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Offline bissetjm

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Rogerstone Works/Foundry c.1847
« on: Monday 05 September 11 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I am searching for any information (or recommended sources) on the Foundry works in Rogerstone Hamnet, near Newport, between around 1847 and 1859.

I have identified newspaper articles advertising the foundry works in the Bristol Mercury of 27th September/2nd October 1847, under the names T. Carr and Wilthew from Newcastle upon Tyne. I know that a John Shaftoe Wilthew was employed as a 'Master' at the foundry according to the 1851 census, but he had returned with his family to the north east by 1859 (when he murdered his wife and was subsequently hanged in Durham Gaol).

Ideally I'm looking for the identity of the 'T.Carr', any information confirming the Wilthew mentioned as the same John Shaftoe (or another), and any information on the general history of the works itself around this period. I know that from the later 1880's it looks to have been taken over/restarted by a new firm (and later in the 20th century, Alcan), but it is prior to this I am looking.

If anyone can offer any advice/info/help in advance of any time I might find to make a visit to a library in the region, that would be much appreciated.

Kind regards
Atherton - Shropshire / Lancashire
Bisset - Aberdeenshire (-1850), 
Bridgeford - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Bruce - South Shields
Cooper - Lancashire ( -1830)
Crawford - North'd
Crozier - South Shields
Hammersley
Harvey - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Horley
Hosie - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Kempt - " "
Kitchin - London
Lumsden - Aberdeenshire ( -1780)
Nixon - Warwickshire
Oldhams - " "
Starkey - " "
Stephens - Aberdeenshire ( -1790)
Stuart - South Shields
Thompson - NE England
Wilthew - Anytime, anywhere

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Re: Rogerstone Works/Foundry c.1847
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 09:21 BST (UK) »
You could try contacting Rogerstone library:

Rogerstone Library and Information Centre
Tregwilym Road
Newport, NP10 9EL
United Kingdom
(01633) 656656; rogerstone.librarynewport.gov.uk

There is a Rogerstone local history society,which I'm sure the library could put you in touch with,and I believe a book on the history of Rogerstone written by one of the library employees.

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Re: Rogerstone Works/Foundry c.1847
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 12:48 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Steve.

Yes, I'd checked Newport area libraries catalogue and there were a couple of books/documents which looked useful, and planned to call in to Rogerstone Library when I found the time to visit to see these.

Kind regards

James
Atherton - Shropshire / Lancashire
Bisset - Aberdeenshire (-1850), 
Bridgeford - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Bruce - South Shields
Cooper - Lancashire ( -1830)
Crawford - North'd
Crozier - South Shields
Hammersley
Harvey - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Horley
Hosie - Aberdeenshire ( -1830)
Kempt - " "
Kitchin - London
Lumsden - Aberdeenshire ( -1780)
Nixon - Warwickshire
Oldhams - " "
Starkey - " "
Stephens - Aberdeenshire ( -1790)
Stuart - South Shields
Thompson - NE England
Wilthew - Anytime, anywhere


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Re: Rogerstone Works/Foundry c.1847
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 September 20 01:30 BST (UK) »
Are still interested for information of Rogerstone Foundry

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Re: Rogerstone Works/Foundry c.1847
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 September 20 11:20 BST (UK) »
Believe Nettlefolds owned it 1890's.