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William Scott Wells

William Scott Wells

A cabinet card portrait of a young man in cricket whites posing with a cricket bat. An inked inscription verso in a period hand identifies him as ‘Scott William Wells / Scott’s great uncle.’

Born William Scott Wells at Ripon in 1856, he was the son of merchant, grocer and chandler William Wells. The family appear on the 1881 census living at 8 Old Market Place in Ripon. William Wells described himself as a ‘Wine Merchant, Grocer, Mineral Water and Candle Manufactor [sic] and JP for County of Ripon.’ Scott, aged 24, gave his profession as ‘Grocer’s Assistant.’

He died in the September ¼ of 1884, aged only 28.

Photographed by C. Watson of Ripon.


Code: 126710
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