Matthew Boulton, Senior
From Graces Guide
Matthew Boulton, Senior (1700-1759), toy manufacturer and merchant
1723 June. Married Christiana Piers probably the daughter of Daniel Piers of Chester, at St Martin's church, Bullring, Birmingham
1728 Birth of son Matthew Boulton
c1831 The family moved from Whitehalls Lane (later named Steelhouse Lane) to Snow Hill
MB was a manufacturer of metal 'toys' - small items like show buckles, snuff boxes etc.