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William Tasker

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William Tasker (c1785-1872) of William Tasker and Sons

c1785 Born at Stanton, Wiltshire

c1831 Birth of son William

c1833 Birth of son Robert

1836 Robert Tasker retired from the iron foundry business which was continued by William Tasker and George Fowle and traded as Tasker and Fowle

c1847 Birth of son Harry

1851 Living at Foundry House, Waterloo, Upper Clatford, Andover (age 56 born Stanton, Wiltshire), Iron Founder and farmer of 270 acres employing 50 men and 14 agricultural labourers. With wife Elizabeth (age 45) and children William (age 20); Robert (age 18); Elizabeth (age 10); Matilda (age 8); Harry (age 5). Three servants. [1]

1872 Death of William Tasker at the Waterloo Foundry, Clatford. 'late senior member of the firm of Tasker'. [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Hampshire Advertiser, Wednesday, January 24, 1872