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1859 Matthew Turnbull Ltd was started at Carr’s Hill, in Sunderland
1861 Matthew Turnbull Ltd was employing 15 people in the Glassworks; 7 men, 7 boys and one woman.
1863 Moved to a new site in 1863 at the Cornhill Glass works.
1871 Matthew Turnbull were employing 77 people in the glassworks; 30 men, 42 boys and 5 women
Matthew was succeeded by Thomas Graham Turnbull
When Thomas Graham Turnbull died in 1937 his sister Anne Graham Race (1886?-1944) took over the company
1944 Mr John Howard and his wife, granddaughter of Matthew Turnbull took over the running of the company during the last 11 years of its life.
c.1955 Company closed