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Henry William Caslon

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Henry William Caslon (1814-1874) of H. W. Caslon and Co

1814 November 1st. Born in Finsbury the son of Henry Caslon (1786-1850) and his wife Mary Anne Young

1853 April 14th. Married in Hertfordshire to Maria De Africa Gertrudis Pasquala Catherwood

1858 Indenture. '...indenture, dated the 1st November 1858, Charles Wood, of No. 38, Gracechurch-street in the city of London, and of No. 20, Sherhorne-street Downham-road, Kingsland, in the county of Middlesex, Printer, assigned unto Henry William Caslon, of Chiswell street, in the county of Middlesex, Typefounder, and John Greenwell Sherwin, of Cumberland-street, Shoreditch, in the same county, Printing Press Maker, all the stock in trade, goods, furniture, debts, and all other the personal estate and effects of him the said Charles Wood, upon trust for the benefit of the creditors of the said Charles Wood...'[1]

1874 July 14th. Died, of Chiswell Street, Finsbury and died in his residence of The Roasary, Medmenham, Bucks.[2]

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