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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 ...