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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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Northwood, John (bap. 1836, d. 1902), glass artist and manufacturer, was born in Wordsley, Staffordshire, where he was baptized on 13 November 1836, the second of three surviving sons among the seven children of Frederick Northwood (1805/6–1881), a carpenter and later a grocery store keeper, and his wife, ...

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Pilkington family (per. c. 1825–1925), glass manufacturers, came to prominence with Richard Pilkington (1795–1869) and William Pilkington (1800–1872), the brothers who in their lifetime came to dominate British window glass manufacture. Their father, William (1765–1831), came of upwardly mobile farming stock at ...