Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameGriffith SPEED 32, 108
Birth14th Dec 1699
Death12 May 1773, Wrexham
OccupationIronmonger
FatherRichard SPEED , 170 (-1711)
MotherMary , 447
Spouses
Birth2 Mar 1718, Wrexham
DeathApr 1785, Wrexham
FatherRichard JONES , 103 (?1691-1752)
MotherMary WILLIAMS , 168 (1695-1764)
Marriage18 Feb 1750, Minera, Denbighshire
Notes for Griffith SPEED
High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1760. Ironmaster. Owner of Old Bersham Iron Works (in Wrexham township)

Bersham holds special importance for economic historians, for not only did it house the workshops of the skilled Davies Brothers, it was one of the cradles of the Industrial Revolution. This is the place where British iron making began in 1670, where smelting iron ore with coke began in 1721, and where John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson set up shop in 1775. For many years the area was one of the most important iron manufacturing centres in the world. The Bersham Industrial Centre tells the story of the man who bored cannon for the American War of Independence and cylinders for James Watts' revolutionary steam engine that changed the face of the modern world.
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