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John Wilder (1826-1903)

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1826 born in Reading[1]

1851 James Wilder 61, ironfounder, master, employing 30 men, lived in Reading with Mary Wilder 56, James Wilder 27, iron founder, John Wilder 25, ironfounder, Mary Wilder 23[2]

James Wilder took his son(s) into partnership at the Yield Hall Foundry

1861 James Wilder 37, engineer and ironfounder, lived in Reading with his brother John Wilder 35, engineer and ironfounder[3]

1870 John Wilder took sole charge of the business in Reading after the death of his father - see John Wilder.

1881 Mechanical Engineer Master Employing 56 Men 10 Boys, widower, lived in Reading[4]

1884 Engineer and Agricultural Implement manufacturer. Joined I Mech E[5]

1903 Died in Reading[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. Mechanical Engineer records
  6. BMD