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William Wren

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1844 William Edward Wren was born in Merton, Surrey

Married to Sarah.

1891 Listed as William Wren, a Heel Ball maker at 31 Greyfriars Street, Northampton with wife Sarah and their five children: daughter Mary C. E. aged 19, a boot machinist, born in Camberwell Surrey; son William E. aged 10, born in Camberwell Surrey; daughter Edith A. aged 8, born in Camberwell Surrey; son Thomas D, aged 5, born in Northampton; Jenny aged 3, also born in Northampton.

His company William Wren Ltd was later listed as William Wren and Co, maker of Wrens shoe polish

1938 Chiswick Polish Co acquired William Wren's polish business, including Lavendo furniture polish; a white cleaner called Puwhite and Wren's Super Wax Shoe Polish.

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