Sir James Ramsden 1822 - 1896
- English; British
- born in:
- Bolton, Bolton borough, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1846 - appointed locomotive superintendent of the new Furness Railway.
1856 - became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1870 - encouraged the establishment of Barrow's shipbuilding company.
1859 - moved into Abbots Wood, a new mansion leased from the Furness railway.
1867-1872 - served as first mayor of Barrow-in-Furness.
1872 - Knighted.
1873 - became High Sheriff of Lancashire.