Garvey A

General Information
Last Name: 
Garvey
First Name: 
Antony
Gender: 
Male
Approximate DOB: 
1739
Exact DOD: 
Thursday, April 26, 1804
Place of Birth: 
Aughnagon, County Down, Ireland
Countries Active In: 
France
Towns and Regions Active In: 
Rouen
Activities and Career
Interested in Chemistry: 
Yes
Chemical Activities: 
Partner in at least one chemical works
Published on Chemistry: 
No
Notes: 
Family of Irish merchants who settled in Rouen in the early 18th century. Apart from commerce (especially textiles and coal) they were also involved in the manufacture of cotton textiles, pottery and chemicals.
1766: either he or his brother Robert was a partner in Brown, Garvey, Norris et Cie which proposed to manufacture chemicals.
By 1776: he and his brother formed a company with Holker fils and others to make fayence facon d'Angleterre.
1792: partnership with Jacques Chatel and A.D. Bunel to set up a sulphuric acid works at Lescure near Rouen.
Left France ca 1792 after his property was seized.
Secondary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
pp. 8, 17