Josias Gamble (c.1775 - 1848):
Josias Gamble was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh and studied chemistry at Glasgow. He returned to Belfast as a minister, but became interested in the manufacture of bleach for the linen industry. He established himself as a chemical manufacturer producing sulphuric acid and soda for soap. Having settled in St Helens, Lancashire, he played a leading role in the establishment of the British chemical industry.