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John Taylor (1711-1775)

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John Taylor (1711-1775) of Birmingham

1711 Born

He rose from small beginnings to accumulate a fortune in the gilt button, japanned and gilt snuff boxes, numerous classes of enamels and the painted snuff box.

1775 He died aged 64 with a fortune of £200,000

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