Romilly

Romilly

Stephen Romilly was born in Montpellier in 1684. In 1701 he went to Geneva where he met Jacques Saurin and together they made their way to England. Stephen settled in Hoxton, where he established a bleaching business and married Judith de Monsaillier. Together they had four sons. Sadly Stephen died in poverty in 1733. Stephen […]

Garnault

Ayme Garnault

Aymé Garnault (1717-1782) came from a family of goldsmiths and jewellery makers. His father, Pierre, was a goldsmith who came to England from Châtellerault (Poitou, France) as a Huguenot refugee. Aymé was treasurer of the New River Company, founded by James I to supply water to the City of London. He lived at Lincoln’s Inn […]