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Bilston Ironmaster - William Banks 1803 to 1863
Bilston Ironmaster William Banks 1803 To 1863
1824, Bilston, West Midlands, England, Uploaded by daveehill at 2011/12/25
Tags: Spencer Family History Bilston Thomas Banks William Banks

With his father, as Thomas Banks & Son, William was the owner of the Ettingshall and Barbersfield Ironworks from c1825.  

William married Anne Spencer (1804-1874), the daughter of Thomas Spencer, a Bilston brass and iron founder, at St Peter's Wolverhampton on 7 Aug 1826.

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Mppratt commented Dec 24, 2012:

Hi Dave:

William Banks/Anne Spencer were my husband gg randparents.   Clara Banks marrid Philip Edgar Pratt of Walsall, Staffordshire.   My husband grandfather was the son Francis Edward Pratt.   

I have info on them.  Patricia Pratt

Daveehill commented Dec 26, 2011:

William is my g-g-grandfather and the portrait, which is actually a miniature about half the size of the computer image (painted on ivory, artist unknown), came down the family via my grandmother, Beatrice Jeanette Hill (nee Ready).  William and Anne's youngest daughter Kate (1843-1901) married John Deakin Ready (1831-1897) and Beatrice (born Tettenhall 1881) was their fifth child.  John was a Wolverhampton Brassfounder in Bilston Street (Ready & Son).

I have a lot of snippets of information on William and his father, Thomas Banks (1776-1844), which I have derived from internet sources and trade directories.  I am intending to put this together as a coherent history of the family which I hope to publish on this site.  I presume that, if I attribute sources, I shall not be breaching copyright - I should appreciate if someone would confirm that this is the case.

Janes commented Dec 26, 2011:

This is a fantastic picture Dave. I am immediately wondering what other information is out there about the Banks family and the factory. This is exciting, Dave. As I am working through Norman Tildesley's material I will be looking out for any links and I will contact some other members too see if they have any info to add.

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