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William Shoolbred

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c.1796 Born in Scotland

1833 Woollen draper, tailor and hatter, in Dudley St, Wolverhampton[1]1833 Bridgen's Directory of the Borough of Wolverhampton</ref>

1839 Living in Penn Road, Wolverhampton; his tenant was Edward Perry[2]

1839 Dissolution of the partnership with Edward Perry of Wolverhampton, as Japanners and Tin-Plate Workers[3]

1840 Acquired Charles Mander's japanning business; brought Henry Loveridge into the business (possibly into a partnership)[4]

1841 Draper and tailor, living in Wolverhampton, with John Shoolbread 20[5]

1851 Japaner and tin plate worker, living in Bushbury, with Winefred Shoolbred 55[6]

1860 Sold the Japanware business to Loveridge

1861 Tailor and draper[7]

1871 Retired draper and japanner, of Wolverhampton, with Winnifrid Shoolbread 84, Mary Shoolbread 71[8]

1882 Died in Wolverhampton[9]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1833 Bridgen's Directory of the Borough of Wolverhampton
  2. UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893
  3. London Gazette 21 April 1840
  4. History website [1]
  5. 1841 census
  6. 1851 census
  7. 1861 census
  8. 1871 census
  9. national probate calendar