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Holker, Sir Johnlocked

  • J. A. Hamilton
  • , revised by Hugh Mooney


Holker, Sir John (1828–1882), judge and politician, was born in Bury, Lancashire, the son of Samuel Holker, a manufacturer there, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John Brocklehurst of Clitheroe, Lancashire. He was educated at the Bury grammar school, and, though at first intended for the church, was articled to a solicitor by the name of ...

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