John Bowles

John Bowles

British, 1701? - 1779

Remarks: Print publisher. Younger brother of Thomas Bowles II. From 1723 ran a print shop at Mercers' Hall, Cheapside, London, moving in 1733 to the Black Horse, Cornhill. In 1752 or 1753 his son Carington Bowles became a partner and for the next ten years they traded as John Bowles & Son. The shop was damaged by fire in 1766 and the business moved back temporarily to Mercers' Hall, Cheapside. By 1768 its address was 13 Cornhill (possibly the same premises as the former Black Horse). John Bowles died a rich man and his stock was taken over by Robert Wilkinson. [http://www.bpi1700.org.uk/resources/directory_publishers_B.html {citation: september 2009}]