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William Thompson (1798-1878)

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William Thompson (1798-1878), partner in Stephenson, Blake and Co

c.1798 Born in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire

1841 Wm Thompson 43, file manufacturer, lived in Nether Hallam with Sarah Thompson 44, Wm Blake Thompson 16, Ann Thompson 14, Sarah Elizh Thompson 12, Mary Thompson 10, Emily Thompson 8, Francis Thompson 5, Hellen Thompson 2, Mary Thompson 40[1]

1851 William Thompson 53, type founder, "says does not employ any journeymen", lived in Nether Hallam with his sister Mary Thompson 50, Ann Thompson 23, Sarah Elizah Thompson 21, Helen Thompson 11[2]

1852 William Thompson, gentleman (type founder), lived in Upperthorpe[3]

1853 After the death of John Blake the firm of Blake and Parkin was managed by William Thompson on behalf of Mrs Blake. A celebration dinner was held to acknowledge the contribution that Mr Thompson had made in running the business[4]

1857 William Thompson, type founder, lived at 28 Daniel Hill, Sheffield[5]

1861 William Thompson 63, letter founder, lived in Daniel Street, Nether Hallam, with Sarah Thompson 65, Ann Thompson 31, Emily Thompson 27, Frances Blake Thompson 24, Helen Thompson 21, Mary Thompson 21[6]

1878 Died at Upper Thorpe[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1852 Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield
  4. Sheffield Independent Jan. 7, 1854
  5. 1857 White´s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire and Sheffield
  6. 1861 census
  7. National probate calendar