Business-Info on Arthur Guiness

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Arthur Guinness
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Short history
Arthur Guinness who lived from 1725 to the 23rd of january 1803 was an Irish brewer, the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an enterpreneur, visionary and philanthropist. Aged 27, in 1752, Guiness’s godfather Arthur prince (the Church of Ireland archbpishop of Cashel) passed Guinness £100 in his will, which Guinness invested into a brewery in Leixlip, Positioned only 17 kilometres from Dublin. In 1759 Guinness decided to move to the city himself and set up his own brewery business. Taking a 9,000 year lease on the 4-acre brewery at St.James’s Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45.

Background
Arthur Guiness was born into the irish Protesteant Guinness family, claiming to descend from the Gaelic Magennis clan of County down. More recent Dna results suggest however, that he is also the descendant from the McCartans, another Clan from the County Down area. The McCartans spiritual home lays in the townland of Guinness near Ballynahinch also located in County Down. Arthut Guinness’s place and date of birth are unknown, altho the writing on his gravestone, stating he died in 23 january 1803 aged 78, suggest that he was born anywhere between 1724 to the early 1725, strongly opposing the Guinness company chosen date of 26 september 1725.

Family
In the year 1761 Arthus married Olivia Whitmore in St. Mary’s Church in Dublin. 10 Of their 21 children lived to adulthood. Starting 1764 the freshly formed family lived at Beaumont House, which, built by Arthur on a 51-acre farm, was perfect. The building is now part of the Beaumont Convalescent Home, placed behind the main part of the Beaumont Hospital between Santry and Raheny in north County Dublin. It was Arthud Guinness was the one who came up with the name of Beaumont( meaning beautiful hill), which is copied by the Beaumont parish. In his last years he lived at Mountjoy, Square in Dublin City, which was then in the proccess...
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