Edward Vickers (1804-1897) was the founder of Naylor Vickers & Co. which became Vickers Limited.
Vickers was a successful miller who invested his money in the railway industry. In 1828 he gained control of his father-in-law's steel foundry business, formerly Naylor & Sanderson, and renamed it Naylor Vickers & Co. He went on to be Alderman and the Mayor of Sheffield and was the first President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce before he died in 1897.
In 1828 he married Anne Naylor, they had seven children (George Naylor (1830-1889) who married Maria Jackson, granddaughter of steelmaker James Jackson, Thomas Edward (1833-1915), Sarah Ann (1836-1919), Albert (1838-1919), Frederick (1840-?), Gertrude L. (1845-?) and Isabel (1847-?)).
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