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London Nonconformist Glass Cutters

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The families of Chater, Leathley and Hayward were all nonconformist's who were in the glass industry in the City of London. All the familes had links to the Sandemanian Church

This a history of the three families and the links between them.

Links to other pages

Research into the London Sandemanian Church outlines the ideas behind the research into the Sandemanian Church

An introduction to the Sandemanian Church includes an overview but also details of the categories used for the various families.

Histories of other Sandemanian Families
Boosey Family and the Sandemanian Church
Chater Family and the Sandemanian Church
Leighton Family and the Sandemanian Church
Peat Family and the Sandemanian Church
Rutt Family and the Sandemanian Church
Young Family and the Sandemanian Church

Other pages with details of Sandemanians
Sandemanian Church London membership list
Sandemanians and the bookbinding, paper and publishing trades
Grosvenor Family Stationers business
Reid and Sons Silversmiths

Leathley Family

John Leathley was born about 1735 and was a glass cutter, according to his will. He was also a nonconformist and probably a member of the Weigh House Independent Church, in East Cheap, London, based on the bequest in his will in 1796 to Rev John Clayton (1754-1843) the preacher and to the poor in the church.

His daughter Hannah Leathley was probably his only surviving child, based on his will. She married Nathaniel Chater who was also a glass cutter and the two men went into business together at St Dunstans Hill.

Nathaniel Chater and Hannah Chater do not seem to have any children, based on their wills. The glass making business was continued by their nephew

Chater Family

Nathaniel Chater was born about 1759 and was a glass cutter. He was the son of James Chater who was a nonconformist. His uncle John Chater was one of the founders of the London Sandemanianian meeting house. The history of the Chater Family and the Sandemanian Church has some of this history.

His brother Joseph Chater was was born about 1767 and was also a glass maker and became a Sandemanian, a nonconformist church.

In 1824 Joseph was in partnership with Samuel Hayward at St Dunstans Hill. In the announcement below, Nathaniel Rutt is named, who was also from a Sandemanian family. Announcement in the Law Advertiser 1824 Rutt Nathaniel, of Coleman Street London painter, paperhanger d. c. Surrey May 25 Jane 1 and 29 at 10 each day - Sols Messrs Gregson and Co. Angel Court, Throngmorton Street, Pet. Cred. Samuel Hayward St Dunstans Hill London and Joseph Chater his partner. Seal May 18 [1]

Hayward Family

Samuel Hayward was born about 1752, the son of Samuel Hayward a nonconformist preacher. Samuel was a glass manufacturer and was in business with the Chater family.

Samuel Hayward was also a nonconformist, which is based on him burying many of his children at Bunhill Fields burial ground. He also married Ann Mann, his second wife, who came from a nonconformist family.

His son Samuel Hayward continued the business and became a partner in Leathley, Chater and Hayward.

Glass Cutting businesses

Samuel Hayward sen of Bread Street and his son John Hayward of Newgate Street both purchased their glass from Leathley, Chater and Hayward. This is recorded in an old ledger dating back to 1820, held by Joseph Chater and sons [2]

1813 Donation towards the relief of the people of Russia suffering severest privations and distresses in consequence of the French Invasion , listed in the newspaper

Leathley Chater and Hayward £10, 10 shillings [3]

Post Office Directory, 1814

Leathley, Chater and Co Glass warehouse 10 Camomile Street
Leathley, Chater and Hayward, Glass cutters, 2 St Dunstans Hill [4]

The 1823 Kent's Directory lists the business

Chater, Hayward and Chater, Crown glass warehouse 10 Camomile street
Chater, Hayward and Chater, glass manuf 2 St Dunstans Hill [5]

Post office London Directory 1843

Chater & Hayward glass, lead, oil and color merchants 24 St Dunstans Hill, Tower Street</span>Post office London Directory 1843 (Kelly's Directories Limited 1843, page 126)
Hayward Edward L glass and lead mer. see Chater and Hayward[6]

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