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W. P. Stanley

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William Proctor Stanley born c1806

1845 William Proctor Stanley, Ironmonger of Peterborough is one of the founding committee of the Peterborough and Nottingham Junction Railway [1]

1847. Advertisement. 'John W. Sharman of Willingboro', W. P. Stanley of Peterboro', and Thomas Johnston, of Leicester, Ironmongers and Agricultural Implement Makers...'[2]

1850 Advertisement. 'W. P. STANLEY, Agricultural Implement Maker, Peterboro', has purchased of the Executors of the late Robert Griffin, of Peterboro', the Right of Manufacture of CAMBRIDGE'S PATENT PRESS ROLL for the Peterboro' District, as also the entire Stock of IMPLEMENTS, Bar, Rod, Hoop, and Sheet Iron, Steel, etc....'[3]

1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition for a linseed and barley crusher. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class IX.

1851 Living at Longcauseway, Peterborough (age 42 and born at Gainsborough), Ironmonger. With wife Jane (age 45) and four servants / staff. [4]

1858 Q4. Death at Peterborough. Thomas Amies and William Barford acquired his business company and named it Amies and Barford.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Bristol Mercury , Saturday, October 4, 1845
  2. Stamford Mercury - Friday 30 July 1847
  3. Stamford Mercury - Friday 27 December 1850
  4. 1851 Census