Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Whitehead, Robertlocked

  • S. E. Fryer
  • , revised by David K. Brown


Whitehead, Robert (1823–1905), engineer and inventor, born at Mount Pleasant, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, on 3 January 1823, was one of a family of four sons and four daughters of James Whitehead (1788–1872), a calenderer in the cloth finishing business and later a brewer at ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
J. Burke, A general [later edns A genealogical] and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the United Kingdom [later edns the British empire] (1829–)