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Henry Vorley and the Northampton Militia

Henry Vorley was born about 1777 in the east of Northamptonshire. He married Elizabeth Love on 9 May 1804 at Holy Sepulchre in Northampton. He served in the Northamptonshire Militia during the Napoleonic Wars.

Wren’s Shoe Polish and Northampton

It is no surprise that Northampton being the focus of the boot and shoe industry in the 19th century would also be the focus of the success of products in related industries. One of those was Wren’s boot polish and dubbin.