William Paul (June 16, 1822 Cheshunt - March 31, 1905 Waltham Cross), second son of Adam Paul.
[From The Gardener's Chronicle
, October 13, 1860, p. 907:] The "Old" Nurseries, Cheshunt, Herts. George Paul, eldest son of, and many years partner with, the late Adam Paul, and of late years the senior partner in the firm of A. Paul & soon, respectfully informs the public that the PARTNERSHIP IS NOW DISSOLVED, and that in future GEORGE PAUL will carry on business in Cheshunt Street, as usual, under the name of PAUL & SON. G. PAUL earnestly solicits a continuance of the kind and liberal patronage so long bestowed on the late firm. Address PAUL & SON, the "Old" Nurseries, Cheshunt, Herts.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, hereby give notice that the Partnership hitherto existing between GEORGE PAUL and WILLIAM PAUL, Nurserymen and Seedsmen, of Cheshunt, carrying on business in the name of "A. PAUL & SON," is this day dissolved. Communications intended for GEORGE PAUL should in future be addressed "PAUL & SON, the Old Nurseries, Cheshunt Street, Herts., N." Communications intended for WILLIAM PAUL should be addressed "WILLIAM PAUL, Cheshunt Nurseries, Waltham Cross, N.," Nurseries, Cheshunt, Herts, Sept. 29. GEORGE PAUL WILLIAM PAUL
[From The Quest for the Rose
, by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix, p. 140:] William, Adam [Paul's
] son, started life at the Cheshunt nursery and it was from here that he wrote the first edition of his famous book The Rose Garden
, published in 1848. Later, in 1860, he left to start his own nursery at Waltham Cross.
[From A Heritage of Roses, by Hazel le Rougetel, p. 61:] William Paul founded [his nursery] in 1806 [incorrect, nursery was founded by Adam Paul] at Cheshunt and left [it] to his brother George in 1860 when he moved to Waltham Cross.
[From Old Roses (Keays), p. 204:] Arthur William Paul, F.R.H.S.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 396:]
Of the firm known as "Wm. Paul & Sons"
Waltham Cross, England
Cousin of G. Paul
See also William Paul and Son (after 1906).