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William Ward Williams

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William Ward Williams (1772-1833) of Peel, Williams and Co and Peel, Williams and Peel

1772 July 12th. Born

Worked at the famous Carron Ironworks and at Walker's (Rotherham).

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.

By 1800 Peel, Williams and Co was founded by George Peel, Senior and William Ward Williams.

1821 Possible listing as Williams Wm. ironfounder, house 100 Oldham Street, Manchester [1]. This is supported by a reference to him living next door to the works at one time, before moving to Piccadilly and Oldham Street [2]

1823 W. W. Williams, ironfounder, listed as living at Medlock Hall, Holt Town [3]. That this is the same Williams is supported by Musson and Robinson [4]

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. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1821-2 Pigot and Dean's New Directory of Manchester and Salford
  2. p.469, 'Science & Technology in the Industrial Revolution' by A E Musson and Eric Robinson
  3. 'History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Vol II, Wales & Co., 1823
  4. p.469, 'Science & Technology in the Industrial Revolution' by A E Musson and Eric Robinson
  5. The Manchester Times and Gazette, Saturday, July 13, 1833