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date: 22 September 2020

Hornblower, Jabez Carterlocked

(1744–1814)
  • Richard L. Hills

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Hornblower, Jabez Carter (1744–1814), steam engineer, was born on 21 May 1744 at Broseley, Shropshire, the eldest son of Jonathan Hornblower (1717–1780), mechanical engineer, and his wife, Ann Carter (1723–1802). In the year following his birth, his father moved to Cornwall. Jabez was brought up to be a lawyer by his maternal grandfather, ...

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