Rought, A W Rought, fl 1890, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk
Rought, William, fl 1818, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk
Whitta, Albert William Rought, fl 1890, fur manufacturer and merchant, of Brandon, Suffolk
Immediate source of acquisition:
Acc. nos. 2062, 7952
Administrative / biographical background:
The business of Hatters' Fur Manufacturers and Rabbit and Hare Skin Merchants is reputed to have been established in Brandon in 1790. William Rought was born in 1818, his father Judd having married into the furrier family of Malt in 1805. William's daughter, his only child, married a Whitta and their son Albert William Rought Whitta took over the business c.1890. Albert kept the name alive by changing his name to A.W. Rought Rought as his grandfather wished. The business declined with the introduction of myxomatosis affecting the rabbit population and the factory closed in 1967.
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