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Lohden & Co.

Details about Lohden & Co.

Jacob Lohden was in parnership with E. Cory in the company of Cory and Lohden. When the partnership was dissolved in 1881 Jacob continued business as J. Lohden & Co.  Between 1881 and 1894 the company owned ten ships and had branches in Hartlepool, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Leith.

Family History:

Jacob Lohden was born at Horneburg, Germany in 1837 and moved to Hartlepool in 1858. He began work at the firm of Anthony Harris & Co. coal exporters. Jacob became a naturalised British subject and married Mary Paxton on 13 October 1864 at Norham-on-Tweed, Northumberland. By 1871 he and his family were living at Cambridge Terrace, Stranton, by 1881 Station Lane, Seaton Carew and by 1891 Middleton St George.

Jacob was a member of the Seaton Carew Local Board and when Seaton was amalgamated with West Hartlepool he became a member of that Board. He was a member of the Hartlepool Port and Harbour Commisioners, chairman of the Small Damage Club and a director of The Neptune Marine Insurance Company.

Jacob died at Norham-on-Tweed in February 1893 at the age of 56 leaving assets of £8,120. He was interred at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Seaton Carew.


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