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Tomkinson, Michael (1841–1921), carpet manufacturer, was born on 29 May 1841 at his father's house in the High Street, Kidderminster, the elder son of Michael Tomkinson (1810–1886), draper, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of James Grigg of Blakebrook, Kidderminster.

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Treloar, Sir William Purdie, baronet (1843–1923), carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 13 January 1843 in a room over the gateway of the Patent Coconut Fibre Works in Holland Street, Southwark, London, the second son of Thomas Treloar (1818–1876), a coconut fibre mat manufacturer, formerly of ...

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Sir William Purdie Treloar, baronet (1843–1923) by Bassano, 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Williamson, Baron Ashton (1842–1930) by Mac courtesy of Lancaster City Museums

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Williamson, James, Baron Ashton (1842–1930), linoleum manufacturer, was born on 31 December 1842 in Lancaster, the third of five sons (three of whom died in infancy) and the fourth of six children of James Williamson (d. 1879), originally of Keswick, painter, decorator, and later oilcloth manufacturer of ...