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Robert Hazledine (1768-1837)

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Robert Hazledine (1768-1837)

1768 Born the son of William Hazledine, a millwright, at Shawbury, Shropshire

c.1792 Hazeldine and Co was set up in Bridgnorth by three brothers of the Hazeldine family — John, Robert and Thomas. The ironworks was located on a 0.8ha site between the east bank of the River Severn north of the bridge and Mill Street.

1794 February 27th. Married Sarah Taylor[1]

1810 Managed the foundry in Bridgnorth after the death of his brother John

1817 The partnership of John Urpeth Rastrick with R. Hazledine, T. Davies and A. Brodie of the Iron Foundry, Bridgnorth was dissolved [2].

1835 Ironfounder, of Bridge St, Bridgnorth[3]

1837 August 31st. Died

1841 Sarah Hazledine (age c.70) was living in Bridgnorth with John Hazledine (age c.45), iron founder, and his wife Harriet (age c.40)[4]

Robert’s son John Hazledine (1796-1843) continued to work as an iron founder from premises facing Bridge Street until his death, when the Hazeldine firm finally came to an end.

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Sources of Information

  1. England Select Marriages
  2. The Morning Chronicle, Monday, June 30, 1817
  3. Poll Books
  4. 1841 census