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1784 Born son of James Shears
By 1810 Daniel Towers Shears appears to have been responsible for the day-to-day running of the family business, James Shears and Sons. During his career he took out a number of patents, all clearly related to the business of copper and brass manufacture or to industries which used utensils made of these materials:
In 1842 Daniel Towers Shears married his second wife, a Maria Dickenson; at the time he was living at The Lawn, South Lambeth and this was still his home at the time of his death in 1860. Maria Shears died in 1862.
After Daniel's death, his son William ran the business.