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Edward White Benson (1800–1843), chemical engineer and manufacturer
Born in Yorkshire
1826 Married Harriet Baker (d. 1850). Their eldest son became Archbishop of Canterbury/
1830s Became manager of the British Alkali Works at Stoke, near Droitwich
1842 The business failed which proved a great strain on his father's health and he died the following year. The business partners gave his widow an annuity, as well as a small house within the deserted factory on Birmingham Heath.