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William Plenty

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1759 William was born in Southampton, son of William and Sarah Plenty[1]

1781 Married Jane Haslock in Southampton[2]

1781 William Plenty and his wife Jane had a son William in Southampton[3]

1783 William Plenty and his wife Jane had a daughter, Jane, born in Southampton[4]

1786 Birth of son James at South Stoneham, Hampshire but he died the following year[5]

1794 Birth of daughter Elizabeth in South Stoneham[6]

1800 Jane, his wife, died in Southhampton[7]

c.1800 W. Plenty of Newbury made ploughs, including some similar in style to the "Norfolk" plough[8]

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

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[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. English Marriages
  3. BMD
  4. BMD
  5. BMD
  6. BMD
  7. BMD
  8. The Engineer 1879/07/18
  9. Berkshire burial record