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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Descendants of John Tyzack (1747-1796), With Their Sheffield Companies

Two of the sons of John Tyzack (1747-1796) were tool and cutlery makers, and they and their descendants founded 5 tool and cutlery companies in and around Sheffield and one in London. With my wife's assistance and information from and other internet sources, we have created this family tree to show Sheffield's most prominent tool making family. The companies are:

Joseph Tyzack & Son, Ltd.
Needham, Veall & Tyzack, Ltd. (cutlery only)
S. Tyzack & Son (Shoreditch, London)
Tyzack & Holmes Ltd. (measuring tools)
W.A. Tyzack & Co., Ltd.
W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner, Ltd.     
The pdf copy is here

1 comment:

  1. You could find considerably more about the Tyzack family and their tools by entering Tyzack into Google. It normally comes up third.