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Edward White Benson

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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.

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Sources of Information

  • Biographu of Edward White Benson, ODNB