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This, at last put Guinness in the lead in Ireland, as it has remained. The importance of Guinness’s beer to lives of people from all walks of life was underscored in a letter that Benjamin Disraeli, the future Prime Minister of England, wrote to his sister Sarah on November 21, 1837: “There was a division on the Address in Queen Victoria’s first Parliament, 509 to 20. I then left the House at ten o’clock, none of us having dined. . I supped at the Carlton, with a large party, off oysters and Guinness, and got to bed at half-past twelve o’clock.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Beamish & Crawford was brewing 44,000 barrels annually compared to 10,026 brewed by Guinness. Between 1806 and 1815, annual production of A Family Business 33 this Cork mega-brewer topped 100,000 barrels annually, putting it on par with the big British brewers and roughly double the output at Guinness. During the postwar recession, though, Beamish & Crawford slumped to an annual average of 61,000. As the recession waned, Guinness experienced a much more robust recovery.
As Reverend Price’s career flourished, Richard and Elizabeth Guinness prospered and eventually bought property of their own. The reverend’s fast track to success often took him to Dublin or London, and while he was away, Richard was in charge of his lands and property. In 1725, when young Arthur Guinness was born, Reverend Price became his godfather and namesake. Arthur was the first of six, the others being Frances, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Richard, and Samuel. 10 GUINNESS Though numerous sources refer to the year of Arthur’s birth, we do not know the day.