In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded Ireland’s now-famous Guinness Brewery.
A couple of years later, in 1761, he married his wife Olivia. She had 21 pregnancies — 10 live births and 11 miscarriages. (“It is a testament to her solid constitution that she survived 21 pregnancies in an era when so many women died in childbirth.”)
Here are the names of their ten children (4 girls, 6 boys):
- Elizabeth (born in 1763)
- Hosea (1765)
- Arthur II (1768)
- Edward (1772)
- Olivia (1775)
- Benjamin (1777)
- William Lunell (1779)
- Louisa (1781)
- John Grattan (1783)
- Mary Anne (1787)
Three of Arthur’s sons — Arthur II, Benjamin, and William Lunell — ended up working in the family business.
I don’t know where the middle name “Lunell” came from, but “Grattan” was a surname on Olivia’s side of the family. It was her mother’s maiden name, and it was also the surname of distant cousin/politician Henry Grattan, “through whose lobbying major changes in the fiscal status of beer were eventually secured, most dramatically with the abolition of the excise duty on beer in 1795.”