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William Furniss

Merchant/Importer (West Indies)

Centurion, 1847–1850s

Full Name William Ponsonby Furniss

Born 16 July 1790 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Died 29 October 1871 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp

Elected 3 April 1847 at age fifty-six

Archivist’s Note: He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1851 and 1854.