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William Bryant

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1804 Born in Tiverton, Devon.

1835 Bryant went into partnership with general merchant Edward James as Bryant and James.

1836 Bryant invented and patented the "manufacture of liquid and paste blacking, by introducing India rubber, oil and other articles and things."

1843 A partnership was formed between, two Quakers, Francis May and William Bryant, to establish a Provisions Merchants business in Tooley Street, London.

1851 William Bryant 47, merchant, soap manufacturer, earthenware manufacturer, lived in Plymouth, Ann J Bryant 45, Wilberforce Bryant 14, Arthur C Bryant 9, Frederick C Bryant 8, Theodore H Bryant 8, Elizabeth A Bryant 5[1]

The partnership of Francis May and William Bryant was merged with Bryant and James forming Bryant and May.

1871 Williams Bryant 67, manufacturer of chemical lights, employing 1500 people, lived in Kingston with Anne J Bryant 66, Wilberforce Bryant 33, manufacturer of chemical lights, Fred R C Bryant 38. manufacturer of chemical lights[2]

1874 Died in Surbiton

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1871 census