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William Chance

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William Chance (1788-1856) one of the founders of Chance Brothers and Co

He was a member of an old Bromsgrove family which settled in Birmingham in the year 1771. [1]

1788 August 20th. Born in Birmingham the son of William Chance (1749-1828) and his wife Sarah Lucas

1811 August 6th. Married Phoebe Timmins

1814 Birth of son James Timmins Chance

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1902/01/10