Steel Co., Ltd. and the company was wound up.
1873 Patent application by Thomas Hampton, of Sheffield, Steel Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "an improvement in the manufacture of armour and other plates."
1881 Steel manufacturer, living in Sheffield with his wife Annie and nine children
1891 Steel and Iron Manufacturer