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Adams, William (bap. 1746, d. 1805), potter, was baptized on 15 June 1746 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the posthumous son of Edward Adams (d. 1745/6), potter, and Martha, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Adams. There were three William Adamses who were potters in ...

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Barlow, Hannah Bolton (1851–1916), ceramicist, was born on 2 November 1851 at Church End House, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, the seventh of nine children of Benjamin Irlam Barlow (1813–1866), bank manager, and his Quaker wife, Hannah Bolton (1816–1882). As she grew up in rural ...

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Beilby family (per. c. 1755–1819), glass enamellers and engravers, originated with William Beilby (1740–1819), glass enameller, born on 9 July 1740 in Durham, the fourth of the seven children of William Beilby (1706–1765), a silversmith, and his wife, Mary Bainbridge (...

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Chamberlain, Robert (bap. 1736?, d. 1798), enameller and porcelain manufacturer, may have been the 'base son' (baptismal register) of Sarah Chamberlain and an unknown father, baptized at St Michael's, Bedwardine, Worcester, on 1 August 1736. He was co-founder with his second son, ...

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Dwight, John (1633x6–1703), chemist and potter, is presumed to have been born at Todenham in Gloucestershire, the second son of a yeoman farmer, George Dwight, and his wife, Joane Greenough (d. 1680), whose marriage took place at Bampton in Oxfordshire on 30 September 1630. By 4 March 1632 they were living at ...

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John Dwight (1633x66–1703) by unknown sculptor, c. 1673–5 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Eginton, Francis (1736/7–1805), decorative artist, was born probably in Bilston, Staffordshire, the second son of John or William Eginton, and the grandson of Walter and Ann Eginton of Doverdale, near Droitwich, Worcestershire. He was living in Birmingham by the time of his marriage to ...

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Goodden, Robert Yorke (1909–2002), designer and architect, was born on 7 May 1909 at Compton House, Over Compton, Dorset, the second of four sons of Robert Blundell Goodden (1881–1973), Church of England clergyman and later an army officer in the Welch regiment, and his first wife, ...

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Gyles, Henry (bap. 1646, d. 1709), glass painter, was born in Micklegate, York, and baptized there in the church of St Martin-cum-Gregory on 4 March 1646, the fifth of fourteen children of Edmund Gyles (1611–1676), glazier, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1686)...

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Holiday, Henry George Alexander (1839–1927), painter and stained-glass artist, was born on 17 June 1839 at 2 Lower Southampton (now part of Conway) Street, Fitzroy Square, London, the second of four children of George Henry Holiday (1799–1884), a private tutor, and his wife, ...

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Henry George Alexander Holiday (1839–1927) by Henry Ashdown, 1870s William Morris Gallery, London

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Kempe, Charles Eamer (1837–1907), artist in stained-glass and church decoration, was born on 29 June 1837 at Ovingdean Hall, Sussex, the fifth son and seventh and last child of Nathaniel Kemp JP, who died when his son was six, and his second wife, ...

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Lowndes, Mary (1856–1929), stained-glass artist, was born on 30 December 1856 at the rectory, Poole Keynes, near Cirencester, the eldest in the family of four sons and four daughters of Richard Lowndes (1821–1898) and Annie Harriet Kaye (1827–1907), eldest daughter of William Kaye...