Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Russell (1788-1873)

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John Russell (c.1788-1873)was a British colliery owner and ironmaster, who had extensive industrial interests especially in the South Wales valleys in the mid-nineteenth century. He was High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1855

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He developed commercial interests in the Russell and Brown Risca Coal and Iron Joint Company, John Russell and Co., Blaina Iron Works, and later the South Wales Colliery Co.

In 1836, John Russell and Co. bought Waunfawr Colliery near Risca with a site of 1,000 acres (400 ha), and in 1841 had a new mineshaft, known as Black Vein, sunk there. In partnership with Thomas Brown, he also took over the Blaina Iron Works in 1839. Many of his interests in South Wales were developed in partnership with George Randle Hookey of Ludlow (1808-1877), who in 1840 married Russell's daughter Susanna.

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