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Bowes, Sir Jerome (d. 1616), diplomat and glass maker, was the son of Sir John Bowes, landowner, of Elford, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Huddleston of Lancashire. For a man of his prominence and considerable notoriety, Bowes is rather an elusive person. He had a sister, ...

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Sir Jerome Bowes (d. 1616) by unknown artist © English Heritage Photo Library

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Brayley, (John) Desmond, Baron Brayley (1917–1977), glass manufacturer and politician, was born at 10 Mervyn Street, Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, Glamorgan, on 29 January 1917, the only son of Frederick Brayley, a café owner, and his wife, Jennie Bassett. He was educated at Pontypridd grammar school...

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Candlish, John (1816–1874), glass bottle manufacturer and politician, was born at Tarset, near Bellingham in Northumberland, and baptized on 28 April 1816, the eldest son of John Candlish (b. 1793), farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Robson. Following the death of his wife about 1820, the elder ...

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Carré, Jean [John Carre] (d. 1572), entrepreneur and glass manufacturer, was born in Arras, Artois, the son of Antoine Carré and Dunigell Michell Prevost, probably before 1520. It is likely that he passed at least part of his early working life in the town since his daughter ...

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Chance, Sir James Timmins, first baronet (1814–1902), glass manufacturer and lighthouse engineer, was born in Birmingham on 22 March 1814, the eldest of the six sons of William Chance (1788–1856), merchant and glass manufacturer, of Spring Grove, Birmingham, and his wife, Phoebe (...

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Glazebrook, Thomas Kirkland (1780–1855), glass manufacturer and writer, was born on 4 June 1780 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, the son of the Revd James Glazebrook (1744–1803) and his wife, Dorothy, née Kirkland (d. 1834). Glazebrook lived for many years at Warrington, where he supervised his glass manufacturing business. He married ...

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Jacobs, Isaac (1757/8–1835), glass manufacturer, was born in Bristol, probably in Temple parish, one of three children of Lazarus Jacobs [Eliezer ben Jacob] (1709?–1796), a Jewish glass cutter born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Mary Hiscocks, of Templecombe, Somerset...