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Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders

Ruth Rhynas Brown

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/47497

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Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders, came to prominence with William Harrison (d. 1745). He and his sons, Andrews and John, were the main suppliers of guns and shot in Britain in the mid-eighteenth century. The origins of William Harrison...

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