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Owen Williams

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Owen Williams, heir to the ‘Copper King’, Thomas Williams

Born 1764

Brother of John Williams

Was a partner in the Greenfield copper and brass manufacturing company during his father’s lifetime.

1792 Married Margaret Hughes

1794 Pascoe Grenfell went into partnership with Owen Williams to buy Cornish ores, primarily to supply the Williams' Middle and Upper Bank smelting works in Swansea.

1796 Became MP for Marlow

1802 Received shares in the reorganized Stanley smelting company shortly before his father's death

received in trust the copper mills at Temple and Wraysbury.

With Pascoe Grenfell he continued the firm’s London copper office in Upper Thames Street on the same footing as previously

1810 he withdrew from the immediate concerns of the Anglesey mines

1825 retired completely from the copper business.

1832 Died

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of Owen Williams MP [1]