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Gunter, James (bap. 1745, d. 1819), confectioner, was born at Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, where he was baptized on 18 November 1745, the eldest of the three children of Walter Gunter (b. 1717) and his wife, Mary, née Jones. The precise circumstances of ...

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Leftwich, William (1770–1843), confectioner and ice merchant, was born in Aldford, near Chester, in 1770, the son of William Leftwich (1743/4–1809) and his wife, Martha Barns (1732/3–1818). He was descended from an old family of local landowners, the Leftwich family of Leftwich Hall, Cheshire...

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Sanchez, Balthazar (d. 1602), confectioner, is of unknown antecedents, except that he was born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Spain, and is believed to have been comfit-maker 'early in his career' to the future King Philip II (Robinson, 2.255). Although ...

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Terry, Joseph (1793–1850), confectioner, was born on 11 November 1793 at Pocklington, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Terry, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Dales. After serving an apprenticeship, he opened an apothecary's shop in Walmgate, York. In 1823 he married Harriet, the daughter of ...