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William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong (1810–1900) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Armstrong, William George, Baron Armstrong (1810–1900), armaments manufacturer and industrialist, was born on 26 November 1810 at 9 Pleasant Row, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second child and only son of William Armstrong (1778–1857), corn merchant and local politician, of Tyneside...

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Dawson, Sir (Arthur) Trevor, first baronet (1866–1931), armaments manufacturer, was born on 1 May 1866 at Dalkeith House, Richmond, Surrey, son of Hugh Dawson (1836–1884), landowner and barrister, and his wife, formerly Mary Ann Chaffer. Trevor Dawson (as he was always known) became a naval cadet in 1879 and was educated at the ...

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Falkner, John Meade (1858–1932), armaments manufacturer and writer, was born on 8 May 1858, at Manningford Bruce, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, second but eldest surviving of the four sons (there were also two daughters) of Thomas Alexander Falkner (1819–1887), a penurious curate, and his wife, ...

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Hortop, Job (fl. 1550–1591), powder maker and seaman, was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire. From the age of twelve he served the queen's powder maker in Rotherhithe, London, until pressed as a gunner in the Jesus of Lubeck on John Hawkins's third slaving voyage (October 1567). After the disaster at ...

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Kynoch, George (1834–1891), ammunition manufacturer, was born on 22 August 1834 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the youngest son of John Kynoch, a journeyman tailor, and his wife. They lived in humble circumstances and after education at the local national school, Kynoch obtained employment first in an insurance office in ...

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Levett, William (d. 1554), Church of England clergyman and gun-founder, was the son of a substantial landowner in the Hollington area of Hastings, where he was born, and the brother of John Levett of Little Horsted, gentleman and ironmaster. He obtained an Oxford...

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Pritchett, Robert Taylor (1828–1907), gun maker and landscape painter, was born, probably in London, on 24 February 1828, the son of Richard Ellis Pritchett (c.1782–1866), and his wife, Ann Dumbleton. His father was head of the firm of Enfield gun makers, which supplied arms to the ...

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Purdey, James (1784–1863), gun maker, was born in August 1784 in Whitechapel, London, the third son of James Purdey, blacksmith, and his wife, Anne. Of their three sons and five daughters, only James and his sister Martha (1774–1853) survived infancy. Martha married in 1793 ...

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James Purdey (1784–1863) by unknown artist by courtesy of James Purdey & Sons Ltd.

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Thomas Edward Vickers (1833–1915) by John Singer Sargent, c. 1903 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Vickers, Thomas Edward [Tom] (1833–1915), steel maker and armaments manufacturer, was born on 9 July 1833 in Sheffield, the son of Edward Vickers (1804–1897) and his wife, Anne, née Naylor. His brother, Albert Vickers (1838–1919), was born on 16 September 1838, also in ...

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Western, Thomas (bap. 1624, d. 1707), ironmonger and gun-founder, was baptized on 10 October 1624 at St Olave, Hart Street, in the City of London, the son of William Western (bap. 1576, d. 1640), grocer, and Frances Trott. A member of the ...