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Blenkiron, Williamlocked

(1807?–1871)
  • G. C. Boase
  • , revised by Wray Vamplew

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Blenkiron, William (1807?–1871), racehorse breeder, was born at Marrick, near Richmond, Yorkshire. His father was a Swaledale farmer but Blenkiron abandoned that pursuit and moved in 1834 to London, where he commenced business as a general agent in Wood Street, Cheapside. In 1845 he added a business manufacturing stocks and collars to his economic activities but three years later retired in favour of his son to devote his time to the breeding of racehorses....

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F. Boase, , 6 vols. (privately printed, Truro, 1892–1921); repr. (1965)