William Horton

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Date:1820

Description:Oil painting. A portrait of William Horton, the shoe manufacturer by Michael Keeling (b. 1750, Stafford, d.1820, Barlaston).

William Horton (1750-1832) was born in Stafford and was one of the first to manufacture shoes on a large scale, employing over 1,000 workers.

His home was Chetwynd House on Greengate (now the main Post Office) and his workshops and warehouse were situated at the rear of the house.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (playwright, and M.P. for Stafford, 1780 - 1807) was a friend of Horton's and often stayed with him at Chetwynd House

Dimensions: height - 740mm, width - 610mm


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1800s
Portrait of William Horton, Stafford
Portrait of William Horton, Stafford

William Horton (1750 - 1832) was born in Stafford and was one of the first to manufacture ...

1830s
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1850s
The Old Pork Pie Shop, Greengate Street, Stafford
The Old Pork Pie Shop, Greengate Street, Stafford

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Creators: Mr Michael Keeling - Creator

Donor ref:G95.029.0001 (83/15626)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service - Art Collection

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