Jeremiah Dimmack was born in Kingswinford in about 1781, the only son of Richard Harper Dimmack and Jane Thomings. He was baptized on 7 Oct 1781 in Brierley Hill. His mother died when he was very young and was buried in Brierley Hill on 9 Sep 1783.  His father promptly remarried his wife's sister Sarah Thomings on 6 Dec 1784 in Halesowen.

Jeremiah was involved in the iron industry and a few records shed light on his activity.

He married Jane Bagnall, the eldest daughter of Edward Bagnall on 27 Jul 1806 at St Philips Birmingham. Jane Bagnall's grandfather was John Bagnall of Broseley, a coalmaster and engineer, a forebear of the important West Bromwich iron foundry of John Bagnall and Sons. An announcement in the Monthly Magazine and Register (Vol 22) tells of the marriage, "at Birmingham of Mr Dimmock (sic) of Moor Croft Iron Works and Miss Bagnall, daughter of the late Mr Edw B of Wednesbury"

Jeremiah was in a partnership with his brother-in-law, Edward Bagnall and Edward's uncle Daniel and his brother(?) also Daniel Bagnall, known as Bagnalls and Dimmack. The London Gazette records the dissolution of a number of these partnerships dated 8 Feb 1811. This may mark the passing of various partnerships down a generation to Jeremiah and Daniel Bagnall (jnr) or it could show a break with the main Bagnall family whose iron interests focused on the business of the eldest brother John Bagnall and Sons of West Bromwich. The interests of the descendants of the two younger Bagnall brothers, Edward and Daniel, appear to have been much diminished after the death of Edward Bagnall, Jeremiah's father-in-law, in 1805.

Jeremiah Dimmack is recorded as being an iron and coal master of the Moor Croft Iron works in Bilston in an 1818 Trade Directory, but it is not clear whether it was he who set this up or not. He, nonetheless, is recorded as filing a patent in 22 Jun 1812 for an improved method of pig iron founding. (Pat 3659 52 Geo III)

In 1822 he went bankrupt together with his partner Elizabeth Thomings. The bankruptcy meeting was called and held at the George Inn, Digbeth on 14 Apr 1822. Elizabeth Thomings was the widow of Jeremiah Thomings (b 1768) his mother's brother. This event would lead one to suspect that the Moor Croft Iron works were in fact managed as a family concern between Jeremiah's parents' families - the Dimmacks and Thomings's

Jeremiah and Jane Dimmack had at least nine children, seven of which made it to adulthood. Certainly from the 1820's onwards they attended the Swan Bank Methodist church and both are recorded as being buried by that church. A number of the Bagnall family were Wesleyans and it is probably because of this non-conformism that the record of Jane's baptism has not survived.

Jeremiah was buried 18 Sep 1848 and his widow eighteen months later on 2 Feb 1850.


Family of Jeremiah DIMMACK and Jane BAGNALL

See also
Jeremiah DIMMACK's parents: Richard Harper DIMMACK (1758-1803 ) and Jane THOMINGS (bap.1762)
Jeremiah DIMMACK's half siblings: Arthur Dimmack (1793- ) Sarah DIMMACK (1795-)
Jane BAGNALL's parents: Edward BAGNALL (1761-1805) and Mary WILKES (1764?-1804)
Jane BAGNALL's siblings: Edward BAGNALL (1786-1854?), Joseph BAGNALL (1791-1877?), Mary BAGNALL (1792- ), Martha BAGNALL (1795-1874) and William BAGNALL (bap.1795)


Husband: Jeremiah DIMMACK (b.1781, bur.1848)
Wife: Jane BAGNALL (b.1788?, bur.1850)
Children: Mary Ann Bagnall DIMMACK (1807-1866)
  Edward Bagnall DIMMACK (1808-1875)
  William Henry DIMMACK (b.1811, bur.1826)
  Jane Thomings DIMMACK (bap.1816, d.1850?)
  Jeremiah Bagnall DIMMACK (1818-1893)
  George Frederick DIMMACK (1820-1905)
  Emma Selina DIMMACK (1823-1893)
  Richard Harper DIMMACK (b.1825, bur.1826)
  Theophilus Davies DIMMACK (1828-1855)
Marriage 27 Jul 1806 St Philip's Birmingham

Husband: Jeremiah DIMMACK

Name: Jeremiah DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Father: Richard Harper DIMMACK (1758- )
Mother: Jane THOMINGS (bap.1762)
Birth 1782 (app) Staffordshire
Patent 26 May 1812 (age 29-30) No 3569 Patented Iron manufacturing grate
Bankruptcy 20 Apr 1822 (age 39-40) Listed with Elizabeth Thomings, pig iron makers of Kingswinford
Residence 1841 (age 58-59) Dudley Road, Parish of Kingswinford with wife Jane and Mary Ann, Jane and Emma
Burial 18 Sep 1848 (age 65-66) Swan Bank Methodist Church, Wolverhampton

Wife: Jane BAGNALL

Name: Jane BAGNALL 1
Sex: Female
Father: Edward BAGNALL (1761-1805)
Mother: Mary WILKES (1764?-1804)
Birth 1788 (app) Staffordshire
Burial 2 Feb 1850 (age 61-62) Wolverhampton Methodists

Child 1: Mary Ann Bagnall DIMMACK

Name: Mary Ann Bagnall DIMMACK
Sex: Female
Birth 29 Oct 1807 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 26 Jul 1816 (age 8) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Residence (1) 1851 (age 43-44) Bilston with 'brother' Theophilus
Residence (2) 1861 (age 53-54) Wolverhampton with sister in law Eleanor Thorneycroft
Death 1866 (age 58-59) Wolverhampton

Child 2: Edward Bagnall DIMMACK

Name: Edward Bagnall DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Spouse: Anne THOMPSON (1799-1881)
Birth 19 Nov 1808 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 25 Dec 1808 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Residence (1) 1841 (age 32-33) Church Street, Bilston
Occupation (1) btw 1841 and 1864 (age 32-56) Ironworks Proprietor; Staffordshire and South Wales
Residence (2) 1850 (age 41-42)  
Occupation (2) 17 Dec 1852 (age 44) Appointed director of South Staffordshire Water Company (Henry Marten chief engineer)
Occupation (3) 1 Feb 1853 (age 44) Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Staffodshire
Occupation (4) 1856 (age 47-48) JP and High Sheriff for the county of Monmouth
Occupation (5) 1856 (age 47-48) Went into partnership with Henry Marten
Occupation (6) 30 Jan 1856 (age 47) attendant of ceremony; Buckingham Palace in front of Queen Victoria
Occupation (7) 1870 (app) (age 61-62) JP for Staffordshire
Death Q1 1875 (age 66)  

Child 3: William Henry DIMMACK

Name: William Henry DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Birth 10 Feb 1811 Darlaston
Baptism 9 Jun 1811 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Burial 29 Jan 1826 (age 14) Wolverhampton Methodist

Child 4: Jane Thomings DIMMACK

Name: Jane Thomings DIMMACK
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry HOLLOWAY ( - )
Baptism 26 Jul 1816 St Lawrence, Darlaston
Death 1850 (app)  

Child 5: Jeremiah Bagnall DIMMACK

Name: Jeremiah Bagnall DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Spouse: Eliza HICKMAN (1816-1883?)
Birth 1818 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 12 Feb 1818 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Occupation 1861 (age 42-43) Iron Merchant
Residence 1891 (age 72-73) Widower living with niece Isabella Howell in Wolverhampton (Retired Iron Merchant aged 73)
Death 1893 (age 74-75) Wolverhampton

Child 6: George Frederick DIMMACK

Name: George Frederick DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Mildred NORTON (1824-1879)
Birth 14 Jan 1820 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 12 Mar 1820 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Death 1905 (age 84-85)  

Child 7: Emma Selina DIMMACK

Name: Emma Selina DIMMACK
Sex: Female
Spouse: John STEWARD ( - )
Birth 1823 Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Death 1893 (age 69-70) Wolverhampton

Child 8: Richard Harper DIMMACK

Name: Richard Harper DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Birth 1 Feb 1825 Staffordshire
Baptism 1 Apr 1825 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Burial 19 Feb 1826 (age 1) Wolverhampton Methodists

Child 9: Theophilus Davies DIMMACK

Name: Theophilus Davies DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Birth 31 May 1828 Varteg, Monmouthshire
Baptism 27 Jul 1829 (age 1) High St Independent, Stourbridge
Residence 1851 (age 22-23) Living with sister Mary Ann (Iron Merchant)
Death 1855 (age 26-27) Wolverhampton


1 "Guess work". Some Guess work. She is almost certainly related to John Bagnall and sons (major iron founders) but is too old to be a sister of the six+ Bagnall sons - hence a cousin would slot her in here together with her sister Martha and brother Edward. Note also that Edward Bagnall's son and Jane Bagnall's son are christened together on Christmas day 1808