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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.
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.