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I hope this finds an appreciative audience.
I wonder if these could be the ancestors of Wilsons of Sharrow
Sort of puts the flesh and clothing onto snuff history.
Taken from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph 26th November 1858.
TO THE POLICE AND ALL CHRISTIANS - TWO POUNDS REWARD
Missing for two years, a youth named William Wilson Cecil. aged 15 years. Grandson of the late Wm. Wilson, of Brightfield. Snuff Maker; seen at Mr George Wilson's, the Mount. Miss Harrison's, Weston; and at Mr Thomas Wilson's, Kilnhurst Forge.
Supposed to be concealed under the roof of a Church Of England Clergyman - Apply at 62, Westbar, Sheffield.
I wonder what the outcome was.