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The Calverts were a large family of London brewers who dominated the trade in the capital.
1431 The Hour Glass Brewery at 89 Thames Street was founded
Felix Calvert I started in the brewing business. His three sons Felix II (d. 1699- 1756), Thomas (d. 1668) and Peter (d. 1676) were concerned in brewing.
Felix Calvert II's son John (1726-1804) became an MP and inherited a share in the brewery.
Felix Calvert III, grandson of Felix I, took over his father’s interest in the Peacock brewery in White Cross Street. Also became MP for Reading (1713-1716).
His uncle Felix Calvert IV also had interests in brewing, in Thames Street. His cousin, also Felix V (son of his uncle Peter), was another brewer.
1736 Felix Calvert III died on 29 December at his house in White Cross Street, leaving the bulk of his property to his eldest son, Felix Calvert VI.
1759 The Calverts acquired the Hour Glass Brewery.
1760 London's foremost brewer
On the death of the eminent London brewer, William Seward, his only son, William (1747–1799), sold the interest he inherited in the brewery
1791 Felix Calvert, Robert Ladbroke, William Whitmore, Robert Calvert and Charles Calvert were brewers in Upper Thames Street
1780-95 Felix Calvert & Co, brewers
1821 Messrs Calvert and Co, Upper Thames Street, brewers.