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1772 July 12th. Born
William Williams was in partnership with James Marshall in a short-lived ironfounding business, dissolved in 1797.
Williams then went into partnership with Thomas Knight, as Williams and Knight Ironfounders, 6 Miller's Street.
1821 Possible listing as Williams Wm. ironfounder, house 100 Oldham Street, Manchester . This is supported by a reference to him living next door to the works at one time, before moving to Piccadilly and Oldham Street 
1829 A Mr Williams referred to in an advert for Peel, Williams and Peel
1833 July 9th. Died aged 61 years, of the Broughton Priory.