Joseph Jones (ironmaster)

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Alderman Joseph Jones
Born Joseph Jones
(1837-03-07)7 March 1837
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Died 12 September 1912(1912-09-12) (aged 75)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Ironmaster
Known for Mayor of Wolverhampton

Joseph Jones (7 Mar 1837—12 September 1912), and his brothers William Highfield Jones and John Jones, were successful industrialists, benefactors and politicians. All three became aldermen and served as Mayor of Wolverhampton.


Jones, and his brother John, founded the Corrugated Iron Company in 1857, specialising in flat or corrugated sheeting.[1]

Borough council[edit]

Ironmaster Alderman Joseph Jones served as Mayor of Wolverhampton 1887/88.[2]


Jones was born in Wolverhampton on 7 Mar 1837, the son of jappaner Edward Jones and his wife Rebecca, née Highfield.[3] Jones married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Pinson on 15 July 1865, and they had five children. After his marriage he lived on Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton. His brother John and his family lived close by.[4] Jones died 12 September 1912 in Wolverhampton.


  1. ^ "The Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Company". Sankey Canal Restoration Society. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mayors of Wolverhampton 1848 - 1948". Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies and Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Services. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ England Census, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton. The National Archives, 1841
  4. ^ England Census, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton. The National Archives, 1871
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Vincent Jackson
Mayor of Wolverhampton
Succeeded by
Frederic Edward Manby