Beck, Simon Adams (1803–1883), gas industrialist and lawyer, was baptized at Condover, Shropshire, on 25 July 1803, the son of James Beck of Allesley Park, Warwickshire, and his wife, Sarah Coker. He trained as a lawyer and in 1829 married Sarah Ann, second daughter of ...
Fletcher, Ralph (bap. 1757, d. 1832), coal owner and magistrate, was born in Bolton, Lancashire, and baptized at St Peter's Church, Bolton, on 30 November 1757, the only son of John Fletcher (1727–1806), coal owner and farmer, and Mary Bolton (d. 1789)...
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