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William Plenty

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1781 William Plenty and his wife Jane had a son William in Southampton[1]

1783 William Plenty and his wife Jane had a daughter, Jane, born in Southampton[2]

1786 Birth of son James at South Stoneham, Hampshire but he died the following year[3]

c.1800 W. Plenty of Newbury made ploughs, including some similar in style to the "Norfolk" plough[4]

1805 Won a prize for ploughs offered by the Earl of Bridgewater at Ashridge

1809 William and Ann Plenty had a daughter, Mary Ann Plenty, in Southampton[5] But is this the same William?

1811 Birth of Son James

1815 Under his patent, William fitted a wheel behind the plough

1818 Birth of son Edward Pellew Plenty

1820 Produced the improved or "Flemish" plough

1824 produced the winning design of lifeboat for the Duke of Northumberland’s prize.

1832 Died in Newbury[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. BMD
  4. The Engineer 1879/07/18
  5. BMD
  6. Family tree on Ancestry