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William Williams, chief draughtsman at the Ashford Works of the South Eastern Railway
1843 Invented with Howe, the Stephenson link motion (but claimed the invention himself).
1844 Left Stephenson's
Transferred (as did Howe) from Newcastle to Ashford.
1848 Prepared drawings for conversion of a locomotive to outside cylinders to the design of Thomas Russell Crampton
1851 This may be the same as William Williams 47 (b.Liverpool), store keeper, lived at the South Eastern Railway Works, Ashford New Town, with his son Francis Williams 17 (b.Liverpool), clerk, Thomas F Williams 12, William R Williams 7 (b.Southampton), Fanny A M Williams 10 and his sister in law