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Ffennell, William Joshualocked

(1799–1867)
  • Gill Parsons

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Ffennell, William Joshua (1799–1867), fisheries inspector, was born on 16 August 1799 at Ballybrado, Waterford, Ireland, the eldest son and second of sixteen children of Joshua William and Elizabeth Ffennell. The family's much resented exclusion from the Society of Friends through his father's liberal 'conformity to the world' led to all six sons joining the established church. A nondescript education was enhanced by country gentleman's pursuits. In 1830 he married ...

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