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Name: William Bryant Determine relationship to...
Birth: 8 MAR 1804 Tiverton Father: Bryant Mother:
Married: Ann Jago Carkeet 3 APR 1833 The Friends Meeting House, Falmouth
Children Born Died
Edith Ellen Bryant 1834
Wilberforce Bryant 1837
Arthur Charles Bryant 1841
Theodore Henry Bryant 1843
Elizabeth Annette Bryant 1843
Frederick Carkeet Bryant 30 MAR 1843 Falmouth, Cornwall 16 DEC 1888 Woodland Park, Leatherhead
Death: 24 JUL 1874 Eastbourne, Sussex
Remarks: Founder of Bryant and May.

William Bryant and Francis May started a candle making business in London in 1852 and in 1861 moved to Bow Street where they began making matches. In 1871 William lived at Oakenshaw, Oak Hill, Kingston on Thames, Surrey and was a manufacturer of chemical lights employing about 1500 persons.

Information from Bruce Bennett.

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