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William Bridgens Barton

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1743 Born in Birmingham son of John Barton[1]

Became a maker of scales/yards.

Took over the scale-making business of James Ford

1782 Transferred his business to Thomas Beach

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  • Biography of Thomas Avery, ODNB