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William Rigby (1821-1863) of Parkhead Forge, Glasgow, inventor of the Rigby Hammer.
In about 1845 he appointed William Rigby as works manager.
William Rigby married Jane, daughter of shipbuilder Robert Napier.
1861 The Clyde Artisans, Napiers' and Parkhead Forge Corps of the 25th Battalion of the Lanarkshire Rifles mustered under the command of Colonel William Rigby.
1861 William Beardmore senior entered into partnership with William Rigby.
1861 William Rigby 39, living in High church district, Glasgow, with Jane Rigby 35, Isabella Rigby 10, Jane Rigby 9, Maria Rigby 7, John Rigby 1, Rigby 1 month