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John Wrigley Willans

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John Wrigley Willans (1832-1910)

1832 Born in Huddersfield

1861 Occupation was as an "Australian merchant"; lived in Islington with his wife Charlotte, age 30[1]

1864 Joint managing director, with Hugh Adams Silver, of Silver's India Rubber Works and Telegraph Cable Co Ltd[2]

1876 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Freeman Firth and John Wrigley Willans, under the style or firm of Firth, Willans, and Co., in the business of Manufacturers of Brussels and Tapestry Carpets, at Clifton Mills, near Brighouse, in the county of York. The business was carried on by Thomas Freeman Firth alone, under the style or firm of T. F. Firth and Co.[3]

1879 Charlotte died in the district of Leeds[4]

1881 Married Minnie Mary Knibb Milbourne in Hampstead[5]

1891 Newspaper reporter and editor, living in Headingley with Burley, Yorks, with Mary K Willans 38, Charlotte M Willans 6[6]

1901 Living on own means in Torquay, JP, with Minnie[7]

1910 Died in Middlesex

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. The Times , Mar 19, 1864
  3. London Gazette 21 January 1876
  4. BMD
  5. BMD
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1901 census