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Willingsworth Iron Co Ltd - iron masters
Founded by the Yates Family.
1861 Listed in the Dudley census as being in Brierley.
1875 'RE-BLOWING IN OF THE WILLINGSWORTH FURNACES.- It will be remembered that these extensive works were blown out several months since with the view of reconstructing them with all modern improvements. The improvements and alterations are now completed, and two of the blast furnaces will be blown in next week. These works were some years since carried on by Sir Horace St. Paul; they have, however, for a long period been worked by the Willingsworth Iron Company, Mr. David Kenrick, of Wolverhampton, being the principal partner.- London Iron Trade Exchange. 
1902 Incorporated into the newly formed Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Co with a number of railway carriage and wagon makers.
1928 One of a number of Vickers' companies which were incorporated in the amalgamation of railway interests: Metropolitan Cammell Carriage, Wagon and Finance Co Ltd.