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Robert William Kennard

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Robert William Kennard (1800-1870), MP for Newport, Isle of Wight, and partner in a number of businesses, including the Falkirk Iron Co and the Blaenavon Co.

His father was John Kennard, born in London, 26 February 1775

1830 Became a co-partner in the Falkirk Iron Co, which was re-named Ashwell and Kennard until 1849.

1853 Robert William Kennard probably played a major part in the successful establishment of the Crumlin Viaduct Works which were directed by his sons Thomas William Kennard (1825-1893) and Henry Martyn Kennard (1833-1911).

Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

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