HILLBACK, Matthew (Grimwade p.374)

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HILLBACK, Matthew (Grimwade p.374)

Postby silverly » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:26 am

4 July 1764 Matthew son of Matthew Hillback late of Stowbridge in the County of Worcester Glass Blower deceased apprenticed to Nicholas Biggs Goldsmith of London.

1829 October - 1830 March Robert son of Matthew Hillback Goldsmith admitted into the Freedom of the City of London by patrimony. Matthew Hillback was made free on 6 Novemeber 1771.

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Re: HILLBACK, Matthew (Grimwade p.374)

Postby buckler » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Interesting information Pat
Stourbridge has been a major centre of the glass industry since at least the late 17th century, mainly due to coal and clay availability.
A Glass Blower was a skilled artisan, but not a very well paid one. So it is interesting that his son was able to be apprenticed to one of the more expensive trades in the City of London, a distinct sign of the upward mobility of the period for provincial lads.

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