Authorised form of nameStrutt; William (1756 - 1830)
Dates1756 - 1830
Place of birthBlackwell, near Alfreton
Date of birth20 July 1756
Place of deathDerby
Date of death29 December 1830
Dates and placesBurial:
Unitarian Chapel, Friargate, Derby
Educated by Mr Gregory of Findern, Mr Lowe of Norton and Mr Wilkinson of Nottingham.
Joined father's cotton spinning firm (1770); given freedom of Derby and made a burgess of the Borough (1779); inherited Strutt business with his brothers George and Josph, firm renamed W, G &J Strutt; invented a method of making large buildings fire resistant; devised a system of ventilating and warming large buildings, used successfully at the Derbyshire General Infirmary (1810); improved the construction of stoves; invented the Belper stove (1806); great friend of Erasmus Darwin with whom he founded the Derby Philosophical Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election26/06/1817
RelationshipsEldest son of Jedediah (wheelwright, farmer and cotton spinner) and Elizabeth Strutt; married Barbara Evans; father of Edward Strutt (FRS 1860)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Mrs Mary Beaumont (descendant of William Strutt)
Proc Roy Soc 1830-1831 No 7 p 84
Royal Society codeNA3447
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1817/12Strutt, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/4/976Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]12 December 1890
NLB/10/785Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society5 February 1895
NLB/10/296Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [John William Strutt], Fellow of the Royal Society6 November 1894
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