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William Fearnall

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William Fearnall (c1768-1837) possibly of Fletcher, Son and Fearnall

1822 November 2nd. Married at Greenwich to Clarissa Martyr

1832. Mention. William Fearnall and his partner Joseph Fletcher have built since 1826, eight steam vessels on the diagonal lines of Sir Robert Seppings.[1]

1836 Mention of William Fearnall and Thomas King as master ship builders, River Thames.[2]

1837 December 5th. Will of William Fearnall, Shipbuilder of Limehouse.[3]

1837 Will. Mentions son-in-law William Parsons of the Primrose Iron Works near Swansea; James Martyn of Limehouse, Shipbuilder; daughter Esther Catherine; Wife Clarissa; houses at Limehouse and Dartmouth; partner Joseph Fletcher; sister Mary ? [much detail].

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Sources of Information

  1. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel
  2. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 25 August 1836
  3. National Archives