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Starley, Jameslocked

(1831–1881)
  • Tom Donnelly

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Starley, James (1831–1881), bicycle manufacturer, was born on 21 April 1831 at Woodbine Cottage, Albourne, Sussex, the fourth of five children of Daniel Starley (1804–1856), a farmer, and his wife, Ann Stenning (1800–1852). He began working on his father's farm when he was only nine but did not find agricultural labour to his liking so ran away to ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)