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Charles Wood (1702 - )
1702 Born the son of an ironmaster from the Midlands.
After spending time in Jamaica, he moved to Keswick, where he conducted experiments on platinum with his neighbour, the physician and amateur scientist William Brownrigg.
1766 Wood was taken on by Brownrigg and Bacon to supervise the building of the works and stayed in Merthyr until May 1767. His diary for the period chronicled the construction of the state-of-the-art blast furnace.