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Baude [Bawd, Bawood], Peter (d. 1546), gun-founder, is thought to have been born in France, but nothing is known of his origins or family circumstances. It is said he came to Britain as early as 1509 but the first official reference to him is as a 'gunner' at the ...

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Browne, John (c. 1590–1651), gun-founder, was born in Chiddingstone, Kent, the son of Thomas Browne, founder of iron ordnance to Elizabeth I and James I. He joined his father's thriving business, although not apprenticed in iron making, and took over Thomas's patent in 1615. The ...

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Godfrey John Boyle Chetwynd, eighth Viscount Chetwynd (1863–1936) by Walter Stoneman, 1924 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chetwynd, Godfrey John Boyle, eighth Viscount Chetwynd (1863–1936), munitions manufacturer, was born in Mundersley, Norfolk on 3 October 1863, the second son of Henry Weyland Chetwynd (1829–1893), and his wife, Julia Bosville née Davidson (1823–1901). His father, the third son of the sixth Viscount Chetwynd in the Irish peerage...

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Fenton, Richard (1761/2–1815), gun maker and radical, was the son of Richard Fenton, husbandman, of Wigan, Lancashire. Details of his birth and upbringing are unknown, but it appears that by 1780 Fenton had moved to London, where he found employment as a gun maker. On 20 February 1786 at ...

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Fuller family (per. c. 1650–1803), gun-founders and landowners, came to prominence with John [i] Fuller (1617–1679), the son of Samuel Fuller, of Waldron, Sussex, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Stephen French, of Chiddingly, Sussex. He married Ann, the daughter of John Nutt...

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Galton, Samuel (1753–1832), gun maker and local politician, was born on 18 June 1753 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Samuel Galton (1720–1799), haberdasher and later gun maker, originally from Bristol, and his wife, Mary, née Farmer (1718–1777). His mother was the daughter of ...