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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Frederick Martin Williams

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Sir Frederick Martin Williams, Bart, M.P. (1830-1878)


1879 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK MARTIN WILLIAMS, Bart., M.P., was born in 1830, and succeeded his father, Sir William Williams of Tregullow, in March 1870.

He was elected M.P. for Truro in 1865, and sat for the borough for thirteen years.

In connection with different firms he was largely interested in almost all the main Cornish industries, including tin-smelting, clay works, the coal trade, tin and copper mining, and engineering; the latter as partner in the well known Perrin Foundry, one of the largest engineering works in Cornwall.

He was also connected with various banking and insurance companies, and was President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association during one of its most successful years.

He died suddenly at Heanton, near Barnstaple, on 3rd September 1878, in the forty-eighth year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1872.


1879 Obituary [2]

. . . He was a partner in the Cornish Bank, in the tin-smelting firm of W. P. and G. Williams, in the Williams Portreath Co, carrying on a large business in coal and other merchandise; a partner in Williams Perran Foundry Co, and in Williams Perran Co, and was largely interested in Cornish mines, and in the clay-works of the county. He was also connected with insurance companies, and a director of the Cornwall Railway Company . . .



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