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William Smith (1843-1908)

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c.1843 Born in Nottingham, son of Sydney Smith

1864 Sydney Smith retired from Smith Brothers and Co, handing it onto four of his sons and his son-in-law.

1881 William Smith 38, brass founder, widower, lived in Nottingham with Mabel E. Smith 11, Herbert W. Smith 9, Constance Smith 7, Wilfred S. Smith 4[1]

Early 1880s: A disagreement on policy led to 3 of the brothers eventually severing their connections with the business

1882 Samuel, Isaac and William re-established themselves at the Basford Works, Egypt Road, Nottingham under the name of Sydney Smith and Sons.

1901 William Smith 58, brass founder, employer, lived in Basford with Isabella Smith 63 and Herbert Wm Smith 29, mechanical engineer[2]

1908 Died in Nottingham[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. national probate calendar