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Henly, William (d. 1779), linen draper and electrical experimenter

Tim Procter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12935

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Henly, William (d. 1779), linen draper and electrical experimenter, lived in the Borough, Southwark, London. He was a co-partner of the wife of Thomas Masham, their drapery being in the parish of St Vedast, Foster Lane, in the City of London. He probably began experimenting in the 1760s, but he came to prominence in 1772, when ...

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