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Glazebrook, Thomas Kirkland (DNB00)


GLAZEBROOK, THOMAS KIRKLAND (1780–1855), author, son of the Rev. James Glazebrook [q. v.] was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, on 4 June 1780. He lived for many years at Warrington, where he carried on the business of a glass manufacturer, and where he engaged in the promotion of many useful institutions and societies. He was the captain of a local volunteer corps in 1803, and was always an ardent politician of the tory party. He wrote:

  1. ‘The First Eclogue of Virgil, translated into English Verse,’ 1807.
  2. ‘A Guide to Southport, North Meoles, in the County of Lancaster,’ 1809; 2nd edit. 1826.
  3. ‘Lissa’ (a poetical fragment).
  4. ‘A Letter addressed to the Members of the Warrington Institution,’ 1814.
  5. ‘Alphabetical and Chronological List of Companies, Trades, &c.,’ 1831.

He also printed many occasional songs and poetical effusions.

He married in 1801 Elizabeth Twanbrook of Appleton, Cheshire, by whom he had a large family. He died at Southport on 17 Jan. 1855, after residing there for twenty years.

[Kendrick's Warrington Worthies; Fishwick's Lancashire Library, p. 176; Rylands's Bate and Kirkland Genealogies, 1877; information from Mr. J. P. Rylands.]

C. W. S.