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Stockton on Tees

The following contains the contents of the 1817-1829 Timeline which is in process of being made into a more readable narrative.

Stockton on Tees in 1825 from the author's copy of The Railway Centenary 1825-1925

Stockton - West side of Market Place

Map of Stockton 1791



24th February - Registered Port of Stockton.

Captain J. Wilson (1827-33)

LLoyds GREEN Book (as transcribed by Gilbert Provost in email 14th May 2006. As ELIZABETH JANE.

World Chronology

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight

Slavery is abolished in New York State.


Suffolk Records Office, Ipswich Reference: IG 2/2/2

Stockton Registration documents apparently no longer exist. Double check.


'Steamer Commerce built by Jabez Bayley entered service in I828. Sailed from Ipswich to London.

1828 Bayley sole owner of 'Commerce'

Hugh Moffat's
Ships and Shipyards of Ipswich



World Chronology

Andrew Jackson seventh president of the United States.

Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.

St Katharine Docks opened in London



World Chronology

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust premieres.

HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the first typewriter.