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James Wilder (1789-1869)

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1789 Born in Ipsden, Oxfordshire

Presumably started his business at Ipsden (near Wallingford) but soon moved to the Yield Hall Foundry, Reading

1822 Married Mary Mason in Reading[1]

1851 James Wilder 61, ironfounder, master, employing 30 men, lived in Reading with Mary Wilder 56, James Wilder 27, iron founder, John Wilder 25, ironfounder, Mary Wilder 23[2]

Took his sons into partnership

1861 James Wilder, 71, ironfounder, lived in Reading with Mary Wilder 66, Mary Wilder 33[3]

1869 Died in Reading[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. BMD