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William Reynolds Anstice

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William Reynolds Anstice (1807-1881)

1807 Born in Madeley, son of William Anstice, iron master, and his wife Penelope (nee Poole)[1]

1861 William R Anstice 53, solicitor, lived in Madeley with Helen Anstice 43[2]

1871 William R Anstice 63, ironmaster, landowner, lived in Hanley, Upton on Severn with Helen Anstice 53[3]

1881 William R. Anstice 73, Ironmaster Employing 174 & 41 Boys, lived in Madeley with Ellen Anstice 63[4]

1881 Obituary [5]

Mr. WILLIAM REYNOLDS ANSTICE was born in Shropshire in 1807, and died at Madeley, in the same county, on the 28th July 1881.

Deceased was a nephew of the late Mr. William Reynolds, so well-known in connection with the iron trade of Shropshire. In early life he practised as a solicitor in Iron Bridge and its neighbourhood.

In 1858 he became a partner in the Madeley Wood Iron Company; and in 1867 he undertook, along with the sons of his deceased brother, Mr. John Anstice, the management of the works of that company, in which capacity he devoted much time and attention to the manufacture of coldblast pig iron.

Mr. Anstice was one of the original members of the Iron and Steel Institute, and continued to be a member, and to take a lively interest in its proceedings, till the time of his death.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1881 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries