Peter Squire 1798 - 1884

born in:
Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

1812 - apprenticed to chemist and druggist in Peterborough; c.1819 - employed by Wilson, Minshull & Company, wholesale druggists, Snow Hill, London; 1820s - joined Brandram & Stead, wholesale druggists, Upper Thames Street, London; later, until 1831- assistant to Alexander Garden, chemist, Oxford Street, London; 1831- moved to Paris, employed by M. Beral, Rue de la Paix; 1832 - returned to London, purchased John Scott's dispensing chemist's shop, 277 Oxford Street, London; ; c. 1832 - traded from 277 Oxford Street, at corner of Duke Street; shop was later renumbered 413 Oxford Street; 1846 - made an anaesthetic inhaler for Robert Liston; 1837 - chemist by appointment to Queen Victoria; published a Companion Pharmacopoeia which ran to nineteen editions, and specialist pharmacopoeias for the London hospitals; most successful patent medicine was Squire’s Extract; Made medicine chests and supplied contents; 1870-1872 - shopfront rebuilt and shop renumbered?;

father of Alexander Balmanno Squire (1836-1908) and Sir Peter Wyatt Squire (1847-1919); Wyatt Squire continued the business that was acquired by John Bell & Croyden and/or Savory & Moore, c. 1950