Category: Ironmasters

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An ironmaster is the manager, and usually owner, of a forge or blast furnace for the processing of iron. It is a term mainly associated with the period of the Industrial Revolution, especially in Great Britain.

The ironmaster was usually a large scale entrepreneur and thus an important member of a community. He would have a large country house or mansion as his residence. The organization of operations surrounding the smelting, refining and casting of iron was labour-intensive, and so there would be a large number of workers reliant on the furnace works.

There were ironmasters (possibly not called such) from the 17th century onwards, but they became more prominent with the great expansion in the British iron industry during the Industrial Revolution. Source: Wikipedia entry for Ironmaster


Person Profiles (37)

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01 Mar 1804 Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 28 Jun 1881

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Battle, Sussex, England - bef 20 May 1587
18 Feb 1816 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England - 20 Dec 1904
abt 1540 Theux, Liège, Belgium
abt 1475 Theux, Liège, Belgium
abt 1515 Marché, Theux, Liège, Holy Roman Empire - aft 1564

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abt 1583 Hastings, Sussex, England
bef 1741 England - 25 May 1795

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27 Jun 1895 Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgique
12 Jan 1802 Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, France - 08 Jan 1888
24 Jan 1814 Montbéliard, Doubs, France - 14 Apr 1873
10 May 1572 Cranbrook, Kent, England
21 Dec 1857 Metz, Moselle, France - 11 Feb 1917

D cont.

10 Aug 1816 Metz, Moselle, France - 04 Feb 1884

E

07 Sep 1735 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland - 02 Oct 1780 photo

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1536 Rotherfield, Sussex, England - 14 Jul 1567 photo
bef 01 Dec 1567 Rotherfield, Sussex, England - bef 21 Nov 1635 photo
abt 1522 Wadhurst, Sussex, England - Nov 1600 photo
07 Sep 1589 Chiddingly, Sussex, England - 13 Jan 1630 photo
1558 Chiddingly, Sussex, England - aft 24 Oct 1606 photo
07 May 1623 Chiddingly, Sussex, England - 23 Jun 1666
abt 28 Jul 1680 Glynde, Sussex, England - 04 Aug 1745

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1518 England

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abt 1530 Sussex, England - 1591
abt 1534 Sussex, England - 1604

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abt 1540 Sussex, England - 21 Dec 1619
02 Jul 1614 England - 14 Aug 1676
1589 England - 28 Mar 1624
bef 1507 Chiddingly, Sussex, England - 21 Apr 1566
abt 1561 Withyham, Sussex, England - 27 Feb 1609
abt 1590 Sedlescombe, Sussex, England - 14 May 1639
29 Oct 1868 Le Creusot, Saône-et-Loire, France - 17 Nov 1942 photo
abt Apr 1805 Bidestroff, Meurthe, France - 27 Nov 1875

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bef 25 Dec 1818 Darlaston, Staffordshire, England - 24 Dec 1868
10 Dec 1822 Willenhall, Staffordshire, England - 06 Feb 1903
20 Aug 1791 Tipton, Staffordshire, England - bef 12 Feb 1847
20 Aug 1791 Tipton, Staffordshire, England - 28 Apr 1851




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