Trademark of Kendall & Sons of Leicester, umbrella makers. With silhouette of Jonas Hanway, English traveller and philanthropist who set up The Marine Society in 1756 to train homeless boys as sailors. Hanway thought to be first Londoner to carry an umbrella. 12 August 1712 – 5 September 1786. Kendall and Sons Limited: umbrella, rainwear and ladies wear company founded in 1870.