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Thomas and Joseph Beecham - Part 1

Thomas Beecham (1820-1907) and Joseph Beecham (1848-1916) patent medicine vendors.

Thomas Beecham was born at Witney in Oxfordshire on the 3rd December 1820, the son of Joseph and Mary Beecham. By religion he was a congregationalist and well known as an eccentric public benefactor. In the mid 1840's he opened a chemists shop in Wigan and there invented a formula for pills which he patented in Liverpool on 8th May 1847. He married in 1846.