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Jones, Henry James (1812–1891), inventor of self-raising flour, was born in Bristol and baptized there on 23 January 1813 at Broadmead Baptist Church, the youngest son of Robert Jones, a Bristol confectioner, and Hannah Jefferies. Members of the Jones family had been in the bakery and grocery business in ...

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Lea, John Wheeley (bap. 1791, d. 1874), sauce manufacturer, was baptized in May 1791 at Feckenham, near Redditch, Worcestershire, one of the three sons (there were also four daughters) of Thomas and Susanna Lea, a family of yeoman farmers. His family may have been connected on his mother's side with a ...

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Macsween, John Angus (1939–2006), haggis manufacturer, was born on 17 October 1939 at Queen Mary Maternity Home, Edinburgh, the eldest of three children of John Charles (Charlie) Macsween (d. 1975), butcher, and his wife, Jean Maguire, née Muir. His father was the manager of ...

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Perrins, William Henry (1793–1867), sauce manufacturer, was born into a farming family at Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, and baptized at St Cassian's Church there, one of three sons (there were also four daughters). Information is scant about Perrins's childhood, education, and first venture into business. He is known to have studied to be a chemist and, aged about twenty-eight, formed a partnership with his younger brother, ...

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