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Wells, William (1768–1847), shipbuilder and art collector

Dianne Sachko Macleod

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/62873

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Wells, William (1768–1847), shipbuilder and art collector, was born at Canister House, Chislehurst, Kent, the second of the four children of William Wells (1729–1805), shipbuilder, and Susanna Neave (d. 1810). His ancestors had been connected with shipbuilding from the seventeenth century. Wells...

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Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; Financial Aspects of Art

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