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James Joicey and Co

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James Joicey and Co, colliery owners, of 29/31 Quay, Newcastle upon Tyne.

1828 George Joicey and (presumably) his brother James invested in a colliery at Tanfield Moor.

The company was first known as J. and G. Joicey and Company

After 1829 the colliery business became known as James Joicey and Co.

1838 Purchased the South Tanfield Colliery. Afterwards acquired the Twizell, Tanfield Lea, and East Tanfield Collieries. Then the firm sank three pits at West Pelton and Handen Hold.

1838 The youngest brother, John Joicey, joined the business

At some point James's other brother, Edward Joicey, as well as John Joicey became partners.

c.1855 George Joicey died.

1863 James junior, son of George, joined the business

1867 James junior was offered a partnership by his uncle James

By c.1865 John Joicey was the sole surviving senior partner

1881 James junior succeeded his uncle, John, as head of the business.

1886 James Joicey and Co was formed into a limited company; owned several collieries.

1890 of King St, Newcastle[1].

1893 James junior was made a baronet. The business was run by Sir James Joicey, Major William J. Joicey, Joseph Thompson and John Thompson.

1896 Sir James Joicey purchased the Lambton Collieries from the Earl of Durham and formed a separate company Lambton Collieries. The output of the Lambton pits was 3,000,000 tons per annum.

1911 The Lambton Collieries purchased the Hetton Coal Co.

1922 J. Joicey and Co was at Dean Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

1924 James Joicey and Co was wound up voluntarily and the collieries transferred to the Lambton and Hetton Collieries whose title was changed to the Lambton Hetton Joicey Collieries.

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Sources of Information

  1. Ward's Directory of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1890