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Matthew Boulton, Senior

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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.

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