William Price (merchant)

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William Price
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Born (1789-09-17)17 September 1789
Hornsey, near London, England
Died 14 March 1867(1867-03-14) (aged 77)
Quebec City, Canada East
Occupation Timber merchant
Known for Founder of timber firm that later became Price Brothers
Spouse(s) Jane Stewart
Children David Edward Price
William Evan Price
Evans John Price

William Price (17 September 1789 – 14 March 1867) was a Quebec lumber merchant and manufacturer.[1]

Price was born in Hornsey, near London, England to Richard Price and Mary Evans, a family originally from Wales in 1789.[2] He studied law at the Inner Temple, but found his way to Quebec in 1810 and served in the local militia during the War of 1812.[3] Price took over a food supplier in 1815 and by 1820 formed the William Price Company as a produce shipping company and later into timber.[4]

His wife Jane Stewart gave birth to sons William Evan Price, David Edward Price and Evans John Price.

Price founded a Quebec-based timber firm William Price Company, that later would become Price Brothers Limited.

Price died in Wolfesfield, near Quebec in 1867.