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Gilbert, Charles Sandoe (1760–1831), druggist and topographer, the son of Thomas Gilbert, was born in Kenwyn, near Truro, Cornwall. With a Mr Powell he earned considerable sums travelling throughout Devon and Cornwall selling medicines. Calling himself Dr Gilbert he continued the business alone after ...

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Godfrey, Thomas (d. 1721), apothecary and inventor of Godfrey's cordial, was probably one of the many Thomas Godfreys who were baptized in various Hertfordshire parishes during the middle years of the seventeenth century. He should not be confused with Ambrose (Hanckwitz) Godfrey (...

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Hobday, Sir Gordon Ivan (1916–2015), chemist, pharmacologist, and businessman, was born at 33 Harrington Street, New Sawley, Derbyshire, on 1 February 1916, the son of Alexander Thomas Hobday (1887–1970), lace card punch operator, and his wife, Frances Cassandra, née Meads (...

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Keating, Thomas (c. 1787–1870), chemist and druggist, was born in Homerton, Middlesex, the son of William Keating, attorney. Little is known of his early life but the court minute-book of the Wheelwrights' Company records that he was admitted to the company by redemption on 3 July 1812 and admitted to the livery on 20 October 1815. It was probably in the former year that he took over the retail chemist's business of ...

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Wright, William Valentine (bap. 1826, d. 1877), soap manufacturer and wholesale druggist, was baptized on 26 February 1826 at St Peter and St Paul's parish church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the son of William Wright, builder and carpenter, and his wife, Susannah. His middle name suggests that he was born on 14 February....