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Adam, William (1828–1898), carpet manufacturer, was born on 10 June 1828 in Paisley, the eldest of five children and the only son of Peter Adam (c.1798–1861), hand-loom weaver, and his wife, Elisa.

Adam began his career in Paisley, working as a hand-loom cotton weaver and later as a warehouseman. On 16 June 1854 he married ...

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Brinton, Henry (1796–1857), carpet manufacturer, was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, on 10 January 1796, the eldest of the three sons of William Brinton (1770–1849) and his wife, Ann Howell, née Goodridge (d. 1823). The Brinton family had been established in the carpet business since 1783. ...

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Cobb, John (c. 1715–1778), cabinet-maker and upholsterer, is presumably the person of that name put as apprentice in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich upholsterer (Boyd MSS). The Norfolk connection is feasible on account of Cobb's bequeathing in 1778 the interest realized on ...

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Cockshut, John (1837–1912), wallpaper manufacturer, was born on 4 November 1837 at Tong with Haulgh, near Bolton, Lancashire, the eldest son of John Cockshut, plumber and glazier, and his wife, Alice (née Bromiley).

Cockshut is known largely for his contribution to the British wallpaper industry. His involvement began when, aged eight, he went to work for ...

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Crossley, Sir Francis, first baronet (1817–1872), carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, on 26 October 1817, one of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley, Martha], a carpet manufacturer at the Dean Clough Mills, Halifax...

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Crossley [née Turner], Martha (1775–1854), carpet manufacturer, was born on 23 February 1775 at Folly Hall, Ambler Thorn, Northowram, near Halifax, the second of the six children of Abraham Turner (1747–1805), a yeoman farmer and former worsted manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah (1741–1814)...