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Benjamin Brancker

Benjamin Brancker was working in Liverpool from early in the eighteenth century until 1734 when was succeeded in the business by his son John. He was created a freeman gratis of the Corporation of Chester following a petition to the mayor and Corporation, which attempted to get greater trading rights with Chester for the merchants of Liverpool. That letter argued for his admission to the corporation thus: You know how his business lyes in Jewiling Enamelling of Faces to the Life, but chiefly the Latter, is what he applys himself to, and for the Reason will meet with little or no Opposition, there being none in Chester of that Buisness, nor but one more in England that we Ever yet heard off.