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Charles Herbert Thompson

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Charles Herbert Thompson FCS. He was trained as a chemist and had many commercial interests in England and France.

1874 Born in Broseley, son of Patrick Thompson 52, master boot maker and his wife Mary A. Thompson 44[1]

1895 Thompson invented Verre sur Verre enamelled glass.

1896 Married Edith Grice in Stroubridge[2]

1901 Charles H Thompson 27, mechanical ... glass trade, working on own account, lived in Stourbridge with Edith Thompson 31[3]

He formed the Crystaline Company as well as operating the firms of Bullers Ltd in Tipton and Thompson L'Hospied and Co Ltd near Stourbridge. He also owned an art pottery near to that of Clement Massier at Golfe Juan in the South of France[4].

1913 An engineer, of Stourbridge, when he joined the Prudence Lodge in Birmingham

1924 Consulting chemist, of Battenhall Road, Worcester[5]

1932 Consulting chemist, of Battenhall Road, Worcester[6]

1934 of Claines, died[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1901 census
  4. Invaluable: auction site [1]
  5. 1924 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
  6. 1932 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
  7. National Probate Calendar