J. J. Cordes

Firm Details

People & Investments (1)



  1. Nail-making firm at the Dos Works, Newport. Firm first established c. 1840 by John James Cordes and Henry Ewbank with £10,000 funding from T.B Oldfield of London.

  2. Partnership of J.J. Cordes & Co. as nail, rivet and spike merchants and manufacturers carried on at the Dos Works Newport dissolved 31/03/1883 as far as concerns Francis Henry Mitchell and Robert William Hamilton, and carried on as limited company. One of the continuing partners was Frank Johnstone Mitchell, the son of Francis Henry Mitchell.


  1. Deeds relating to Cordes (Dos) Works, Newport Gwent Archives, GB 0218.D372 http://www.gwentarchives.gov.uk/media/13651/d372cordes__dos__works__newport.html

  2. London Gazette 25289 20/11/1883 p. 5586.