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Willett, Williamlocked

(1856–1915)
  • Andrew Saint

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Willett, William (1856–1915), builder and inventor of daylight saving, was born at Farnham on 10 August 1856, one of three sons of William Willett (1837–1913) and his wife, Maria, née Box. The two William Willetts established the leading firm of speculative housebuilders in late Victorian ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)