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some influence over his nephews, Edward and William. The first invention
patented by Edward was a new form of lock-spindle and the sale of smoke
consumers formed a large part of their early business.|
The second Samuel Hayward survived his father by
only four years, dying at the age of fifty-one, in 1830. His interest
in Chater and Hayward, as it was now known (Leathley having retired some
years before) was retained by his executors until his son, Edward, was old
enough to take it over. At this time, he was nineteen years of age and
his brother, William, only six.
Edward Hayward would seem to have spent some time
at his uncle James's foundry, which would explain his interest in locks
and smoke consumers and the ultimate union of iron and glass as one trade.
But it was his other uncle, John Hayward, who was appointed the lad's
guardian under their father's will. The second Samuel Hayward had left a
small fortune, the bulk of which descended to his elder son, Edward. The
will also specified that he should receive either the sum of £5,000
or the business, giving an indication of the value placed on the business
at the time. Samuel's wife, Sarah, came into £2,000 with an
additional £1,000 for the support of the six daughters and that
dubious legacy, the children of her husband's first wife. William, a mere
infant at the time of his fathers death, was bequeathed his watch fob.
John Hayward carried out his trust steadfastly in
spite of his preoccupation with the upbringing of two sons of his own,
John and George, who, incidentally, later followed him into his decorating
business in Newgate Street. James Hayward had also had a son, James
Robertson Hayward, and he, in his turn, entered his father's business
which became in due course James Hayward and Son.
During the lifetime of the second Samuel Hayward,
Chater and Hayward had changed to Hayward and Chater, probably when Samuel
Hayward was made senior partner. But by the time Edward Hayward came of
age it had reverted to its former style and so it remained throughout his
partnership in the firm. Here, too, the influence of the young man's uncles