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Rylands, Johnlocked

  • D. A. Farnie


Rylands, John (1801–1888), textile merchant and philanthropist, was born on 7 February 1801 in the village of Parr, near St Helens in Lancashire, the third and youngest son of the five children of Joseph Rylands (1767–1847) and Elizabeth Pilkington Rylands (1761–1829), both of old ...

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