Stephen Winckworth Silver
Stephen Winckworth Silver (26 February 1790, Winchester – 1855) was a London business man who established a company specialised in providing campaign and exploration equipment. They also acted as army and colonial agents, as well as shipping agents. He took over and developed S. W. Silver and Co., the second shirt-making business in London, which had been established in 1794.
Stephen was the son of Stephen Silver and Elizabeth Finch. His paternal grandmother was Sarah Winckworth. His father was a draper in Winchester who died in 1794. His mother remarried to John Hayter in 1799, and his step brother, George Hayter, was born in 1803. He moved to London where he married Frances Adams, from Barnstaple, Devon, on 1 February 1812. They lived at 5 Circus Road with whom he had six children: Stephen William Silver (1819-1905), Maria Silver (b.1826), Hugh Adams Silver (b.1825), Edgar Silver (born 1829), Walter Silver (b.1831) and Septimus Silver (b.1836). Stephen and Hugh joined S.W.Silver & Co., Edgar became a perpetual curate in the Church of England.
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