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William Henry Panton

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1843 Born in Sunderland[1]

c.1867 Pupil at T. W. Panton and Son, Sunderland

1861 Thomas W Panton 53, iron manufacturer, employing 48 men and 9 boys, lived in South Bishop Wearmouth, with Anne Panton 46, Hugh Panton 20, pupil to his father, William H Panton 18, pupil to his father, Charles E Panton 16, Annie L Panton 14, Frederick S. Panton 11, Marion E Panton 9[2]

1871 T W Panton 64, public accountant, lived in Sunderland with Anne Panton 57, Wm Henry Panton 27, iron merchant, Fredric S Panton 21, mining engineer, Annie S Panton 24, Marion E Panton 19[3]

c.1872 Started work at Stockton Forge as general manager

1877 Joined I Mech E

By 1880 was general manager, Stockton Forge, Stockton-on-Tees.

1881 Manager Of Engine Works, lodging in Stockton[4]

By 1890 was General manager, Tees Side Iron and Engine Works, Middlesbrough

1891 Appointed General Manager Dorman, Long and Co

1890s Conducted experiments which showed that high class steel could be made from Cleveland iron.

1900 Elected to the board of Dorman, Long and Co; became joint managing director

1901 William H Panton 58, civil engineer, was visiting Emily Dormer 44, in Guisborough[5]

1916 Died in East Preston, Sussex[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records