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Howard Aston Allport

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Howard Aston Allport (1842-1915)

of Dodworth Grove, Barnsley.

1916 Obituary [1]

HOWARD ASTON ALLPORT was born at Derby on 18th September 1842, and was the eldest son of the late Sir James A. Allport, at one time General Manager of the Midland Railway Co.

He was associated with the Wharncliff Woodmoor Colliery Co., Ltd., of which he remained Managing Director and Chairman until within a short time of his death.

In addition, he was a director of the Holwell Iron Co., and was connected with the Bestwood Coal and Iron Co., the Don Iron and Coal Co. and several other Companies.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Barnsley.

His death took place at his residence, Dodworth Grove, Barnsley, on 16th November 1915, at the age of Seventy-three. He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1871; he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

1915 Obituary [2]

HOWARD ASTON ALLPORT of Dodworth Grove, near Barnsley, diedon November 16, 1915, at the age of seventy-three years. He was the eldest son of the late Sir James J. Allport, the well-known manager of the Midland Railway Company.

He went to Barnsley thirty-five years ago, and became connected with the Wharncliffe Woodmoor Carlton, of which he subsequently became chairman and managing director. The undertaking was extensively developed, and now employs about 2000 hands. He had other interests in mining and kindred companies, being a director of the Holwell Iron Company, Ltd.; Bell's United Asbestos Company, Ltd.; the Bestweod Coal and Iron Company, Ltd.; and he was concerned in mining interests in the new Doncaster coalfield.

He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1871.

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