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Edward Brown Wilson

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Edward Brown Wilson (1818-1874), a member of the family owning the Wilson Line of shipping in Hull.

1818 Born at Hull the son of Thomas Wilson (1792-1869)

c1839 Married Mary Jane Buckton (1819-1900)

1840 Birth of son Ernest Edward Wilson

1844 Replaced Mr Todd after he left the partnership of Shepherd and Todd in Leeds

1844 Birth of daughter Ada Mary

c1845 Edward Brown Wilson left Shepherd and Todd after a year

1847 Took over Fenton, Craven and Co, successor to Shepherd and Todd, and founded E. B. Wilson and Co

1855 Birth of daughter Florence

1856 After feuding between the shareholders, Wilson left the company.

1858 Engineer, 36 Parliament Street, Westminster.[1]

1861 A Lodger at 6 Great Ryder Street, Westminster: Edward Brown Wilson (age 43 born Hull), Engineer.[2]

1874 Died at Tonbridge

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