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Radcliffe, Williamlocked

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Radcliffe, William (1761?–1842), improver of cotton machinery, was born probably in 1761, and baptized on 14 November 1761, at Mellor, Derbyshire, the son of William Radcliffe, a weaver, and his wife, Mary. His early life is obscure, but in 1785 he married ...

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