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Jacob Bridge
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28 MAY 1864 New Jerusalem Church, Accrington, Lancashire
Lang Bridge
Mary Hannah Swain
15 JUN 1864
6 OCT 1900 Accrington, Lancashire aged 36
9 OCT 1900 Accrington
Baptised at the New Jerusalem Church, LAN Accrington [C1864: CMB Registers transcribed by Jack BRODERICK]; aged 6 years (born in LAN Accrington) (living with his
parents) [C7]; tin worker (employer) of 44 & 46 Church Street, LAN Accrington, aged 27 years (born in LAN Accrington) [C9:RG12/3356/115/11]; sole owner of Paradise Iron
and Tin Plate Works, died at his home in Church Street, LAN Accrington [N1900]; Jacob BRIDGE of 46 Church-street, Accrington, iron founder and machinist, died 6 October
1900. Probate Lancaster 1 December to Richard HOLDSWORTH, machinery-agent. Effects £39,272 3s 5d, Resworn February 1905 £29,737:9:7, Resworn July 1905
£38,737:9:7 [W1905: Lancashire CRO Reference WLa'/73]
Accrington Observer & Times (13.10.1900): DEATH OF MR JAKE BRIDGE - Widespread surprise was occasioned at the sudden death of Mr Jacob (“Jake”) BRIDGE, which
took place at his residence, Church Street, Accrington, on Saturday afternoon, at the untimely age of 37 years. Deceased had only been ailing about a week, having
experienced a cold at the outset, and no serious thoughts were entertained until Friday, when he ruptured a blood vessel. He was one of the best known gentlemen in the town,
and as sole owner of Paradise Iron and Tin Plate Works was a familiar figure in business circles. He was born in the house in which he died, his deceased father, Mr Lang
BRIDGE, also being an Accringtonian. There were two sons, but the eldest, John, died in Australia about nine years ago. The works, which were first started in a very humble
way by deceased's father in Hargreaves Street, have greatly developed, and Paradise Works is now a large concern, doing most of the tinner's work for Howard and Bullough.
Deceased was very popular with his workpeople, never a year passing but he subscribed most liberally towards a picnic. He never sought publicity in whatever he did, and his
many kind actions and generosity, particularly to the poor, were all the more appreciated on that account. To the poor and well-deserving his death will be a severe loss. He
was a vice-president of the Conservative Club, where the committee had evidence of his generosity very frequently, a thirty-guinea cup for a billiard competition being one of his
more recent gifts besides which he subscribed very liberally to the funds of the Registration Association. He was well known and respected in Masonic circles, one of the
positions he had held in this connection being that of Worshipful Master of Bank Terrace Lodge (Hargreaves Arms). He was unmarried. The interment took place at Accrington
Cemetery on Tuesday morning. The cortege was an imposing one, and a large number of people lined the streets on route. In front walked about a hundred workmen and
foremen from Paradise works, followed by about a dozen Freemasons. The Revd J R RENDELL conducted a short service at the deceased's house, and also performed the
last rites at the graveside. Deputations were present from the Conservative club, Messrs Howard and Bullough's, and the various departments at the works … A large number
of intimate friends were present, and numerous wreaths were sent, including those from the brethren of Bank Terrace Lodge, the employees of Paradise Works, the directors of
Messrs Howard and Bullough's, and the Accrington Conservative club. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr John Haworth, Abbey Street.

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