John Guest, business man with a connection to Wales (Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil)

John Guest

John guest was the only surviving son of Thomas Guest an iron-master, he took over his fathers company in Merthyr in 1807. Guest was a shrewd businessman by the 1830's the Dowlais ironworks was the largest in the world.
Connection: Sir Josiah John Guest 1st baronet was born in 1785 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil.

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He was the first chairman of the Taff Valley Railway and was created a baronet in 1838.






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