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William Colley

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William Colley (1766-1828) of William Colley and Son

1821 Master Cutler.

1828 Died. 'On Sunday week, aged 62, Mr. William Colley, sen. of Broad-lane, Sheffield. He had, for many years, carried on a respectable business as merchant and manufacturer in that town, and also served the office of Master Cutler.'[1]

1828 Death of his son. Death of William Colley, Cornhill, in his 33rd year, after a lingering illness, the son of William Colley, of Broad Lane, who died ten weeks ago,[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Hull Packet - Tuesday 23 September 1828
  2. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 29 November 1828