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Charles Edward Darby (1822-1884)
1851 Ironmaster, of Coalbrookdale
1884 May 28th. Died.
1884 Obituary 
CHARLES EDWARD DARBY was born at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, in March 1822, and died at Brymbo near Wrexham on 28th May 1884, at the age of sixty-two.
He went to Brymbo in 1846, and for about thirty-five years from that date was managing partner of the Brymbo Iron Works.
His chief researches were in the way of utilising the waste gas from blast-furnaces; and his mode of taking off the gas was considerably adopted at the time (see Proceedings 1860, page 254). He was also largely interested in various collieries and lime-works in the district.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1864.