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Later Thomas Wilson
of Bank Hall, Warrington, Lancashire
1790 Copper ore had been mined at Ecton in the Manifold Valley from the mid-18th century. In 1790 Thomas Patten (which one?) bought a tin-plate factory alongside the river at Oakamoor and developed a large copper works (Cheadle Copper and Brass Co). The Froghall to Uttoxeter canal was built in 1799-1811, linking Oakamoor to the Caldon Canal. The Cheadle Copper Co. thrived in the 19th century, specialising in copper wire. It finally closed in the 1960s.
1800 Thomas assumed the sole surname of Wilson in accordance with the will of his cousin, Thomas Wilson (only surviving son of Bishop Thomas Wilson and his wife Mary (daughter of Thomas Patten; d.1705)), to whose estates he succeeded.
1800 Thomas Wilson (late Patten) married Elizabeth Hyde in Manchester
1801 Birth of son Thomas
1802 Birth of son John on 26 April
1827 Died in Cheltenham
Bank Hall - in the centre of Warrington - is now the Town Hall.