I'm delighted you found the iron book of interest. I'm not sure if there was a connection between the two John Englands or not. If there was, it was probably a distant relation. 18th century Quakers were noted as craftsmen and skilled workers and many of the iron works and mills employed them. Interestingly, despite their views on war and killing, some of the finest firearms of the period were made by Quakers. This is actually a reflection of the fact that guns were necessary for everyday survival, but I find it a bit ironic.
The descendants of John England of Rappahannock Forge remained in Stafford and other parts of Virginia. The sons of the earlier John England removed to Delaware and elsewhere.
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