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Thomas Twining
Birth: 1675
Painswick
Stroud District
Gloucestershire, England
Death: May 19, 1741
Twickenham
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England

'Mr. Thomas Twining, late of London, died May 19th. 1741 in the 65th. year of his age and lies inter'd here. His Children have Erected this Stone in Gratitude to the Memory of a most Indulgent and Worthy Parent. "The Memory of the Just is Blessed." - Proverbs. Also Margaretta his wife, interred here December 24th. 1751.' Thomas Twining was born in Painswick, Gloucestershire, the son of a fuller, or wool processor, who moved to London when Thomas was aged nine. He was apprenticed to a weaver, but changed careers and worked for a merchant and importer. In 1701, he became a Freeman of the City of London. Five years after that, he bought Tom's Coffee House in the Strand, from one Thomas D'Ath. This was the beginning of Twining's tea and coffee. The business continues to this day, and there is still a Twining's in the Strand, although the head offices are now in Andover in Hampshire.  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Twickenham
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6884180
Thomas Twining
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Thomas Twining
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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- Kimberly Graham
 Added: Mar. 31, 2012
I light a candle for Thomas Twining ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Dear Mr. Twinging~ I have enjoyed your tea for years and think you sounded like a real nice man... thanks for the tea and may you rest in peace.
- Elizabeth D.
 Added: May. 26, 2010
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