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Ingham, Benjamin (1712–1772), evangelist and preacher, was born on 11 June 1712, probably at 7–9 Town End, Ossett, Yorkshire, the third son of William Ingham, a farmer and hatter, and his wife, Susannah (d. 1755). Ingham was good-natured and is said to have been extremely good-looking—'too handsome for a man' (...


Nelson, Sir Amos (1860–1947), cotton manufacturer, was born on 31 January 1860 at Winewall, near Colne, Lancashire, the eldest son of James Nelson (1831–1912), an overlooker, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Hartley. Although he came from a hand-loom weaving family, James Nelson...


Sir Amos Nelson (1860–1947) by Lafayette, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London