My name is Karl-Heinz Cegla from Norway.
I try to find out more about the glassmaker family Brun (also called Brunn, Bronne, Braun) They were travelling around in Europe. 1740 Nicolaus Brun (Brunn/Bronne) and his family worked at a glasfactory in Ilmenau (Germany). Brun (Norwegian, French) = Brown (English)= Braun (German)
Later on about 1745 they moved on to Norway and worked at Nöstetangen glashytte and Aas grönne glashytte. I do not know if this family originally came from Netherland, France or Germany.
Around 1755 several glassworkers with English names came to Nöstetangen glashytte in Norway. I read about names like James Keith, Thomas Lochland, William Fagnell, Joseph Pyne, Thomas Sims, James Swinger, Joseph Thomson and a WILLIAM BROWN. I do not know if there is any connection between my Brun-family and the Brown-family in England. If you have any information about the glassmaker William Brown please let me know.
If you know about any other “glassmakerforum” with persons who exchange information about glass history or a person who is working with the immigration of glassworkers to England please let me know.
Best regards from Norway