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Brierley, Benjamin [Ben]locked

  • C. W. Sutton
  • , revised by John D. Haigh


Brierley, Benjamin [Ben] (1825–1896), writer, was born at The Rocks, Failsworth, near Manchester, on 26 June 1825, the son of James Brierley (b. 1795), hand-loom weaver, and his wife, Esther Whitehead (d. 1854). He learned to read from his mother and then at a village school, which he had to leave before he was six, when his parents, who were very poor, removed to the neighbouring village of ...

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