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William Scholefield (August 1809 – 9 July 1867) was a British businessman and Liberal politician. He was a leading figure in the the politics of the rapidly-growing industrial town of Birmingham in the mid-nineteenth century.
William was born in Birmingham, and was the second son of Joshua Scholefield and his wife Mary née Cotterill. His father was an iron manufacturer, merchant and banker who became one of the town's first members of parliament in 1832.
Following a number of years in Canada and the United States, where he had married Jane Matilda Miller of New York, Scholefield returned to Birmingham in 1837 to work in his father's business.
He died at his London residence from heart failure in August 1867. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, next to his wife who had died in 1843