William Dockwra

Standard Name: Dockwra, William


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27 March 1680
According to an early advertisement, the London offices of the Penny Post were opened by upholsterer Robert Murray and metals merchant William Dockwra . This challenged the government monopoly , and advertisements were thought to...
William Dockwra , a merchant in metals, received a patent for establishing a penny post within the confines of London (an idea first mooted three years earlier).