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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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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)...

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Whitty, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1792), carpet manufacturer, was baptized in the Independent Chapel, Chard Street, Axminster, on 14 May 1713, the son of Thomas Whitty (1693/4–1756), a tanner, and his wife, Sarah (1689/90–1741), the daughter of William Braddock, a mercer of Lyme Regis, Dorset...