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Thompson, William (1793–1854), ironmaster and financier  

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Thompson, William (1793–1854), ironmaster and financier, was born at Grayrigg Head, near Kendal, Westmorland, the second son of James Thompson. He was educated at Charterhouse before joining the business of his uncle William Thompson, who had been a partner with Richard Crawshay (1744–1799)...


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Thompson, William (1793–1854)  

Maker: Charles Edward Wagstaff


William Thompson (1793–1854) by Charles Edward Wagstaff (after Henry William Pickersgill, 1840) © National Portrait Gallery, London