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William Hudspith (c1825-1902)
1902 Obituary 
WILLIAM HUDSPITH died on November 23, 1902, at his residence, Greencroft, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, at the age of seventy-seven.
In early life Mr. Hudspith acquired the South Tyne Brick and Pipe Works and became joint owner of large brickworks and collieries elsewhere. He obtained a large interest in the iron and steel industry at Workington and Maryport, and took part in the formation of the Solway Haematite Iron Company.
He took a keen interest in agriculture, and as chairman of the technical education committee of the Northumberland County Council rendered valuable services.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.