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Matthias Attwood

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Matthias Attwood (1746–1836)

1746 Born son of George Attwood

Married Ann (1752–1835)

Matthias bought the mineral rights to a 250 acre estate, close to Hawne, and a further estate of 175 acres in 1806. The Attwood family's concerns in the West Midlands flourished in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. As a result, Matthias opened a bank in Birmingham, Spooner and Attwood, in 1791, in partnership with Isaac Spooner.

1817 Inherited a share in the flourishing business his father, George Attwood had built up, shared with his brother James Attwood.

Matthias son's included Charles Attwood and James Henry Attwood and Thomas Attwood.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of Charles Attwood, ODNB [1]
  • Biography of Thomas Attwood, ODNB [2]