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Stephen Thompson (1821-1886) Ironmaster of Wolverhampton and senior partner in firm S. Thompson and Son
Stephen married Sarah (c.1824 - ).
1860 Stephen was sufficiently well known as an expert in boilers as to be called to testify at an inquest into a number of boiler explosions.
c. 1860 Stephen continued to run the Highfield business until John Thompson bought it from him, after which Stephen bought the Bradley tin-plate works.
1878 Stephen erected the Manor Ironworks, where he continued to work until his death.
"A Liberal in politics and a Baptist in religion".
1886 10th December, died at Penn Manor, aged 65, after a long illness. Also gave an address of Brimear Masher Hall, Montgomery.
1886 He left a large fortune. As well as his immediate family, those mentioned in the will included the children of his brother-in-law Samuel Huxley, of his sister-in-law Mrs Selina Turner. The business was carried on by his executors: Sarah Thompson, Stephen John Thompson, and his 3 nephews John Thompson, William Thompson and Samuel Thompson, and William Evans.