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William Louis Winans, 1823-??

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1823
Place of Birth: New Jersey
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Identity:

William L. Winans was a Baltimore financier and railway tycoon, the son of Julia De Kay and Ross Winans.

Life:

William L. Winans worked for the firm Harrison, Winans and Eastwick in St Petersburg, Russia. He married a Londoner, Maria A. Winans (b. 1828), and had a son, Walter, (b. 1852) in Russia. He was a close friend of George Washington Whistler. He later settled in London. He had a house in Kensington Park Gardens and rented, at £8,000 a year, 200,000 acres between Beauly and Kintail, Scotland.

Bibliography:

UK census 1881 from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004).