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TOOGOOD, James

Born: 1833
Died: 1915 07 11

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Born at Totton, near Southampton in Hampshire, England, Toogood probably trained in Britain. In about 1870 he came to South Africa where he appears to have first worked for the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in the Cape and probably worked on his own account as well. While in the Cape he carried out work on the Lovedale Institution. He came to Johannesburg in 1895 and was associated with AH REID supervising the building of the General Hospital in Johannesburg and the Market Buildings near Market Square, Johannesburg. He was in partnership with F GOODE from about 1896 (TOOGOOD & GOODE). They were last listed together in 1903 but it is likely that the partnership ended with the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War. In 1900 his wife died. Toogood is listed with one ELTON (cf TOOGOOD & ELTON) in 1904 and on his own from 1905 to about 1907. He and TW MACKEY (cf TOOGOOD & MACKEY) were in partnership from 1911 until 1915, the year Toogood died in Johannesburg.

(Jnl ATA Feb 1916:7 obit; Longland's Jhb & SAR dir 1897; Longland's Tvl dir 1905; TAD MHG 26945; UTD 1911)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.