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Boulton, Matthew (1728–1809), manufacturer and entrepreneur, was born on 14 September 1728 at New Hall Walk, Snow Hill, Birmingham, one of four children, three of whom survived to adulthood, of Matthew Boulton (d. 1759), toy manufacturer and merchant, and his wife, Christiana Piers (...

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Bulloch, John (1805–1882), brass-finisher and literary scholar, was a native of Aberdeen. For most of his life he worked as a brass-finisher, and lived in very humble circumstances, but he devoted much of his leisure to literary pursuits. He contributed to The Athenaeum...

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Champion family (per. c. 1670–1794), metal manufacturers and merchants, came to prominence with Nehemiah [ii] Champion (1649–1722), son of Nehemiah [i] Champion (b. 1614). As a merchant dealing countrywide in iron goods, and a Quaker from about 1670, Nehemiah [ii]...

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Clapham, Sir Michael John Sinclair (1912–2002), printer and industrialist, was born on 17 January 1912 at 55 Bateman Street, Cambridge, the only son (there were three daughters) of Sir John Harold Clapham (1873–1946), economic historian, and his wife, Mary Margaret, née Green, daughter of a ...

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Coster family (per. c. 1685–1764), copper smelters, came to prominence with John [ii] Coster (1647–1718). Born probably in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, he was the second of three sons of John [i] Coster (1615–1678), iron-forge manager or smelter in the forest. ...

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Darby, Abraham (1678–1717), iron founder, copper smelter, and brass manufacturer, was born on 14 April 1678 at Old Farm Lodge, Wrens Nest, near Dudley, Worcestershire, the older child and only son of John Darby (d. 1725), farmer and nailer, and his wife, ...

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Deorman (fl. 1119–1141), moneyer and merchant, was a member of the first London family of moneyers for whom biographical details can be assembled, and his importance lies in what they reveal about the prominent but largely unknown class of men responsible for organizing and running the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman ...

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Dockwra [Dockwray], William (bap. 1635?, d. 1716), promoter of the penny post and copper and brass manufacturer, was born in the parish of St Olave Jewry, London, and was almost certainly the son of John Dockrey (d. 1646×50), armourer, and his wife, ...

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W. J. Harrison

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Elkington, George Richards (1801–1865), electroplate manufacturer, was born on 17 October 1801 at St Paul's Square, Birmingham, the son of James Elkington, gilt-toy and spectacle maker, and his wife, Lydia, née Richards. He was apprenticed to his uncles, Josiah Richards and George Richards...

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Evans, Brooke (1797–1862), nickel refiner, was born in Bull Street, Birmingham, the son of a woollen draper and tailor. He went to school in Singer's Hill, Birmingham, and Aldridge, Staffordshire. On leaving school at the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to a gun maker, and made his first acquaintance with metallurgy....

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Ezekiel, Solomon (1781–1867), tinsmith and writer on Jewish matters, was born at Newton Abbot, Devon, on 7 June 1781, probably the grandson of Abraham Ezekiel (d. 1799), a silversmith who had come from the Rhineland about 1745 and settled in Exeter, where he had founded a synagogue in 1763–4. ...

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