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Aspdin, Joseph (bap. 1778, d. 1855), cement maker, was baptized on 25 December 1778 in Hunslet, Leeds, the eldest in the family of five sons and one daughter of Thomas Aspdin, bricklayer of Hunslet, and his wife, Mary. Aspdin followed his father's trade of bricklayer and builder at ...

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Beart, Robert (1801–1873), brick and tile manufacturer, was baptized on 6 September 1801 at Welney, on the Isle of Ely, the son of William Beart, a farmer, and his wife, Susanna. Little is known of his upbringing, except that he first followed his father's occupation, but by the 1820s he had moved to ...

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Brown, Richard (1736–1816), stonemason and manufacturer of decorative stone, was born in Derby and baptized at the collegiate church of All Saints on 25 July 1736, son of Richard Browne [Richard [i] Brown] (1700–1756), mason, and his second wife, Ann, née...

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Coade, Eleanor (1733–1821), manufacturer of artificial stone, was born on 3 June 1733 in Exeter, the elder daughter (there were no sons) of George Coade, wool merchant, of Exeter, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Enchmarch, wool merchant, of Tiverton, Devon. She was brought up as a nonconformist. The family remained in ...

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Crittall, Francis Henry (1860–1935), metal window manufacturer, was born on 27 July 1860 at 27 Bank Street, Braintree, Essex, the eighth of the eleven children of Francis Berrington Crittall (d. 1879), an ironmonger, and Fanny Morris, née Godfrey (d. 1879). His parents, from ...

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Fyfe, John (1830–1906), granite quarry master, was born at Goodhope, Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of James Fyfe (d. 1846), quarry master, and his wife, Elizabeth Strachan. The region had for over two centuries been associated with the extraction of granite, and quarrying reached its peak in the latter half of the nineteenth century, when ...

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Gunton, George (bap. 1801, d. 1890), brickmaker, was born within the parish of Costessey, 4 miles west of Norwich, and baptized on 8 July 1801 in the Roman Catholic chapel attached to Costessey Hall, the son of John Gunton, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Hill, John Cathles (1857–1915), builder and brick maker, was born in Anderson's Entry, Hawkhill, Dundee, on 12 December 1857, the eldest son of Robert Hill and his wife Eliza, née Cathles. There were six children, three boys (including John) and three girls, one of whom died in infancy. The elder ...

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Holland, Samuel (1803–1892), slate industrialist and railway promoter, was born on 17 October 1803 in Duke Street, Liverpool, the youngest son and fifth child of Samuel Holland (1768–1851), merchant, and his wife, Katherine Menzies (d. 1847). He had two brothers and three sisters and was educated at the ...