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Akroyd, Edward (1810–1887), industrialist and philanthropist, was born on 28 November 1810 at Brockholes, near Brookhouse, Ovenden, Halifax, the eldest of the ten children of Jonathan Akroyd (1782–1847) and his wife, Sarah, daughter of David Wright of Ovenden. Educated locally by an Anglican clergyman and at the ...

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Crawford, Sir William (1840–1922), industrialist and philanthropist, was born on 19 May 1840 at Maine Mount, Randalstown, co. Antrim in Ulster, the youngest of the ten children of the Revd Alexander Crawford (1790–1856), missionary and Presbyterian clergyman, and his wife, Anna, née Gardner (1803–1882)...

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Crossley, John (1812–1879), industrialist and philanthropist, was born on 16 May 1812 in Halifax, the sixth of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley, Martha], carpet manufacturer, and his wife, Martha Crossley (1775–1854), daughter of Abraham Turner (1747–1805)...

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Faulkner, George (1790?–1862), industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Oldham Street, Manchester. In 1812 he became a partner in Samuel Faulkner & Co., a firm of cotton and silk spinners. In 1825 he and his friend John Owens built a profitable cotton mill in ...

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Stuart Rendel, Baron Rendel (1834–1913) by unknown photographer, 1910 Getty Images

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Rendel, Stuart, Baron Rendel (1834–1913), industrialist, politician, and philanthropist, was born in Plymouth on 2 July 1834, the fourth son in the family of four sons and three daughters of James Meadows Rendel (1799–1856), civil engineer, and his wife, Catherine Jane, daughter of ...