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William Woodall

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William Woodall (1832-1901) MP, gas engineer, pottery manufacturer

c.1832 Born in Shrewsbury son of William and Martha Woodhall, brother of Corbet Woodall

1851 Clerk to Liverpool Gas Co; lived with his parents in West Derby; his father was a gas fitter and tinman[1]

1861 Wm Woodall 29, gas engineer, was living with his mother Martha Ann Woodall, 62, his brother Henry (?) Woodall 22, clerk to gas works, in Burslem[2]

Manager of Burslem Gasworks

Presumably then became a partner in James Macintyre and Co

1869 William Woodall, of Burslem, China and Earthenware Manufacturer, and Louis Henry Macintyre, of Liverpool, were 2 of the executors of James Macintyre, of Burslem, China and Earthen-ware Manufacturer (who died on the 19th day of December,1868)[3]

1871 William Woodall 39, potter, widower, was living with his mother in law, Mary Hughes 63, who was living on rental income with her daughter Elizabeth M Hughes 34, in Burslem[4]

1881 Appointed member of the Royal Commission on Technical Education.

1881 Potter, Manufacturer, Town Councillor, M.P., Magistrate, widower, lived in Burslem[5]

1891 William Woodall 59, earthenware manufacturer, MP, JP, widower, lived in Burslem[6]

1901 of Burslem and London, a china manufacturer when he died in Llandudno; executor was Corbet Woodall, civil engineer[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. London Gazette 19 Feb 1869
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. national probate calendar