John Schofield

Industry type: Spindle factory
Location: Adams Street
Active dates: Mid-19th century

Summary: At some point between 1822 and 1857, John Schofield operated a spindle manufacturing factory in the Rockbourn Mill, located on the site of the old Stidham barley mill. Schofield most likely sold his spindles to the many cotton spinning firms located along the Brandywine. The mill building was destroyed by a fire in 1857.

Citations: Boatman, Roy. The Brandywine Cotton Industry, 1795-1865. Hagley Research Report, 1957.