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William Henry Darby

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1819 Born in Coalbrookdale, son of Richard Darby and his wife Maria[1]

1842 With other shareholders in the Brymbo Ironworks, Darby decided to re-start the works, and called in Henry Robertson to advise.

1851 Living in Coalbrookdale, Richard Darby 63, retired iron master, Maria Darby 60, William H Darby 31, ironmaster, Charles E Darby 29, ironmaster, Rebecca S Darby 19[2]

1881 William H. Darby 62, Ironmaster (Magistrate, Chairman of Sch Bd, Employer of 1600 Hands), lived in Brymbo, with Sarah Darby 59, Charles E. Darby 59, ironmaster, John H. Darby 24, mining engineer, William Darby 22, metal broker, Alfred Darby 20. correspondent (sic) clerk[3]

1883 Died in Brymbo[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. National Probate Calendar