WIGLEY, William Hankinson (1831?-1870) — Sydney
Lithographer and engraver. For work produced as “Allan & Wigley”, see John Allan.
Born in or about 1831 and baptised 8 Feb 1833 at St. Peter, Liverpool, the son of William Ayscough Wigley, gentleman, of Blair Street, Toxteth Park, and his wife Margaret Worthington, who had married in 1829. He was trading with John Allan as “Allan & Wigley” from 1 Jan 1855 to 1867. The firm’s move from Bridge Street to George Street was announced in The Empire and other newspapers in July 1858. The partnership was dissolved 1 Jan 1868, Wigley taking over and trading as “W. H. Wigley & Co”. He had joined Masonic Lodge 260 at Sydney 16 Nov 1857. He was declared insolvent in September 1870, and bankruptcy proceedings were still ongoing at the time of his death. He died 30 Dec 1870 and was buried at Rookwood aged thirty-nine.
23 Bridge Street, Sydney — 1855-1858
297 George Street, opposite the Empire Office, Sydney — 1858-1870
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