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Galloway, John (1804–1894), iron-founder and engineer, was born on 14 February 1804 at his father's house, 37 Lombard Street, Manchester, the second son of William Galloway (1768–1836) and his wife, Elizabeth. His father had moved to Manchester in 1790 from Coldstream, his birthplace, and by the time ...

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Hawks family (per. c. 1750–1863), iron manufacturers and engineers, formed one of the most notable industrial dynasties on Tyneside in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Until its closure in 1889 the family's New Greenwich ironworks at Gateshead was the town's largest employer, and several members of the family firm were prominent in local politics....

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John Hughes (c. 1816–1889) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hughes, John (c. 1816–1889), ironmaster and engineer, was born at Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, the son of John Hughes, engineer. Although his family origins are obscure, his father was employed at the Cyfarthfa ironworks in Merthyr Tudful and, later, at the Victoria works in ...

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Neilson, James Beaumont (1792–1865), engineer and inventor of the hot blast in iron manufacture, was born on 22 June 1792 at Shettleston, then a village near Glasgow, the son of Walter Neilson, a millwright, and Barbara née Smith. His father subsequently became an engine-wright at ...

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Turner, Richard (c. 1798–1881), iron manufacturer and engineer, was the third son of Timothy Turner (d. 1822) and his wife, Catherine Sisson. The Turners had long been associated with the ironmongery trade in Dublin. His great-grandfather was 'iron smith' to the Irish ...