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Richard Bills

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Richard Bills ( -1849) of Wednesbury

Iron Founders

Richard Bills a gunlock maker of Church Street, established a furnace and foundry at Furnace Lane, Lower Green, where Heath Road is today.

1826 He made his stepson Samuel Mills a full partner on his 21st birthday and the company became known as Bills and Mills

Richard died in 1849 and Samuel took over the company.

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