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Thomas Webb (1804-1869)

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Thomas Webb (1804-1869), glass-maker, of Thomas Webb and Sons and its predecessors

1804 Born the son of John Webb

1829 Went into partnership with Benjamin Richardson and his brother William Haden Richardson at the Wordsley Glass Works, known as Webb and Richardson.

1835 John Webb died and Thomas succeeded to his father's share in Shepherd and Webb.

1836 Bought out John Shepherd.

1836 Left Webb and Richardson.

1836 John Pidcock sold the Platts House and Glass Works at Amblecote to Thomas Webb; Webb started to construct a new glass works.

1840 Thomas Webb moved to the Platts House and Glass works at Amblecote, near to the Dennis estate, and started Thomas Webb’s glassworks.

1853 Was a partner in the new Mills, Webb and Stuart at the Albert Glassworks, Wordsley. Edward Webb, was a cousin, Richard Mills was married to Elizabeth Webb.

1854 Left Mills, Webb and Stuart; bought land at Dennis and started to construct new glassworks.

1855 The company moved to Dennis Glassworks, where he traded as Thomas Webb Glassworks; at least four of his sons eventually became involved in the business.

1855 Moved his home to Dennis Hall

1863 Thomas Webb retired; he moved to Cradley where he owned a farm.

1869 Thomas Webb died, at the age of 65, and was succeeded by his son, Thomas Wilkes Webb. The firm's name was changed to Thomas Webb and Sons

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  • Thomas Webb and his successors [1]