Francis Homfray (7 September 1725 – 1798) was an English industrialist and one of the founders of the iron industry in South Wales. He was the third son of Francis Homfray (1674-1736), of Wales, near Rotherham, and Mary Jeston (d.1758) of The Heath, Worcestershire. His family had been successful in the iron trade in Coalbrookdale, Staffordshire, and he made his home at Wollaston Hall, Worcestershire, and at Stourton Mill. He married Hannah Popkin of Coytrahen, near Bridgend, Glamorgan. In order to ensure a livelihood for his sons, Jeremiah, Thomas and Samuel Homfray, he approached Anthony Bacon (with whom he subsequently quarrelled) in September 1782 and leased an ironworks from him, to be used mainly for manufacturing weapons and ammunitions. The eventual result was the establishment of t

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  • Francis Homfray (1726 –1798) fut l'un des premiers entrepreneurs de la fonte britannique en créant sa propre fonderie en 1782. Issu d'une famille originaire Yorkshire, il fut d'abord négociant en fonte à Coalbrookdale puis épousa Hannah Popkin, une fille de Coytrahen, dans le comté de Glamorgan. Il prit contact avec Anthony Bacon en septembre 1782 lorsqu'une nouvelle loi interdit à un député de vivre des commandes de l'armée et reprit ses contrats pour la manufacture d'armes, canons et munitions pour la Royal Navy, via la création d'une fonderie à Merthyr Tydfil, au cœur des mines de charbon du Pays de Galles. Ses fils Jeremiah et Samuel arrivèrent avec des ouvriers qualifiés des Midlands, mais après une querelle avec Anthony Bacon, le contrat d'exploitation fut transféré à David Tanner en 1784. Ils créèrent alors la fonderie de Penydarren sur les bords de la rivière Morlais mais durent affronter la concurrence de la fonderie Dowlais iron and co, située sur la même source d'énergie à qui ils durent par ailleurs acheter du charbon, leur site étant moins riche. Après avoir perdu de nombreux procès, ils durent changer de site. La production galloise d'acier passa de 4 000 tonnes en 1750 à 80 000 en 1815. (fr)
  • Francis Homfray (7 September 1725 – 1798) was an English industrialist and one of the founders of the iron industry in South Wales. He was the third son of Francis Homfray (1674-1736), of Wales, near Rotherham, and Mary Jeston (d.1758) of The Heath, Worcestershire. His family had been successful in the iron trade in Coalbrookdale, Staffordshire, and he made his home at Wollaston Hall, Worcestershire, and at Stourton Mill. He married Hannah Popkin of Coytrahen, near Bridgend, Glamorgan. In order to ensure a livelihood for his sons, Jeremiah, Thomas and Samuel Homfray, he approached Anthony Bacon (with whom he subsequently quarrelled) in September 1782 and leased an ironworks from him, to be used mainly for manufacturing weapons and ammunitions. The eventual result was the establishment of the Penydarren works at Merthyr Tydfil. Welsh iron production went from 4000 tons per year in 1750 to 80000 in 1815. (en)
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  • 1725-9-7
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  • 1798-1-1
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  • English industrialist in Wales (1725–1798) (en)
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  • Francis Homfray (7 September 1725 – 1798) was an English industrialist and one of the founders of the iron industry in South Wales. He was the third son of Francis Homfray (1674-1736), of Wales, near Rotherham, and Mary Jeston (d.1758) of The Heath, Worcestershire. His family had been successful in the iron trade in Coalbrookdale, Staffordshire, and he made his home at Wollaston Hall, Worcestershire, and at Stourton Mill. He married Hannah Popkin of Coytrahen, near Bridgend, Glamorgan. In order to ensure a livelihood for his sons, Jeremiah, Thomas and Samuel Homfray, he approached Anthony Bacon (with whom he subsequently quarrelled) in September 1782 and leased an ironworks from him, to be used mainly for manufacturing weapons and ammunitions. The eventual result was the establishment of t (en)
  • Francis Homfray (1726 –1798) fut l'un des premiers entrepreneurs de la fonte britannique en créant sa propre fonderie en 1782. Issu d'une famille originaire Yorkshire, il fut d'abord négociant en fonte à Coalbrookdale puis épousa Hannah Popkin, une fille de Coytrahen, dans le comté de Glamorgan. Il prit contact avec Anthony Bacon en septembre 1782 lorsqu'une nouvelle loi interdit à un député de vivre des commandes de l'armée et reprit ses contrats pour la manufacture d'armes, canons et munitions pour la Royal Navy, via la création d'une fonderie à Merthyr Tydfil, au cœur des mines de charbon du Pays de Galles. (fr)
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