William Knox D'Arcy


Died aged c. 68

William Knox D'Arcy (11 October 1849 – 1 May 1917) was one of the principal founders of the oil and petrochemical industry in Persia (Iran). Concession to explore, obtain, and market oil, natural gas, asphalt, and ozocerite was given to him and the concession known as D’Arcy concession in Iran.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Stanmore Hall. Original building constructed 1843. Extended in 1885 with William Morris interiors. Owners have included William Knox D'Arcy, founder of Anglo Iranian Oil Company (later British Petroleum), Robert Holland balloonist and his wife Helen authoress.

Wood Lane, Stanmore, London, United Kingdom where they lived