William Adams (Haberdasher)

William Adams was a 17th Century London Haberdasher born in Newport, Shropshire, who founded Adams' Grammar School in 1656. After his death in 1660, the school was governed by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.

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A haberdasher is a person who sells small items via retail, commonly items used in clothing, such as ribbons and buttons, or completed accessories, such as hats or gloves. A haberdasher's shop or the items sold therein are called haberdashery.
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Newport

Population 10,814
OS grid reference SJ745191
Unitary authority Telford and Wrekin
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
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Adams' Grammar School

Established 1656

Type Grammar, Boarding
Religious affiliation None (formerly C of E)

Headmaster J.M.
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16th century - 17th century - 18th century
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1657 1658 1659 - 1660 - 1661 1662 1663

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The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The organisation, which developed from the Mercers' Company, another Livery Company connected with clothing and haberdashery, received a Royal Charter in 1448.
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